Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ (GEPN) ’18 is right around the corner and we want you make sure you are getting the most out of your experience. Here are a few strategies on how to maximize your time at this year’s event.

Pre-Show Planning

  • Skip the line and avoid on-site registration costs by pre-registering in advance!
  • Book your hotel room at a discounted rate, right in the middle of all the excitement here. Discounted room rates end May 8, 2018 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Have a goal of what you would like to accomplish? Are there any particular topics from the educational program you don’t want to miss? Do you have products in mind that you are predominantly interested in? Knowing your goals for the show will help you decide what strategies to put in place.
  • Call up your suppliers, manufacturers or distributors in advance and let them know you will be on site. This is also your chance to see if they have an offers on admission to the show.
  • Print out the GEPN ’18 show floor plan and plan your route accordingly to make sure you are visiting all your preferred exhibitors.

At the Trade Show

  • Bring plenty of business cards.
  • Request literature and samples from companies you are interested in.
  • Take advantage of the networking opportunities available to you, including the welcoming cocktail party taking place Thursday, May 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the show floor.
  • Attend the seminars and workshops both Thursday and Friday. The educational program is tailored to provide you with industry specific topics led by experts, all intended to help your business thrive.

Post-Show Tips

  • Organize all the information collected from the show and update your files.
  • Follow up with companies from which you requested additional information.
  • Send connection invitations to any new contacts via LinkedIn.
  • Reach out to any companies you might have missed seeing on the trade show floor for any information, news or highlights they may have shared.

Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ ’18 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA (suburban Seattle), May 31 – June 1. The two-day event will have a beneficial educational line-up, networking opportunities and an extensive trade show floor! You do not want to miss the biggest architectural glass and metal industry trade show in the region!

For more information on GEPN ’18, visit

Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ ’18 is co-sponsored by the Washington Glass Association, USGlass magazine,™ and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal.