Registration Now Open for the FGIA 2024 Summer Conference June 3-6

Registration Now Open for the FGIA 2024 Summer Conference June 3-6
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Date: 26 March 2024

Registration is now open for the FGIA 2024 Summer Conference, taking place June 3-6 in Montreal, QC at Le Westin Montréal.

The conference’s theme, “Start Your Engines | On Track for Success,” is a nod to the Canadian Grand Prix, which will take place in the conference’s host city following the conclusion of the event. Participants are encouraged to register now to take advantage of early bird pricing through April 30. Registration is available for both the in-person event and the virtual experience.

“Known for its beautiful architecture, including the historical Notre-Dame Basilica, Montréal is celebrated as a stunning destination to visit,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Events Manager. “In-person participants will have the opportunity to register for a UL lab tour and explore the city during a fun scavenger hunt, all while connecting with industry peers.”

Networking Events

On Monday, participants are invited to register for a tour of a UL facility from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On this tour, UL will be providing views of its thermal test lab, material test lab, interior and exterior performance mock-up (PMU) labs and fenestration lab. There will also be a missile test demonstration. Transportation is sponsored by the UL Laboratory. Food trucks will be available on site for lunch, paid for by participants. This tour is limited to 55 participants. For additional details, please contact Events@FGIAonline.org.

The conference will also feature two evening receptions at the hotel, with a special event taking place Tuesday night: a scavenger hunt followed by a reception and dinner at the Espace Vieux-Port in the Mont-Royal Room.

Speakers and Presentations

Intertek will sponsor a seminar on Tuesday morning called “Natural Disaster Standards and Testing,” presented by Tanya Dolby, Engineering Manager at Intertek. This session will serve as a kick-off event for an upcoming Intertek series on this topic.

On Thursday morning, there will be a 90-minute vinyl interactive workshop called, “Welding, Bonding, Ventilation and Color for Profiles.” Representatives from Thermoplast Extrusions will demonstrate testing to AAMA 320, Guidelines for Quality Welding, Bonding, Manufacturing and Ventilation of Thermoplastic (PVC) Extrusion Based Fenestration Products, an FGIA document. GED Integrated Solutions will provide welded corner samples of vinyl profiles while members from The Sherwin-Williams Company will discuss color variation, particularly how darker samples fare.

Thanks to an exclusive partnership with Association de vitrerie et de fenestration du Québec (AVFQ), FGIA is proud to offer two French language sessions at the FGIA Summer Conference for the first time. One will cover compliance and alternative solutions in accordance with the Quebec Construction Code, Chapter l.1. A second session will address sealed units and applicable loads, covering calculation tools for units and railings.

In-person Registration

FGIA members can take advantage of early bird pricing between now and April 30 and register for the conference for a fee of $1,155 USD. An extended early bird rate of $1,260 will be available through May 13, with registration available at the price of $1,575 after that date. Non-members may register for $1,680. All fees include 5% Goods and Sales Tax (GST).

FGIA’s discounted group rate for the hotel will be honored from May 31 to June 6. Those interested in extending their trip for the Grand Prix city-wide event must contact the hotel directly to book separate reservations.

Virtual Registration

Individual virtual registration for FGIA members will be available at an early bird discount of $367.50 until April 30. An extended early bird rate of $420 will be available through May 13, with registration available at the price of $472.50 after that date. FGIA member companies may register 3-10 participants for an early bird rate of $918.75 by April 30, with rates increasing to $997.50 through May 13. The regular cost of a company registration is $1,260. Non-member individuals may register for $1,680. All fees include 5% GST.

Traveling to and from Canada

All travelers to Montréal are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of your trip. U.S. citizens do not need proof of vaccination to travel to and from Canada.

For more information about FGIA and its activities, visit FGIAonline.org.

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