NGA events include our annual trade show, GlassBuild America, and four conferences. Additionally, we are a marketing partner in multiple international events and host the monthly webinar series Thirsty Thursday.
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is the largest annual show for the glass and fenestration industries in North America, with more than 450 exhibiting companies. Offering networking and education, GlassBuild is where our industry comes to learn, improve and build business.
Held throughout the year, NGA’s conferences provide our member community—and the glass industry—opportunities to come together for networking, education, committee meetings, and more.
- Connect with peers, suppliers and customers.
- Keep ahead of glass industry trends that may affect your business.
- Help define industry standards by participating in committee meetings.
- Be part of NGA's efforts to promote and defend the glass industry.
Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference
A mix of educational presentations, tabletop displays and plenty of networking time, BEC Conference is geared primarily to glazing contractors, with supporting participation by fabricators and suppliers. A meeting of the NGA’s Installing Committee is also on the agenda.
Glass Processing Automation Days: GPAD
Held every other year, this two-day educational experience designed for glass fabrication industry leaders provides in-depth insight into the latest developments in glass fabrication equipment and software solutions in an up-close and personal setting.
NGA Glass Conference
The brightest technical minds behind the glass and glazing industry gather here. The NGA Glass Conference is an opportunity for the Forming, Fabricating and Advocacy Committees to meet and discuss open work items, new resource development, and trends and issues facing the industry. This conference is held twice a year.
Glazing Executives Forum
At this one-day conference, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, leaders of contract glazing and full-service glass companies gather to learn and share best business practices unique to installing companies. A meeting of the NGA’s Installing Committee is also held.
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NGA's Upcoming Events
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Thirsty Thursday: 10 Industry Metrics You Should be Watching
June 15, 2023 Host: NGA Webinar
NGA Glass Conference: Tacoma 2023
July 25, 2023 Host: NGA Location: Tacoma, WA, United States
2023 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo
October 31, 2023 Host: NGA Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
NGA Glass Conference: Charleston 2024
February 06, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Isle of Palms, SC, United States
BEC Conference 2024
March 03, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Nashville, TN, United States
GPAD | Glass Processing Automation Days
March 05, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Nashville, TN, United States
NGA Glass Conference: Milwaukee 2024
August 06, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo 2024
September 30, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Dallas, TX, United States
BEC Conference 2025
March 09, 2025 Host: NGA Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo 2025
November 04, 2025 Host: NGA Location: Orlando, FL, United States