Top Glass, Canada’s trade event for the architectural glass and metal industry, surged back to pre-COVID levels on April 19, welcoming over 400 attendees and vendor representatives to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., for an action-filled day of networking and education.
Industry leaders chime in:
“Yesterday’s Top Glass conference was another great event. We need events like this in our industry and the ripple effect to help each other may not be known that day but past experience has shown me the value of making connections at these events. This year I took the opportunity to bring along some of my estimators and project managers to give them the chance to come to the suppliers and discuss things that matter most to them. Overall it was a great day of learning and team building. This is definitely an event I look forward to every year and am excited to watch it continue to grow.” – Brett Lucier, president, Provincial Glass
“It was a really good turn out this year. Great to see people for eastern Ontario and Quebec and other parts of the country make the trip. I think future shows will be even bigger and better as this momentum in the glass and metal industry continues to grow.” – Andrew Dolphin, general manager, BV Glazing
“We had a great show this year, lots of interest from potential new members and the amount of traffic that pasted the association row was impressive. We truly appreciate the partnership between our two [organizations] and look forward to many more years together. The opportunity to present our awards at Top Glass helps draw attention to both our organizations. Absolutely we wish to continue supporting Top Glass and our partnership.” – Steve Ringler, president, OGMA
“Alumicor returned to Top Glass in 2023 having missed (for the first time ever) its return last year. The technical sessions were relevant and informing with knowledgeable speakers that engaged the audience. Top Glass has such a terrific mix of attendees that I was able to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones including clients, suppliers, competitors, industry associations and consultants that specialize in our industry. If you missed Top Glass this year as either an attendee or an exhibitor, you truly missed an opportunity.” – Steve Gusterson, vice-president of pre-construction and design, Canada, Alumicor
Over 40 exhibitors displayed the latest technology for designing, building and installing beautiful glazed facades on a buzzing and busy show floor. Sponsors Flexijet, CRL, Damac Glass, Screenco, Kuraray, Novatech and Mappi affirmed their commitment to Canada’s glaziers and glass fabricators with generous support.
The lecture hall saw about 100 attendees taking in exclusive presentations on wood glazed facade design, glass characteristics and appearance, embodied carbon and the Eaton Centre skylight refurbishment. Presenters poured their all into the content and the quality of the information. Discussions during and after the presentations were lively. Luc Paquet of Unicel Architectural, Heather Sakai of Guardian Glass, Andrew Crosby of RJC, Matthew Firestone of Zeidler Architecture and Claudio Sacilotto of Novatech really delivered some top-notch expertise.
Top Glass 2024 will take place April 17. See you at Top Glass!
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