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GlassBuild opens in Las Vegas


September 15, 2010
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GlassBuild opens in Las Vegas
Thousands of glass industry professionals have poured into Las Vegas to attend this year's GlassBuild America, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Sept. 14, 2010 – Thousands of glass industry professionals have poured into Las Vegas to attend this year's GlassBuild America, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The biggest glass focused trade show and exhibition in North America, GlassBuild 2010 features nearly exhibitors, the 5th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, the Window & Door Dealers Forum, and a number of informative seminars.

Typically, the first day of a three day trade show is fairly slow, with attendance picking up on the second day. Walking the floor at this year's show, though, the attendance seems high. Every exhibitor seems to be engaged in earnest conversation with a fellow industry professional, and excitement is in the air.

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The Edgetech booth features a racetrack
theme, and has attracted a large number
 of visitors.


 

The 5th Annual Glazing Executives Forum also took place today, and was attended by nearly 150 of North America's leading glaziers. Jeff Dietrich's highly anticipated economic forecast was one of the highlight's of the forum.

Dietrich gave his economic overview for 2011 and beyond and how it impacts glazing executives.

"There are real challenges that threaten to undermine consumer spending and business growth," he said. "But at this time, the leading indicators, extant economic activity, consumer trends, cuts in spending and ITR's (Institute for Trend Research) cyclical theories offer a view consistent with a mild recover in North America."

Dietrich ended his presentation on an optimistic note. "This recovery will have many bumps and bruises along the way. Be proactive anyway. There are excellent opportunities to gain market share at this point in the business cycle," he said.

The first day of GlassBuild 2010 concluded with the official Welcome Reception, held at the Las Vegas Hilton, the official show hotel for GlassBuild.

For more coverage of GlassBuild 2010, make sure to check out the next issue of Glass Canada magazine.


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