Volume 12, Issue 1 - January/February 2008

You’re Invited to Attend the International Window Film Expo, Conference and Tint Off™

May 2-3, 2008
Cashman Center
Host Hotel: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by Window Film magazine in cooperation with the Independent Glass Association and Americas Glass Association. 

For more information, contact Window Film magazine at 540/720-5584 or e-mail info@glass.com. www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfe

Returning to a winning hand, the International Window Film Expo, Conference and Tint-Off™ will be held in Las Vegas to bring new hard-hitting seminars, an extensive trade show floor, an incredible competition and great networking opportunities all for the window film industry.

Viva Las Vegas
Taking place May 2-3, 2008, at the Cashman Center, the International Window Film Expo, Conference and Tint-Off™ provides an opportunity for attendees to learn by day and play by night in the city where things “happen.” Join in the once-a-year opportunity to gather with your colleagues and discuss what strengths and weaknesses the industry is facing and how they affect your business.

The Golden Nugget
Discounted room rates have been set up at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Rooms are only $89 per night plus tax from Sunday – Thursday and $139 per night Friday – Saturday evenings plus tax. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis but the discount rate ends March 30, 2008. 

Be sure to book your rooms early as the discount deadline is March 30, 2008. Call 800/634-3454 to make your reservation and be sure to mention you are with the Americas’ Glass Showcase™ and International Window Film Conference to receive your discounted rate.

The Entertaining Desert
Las Vegas hosts something for everyone and certainly brings out the player in all of us. But this scenic location offers more than just gambling venues. For example it, is only a short scenic drive, with exceptional views, to the Hoover Dam. There are also the numerous award winning shows to take in, celebrities, Cirque de Soliel and majestic animals all on display. An evening walk down the strip will offer the complimentary performances of the dancing waters at the Bellagio and the high-energy pirates at Treasure Island with all their antics.

Think You Should Exhibit?
To join the many other exhibitors taking advance of this once-a-year opportunity, contact Tina Czar, exhibits manager, at 540/720-5584 ext. 115 or e-mail her at tczar@glass.com.

Pre-Registration: The Best Choice
Pre-registration not only saves you money, but it saves you time as well. Pre-registration offers discounted rates to you as an attendee to help management plan for appropriate room sizes and seating, as well as adequate food and beverage for functions. We encourage you to pre-register online at www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfe.

You must pre-register by 5 p.m. EST on April 11, 2008, to receive the discounted registration rates. Any registrations received after this date will be considered on-site registrations.

How to Register:
For more information about registering for this show, complete the attached form and fax it back to 540/720-5687 or mail it to IWFE, PO Box 569, Garrisonville, VA 22463. You can also register online at www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfe.

Questions or Comments:
Contact Window Film magazine at 540/720-5584, fax: 540/720-5687 or e-mail blathrop@glass.com.

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, May 1, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Event Session
6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Golf Outing
Friday, May 2, 2008
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview
8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Conference/Seminars/Demonstrations & Keynote Speaker 
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. International Window Film Expo™/Americas’ Glass Showcase™ Floor Open
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference/Seminars/Demonstrations
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcoming Cocktail Party
Saturday May 3, 2008
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference/Seminars/Demonstrations
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. International Window Film Expo™/Americas’ Glass Showcase™ Floor Open

Please note the schedule is subject to change. Please visit www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfe for the most up-to-date information.

Keynote Speaker:
Christophe Fremont President, Bekaert Specialty Films, LLC.
The International Window Film Conference and Expo is pleased that Christophe Fremont, president of Bekaert Specialty Films will provide the keynote address on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 11 a.m.

Mr. Fremont was promoted to president of Bekaert Specialty Films LLC in September 2003, after joining the company in April 2002, as vice president of International Sales for Bekaert ECD Solar Systems in San Diego, Calif. Bekaert ECD specialized in photovoltaics, where Fremont had the opportunity to evolve within the renewable energy world and energy savings.

Prior to joining Bekaert, Fremont spent 14 years at Agfa-Gevaert. He held various senior management positions in a wide variety of markets from consumer products to computer markets, within business to consumers and business to business industries. His last position was as vice president, general manager of Agfa Consumer Imaging Europe, where he was responsible for 600 people and revenue of 700 million euros. 

Fremont started in his native country of France and worked in the United States, Switzerland and Germany. He attended the Direct Marketing European Institute of the University of Lille in France and has a master's degree (DESS) in marketing. He studied International Business at IFI in Rouen and possesses a BTS of sales and a mechanical baccalaureate. Don't miss the esteemed opportunity to hear this industry leader speak.

International Window Film Tint-Off™ Schedule
To compete in the Tint-Off, in either division, contact Holly Biller 540/720-5584 ext. 123 or register online at www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfe

Contestant registration is first-come, first-served and will close on March 28, 2008.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                     Mandatory Contestant Meeting for Auto

            For contestants and judges only

 Friday, May 2, 2008

11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.            Opening Ceremonies/Tinter Introductions

12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.            Heat 1 Auto Prep time

12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.            Heat 1 Auto

1:20 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.               Judging Heat 1

2:05 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                     Heat 2 Auto Prep time

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                     Heat 2 Auto

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                     Judging Heat 2

3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.                     Heat 3 Auto Prep time

3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.                     Heat 3 Auto

4:10 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.                     Judging Heat 3

5:00 p.m.                                 Finalists Announced

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                     Mandatory Contestant Meeting for Architectural

            For contestants only

 Saturday, May 3, 2008

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.            Welcome

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Heat 1 Architectural Prep time

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Auto Finals Prep time

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.             Heat 1 Architectural

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            Auto Finals

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            Judging Heat 1

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            Heat 2 Architectural Prep time

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Heat 2 Architectural

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            Judging Auto Finals

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.            Judging Heat 2

12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.            Heat 3 Architectural Prep time

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Heat 3 Architectural

12:30 p.m.                               Automotive Division Winner Announced

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                     Judging Heat 3

1:45 p.m.                                 Architectural Division Winner Announced

For Seminar Schedule and Line-up Please Visit www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfe

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subscribers can register for the conference at a reduced rate - $129 before the pre-registration deadline of April 11 and $179 afterwards. Non-subscribers pay a pre-registration fee of $179 before the April 11 deadline and $199 afterwards.

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