Contact: David Walker
866/342.5642, ext. 153


WASHINGTON, DC  (April 26, 2010) - GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo® has long been known as the most important annual gathering of glass industry professionals in North America, driven by the magnitude of its exhibit space, the technological advances unveiled each year, and the unparalleled opportunities it offers for peer-to-peer interaction and networking.

GlassBuild America 2010, September 14-16, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will be remembered as the year that the National Glass Association's educational programs shared top billing. With two full-day forums and two highly anticipated seminars already planned, this year's educational format promises something for everyone.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the way our educational programs have come together for the 2010 show,” said David Walker, NGA Vice President of Association Services. “Everyone who attends GlassBuild America in 2010 will be extremely impressed by the caliber of our speakers, the relevance and timeliness of our discussion topics, and the depth of the programs we’re offering.”
Highlights include:

  • 5th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, Sept. 14 
    A full day of interactive breakout sessions, expert speakers, peer-to-peer sharing and networking.  A must-attend event for every glazing professional.
  • 1st Annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, Sept. 15 
    This event features breakout sessions, best practice sharing, top speakers and an informal networking reception. Content is being created by window and door dealers.
  • Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency Seminar, Sept. 16 
    Combining topics from two of the most popular sessions from 2009, this seminar on Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) will be led by Richard Voreis, CEO of Consulting Collaborative.  Panelists include a leading architect, a photovoltaics consultant, a university spokesperson, a glass and glazing subcontractor, and a thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturer.
  • Decorative Glass Seminar, Sept 16 
    Leading experts in decorative glass will debate one of the most pressing industry questions: Is it the product or the design process that matters most? This panel presentation will explore how specialty glass is selected and perceived by each segment of the industry.  Presenters include Richard Riveire (Rottet Design, Los Angeles), Ed Trainor (Trainor Glass, Chicago) and Reza Safavi (Taslimi Construction, L.A.).  The panel will be moderated by Pulp Studio CEO Bernard Lax, who will also offer a brief presentation on specialty glass trends affecting the industry.

Attendee registration for GlassBuild America and the educational programs is now open.

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 2010 will be held September 14 – 16  in Las Vegas, NV . For more information on GlassBuild America, contact: 866/342-5642, extension 300 or visit