Sneak peek into the future economy at NGA Glass Conference

Featuring macroeconomic update by Connor Lokar, ITR Economics 

On Thursday, July 30, the NGA Glass Conference will present Leveraging Leading Indicators in a Post COVID-19 World by Connor Lokar, program economist at ITR Economics.

The world has been rocked by COVID-19 and collapsing energy prices during the first half of 2020; as a result, many have learned that data leading indicators are invaluable in today’s post-black swan world. The construction industry has a lagging relationship to the macroeconomy at large, which gives Glass Conference attendees an opportunity to leverage the leading indicators and peek around the corner into tomorrow’s economy. This session will teach attendees how to do exactly that.

A highly-regarded speaker at past NGA events, Lokar specializes in the construction industry. His dynamic approach offers business leaders actionable economic intelligence and will help attendees confidently plan for the future.

Lokar will also go further into this topic during GlassBuild Connect in September, providing a deep dive focus on the outlook for the market segments most important to the construction and glazing industry…stay tuned for details.


Other Schedule Highlights
as of June 29, 2020; subject to change

  • Glass & Glazing Technical and Codes Update: Hear the latest energy and safety code updates from the NGA advocacy and technical team, as well as the current work items within ASTM, ASHRAE and NGA.
  • Safety Glazing: This session will answer common questions about safety glazing, including test standards, labeling, certification and quality control. Learn where safety glazing is required in buildings according to building codes and how to comply with federal regulations regarding recall procedures.
  • Troubleshooting for Glass Fabricators: Learn how to investigate and address glass processing problems and gain best practices in identifying, addressing and preventing future defects.
  • And more…

See the full schedule of events

The NGA Glass Conference will take place as an interactive online event from July 28-30, 2020. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. All rates will remain as published.
NGA member rate: 150.00 USD; Non-member rate: 200.00 USD