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Contact: Leo Cyr
850/934-9632
leo@glass.org

DESPITE ECONOMY, ATTENDANCE POISED TO INCREASE AT 2009 NATIONAL AUTO GLASS CONFERENCE

WASHINGTON, DC  (February 6, 2009) –  A late surge in registrations for the National Auto Glass Conference suggests that, in spite of the sluggish economy, attendance at the 2009 event is set to eclipse the previous year’s results.  The conference, running February 18-20 at the Omni Orlando Resort in Orlando, has taken on new urgency for many who are eager to hear from industry experts and compare strategies with their peers from around the country.

Presented by NGA’s Auto Glass Retail Committee, the conference will feature a special emphasis on best practices for multi-branch locations.  The 20th-annual event has attracted an outstanding line-up of expert speakers, and, as always, offers a wide array of interactive workshops on timely topics, peer-to-peer sharing, and informal networking opportunities. 

“We’re extremely pleased with the bump in last-minute registrations,” said Steve Mort, CEO of Don’s Mobile and chairman of the National Glass Association.  “We’re well aware that economic pressures have caused many of our members to think twice about their discretionary spending.  But it appears they’ve recognized that with the extraordinary agenda we’ve crafted, this is an investment they simply can’t afford not to make.”

Registration for the 2009 National Auto Glass Conference is still open.  To review the complete agenda and list of presenters, click here.  To register, call Sam Carothers at (703) 442-4890, ext.  134 or visit http://www.glass.org/events/at_09feewaive.htm.


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Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the flat (architectural) and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training, including MyGlassClass.com – a state-of-the-art online training resource. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, and MyAutoGlass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Forum. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.