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GPAD (Glass Processing Automation Days)

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| Grand Hyatt - Nashville, TN
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GPAD—Glass Processing Automation Days—provides a unique two-day opportunity to investigate new and innovative technologies in the glass fabrication industry and to discover the additional benefits of automation and integration. GPAD was founded in 2013 by FeneTech Inc.; NGA took over as organizer in 2019, with FeneTech recognized as a “Founding Partner.”

Get ready for GPAD 2022!
Book your hotel room at the Grand Hyatt Nashville.


The event is being co-located with the 24th annual BEC Conference. An important aspect of this co-location is what we're calling "Bridge Day" - the opportunity to bring together glass fabricators, suppliers and glazing contractors for special programming to tackle common pain points across the supply chain.

Bridge Day amounts to a joint half-day on the morning of Tuesday, March 29. GPAD-only programming will begin Tuesday afternoon and conclude Wednesday afternoon, March 30. 


Registration will open in early December - stay tuned!

Event Information

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Grand Hyatt
Nashville, TN

Schedule (Subject to Change)

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Networking Reception

Join the BEC Conference's special Tabletop Networking Reception at the Grand Hyatt. Begin your mingling early and set the stage for Tuesday's "Bridge Day" programming.

8:00am - 9:00am
"Bridge Day" Breakfast + BEC Conference Tabletop Displays Open
9:00am - 12:00pm
GPAD + "Bridge Day" Presentations

Join us for "bridge day", featuring special programming connecting contract glaziers, fabricators and suppliers as it impacts communication flow and supply chain management.  

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

12:00pm - 2:00pm
GPAD Tabletop Display Setup
2:00pm - 4:30pm
GPAD Presentations

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

5:30pm - 7:30pm
GPAD Opening Reception
8:00am - 8:45am
Breakfast + Presentation

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

9:00am - 10:30am
GPAD Presentations

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

10:30am - 11:00am
Networking Break + Tabletop Displays
11:00am - 12:30pm
GPAD Presentations

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

12:30pm - 1:15pm
Lunch + Tabletop Displays
1:30pm - 3:00pm
GPAD Presentations

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Networking Break + Tabletop Displays
3:30pm - 4:30pm
GPAD Presentations

More details on specific topics and speakers coming soon!

4:30pm - 4:45pm
GPAD Conclusion

Insights

Blogs and Articles

Futureproofing Glass Fabrication

By Nicole Harris, NGA

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How GPAD is Live Research for Business Improvement

By Don Power, Aldora

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The Digital Factory

By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine

Read on GlassMagazine.com

Bringing It All Together

By Ron Crowl, FeneTech

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Top Takeaways, From a GPAD First-Timer

By Keith Lewallen, Hartung Glass

Read on GlassMagazine.com

Deep Dive Webinars

Join representatives from leading residential and commercial glass fabricators and suppliers as they discuss trends in the industry, top challenges, Industry 4.0 and more.

GPAD Rewind

Remember GPAD from years' past. The fun continues in 2022!