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Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2024 | Dallas, TX

2024 GlassBuild America FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about GlassBuild America 2024.

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General Information

Monday – Wednesday, Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2024. For details and hours, see the schedule

In Halls A - E of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas (KBHCC).  

The entire glass and fenestration supply chain.   

2023 Participants

Commercial/residential glass or metals

  • 34% Installing
  • 30% Fabricating
  • 31% Supplier
  • 4% Consultant
  • 1% Architecture/Specification/Engineering

Residential windows & doors

  • 44% Manufacturer of Windows, Doors, Skylights, Sunrooms
  • 27% Supplier
  • 12% Supplier of Materials
  • 10% Distributor/Wholesaler
  • 7%  Remodeler/Builder/Architecture/Specification

If your company is a member of the National Glass Association, you can attend GlassBuild America for FREE! Complete the membership form online in advance of registering to attend for free.

To find out if you are a member and qualify for reduced member pricing, please contact Member Services membership@glass.org or 703-442-4890 x127.

Registration

Registration opens in Summer 2024. You will be asked to log in during the registration process, and your NGA membership will be verified if applicable. NGA members and Non-Members should log in with the username and password they previously created for NGA. If you have not yet created an account with NGA, please take a few minutes to do so before registering. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, follow the appropriate prompts on the login screen. 

Need help logging in? Contact us at loginhelp@glass.org or +1 703-442-4890, ext. 3003. Our staff is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. 

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If your company is a member of NGA, you can attend GlassBuild America for FREE! 

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If the sponsor is an NGA member or exhibitor, they will receive the applicable complimentary registrations. 

Contact us for further help.

Yes, we welcome all industry professionals and guests to GlassBuild 2024. There is no invitation required to attend unless you are traveling from an international country that requires an invitation for a visa. The show is not open to the public. 

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Yes. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 4 and under must be in a stroller. 

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GlassBuild America offers a three-day registration for members and non-members.  

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Yes, you can register for both once using the same registration form.  

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Yes. You can contact the registrar to make name substitutions for badges for those from the same company.  

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Registration will be in Lobby Hall D at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, which is open daily. 

See the schedule.   

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You will need to visit registration to pay the reprint fee of $15 to receive another copy (ID required). 

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Yes, you can pick up the Show Catalog on site at registration which details the entire program and exhibitors.  

No, there are currently no limitations on the exhibit floor and NGA is following all the local, county and state regulations. 

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No. NGA is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust and maintains the following privacy policy to protect your membership and/or personal data derived from your use of the GlassBuild America meeting registration and housing sites. NGA does not sell, rent, or otherwise disseminate member or meeting registrant information to other organizations, including email addresses or phone and fax numbers. NGA reserves the right to utilize registrants’ data (name, address, and email) for email/marketing communications regarding all NGA-affiliated programs.

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Your name, address, phone number (if provided), and email address (if you did not opt out during the registration process) are stored in the QR code on your conference badge. If you allow an exhibitor to scan your badge, you will be releasing your information to that exhibitor. You should consider your name badge QR code as an electronic business card that enables you to quickly provide your information to an exhibitor if you choose to do so.  By completing your registration, you agree to GlassBuild’s meeting policies.  

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Housing & Travel

We recommend that you book your hotel through our official GlassBuild housing partner, EventSphere. Book your hotel to take advantage of the discounted rates if you stay in our housing block.

See the list of hotels and booking details.

Parking is available at the KBHCC. The closest lot to the GlassBuild event space is Parking Lot C. Visitors reserve event parking starting at $12 per day. 

See information about transportation & travel.

Two airports serve national and international airlines: 

  • The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (code: DFW)
  • Dallas Love Field Airport (code: DAL)

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The NGA will issue letters of invitation. See visa requirements and travel information.

Welcome to Dallas!

Dallas is a sprawling metropolis with plenty of exciting things to do and visit. It's the ninth-largest city in the US and the birthplace of the frozen margarita, with plenty of restaurant options, outdoor activities, and historical tours. 

Explore Dallas' neighborhoods, visit the Arts District, attend a sporting event, learn about the John F Kennedy assassination, kayak on the Trinity River, or take a tour of Dallas' fandom at Southfork Ranch. 

