Glazing Executives Forum lineup announced

Glass Magazine
May 17, 2012
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : MEETINGS AND EVENTS

The 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, to be held Sept. 13 in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, will feature discussions on the economy, green building, project management and other key issues facing the glass industry, according to a May 17 release from the National Glass Association.

"We are thrilled with the innovative lineup of speakers and discussions at this year's Glazing Executives Forum," said Rick Hamlin, chairman of the NGA's Architectural Glazing Committee and national estimating manager at Cupples, Inc., a division of CH Holdings, Inc. "As always, this is a can't-miss event for executives who want to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in our industry."

The 2012 forum will again feature an economic forecast by Jeff Dietrich of Eco Trends. Dietrich will provide a variety of key insights on the glass industry, including financial and operating trends, forecasts, research and more, according to the release.

Another highlight of the event will be a panel discussion on the current state of the glass industry, which will examine the latest technology, building codes, products and energy issues. The panel includes Garrett Henson of Viracon, Oliver Stepe of YKK AP, David Balik of General Glass International and Scott Clymire of United Architectural Metals.

Project management will be the focus of the forum's final session of the day, with an interactive and lively panel discussion on trends in project management and how industry leaders approach this important discipline. The project management panel will consist of several project managers from NGA member firms who will offer their insight on how they approach project management. The session will be moderated by one of the foremost project management specialists in the world, Frank Ryle, PMP.

Additional sessions will address green building and LEED 2012, and marketing efforts focused on the architectural community.

"The forum is absolutely unmatched in creating opportunities for networking and information sharing in the glass and glazing community," said David Walker, vice president, Association Services, NGA. "We know that participants will find significant value in our top-notch slate of discussions and workshops."

For a complete agenda or to register for the conference, visit www.glass.org.