Seminars

Please note seminars are tentative and subject to change.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Architectural Industry’s New Products: Sealants and High Performance Insulated Glass

For everyone in the industry, this is one informational session not to miss. This seminar will touch base on the new types of sealants and updates pertaining to high performance/insulated glass for the architectural Darigoindustry. Learn the latest and how it can apply to your business today!
Speaker: Roy Cannon, director of technical services for Pecora and Darijo Babic, National Architectural Manager for PPG Industries.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Electronically Tintable Glass as an Architectural Enabler

Andrew_HulseElectronically tintable glass allows the building façade to become dynamic, changing the transmission of the sun’s heat and light in response to the exterior environment and the needs of the building’s occupants. By modulating the visible light transmission and solar heat gain coefficient from highs of 62%T and 0.48 to lows of less than 3%T and 0.09 respectively, dynamic glass provides both energy savings and enhanced thermal and visual comfort to the building occupants without obstruction of view.
The availability of such a product technology provides architects with a tool that can expand design possibilities and enable the creation of exceptionally energy efficient and comfortable daylit spaces that would otherwise not be possible. Come learn from our expert speaker as he describes and expands on electronically tintable glass and its variety of uses.
Speaker: Andrew Hulse, vice president, business development for SAGE Electrochromics Inc.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Three Most Important Things!

After 43 years in the glass and metal industry, Lyle Hill thinks he may have finally figured out what the three most important things you can do to achieve success for yourself both professionally and personally might be. Find out for yourself what Hill thinks these three things are and whether or not his opinions and advice can be of benefit to you in your ongoing career development.
Speaker: Lyle Hill, managing director for Keytech North America.

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Understanding the Customer of the Future

Market trends are changing. The person who has the final buyer power no longer lives at a home with a white picket fence, 2.5 children and a dog. How do you define your customer? This is a great question–and one that will determine the future success of your business. Learn how to build business with people not like you. Kelly McDonald is a recognized expert on multicultural marketing and business trends and has been well received when featured in other recent glass events.
Speaker: Kelly McDonald, president for McDonald Marketing.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Demonstration of a Proper Mirror Application

You’ll see the safe and proper way to install mirror. Hear some of the top tricks of the trade to make this portion of your installations run smoothly. Learn some of the pitfalls to avoid and how to tackle the job correctly the first time around to ensure no calls, aside from compliments, come back to your shop.
Demonstration located on the trade show floor.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Fenestration and Today’s Energy Codes and Green StandardsDavidWarden

If your company wants to comply with current codes/green standards, you don’t want to miss this seminar. During this hour, topics to be discussed will include: current code changes, green standards, steps to pre-qualify thermal performance for upcoming projects, how to determine when to use performance results on NFRC sizes and projects and the use of performance with aluminum commercial fenestration.
Speaker: David Warden, brand manager, EnerGfacade product line for YKK.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Facebook+Twitter+Groupon! Oh My!

This presentation will discuss the value of Social Media Marketing (SMM). Learn how to combine your company’s social media content with sharing through social networks to create targeted marketing results. Become more than just an “updater;” create stronger bonds with customers, increase your website traffic, enhance customer services levels, and much more, all by placing emphasis on SMM.
Speaker: Deb Levy, president of Key Communications Inc.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Understanding and Selling Photovoltaics in the Glass IndustryNickBagelos

From airports, to hotels and hospitals, daylighting, energy-efficiency and being a net zero building are current demands. Learn what your glazing options are, the variety of applications available, the significant energy reduction you can provide to clients and how to help them realize the value. Expand your current knowledge on BIPV in the building envelope so you can generate new sales and be part of this emerging technology.
Speaker: Nick Bagatelos, president for BISEM Inc.