Looking back at GlassBuild America 2011

by glassbuildamericaWrapping Up the Show of the Year- GlassBuild AmericaThe 2011 edition of GlassBuild America is in the books and it will be remembered for many things including its amazing exhibits, some of which were awarded “Best in Show”, and its positive crowds throughout the 3-day event.

Exhibiting companies from all over the world displayed some of the most innovative and exciting products available on the market today.

The annual GlassBuild America Welcome Reception, co-sponsored by Quanex Building Products and NGA was a huge success with nearly 900 people packing the ballroom, proving that this event is the absolute best networking opportunity around.

GlassBuild America 2011 will also be remembered for the incredible educational opportunities and professional forums that took place. The Glazing Executives Forum kicked off the week with a powerful keynote speech by Serious Energy CEO Kevin Surace. His insights had attendees buzzing long after the event was complete.

On Tuesday, two major education events took place. The 2nd annual Window & Door Dealers Forum brought together many of who are working hard to make a difference in their industry. The session had the attendees very excited– see their reactions:

The 1st Annual NGA Architects Forum offered an eclectic group of speakers and highly rated education. This new program is sure to grow and will be an absolute must for architects to earn education credits in the area of architectural glass. Headlining speaker Edward Mazaria did not disappoint as his presentation not only energized the crowd, but was relayed worldwide on several Twitter feeds.

Wednesday, 3 seminars took place beginning with a standing room only Building Integrated Photovoltaic event, followed by updates on Decorative Glass and Window & Door Performance Standards. Overall, the education opportunities provided at GlassBuild America delivered!

GlassBuild America would like to thank all participants for recognizing the value of seeing and learning about current products, networking with other industry professionals, and taking advantage of important updates provided at our seminars and forums. We also appreciate the support and commitment of our exhibitors and sponsors that help provide participants with a “not to be missed” experience year after year.

Next year GlassBuild America returns to Las Vegas, NV – September 12-14. We’ll keep you up to date throughout the year with e-updates, product spotlights and more as we gear up for THE SHOW OF SHOWS in Las Vegas.

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