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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.

Why Attend?

  • Connect with our 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 our efforts to promote and defend the glass industry

Conferences at a Glance

BEC 2019

Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference

A mix of educational presentations, tabletop displays and plenty of networking time, BEC 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.

GPAD 2019

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.

Fall Conference

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.