Date: 3 February 2023
Urmilla Sowell, NGA Technical Services & Advocacy Director and Katy Devlin, NGA Editor-in-Chief at the United Nations in December, 2022, for the closing ceremonies of the International Year of Glass. Urmilla Sowell has traveled to 4 continents to represent the glass and glazing industry.
Five years ago, the National Glass Association (NGA) and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) combined in order to harness the resources each association provided into one organization. This combined association has delivered on its promises to the industry with expanded education and training programs, advocacy efforts, technical publications, two magazines and a robust schedule of conferences and events, while reducing member costs and effort.
- November 2018: Legacy members of NGA and GANA come together for a two-day strategic planning retreat to chart the course of the newly combined association
- March 2019: NGA assumes responsibility for Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD)
- August 2019: NGA Fall Conference is held in Toledo, known as "glass city," in conjunction with the Old Guard Reunion—an annual gathering of glass industry veterans
- January 2020: NGA’s Annual and Fall Conferences change names to NGA Glass Conferences
- March 2020: BEC Conference goes to Nashville for the first time, marking the largest BEC Conference attendance in a decade
- March 2022: Bridging the Supply Chain was a half day of solution-sharing programming that bridged BEC Conference and GPAD
- June 2022: NGA hosts NGA Blueprint for Collaboration in conjunction with AIA'22 to discuss challenges and solutions of the future of glass in design
- August 2022: NGA announces GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will head to Dallas and Orlando in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
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