A Completely New Glass & Fenestration Online Experience, Powered by NGA
Updated Oct. 1, 2020
A: Because the live GlassBuild America trade show is cancelled for this year in Las Vegas, we are connecting buyers and sellers—attendees and exhibitors—online at GlassBuild Connect. Starting September 1, registered visitors to GlassBuild.com can view, drill down, reach out and connect to learn about thousands of products and services from nearly 350 of the industry’s leading glass and fenestration suppliers.
The live event, which ran Sept. 1-30, is now over. But the NGA has extended GlassBuild Connect, offering an on-demand library of more than 70 education sessions and product demos, as well as over 600 products and services.
Now through December 2020, Registrants will have access to special education and trends and demo events, such as:
- Trendhunter coverage highlighting industry innovations
- Demos and videos
- Technical and code presentations
- “Ask the experts” opportunities
- Interviews and vlogs with Glass Magazine and Window+Door editors
- Webinars and town halls with “must know now” content
A: Every GlassBuild Connect exhibitor will provide detailed contact information on their profile pages as well as links to their websites to see and learn more. Find exhibitors here.
A: Yes! GlassBuild America is on September 13-15, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. The majority of GlassBuild Connect exhibitors you’ll see this year online will be back live at the Georgia World Congress Center once more.
It’s fair to say we’re all missing seeing and talking in person, checking out what’s new, what’s changed, handling products in a newly minted booth, being captivated by impressive machinery demos, sharing memories, the good-natured ribbing, and yes—the handshakes and hugs that cement business deals and long-term industry friendships.
For all of that, we’re on pause for now.
For now, there is GlassBuild Connect, and we look forward to seeing you online.
A: Mark your calendar for these NGA events:
NGA Glass Conference
February 9, 2021
Held via Zoom. Where like-minded business leaders gather to influence and advance the industry through our Forming, Fabricating, and Advocacy Committee activities.
Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference
March 21-23, 2021
Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD)
March 23-25, 2021
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV
These two solutions-focused educational events will be co-located in 2021. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference is geared primarily to glazing contractors and is a mix of educational presentations, tabletop displays and networking. Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) is designed for glass fabrication industry leaders focused on improving their production capabilities. There will be a one-day overlap between the events, bridging both audiences and bringing them together for an industry economic forecast and motivational speaker.
NGA Glass Conference: Chicago
July 20-22, 2021
Renaissance Chicago North Shore in Northbrook, IL
A place for the brightest technical minds behind the glass and glazing industry to gather to discuss new resource development and trends and issues facing the industry.
Be sure to watch glass.org, Glass Magazine and Window + Door for announcements of monthly Thirsty Thursday webinars and other business-building webinars throughout the year.