This year’s seminar lineup will offer industry-specific education designed and executed by experts in the field. Learn how to advance your business in more ways than one at Glass Expo Northeast™ (GENE) ’17 this March 30-31.

Join the industry and hear from an experienced panel of speakers to help increase your knowledge and retain the customers you want. The two-day architectural glass and metal industry event will be held at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel in Huntington, N.Y.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Sealants–Limiting Liability and Lowering Costs

A variety of sealants are available for joint sealing in building and construction projects. There is a growing demand in this market, thanks to the higher need for energy-efficient building envelopes and the wide array of materials. How do you choose products such as adhesives that come at the lowest cost and offer the highest strength? How do you protect your company in this very litigious field? In this seminar, one industry expert will share his perspective on the market.

To view full descriptions and further details, please click here. Please note educational seminars are tentative and subject to change.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the key players in the industry. Register today to take part in the full educational offerings. Pre-registration discounts end March 13.

Attend and benefit from the event that is educationally driven, professionally focused and dedicated to your success. Learn more about GENE ’17 at

About the Speaker

Carl Tompkins, national flat glass sales manager, Sika Corp. Since his 1976 graduation from Portland State University, with a degree in political science and a minor in business, Tompkins has participated in the glass industry, specializing in the subjects of business management and market development. He served 10 years with PPG Industries, a Fortune 500 company based in Pittsburgh,  as manager of market development for the automotive glass division. In 1995, he joined the Sika Corp., an international manufacturer of specialty sealants and construction products based out of Zurich, Switzerland, and served as global marketing resource manager, providing leadership and training on building successful business models for Sika divisions around the world.