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Reviews&Previews  
GENE ’17: Your One-Stop  
Shop for Education  
he Glass Expo Northeast™ seminar, one industry expert will share Friday, March 31  
(GENE) ’17 educational seminar his perspective on the market.  
9 – 10 a.m.  
T
line-up is packed with informa-  
tive sessions, offering insight into the  
latest trends, developments and busi- What It Takes to Be the Best?  
ness practices for the glass and glaz-  
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  
Contract Glaziers: Do You Have  
HowtoMakeMoneyinNewProducts  
Panelists: Steve Cohen, PPG In-  
dustries; Laura Hall, Pilkington; Kevin  
Speaker: Richard Voreis, CEO, Con- Nash, AGNORA; and more.  
ing industry. Co-sponsored by USGlass sulting Collaborative.  
Discover a wide range of new glass  
magazine, Architects’ Guide to Glass  
Compare your company to the best categories on the market and how  
&
Metal, USGNN.com™ and the Long glass and glazing subcontractors these technological developments  
Island Glass Association, the two-day in the U.S. as determined through will affect your business. Learn how to  
architectural glass industry event will extensive research in the industry. profit from the products you will sell in  
take place March 30-31, 2017 at the You’ll learn how successful glazing the future, including:  
Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel in companies:  
Huntington, N.Y. Focus on maximizing profits;  
• Big/jumbo sizes;  
• Thin glass;  
The following sessions are currently Empower employees to do their jobs Vacuum insulating glass;  
scheduled:  
and be accountable for results;  
• High-performance coatings;  
Have effective management sys- Cold bent glass; and  
tems to drive sales, profits and em- Double skin facades.  
Thursday, March 30  
9
– 9:45 a.m.  
ployee accountability; and  
10 – 11 a.m.  
Glass Industry Economic Update  
Speaker: Nick St. Denis, research  
editor, USGlass magazine.  
This session will offer an economic How it Really Works  
overview of what to expect this year. Is  
• Operate expertly.  
1 – 2 p.m.  
Managing Millennials  
Speakers: Paul Bieber, president  
Getting Leads from the Internet: of Bieber Consulting Group and US-  
Glass magazine columnist and blogger;  
Speaker: Chuck Bankoff, director of Casey Flores, account executive, Key  
the construction economy beginning web services, Kreative Webworks Inc. Communications Inc. and former editor  
to flatten out? How much will U.S. con- Your website is often the first thing of WindoW Film and PPFMAG magazines.  
struction starts advance? What sort consumers view regarding your busi- What are the benefits and chal-  
of growth can the industry anticipate ness. It gives them the first impres- lenges of working with millennials?  
from the commercial building sector, sion of who you are. Join us for this Those in this generation are addicted  
and how will the New York metropol- seminar that features the top tips you to their cellphones and can be a chal-  
itan area fare? This seminar will an- can put in place to ensure you put your lenge to attract and retain. At the  
swer all of these questions and more. best foot forward online.  
10 – 11 a.m. 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  
same time, this “disruptive” genera-  
tion can move the industry and your  
Sealants: Limiting Liability and  
Lowering Costs  
Speaker: Carl Tompkins, national  
flat glass sales manager, Sika Corp.  
A variety of sealants are available  
Alphabet Soup: 26 Keys to Suc- business forward with their creativity,  
cess in the Glass Industry ingenuity and technical savvy. It’s time  
Speaker: Lyle Hill, president, Key- to hear from millennials, and learn  
tech North America. how to work as a cohesive and inno-  
In this session, attendees will re- vative team. This presentation will do  
for joint sealing in building and con- ceive a fast-paced overview of the just that.  
struction projects. How do you choose most important things to know about  
For more GENE ’17 updates or to  
products such as adhesives that come the glass business. This presentation pre-register, visit the official event  
at the lowest cost and offer the high- is essential for any owner or executive website. Pre-registration discounts  
est strength? How do you protect your with a desire to run a successful glass end March 13.  
company in this litigious field? In this business of any type.  
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Swing Door Hardware  
Multipoint Locking Systems  
Screen Door Hardware  
Patio Door Hardware  
Up&Coming  
2017 Events  
February 6-8, 2017  
GANA BEC Conference  
Organized by GANA  
Caesar’s Palace  
Las Vegas  
More info: www.glasswebsite.com  
Closet Door Hardware  
Builders Hardware  
February 12-15, 2017  
AAMA Annual Conference  
Organized by AAMA  
Shower Door Hardware  
Cabinet Drawer Hardware  
Mailbox Locks  
Toilet Partition Hardware  
Commercial & Storefront Hardware  
J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort  
Phoenix  
More info: www.aamanet.org  
March 13-15, 2017  
GPAD  
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Organized by FeneTech  
J.W. Marriott  
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www.strybuc.com  
New Orleans  
More info: www.gpad-conference.com  
March 14-17, 2017  
GANA Annual Conference  
Organized by GANA  
Hilton Head Marriott  
Hilton Head, S.C.  
More info: www.glasswebsite.com  
March 19-22, 2017  
Iron Workers/IMPACT  
Labor-Management Conference  
Organized by IMPACT  
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina  
San Diego, Calif.  
Contact: www.impact-net.org  
March 27-29, 2017  
NFRC Spring Meeting  
Organized by NFRC  
Location TBA  
Alexandria, Va.  
More info: www.nfrc.org  
March 30-31, 2017  
Glass Expo Northeast™ ’17  
Co-sponsored by the Long Island Glass  
Association, USGlass magazine, USGNN.  
com™ and the Architects’ Guide to Glass  
&
Metal magazine  
Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel  
Huntington, N.Y.  
More info: www.usglassmag.com/gene  
April 27-29, 2017  
AIA National Convention  
Organized by AIA  
Orange County Convention Center  
Orlando, Fla.  
More info: www.aia.org  
June 1-2, 2017  
Glass Expo West™ 2017  
Co-sponsored by USGlass, DWM  
and WindoW Film magazines  
Irvine Marriott  
Irvine, Calif.  
More info:  
www.usglassmag.com/gew n  
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