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Events at a Glance

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.

Education and Networking Events

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

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 offers opportunities to sponsor individual events or to become a year-round event partner. Maximize your brand exposure at NGA’s educational and technical events!
 

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NGA's Upcoming Events

Visit our publication sites for industry events in commercial glazing and residential fenestration.

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BEC Conference 2023

March 05, 2023 Host: NGA Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States

Jul
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NGA Glass Conference: Tacoma 2023

July 25, 2023 Host: NGA Location: Tacoma, WA, United States

Oct
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2023 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo

October 31, 2023 Host: NGA Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Jan
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NGA Glass Conference: Charleston 2024

January 16, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Isle of Palms, SC, United States

Mar
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BEC Conference 2024

March 03, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Nashville, TN, United States

Mar
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GPAD | Glass Processing Automation Days

March 05, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Nashville, TN, United States

Sep
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GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo 2024

September 30, 2024 Host: NGA Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Nov
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GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo 2025

November 04, 2025 Host: NGA Location: Orlando, FL, United States

International Events

NGA is a proud marketing partner in these international events.

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glasstec is held every two years in Germany.

glasstec
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Vitrum is held every two years in Milan, Italy.

Vitrum
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Glass Performance Days (GPD) is held in Finland.

GPD