Attendance at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo topped 7,200 in the first two days of the show in Las Vegas this week. The attendance is at its highest level since 2008, according to show officials.
“Traffic has been fantastic,” said Brian McDonald, sales and business development manager for Ritec/ClearShield Technologies LLC, http://www.ritec.co.uk. “We have seen a lot of customers we haven’t seen in a very long time.”
The trade show and expo, which runs Sept. 9-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is organized by the National Glass Association\Window and Door Dealers Alliance and cosponsored by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association; the Glass Association of North America; the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance; and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association.
Express Learning sessions continued during the second day of the show to packed crowds in the on-floor learning area. The sessions included: Showroom Do’s and Don’ts, presented by Bill Evans, president of Evans Glass Co.; Trending Now: Oversize Glass, presented by John Bush, vice president of operations, GGI; Revolutionizing Windows through Innovations in Energy Efficiency, presented by Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist for the Building Technologies Office, Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy; Dare to Go Decorative, presented by Dip-Tech and Cathie Saroka, marketing director, Goldray Industries; How to Improve Your Website, presented by Quanex Building Products; and Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass, presented by David Reinhart, protective glazing marketing manager, and Mark Jacobson, North American marketing manager, Kuraray America, Inc.
Demonstrations also continued at day two of GlassBuild America, with AAMA’s Are You Smarter than a FenestrationMaster; a Dip-Tech working digital printer; and an impact performance demo, sponsored by Architectural Testing Inc..