Do Dallas Things

 

Schedule & Events

GlassBuild America 2024 takes place from September 30 - October 2 (Monday-Wednesday) in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

See the full schedule.  

At this one-day conference, taking place Monday, September 30, contract glazing and full-service glass company leaders come together to learn and share best business practices, along with a reception on the GlassBuild America trade show floor. Go deeper into top-of-mind topics unique to installing companies.   

Learn more about Glazing Executives Forum.

How to Exhibit

Contact Jonathan Watson at GlassBuild America, Exhibit Sales 
Phone: 703/442-4890 x142  

See more information about exhibiting.

Contact Kathy Swaak at kwaak@glass.org or call 703/442-4890 x183.

See more information about exhibiting and sponsorship.

One immediate benefit is the discount on the booth space fee you'll enjoy as an NGA member.  

See additional benefits and join the National Glass Association or email membership@glass.org.  

Yes. GlassBuild America is not only the largest glass, window, and door show in North America, but also the most comprehensive display of both American-made and international machinery and supplies for the industry. Whatever glass, window, or door equipment, software, or component you are looking for, you will find it on our exhibit floor. 

For specifics, please refer to the Exhibitor Resource Center (ERC) within the Exhibitor Portal (login required). There is a staggered move-in for select display types. The final targeted move-in schedule will be posted in the ERC this summer. Move-out takes place starting at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Oct 2 and concludes on Friday evening, Oct 4.

Prospective exhibitors, find more information about exhibiting.

Find everything you need in your personalized dashboard within the Exhibitor Portal (login required). 

The Exhibitor Portal is available to confirmed exhibitors only. Passwords are case-sensitive. If you don't have an account, make sure the primary contact for your company adds you as an additional user to gain access. 

If you're still having trouble, please contact showmgmt@glassbuildamerica.com.

In the Exhibit Hall

There will be a number of concession stands open on the days of the event to purchase a cup of coffee, soda, snacks, lunch, etc., at the KBHCC, both inside the exhibit hall and in the public areas. 

Yes, and in various stations from move-in to move-out and throughout the venue on the days of the event.  

No, but anyone looking for a sitter during their stay in Dallas is advised to visit the concierge at their respective hotel since most can assist in making the arrangements.  

NGA strictly prohibits photography, video, and audio recordings on the trade show floor unless the individual exhibitor has given permission. NGA strictly prohibits photography, video, and audio recordings of educational sessions. Violations of the GlassBuild 2024 photography or video policy may result in removal from GlassBuild America.

If you require either a wheelchair or scooter, here are two companies the can deliver the device to your hotel or KBHCC:


AABCO Ready Rental Sales & Services
Tel: 972-412-3500
www.readyrentalmedical.com


Scootaround
Tel: 
888-441-7575
www.scootaround.com

The closest business center to the KBHCC is the UPS Store located inside the Omni Dallas Hotel (buildings are connected to one another) Here are the details:

Tel: 214-652-4256

Hours:
Monday-Friday                 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday             9:00am – 4:00pm

Bag and coat check will be available at the KBHCC for a fee. It is a safe and secure way to lighten your load while on the show floor, eliminating the possibility of leaving important, expensive items behind. Please check the sign at registration for hours of service. 

GlassBuild Main Stage

Education, awards presentations, social gatherings and more will take place in the GlassBuild Main Stage area this year. 

Industry Pavilion

The NGA and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance are once again hosting attendees in the Industry Pavilion. The Industry Pavilion is “The Hub” for members of both organizations and for anyone wishing to know what the industry’s leading trade associations provide. 

Glazing Executives Forum

A one-day conference for leaders of contract glazing and full-service glass companies to learn and share best business practices. Separate registration and fee required

Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the KBHCC, and NGA will provide Wi-Fi service in the applicable meeting rooms (but not within the exhibit hall). 

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Want to exhibit at GlassBuild America 2024?

Join us September 30-October 2 in Dallas, TX! Showcase your equipment, products and services, increase your brand awareness and win business at GlassBuild America, the largest glass, window and door trade show in North America.