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April 14, 2014  By Patrick Flannery

It’s a chance for our industry to gather for education, business and fun.

It’s a chance for our industry to gather for education, business and fun.

You know that you are not supposed to get so busy working in your business that you never get a chance to work on your business. Like so many pieces of good advice, this is one you probably always feel like you will  follow tomorrow. What you need – what we all need – is a specific occasion designed to take you away from the shop for a day (or two) where you can find opportunities, talk over issues important to your company, learn a thing or two, get up to speed on new products and technology, and reconnect with the people who live and work the way you do. That is exactly what Top Glass is designed to do. This May 29, Glass Canada is inviting everyone in Canada’s commercial glass construction industry to come to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., for a day of learning, networking and great conversations. 

Top Glass is a one-day business forum and supplier showcase for anyone involved in the commercial glass construction business. Attendees will include glazing contractors, curtainwall and commercial storefront fabricators, building engineers and architects.  The venue is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s favourite destinations for corporate events, with easy access to the airport, lodging, restaurants and all the major highways.


Four expert speakers will make one-hour educational presentations with time after for questions and discussion. See page X for more information on the presentations. The three technical seminars qualify attendees for Continuing Education Credits from the American Institute of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects. Seminars will take place in a dedicated theatre across the hall from the exhibitor showcase.

In addition to the educational program, more than 20 major suppliers to the Canadian commercial glazing industry will exhibit their products and company information.  It is a rare opportunity for attendees to visit many of their top suppliers at once, and meet new companies and individuals who can help their companies.  Some of the biggest names in the global glass industry are represented. You can see a full list of exhibitors and a floor plan of the show floor below.

The networking and fun does not stop when Top Glass is done. The next day, at the excellent Piper’s Heath Golf Club in nearby Milton, Ont., the Ontario Glass and Metal Association will hold its spring golf tournament. Bring your sticks and plan to stay – the OGMA golf day is always a great time and includes recognition of one of Ontario’s outstanding glass industry leaders, Doug Hotham, with the OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

See you at Top Glass!

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