Top Marks for Top Glass
Comments show a great vibe at Canada’s architectural glass event.
By Patrick Flannery
The reviews are in for last week’s Top Glass conference and the response is very positive. Over 80 per cent of respondents to the post-show survey rated the seminars and award presentation good or excellent. On the show floor, 93 per cent gave top marks.
In the comments, attendees noted the growth in the size of the show (58 exhibitors, up from 30 in Top Glass’ first year) and the quality of the networking opportunities.
Attendance broke down as follows:
- 222 total attendees
- 35 architects and engineers
- 31 fabricators
- 38 glaziers
- 15 consultants
- 3 construction specification
- 8 educational institution
- 8 “other”
“Our pre-registrations for the show were exactly the same as in 2016,” said Danielle Labrie, show manager, “but we had fewer attendees show up on the day. It was raining, so the driving was poor, and some of our architects might have been less motivated to come because their OAA [Ontario Association of Architects] credits don’t come due until next year.” Despite a slow end to the day, most exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the high quality of the attendees they encountered. Alumicor has already renewed as Gold Sponsor for the 2018 event.
The continuing success of the show has organizers planning for yet more expansion in 2018. Top Glass will return to the International Centre April 17, 2018, with an expanded show floor.Organizers are now accepting proposals for speaker sessions –learn more at topglasscanada.com.