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Oct. 18-20, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

Glazing Executives Forum 2021

Sep 13, 2021 | Georgia World Congress Center, Rooms B312-B314 - Atlanta, GA

At this one-day conference, leaders of contract glazing and full-service glass companies come together to learn and share best business practices, along with an opportunity to walk the GlassBuild America trade show floor.

Go deeper into top-of-mind topics unique to installing companies, including the exclusive industry-focused Economic Forecast by Connor Lokar of ITR Economics and Supply Chain Challenges presentation from Ken Simonson of Associated General Contractors of America. 

Event Information

Georgia World Congress Center, Rooms B312-B314
Atlanta, GA

Event Registration

Early Bird *

Schedule (Subject to Change)

8:00am - 9:30am
NGA Installing Committee Meeting

Hear from Installing Committee Chair Matt Kamper of Woodbridge Glass and Vice Chair Steve Dean of Permasteelisa on committee activities and opportunities to get involved. Also learn about NGA initiatives specifically designed for contract glaziers and full-service glass companies.  

9:45am - 10:00am
The Day Ahead

A walk-through of the day’s activities 

10:00am - 11:00am
Supply Chain Challenges

Presented by Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America

Don't get burned by supply chain delays and material cost inflation. Know what's coming and plan ahead to protect your bottom line and your company.

Get the information you need to know about the state of the supply chain from industry expert Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC. Simonson will take a look at the current problems that are arising in the supply chain and why. He will answer your top questions about material cost inflation. And he will provide insights on best practices for glazing subcontractors as they navigate the uncertain supply chain waters.

11:00am - 11:15am
Networking Break
11:15am - 12:15pm
Project Best Practices to Avoid Legal Headaches

Presented by David Ben-Israel, project, cost and construction management consultant at MGAC; and, John Nolan, practicing attorney at The Gary Law Group.

In this roundtable discussion, learn how to protect your company when negotiating contracts, how to establish who is responsible for what when working with other trades, and how to handle the top three specifications that can go south on a project.

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Networking Lunch

Enjoy the opportunity to network and learn from fellow attendees in an informal setting. To include a Glass Magazine Awards presentation from Glass Magazine Publisher Katy Devlin.  

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Personnel Issues Roundtable + Q&A Breakout Sessions

Choose from among several interactive breakout sessions to answer questions specific to today’s labor challenge. 

Breakout sessions moderated by Brady Nails, Binswanger Glass; Gregory Wright, Giroux Glass; and Kyle Sharp, Sharp Glass

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Networking Break
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Annual Economic Forecast

Presented by Connor Lokar, ITR Economics 

Back by popular demand, Connor Lokar will return to the Glazing Executives Forum to give an energetic and informative session on business-cycle trends, with a focus on the construction industry to help glazing company executives plan for the future.  

3:30pm - 3:35pm
Closing Remarks
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Beer Break and Tour of GlassBuild America Trade Show Floor

Gather in the Industry Pavilion on the show floor for a glazier-only happy hour and the opportunity to walk the floor at the biggest show of the year for the glass and glazing industry.  

Thank You to Our Glazing Executives Forum Sponsors

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