The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host its 76th Annual Conference February 24-27 at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Ariz.

The event will feature keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of Innovation is Everybody’s Business, who will discuss tools and strategies that can help managers and their employees hone their abilities to identify opportunities for success, take initiative and develop solutions.

Following the keynote presentation, Tucker will host and moderate a discussion panel with AAMA leaders, including Rod Hershberger, COO and president of PGT Industries; Georges Thiret, consultant to Graham Architectural Products; and Ray Garries, corporate manager of codes and regulatory affairs for JELD-WEN.

“In today’s uncertain economy, it is especially imperative for fenestration companies to seek out new ways to separate themselves from the competition and provide innovative
products that meet their customers’ needs,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO.
“The panel discussion is an excellent opportunity to hear from a few of AAMA’s own thought leaders about their experiences in advancing the fenestration industry.”

Dr. Esmael Adibi, director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University, also will speak at the conference. He will discuss the role of monetary and fiscal policies affecting the national economy, specifically focusing on the European debt crisis, job and residential housing market outlook, the future of interest rates, as well as the commercial real estate market.

In addition to the upcoming conference, AAMA also has planned a Southeast Region Spring Meeting April 2-3 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.; a Western Region Spring Summit April 30-May 1 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Ariz.; its national Summer Conference June 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.; and its national Fall Conference October 27-30 at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Md.