GlassBuild America post-show report

Exhibiting companies from all over the world displayed some of the most innovative and exciting products available on the market at the 2011 edition of GlassBuild America, which was attended by almost 900 people.

The 2011 edition of GlassBuild America is in the books and will be remembered for many things, including its exhibits, some of which were awarded “Best in Show”, and its numerous visitors throughout the three-day event. Exhibiting companies from all over the world displayed some of the most innovative and exciting products available on the market today.
The annual GlassBuild America Welcome Reception, co-sponsored by Quanex Building Products and NGA, was attended by almost 900 people, proving that this event is the absolute best networking opportunity around.
GlassBuild America 2011 will also be remembered for its educational opportunities and professional forums that took place. The Glazing Executives Forum kicked off the week with a powerful keynote speech by Serious Energy CEO Kevin Surace. His insights had attendees buzzing long after the event was complete.
On Tuesday, two major education events took place. The second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum brought together many of who are working hard to make a difference in their industry.
The first Annual NGA Architects Forum offered an eclectic group of speakers and highly-rated education. This new programme is sure to grow and will be an absolute must for architects to earn education credits in the area of architectural glass. Headlining speaker Edward Mazaria did not disappoint as his presentation not only energized the crowd, but was relayed worldwide on several Twitter feeds.
On Wednesday, three seminars took place, beginning with a standing room only Building Integrated Photovoltaic event, followed by updates on Decorative Glass and Window & Door Performance Standards.
GlassBuild America would like to thank all participants for recognizing the value of seeing and learning about current products, networking with other industry professionals, and taking advantage of important updates provided at seminars and forums. The organizers also appreciate the support and commitment of exhibitors and sponsors that help provide participants with a “not to be missed” experience year after year.
Next year, GlassBuild America will be held in Las Vegas, 12-14 September.