GlassBuild America to Set Records in Vegas
GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will buzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to teach, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries.
The show will host 495 exhibiting companies, compared to 453 last year, and 392 at the last West Coast show in 2004 in San Diego.
About half of the exhibiting companies at the show represent the residential window and door market, and about 40 percent of registered attendees report they are either dealers, distributors or manufacturers of residential window and door products.
“Las Vegas 2006 is going to go in the record books for GlassBuild America,” says Denise Sheehan, vice president for industry events for the National Glass Association. “Our pre-registration number is already more than 8,000 and we have a record-setting number of 495 exhibiting companies that will be with us this year. We are really pleased and we know everyone is going to have a great show.”
More than 31 educational seminars and demonstrations are scheduled. For a schedule of events, a list of exhibitors and the registration form, click here.
For coverage during and after the event, see www.windowanddoor.net, www.glassmagazine.net and next week’s edition of WDweekly. If attending the show, stop by booth #750 to tell us what you would like to read in our magazines and e-newsletters.
Special events in this year’s GlassBuild America schedule include:
- A special seminar co-sponsored by Window & Door magazine and Mikron Industries. The educational session will feature a live broadcast of a focus group consisting of Denver-area replacement window contractors. “We’ve been working to finalize the discussion guide, so we can drill down and gather some real insights into why contractors choose one window brand over another,” says John Swanson, Window & Door editor and associate publisher. Market Resource Associates’ John Cashmore will moderate the session, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. The session is open to all show attendees.
- The Crystal Hall of Fame. Window & Door magazine will present its eighth annual Crystal Achievement Awards at the show, and Glass magazine will present its first awards for commercial applications. Stories about the projects, products and services honored will be featured on posters in the pavilion for all to see.
- More than 20 seminars and workshops. In addition, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumberg, IL, and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance of Ottawa, Ontario, will host seminars Sept. 18-19; the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, KS, will meet Sept. 19-20; and the Glass Association of North America of Topeka, KS, will hold its fall conference nearby at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on Sept. 20-22.