Auto Glass Week™ 2011
New Industry-Wide Event to Premier
If your calendar isn’t already marked, you’ll want to be sure to start
planning early to be in Memphis, Tenn., next September. For the first
time, all of the major auto glass groups have announced that they will
join together in 2011 for one educational and exhibition event, Auto Glass
Week™ to be held September 15-17, 2011, at the Memphis Cook Convention
Center and Memphis Marriott Downtown.
The 2011 event will bring together the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards
(AGRSS) Council Inc., the Independent Glass Association (IGA), the National
Glass Association (NGA), National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA),
and AGRR magazine’s Pilkington Classic Auto Glass Technician Olympics
and the Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics for one event
in one venue. The International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference also
will be held concurrently.
“This joint event is an incredible testament to the desire by all the
groups to preserve and advance the auto glass industry as a unique industry,”
said a joint statement issued by the groups. “We all believe in the future
of the auto glass industry.”
Auto Glass Week will be managed by AGRR magazine.
The 2011 Auto Glass Week will take place in the heart of Memphis at the
Memphis Marriott Downtown and the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The
hotel, which boasts the title of “largest hotel in Memphis,” has spectacular
views of the skyline and the convenience of being just a few steps from
the competitions and seminars.
The 19-floor hotel and convention center are attached by a short skywalk
and feature a fitness center, indoor pool, coffee shop and a UPS store
for shipping needs. The hotel is located on the Memphis trolley line,
which provides attendees with easy transportation to restaurants, shopping
and other attractions.
Attendees can stay at the hotel for the low room rate of $99, which includes
free Internet. Reserve your room by contacting the Memphis Marriott Downtown
Home of the Blues: Memphis, Tenn.
You may want to consider adding some time on to your stay in Memphis (or
bringing a spouse along), as there is much to do in the city. The city
is known for its exceptional barbeque, blues music and rock ‘n roll history.
Attendees can take a stroll down Beale Street, which honors many of Memphis’
most famous and influential musicians, to take in the sights and sounds
of this famous stretch of restaurants, bars and stores. With close proximity
to both shopping and the Mississippi River, visitors will have the option
to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Graceland, the home of the
legendary Elvis Presley, is just a short drive and almost anywhere you
go in Memphis you can find traditional Memphis barbeque.
Other local attractions include the nearby National Civil Rights Museum,
AutoZone Park and the FedEx Forum.
More to Come
Further details will be announced in the coming months. Be sure to watch
with the event website, www.autoglassweek.com,
for more information as it is released. If you’re interested in competing
in either the AGTO or WRO, please contact Holly Biller at email@example.com
or at 540/720-5584, ext. 123.
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