GlassBuild America 2010 opens in Las Vegas
September 14, 2010
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : MEETINGS AND EVENTS
More than 6,700 industry members took the floor in Las Vegas this year for opening day of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The three-day event hosts nearly 400 exhibitors in more than 1,000 booths, reports Denise Sheehan, vice president, Industry Events, National Glass Association, McLean, Va.
Registered attendees: nearly 7,000
International registrants: 1,139 representing 52 countries
Registrant profile: 45 percent senior managers (president/CEO/VP/GM)
Total exhibit space occupied: 106,825 net square feet
Total number of booths: 1068
Exhibiting companies: 388
First-time exhibitors: 74
International exhibitors: 90 representing 14 countries
Show organizer: National Glass Association
Show partners: American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association
GlassBuild America 2011: Sept. 7-9, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
Although smaller than last year's event in Atlanta, the show attracted nearly 7,000 attendees, Sheehan says. "Given continued sluggishness in the market, many companies are still cautious, but industry executives do see opportunities on the horizon," she says. "We will continue to present the cutting-edge products and technologies for the glass, window and door market place; connect customers and potential buyers to sellers; help buyers find that exact machine for their shop that they couldn't find anywhere else; and bring the best educational programs to help you improve your business and train your staff."
In addition to the trade show, GlassBuild America 2010 features the Glazing Executives Forum, held Sept. 14, and the inaugural Window and Door Dealers Forum, scheduled for Sept. 15, as well as educational sessions addressing the solar and decorative glass markets.
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