The event will feature 538 exhibiting companies occupying 218,840 square feet of exhibit space — the highest numbers in GlassBuild America history. One hundred thirty new exhibiting companies are participating, and 154 exhibiting companies are from outside the United States.
“Along with our highest number of exhibitors to date, we're also very pleased with our pre-registration numbers this year—so far our overall registration is higher than this same time last year, and that trend has been consistent since registration opened,” says Denise Sheehan, vice president of Industry Events. “Looking at all of our various industry segments, the demographics are right on target with what we saw last year, so we know it's going to be a great show.”
GlassBuild America 2007 will highlight many activities over the course of the three-day event. Segmented industry educational tracks will occur daily, as well as the day-long Glazing Executives Forum hosted by NGA, a program focusing on insulating glass hosted by IGMA, and a special breakfast and presentation for architects, held in collaboration with the Georgia chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will take place on Tuesday. The show floor itself has some new twists with an Auto Glass Pavilion, featuring a NASCAR race car and an appearance by racing legend Rusty Wallace and his son, Steve Wallace; Microsoft will have its “Across America Truck” on the show floor showcasing their latest technologies; the Connection Cafes will allow both exhibitors and attendees to connect with each other or the folks back home; and live educational demonstrations will take place on the show floor daily.
About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo
GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. Since 2003, it has been listed as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. tradeshows in the annual listing compiled by Tradeshow Week magazine.
For more information on GlassBuild America, contact: 866/342-5642, extension 300 or visit www.GlassBuildAmerica.com.