Volume 47, Issue 11 - November 2012
IGMA Opens Conference Registration
Registration is now open for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2013 Annual Conference, scheduled for February 5-8, 2013 at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans.
“We are very excited about this annual conference,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “Our members have been looking forward to the best technical presentations and programming in a setting that always brings a smile. We will have a week filled with solid IG technology work, but mix in a bunch of networking fun, an IGMA … staple.”
The event program includes a number of speakers and presentations. On the first day Dr. Werner Wagner of Sika will discuss “European Gas Loss Testing and Related Benefits.” On day two, attendees can take part in a virtual walk-through of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) new testing facilities led by Stephen Selkowitz, LBNL's department head of building technologies, environmental energy technologies division. A third industry presentation will be led by Michael Collins, managing director and partner of Chicago-based Building Industry Advisors LLC, who will address the question, “How is the industry faring?”
In addition to the educational sessions, the conference will offer a number of networking and social activities. This year participants can take part in the president’s masquerade ball.
“IGMA will embrace the history and atmosphere of New Orleans in many unique ways,” says IGMA president Dave Cooper of Guardian Industries Corp. “One of the big draws for our annual conference is the city itself, naturally. IGMA has always had a signature style at our events to bring out the best networking opportunities for our members, along with a fun event. New Orleans will be no different. You're just going to have to be there to understand.”
A discounted registration fee is available before January 6. Event registration is available online at the IGMA website at www.igmaonline.org.
Plan to Attend Glass Expo Northeast
Glass Expo Northeast is co-sponsored by the Long Island Glass Association and USGlass magazine.
The Long Island Glass Association (LIGA) has once again agreed to co-sponsor the welcoming cocktail party with USGlass magazine. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m., Thursday evening on the event’s trade show floor and will continue until 8:30 p.m.
Three types of registrations are available for attendees. Full registration includes admission to Glass Expo Northeast, all seminars, workshops and demonstrations on both days. Daily registration includes admission to Glass Expo Northeast, all seminars, workshops and demonstrations on either Thursday or Friday and the Trade Show Only registration includes admission to Glass Expo Northeast trade show floor only. To learn more, reserve your hotel room or register for the best discounts visit www.usglassmag.com/gene. Questions may be directed to event management at 540/720-5584.
China Glass to Take Place in May
China Glass 2012 was held in Shanghai last May. Russia, Turkey, the U.S., France and Germany were previous participants as well as the estimated 600 organizations from developing countries, including India, Korea and Turkey.
Delayed Fenestration China
Glasstech Asia 2012 Held in Thailand
GANA Sets Annual Conference for January