Event reports
I think we’re going to have some fun at Top Glass. For the first time, we’re trying a discussion panel with three great experts – and the topic is red hot. Canada and the European Union have recently signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which removes hundreds of tariffs and quotas on trade in just about everything. In a political climate where there’s a lot of talk about building walls between countries, we have just torn a big one down. Some are calling it the last free trade agreement, as it seems unlikely that the conditions that allowed this to happen will arise again any time soon.
Mar. 9, 2017 -  The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) heard from a number of speakers and presenters focused on green building topics and sustainability at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Feb. 12-15. Participants heard upcoming changes to California's Proposition 65, as well as an overview of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), the importance of sustainable cities and the manufacturer's role in reaching consumers.
Mar. 9, 2017 -  Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC), a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, is proud to announce that TransCanada Corporation has returned for the third year as a Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC).
Mar. 9, 2017 - Glass Connections is a highly-focused educational and networking event for glaziers, architects, engineers, designers, spec writers, commercial construction contractors and building owners.
Feb. 14, 2017 - Top Glass, Canada's trade conference for the architectural glass industry, has officially sold out all available 10,000 square feet of exhibit floor space with more than two months to go until the April 20 show date. Organizers are now accepting reservations for the 2018 edition, which will be significantly expanded. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for those who missed out on booth space. 
Feb. 8, 2017 - In a new feature for Canada's architectural glazing conference, Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery will moderate a panel discussion explaining the recent Canada-European Union Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and its ramifications for Canadian glass fabricators and contractors considering export to Europe and import of European products. The discussion will look at the impact of the free trade agreement on tariffs and trade barriers to various European countries; the differences in glazing standards between North America and Europe; and business trends in European construction markets. Top Glass takes place April 20 at the International Centre in Missisauga, Ont.
Jan. 26, 2017 - Last year, IGMA held two Fabricator Workshops in Texas and Minnesota, where more than 80 practitioners of the IG industry were led through the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units by the experts of our industry.
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released its keynote lineup for the upcoming Building Envelope Conference (BEC) taking place Feb. 6 to 8 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Early bird registration for the conference expires Dec. 31.
Nov. 17, 2016 - Registration for the IGMA 2017 Winter Conference is now open on the IGMA Website. The conference features the technical essentials vital to the growth of the insulating glass industry, as well as the top level industry networking unsurpassed by any other conference. Furthermore, it features the warmth of Florida's beaches in January. Register now to attend the conference, held at the Sheraton Sand Keys Resort (on the beach) in Clearwater, Florida, January 23rd through the 26th.
The Buildings Show (TBS), the largest networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate industries returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Nov. 30 - Dec 2, 2016.
Oct. 20, 2016 - IGMA's IG Fabricator Workshop in St. Paul, Minnesota continues its registration, but the official hotel for the event (which features a networking reception on the Wednesday night of the event) releases the block on Monday, which could keep attendees without reservations from the convenience of being in the same hotel as other attendees (or the reception.) To guarantee a room, make your reservations with the hotel andregister for the event now.
Now in its 14th year, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo is the gathering place for the North American glass, window and door industries. Presented by the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance along with show co-sponsors, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, GlassBuild America is a comprehensive and united event.
Delegates at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2016 Summer Conference sometimes had to tear themselves away from the breathtaking views and visits by the local wildlife long enough to concentrate on the excellent technical progam Aug. 8 to 10 at the Banff Centre for Creativity and the Arts in Banff, Alta.
The Canadian Glass Association hosted Glass Connections, its full-day educational conference, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Westin hotel in downtown Ottawa. The Annual Meeting of the CGA took place on the afternoon of the 13th, after which delegates were welcomed by a reception featuring some very tasty ribs, chicken, sliders and that perennial Ottawa favourite, beaver tails.
The Canadian Glass Association hosted Glass Connections, its full-day educational conference, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Westin hotel in downtown Ottawa. The Annual Meeting of the CGA took place on the afternoon of the 13th, after which delegates were welcomed by a reception featuring some very tasty ribs, chicken, sliders and that perennial Ottawa favourite, beaver tails. Everyone had a chance to lift a beverage with contractors, fabricators and suppliers from across the country that they don't get to see very often. Word went through the room that Chris Johnson of Lenmak had stepped down as president of the CGA and Jim Brady of Desa Glass has put his hand up once again to take the reins. Brady has promised an aggressive campaign to drive membership and board participation, and has initiatives in mind that he hopes will bring more resources to the association.

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