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WASHINGTON, DC  (April 24, 2009) – GlassBuild America has joined with Fensterbau/Frontale, Fenestration China and Istanbul Window to form the Global Fair Alliance. A cooperation agreement was signed by the four organizations in early April at Fensterbau/Frontale in Nuremburg, Germany. The overall goal of the alliance is to help exhibitors and visitors alike easily recognize these four organizers as the world’s leading events for the window and facade industries.

Through coordinated marketing activities, the alliance will generate greater awareness for GlassBuild America throughout Europe, East Asia and Eurasia, and allow GlassBuild America to provide stronger resources for U.S. companies looking to expand worldwide.

“We’re delighted to be part of this alliance,” says Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association, organizer of GlassBuild America. “Exhibitors active throughout the world have long been a part of GlassBuild America. As the pace of globalization increases, we now see more North American companies looking for opportunities abroad.”

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About our alliance partners:
Fensterbau/Frontale is held biannually at the Nurnberg Messe in Nuremberg, Germany and is Europe's leading trade fair for windows, doors and facades, the related technologies, components and prefabricated units and the associated range of machinery and services. More information about the biennial event is available at its Web site,

Fenestration China alternates each year between Beijing and Shanghai and is organized by CIEC Exhibition Company Ltd. More information is available at

Istanbul Window is an annual event serving Eastern Europe, as well as the Mideast, and is organized by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. More information is available at

About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo
GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. Since 2003, it has been listed as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. tradeshows in the annual listing compiled by Tradeshow Week magazine. GlassBuild America 2009 will be held September 30 – October 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on GlassBuild America, contact: 866/342-5642, extension 300 or visit