The National Glass Association (NGA) announced the co-location of two solutions-focused educational events in 2021, the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference for glazing contractors—celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021—and Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) for glass fabricators focused on improving their production capabilities.
“Both BEC Conference and GPAD have strong, successful legacies and loyal attendees,” said NGA president & CEO Nicole Harris. “This is more than a co-location; it’s an opportunity for two important segments of our supply chain to get together in a new, collaborative and mutually-beneficial way.”
Each event will retain its traditional timing and programming focus, with a one-day overlap bridging both audiences and bringing them together for an industry economic forecast and motivational speaker. The BEC Conference will take place March 21 through 23 and GPAD March 23 through 25; March 23 is the “bridge” day for both audiences.
NGA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference is geared primarily to glazing contractors and combines educational presentations and tabletop displays. A meeting of the NGA’s Installing Committee is also on the agenda.
Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) features include breakout sessions with technical experts from leading production and technology solution providers. Founded by FeneTech Inc. in 2014 and now under NGA’s event umbrella, the event will expand the fabricator attendee audience and be open to more suppliers wishing to participate in the event. FeneTech will continue to be involved in GPAD as a “Founding Partner.”
More information on BEC Conference and GPAD can be found here.