All seminars will be held in the San Antonio Ballroom, located on the 3rd floor.
Thursday, April 10
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Panel: Daylighting, Integrated Façade Design and Energy Efficient Buildings
Industry experts will discuss fundamental daylight light sources, the impact of façade and room geometry, the lighting efficacy of daylight versus electric light, and dynamic electronically tintable glass characteristics as they apply to both energy savings and enhanced thermal and visual comfort to building occupants. Walk away with the knowledge to share with your customers about appropriate window size and configuration for use with sunshades and light shelves. The session will provide 1 LU, 1 HSW.
Panelists: Blake Hogan, territory manager for Texas, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. and Tom Minnon, architectural specification manager, Tubelite Inc.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Trends in Building Construction
In order to get your piece of the contract glazing business, you need to know what is occurring and plan as best as you can for what’s to come. View the data and work with an industry expert who can help forecast is an integral part of being successful. Come learn what information you need to know to capitalize on the trends that will affect your bottom line. This session will include discussions of trends in architecture and building materials; fenestration talking points, new and retrofit construction, trends in automation, major industry challenges, domestic and foreign threats and what to expect in the future.
Speaker: Richard Voreis, chief executive officer, Consulting Collaborative
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break on Your Own
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome to Glass TEXpo: Industry Forecast
Kick-off this year’s event with an overview of what the trends are predicting for 2014-2015.
Speakers: Debra Levy, publisher, USGlass magazine and Jerry Wright, president, Texas Glass Association
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Understanding the Customer of the Future
Market trends are changing. The person who has the buying 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.
Keynote Speaker: Kenja Purkey, director of strategic planning, McDonald Marketing
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Glass TEXpo™ Show Floor Open
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcoming Cocktail Party
Food Sponsored by Fenzi North America
Attendee Drink Tickets Sponsored by Hartung Glass Industries
Friday, April 11
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Clear Controversy: The Future of Glass in the Building Skin
The latest episode of the “war on glass” has heightened the rhetoric of controversy surrounding this ubiquitous building material. The glass industry is happy to have won this recent round, but what does the future hold for the application of architectural glass as a façade material? We are in the midst of step-change in building façade technology, as well as the transformation of the built environment. What are the drivers of change catalyzing this transformation? What are the current dominant trends and how may they play out into the future? How can the industry and its constituents best respond to the vagaries of emerging market conditions and the inevitable turbulence to come? These and other questions are explored in this thought-provoking program.
Speaker: Mic Patterson, vice president of strategic development, Advanced Technology Studio – Enclos
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
How to Buy Products, Supplies, Labor, Everything – for Your Glass Business Efficiently
“How to Buy Efficiently” will educate you on the most efficient and cost-savings ways to buy glass and all the materials you use daily in your business. You’ll learn the tricks to purchasing used by professional purchasing agents reducing your costs and most importantly reducing your labor in receiving and processing payments. Paul was the Chief Operating Officer for a major glass fabricator for 22 years and he’ll tell you why some glass shops earned lower prices on a regular basis.
Speaker: Paul Bieber, president, Bieber Consulting Group, LLC, columnist, USGlass magazine and author of Five Minute Consultant
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Glass TEXpo™ Show Floor Open
Educational Programming Sponsored by JE Berkowitz, LP