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See You Next Year, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 | Atlanta, GA

Glazing Executives Forum 2022

Oct 18, 2022 | Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV

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. 

Programming for this year’s Glazing Executives Forum will set our sights on ways to plan for the future. 

Event Information

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Event Registration

Early Bird *

Schedule (Subject to Change)

8:00am - 8:45am
NGA Installing Committee Meeting and Breakfast

Hear from Installing Committee Chair Matt Kamper of Woodbridge Glass and NGA staff on committee activities and opportunities to get involved. Also learn about NGA initiatives specifically designed for contract glaziers and full-service glass companies. Open to all installing companies | Room S233-S232

9:00am - 9:15am
The Day Ahead
9:15am - 9:45am
Contracts to Protect Your Business in an Uncertain Environment

Presented by Vic McConnell, partner with Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC
Contract glaziers are facing a daunting and unpredictable construction environment, with supply chain problems, material shortages, increasing lead times and rising costs. How can companies of all sizes protect themselves and ensure they aren’t left holding the bag for rising costs and delays?

9:45am - 10:15am
Retaining Employees Through Training, Mentorship and Company Culture

Presented by Utah Glass Association Trainers Tim Hall and Dave Olsen of Steel Encounters; and Jeff Lynch of Midwest D-Vision Solutions
As the labor shortage continues to challenge the industry, learn how you can foster employee loyalty to your company in this panel discussion.

10:15am - 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am - 11:00am
Business Strategies to Help Prepare for the Next Recession

Presented by Madeleine MacRae, founder of MM MacRae Coaching & Consulting
If a recession is on the horizon, how can glazing companies prepare? How do current market conditions surrounding inflation and supply chain issues impact strategy? Learn what you can do today, what you should avoid and how you can implement these strategies immediately with simple actionable steps!

11:00am - 11:15am
Networking Break
11:30am - 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Get one-on-one time with the morning’s speakers for Q&A sessions on contracts, employee retention and best business practices. 

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Networking Lunch sponsored by the NGA Installing Committee
1:15pm - 1:30pm
30 Years of Top 50 Glaziers

Presented by Katy Devlin, Editor in Chief, Glass Magazine
A look back at the progress of contract glazing companies over the past 30 years as seen in Glass Magazine’s Top Report.

1:45pm - 2:45pm
Annual Industry Economic Forecast

Presented by Connor Lokar, speaker and senior forecaster, ITR Economics
Connor Lokar of ITR Economics is a regular headliner for the Glazing Executives Forum. He’ll return to give his fast-paced, to-the-point predictions for construction business-cycle trends to help executives plan for the coming 6-12 months.

2:45pm - 3:00pm
Closing Remarks
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Glazing Executives Forum Networking Reception

Reception will take place on the trade show floor in the Industry Pavilion

*Early Bird rates ended 7/13, Regular rates 7/14 to 10/12, and Onsite 10/13 to 10/20. 

Glazing Executives Forum includes Trade Show Floor registration.

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