The National Glass Association (NGA) will host its 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum
in Atlanta, GA on September 17, 2019 in conjunction with GlassBuild America
. The Forum is a full-day education and networking event featuring a dynamic program focused on “Building for Tomorrow”.
This year’s Glazing Executives Forum is designed for companies seeking to capitalize on growing demand. It will help glazing company owners and managers grow profits, expand reach, and develop businesses for long-term success. The program will feature the following presentations and speakers:
The Battle for the Wall
Panelists: Nick Bagatelos, Bagatelos Architectural Glass; Paul Bush, Vitro Architectural Glass; Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting; Roberto Bicchiarelli, Permasteelisa.
With voices from the code, architect, and glazing contractor communities, this panel will address how initiatives like the New Green Deal in New York City can impact the glass industry, and what glass companies can do to engage in the conversation proactively.
A New Type of Glazier: From Glass Company to Building Enclosure Expert
with David Ben-Israel
For contract glaziers, the last few years have brought multiple changes and challenges. Façade systems are more integrated; material and labour costs are increasing; and, design responsibility is shifting. This session will address what can glass contractors do to meet these challenges and provide a better solution for their clients, while remaining competitive.
Labor Power Hour: Engage Your Front Line to Increase Your Bottom Line
with Mack and Ria Story
Employees are often hired for what they know and fired for who they are. In this session, attendees will learn strategies to increase the productivity of the employees they have, create a pipeline of leaders, and develop a company culture that attracts and keeps new labour. The result: increased profit, improved morale, and reduced turnover.
Ask the Expert Presentations & Interactive Breakout Sessions
Led by industry experts in their respective fields, these interactive presentations will address some of the leading business concerns of today’s contract glaziers: recruitment and retention, cash flow and financing, and the impact of technical codes on your business. Attendees will participate in Q&A and coaching sessions with the experts of their choice.
Get Your Codes and Technical Questions Answered
with NGA code consultant Tom Culp and NGA Technical Director Urmilla Sowell
Learn How to Bid Successfully and Control Costs
Engaging Your Front-Line Employees
with Mack and Ria Story
Back by popular demand, Connor Lokar will give an energetic and informative session on business-cycle trends with a focus on the construction industry to help glazing company executives plan for the future.
Registration to the Forum includes attendance to a complimentary cocktail hour in the NGA booth on the GlassBuild America trade show floor as well as three-day access to the trade show floor over the event dates: September 17-19.