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CLEARLY THE BEST—GLASSBUILD AMERICA 2007 SETS RECORDS IN ATLANTA
WASHINGTON, DC (September 13, 2007) – GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo set records at its event held September 10-12 in Atlanta. An all-time high of 538 exhibiting companies occupied 218,840 square feet of exhibit space. 9,500 glass, window and door industry professionals—coming from 54 countries and the U.S.—gathered for the three-day event, exceeding the expectations of show organizers.
The show hosted 160 international exhibitors and 130 first-time exhibiting companies, both figures are record highs. In addition to the trade show floor, the show featured day-long educational forums by both NGA and IGMA, seminars, live demonstrations, the debut of the Auto Glass Pavilion, and an appearance by NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace. Many affiliated meetings, such as BEMA’s annual membership meeting and GANA’s Fall Conference, were also held in conjunction with the event.
“The show was just phenomenal,” stated Denise Sheehan, NGA VP of Industry Events. “I think we set an all-time record for the busiest day in GlassBuild America history on Day Two—I’ve had many exhibitors tell me that they had their best show ever this year. We saw a boost in attendance from glass dealers and distributors and contract glazing companies, while the residential window and door dealer and manufacturer numbers held steady with previous years, even with the challenging market conditions in that segment. The attendance overall exceeded our original estimates and that was a very pleasant surprise.”
GlassBuild America 2008 will be held October 6-8, 2008 in Las Vegas.
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 www.GlassBuildAmerica.com.