The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that GlassBuild Connect registration is now open. In response to pandemic-imposed travel, gathering restrictions and prioritizing public safety, GlassBuild America—the annual glass, window and door expo—has transitioned into a month-long online experience for education, business and product solutions. GlassBuild Connect will connect buyers and over 330 sellers for the month of September.
“NGA unites the industry as the tried and true conduit for business and betterment,” said Nicole Harris, president and CEO of NGA. “With the 300 percent growth in attendance at July’s online NGA Glass Conference, we’re emphasizing education as a draw for GlassBuild Connect’s showcase of exhibitor products and services.”
Session topics and product spotlights curated by NGA’s content experts will match GlassBuild Connect registrants with daily themes all month:
- Manufacturing Mondays
As glass fabricators and manufacturers navigate the health and safety of the workforce and customer demand, factory production and process are more challenging than ever. Each Monday, registered visitors of GlassBuild.com will get the details and insights they need to adapt, improve and be profitable.
- Outlook Tuesdays
That “crystal ball” is fuzzier than ever as COVID-19 continues to impact how we work and live. GlassBuild Connect will spotlight the latest industry forecasts, leading indexes, major market trends and more that will shape 2021 and beyond.
- Performance Wednesdays
The design and construction industry continues to seek better performing glass and glazing solutions. Performance Wednesdays is a deep dive into the products, systems, regulations, and solutions that will help companies respond to challenges and opportunities.
- Installation Thursdays
Larger glass, increasingly complex building envelopes and digital construction processes challenge glazing contractors in new ways every day. Installation Thursdays seeks to help project managers and installers learn and adapt to the changes in the field and in the office.
- Fenestration Fridays
Fenestration Fridays provides content and learning opportunities for the residential window and door market. Education and other programming will target companies ranging from installers working in the home to companies manufacturing fenestration systems.
Daily content will be presented through a variety of content types, including unique articles and blogs, webinars, videos, guest speakers, recorded demos, product highlights, town hall and panel discussions, interviews and people highlights, and more.
“The response has been phenomenal so far,” said Andrew Haring, vice president of business development at NGA. “GlassBuild Connect is the surest bet for helping the industry adapt as they continue conducting business and seizing opportunities as they would have in Las Vegas.”
Registration for GlassBuild Connect is now open and free to all. NGA has secured industry favorite, Connor Lokar, ITR Economics, to provide a Annual Industry Economic Forecast. Attendees can attend this invaluable session for free (a 50 USD value) when they obtain a discount code by contacting their suppliers who are exhibiting at GlassBuild Connect. Visit GlassBuild.com for more information and free registration.