NGA Glazing Executives ForumThe 12th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the glass and glazing industry's foremost education and networking event, will be held September 12 at GlassBuild America. Industry executives from around the country will gather to learn about current market conditions and best business practices, meet and network with industry peers and vendors, and see the latest architectural glazing industry products and services on the GlassBuild tradeshow floor.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

(as of June 1; subject to change)

All events take place at the Georgia World Congress Center - Room B313, unless otherwise noted.

Program includes: Opening Session, education, lunch, reception, plus access to the GlassBuild America tradeshow floor Sept. 12-14.

Separate registration required.

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 12

8:00am - 10:00am GlassBuild America Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Cam Marston
(LOCATION: Thomas Murphy Ballroom Room, Level 5)
 
Back by popular demand, Cam Marston will share how understanding the differences of each generation, from Baby Boomers to Millennials, can help attract and retain a new generation of employees.
10:30am - 10:40am Introductions
10:45am - 11:45am Solution Sessions (choose one)
Moderated by industry experts, these roundtable sessions will connect glaziers with similar interests and challenges. Choose one of the following topics to hash out with your peers:
 
  • How to recruit, train and retain new and key employees (moderated bt Katy Devlin and Bethany Stough, Glass Magazine)
  • How to navigate common contract and legal issues (moderated by Matt Johnson, The Gary Law Group)
  • How to solve your estimating challenges (moderated by Ivan Zuniga, YKK AP)
  • How to tackle the oversized glass trend (moderated by Jeff Wilkins, AGNORA)
12:00pm - 12:45pm Solution Share
Glaziers from each solution session will share their findings with the entire group.
12:45pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm Economic Forecast
Speaker: Alex Chausovsky, senior analyst, ITR Economics
 
To help glazing company owners plan for the future, market researcher and analyst Alex Chausovsky will present a report on the health and performance of the U.S. economy, in addition to an economic forecast.
 
3:00pm - 3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm - 3:30pm 25 Years of Top 50 Glaziers
Speaker: Katy Devlin, editor in chief, Glass Magazine
 
Now in its 25th year, Glass Magazine’s popular Top 50 Glaziers annual survey offers an important look at the U.S. glazing market. Devlin will offer a review of where the industry has been and insight into where it’s headed.
 
3:30pm - 4:15pm State of the Industry
Speaker: Julia Schimmelpenningh, Global Applications Manager, Eastman Chemical Co.
Brought to you by the joint work of NGA and GANA

 
Industry leader Julia Schimmelpenningh will provide an overview of the industry, including opportunities and challenges, and top trends driving market growth.
 
4:30pm - 5:30pm Networking Reception