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Glazing Executives Forum participants announced

May 28, 2012  By National Glass Association

May 28, 2012 — The seventh annual Glazing Executives
Forum will feature discussions on the economy, green building,
project management and other key issues facing the glass industry, the
National Glass Association has announced. It will be held in
conjunction with the GlassBuild America Expo in Las Vegas and is
scheduled for September 13.

"We are thrilled with the innovative lineup of speakers and
discussions at this year's Glazing Executives Forum," said Rick Hamlin, chairman of the NGA's Architectural Glazing Committee and national estimating manager at Cupples, Inc. "As
always, this is a can't-miss event for executives who want to keep up
with the latest trends and best practices in our industry."

The 2012 forum will once again feature the popular economic forecast
by Jeff Dietrich of Eco Trends. Dietrich will provide a variety of key
insights on the glass industry, including financial and operating
trends, forecasts, research and more.

Another highlight of the event is a panel discussion on the current
state of the glass industry, which will examine the latest technology,
building codes, products and energy issues. The panel includes Garrett
Henson of Viracon, Oliver Stepe of YKK AP, David Balik of General Glass
International and Scott Clymire of United Architectural Metals.


Project management will be the focus of the Forum's final session of
the day, with an interactive and lively panel discussion on trends in
project management and how industry leaders approach this important
discipline. The project management panel will consist of several project
managers from NGA member firms that will offer their insight on how
they approach project management, and will be moderated by one of the
foremost project management specialists in the world, Frank Ryle of PMP.
He is author of Keeping Score: Project Management for the Pros, a book
and video unveiling a nine-step approach to project management. Frank's
architectural and engineering background makes him uniquely qualified to
capstone this year's GEF.

Additional sessions will address green building and LEED 2012, and marketing efforts focused on the architectural community.

"The forum is absolutely unmatched in creating opportunities for
networking and information sharing in the glass and glazing community,"
said David Walker, vice-president of association services for the NGA. "We know
that participants will find significant value in our top-notch slate of
discussions and workshops."

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