September 12, 2018 | 8:00am – 6:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center

Glazing professionals from around the country will gather on NGA Glazing Executives ForumSept. 12, 2018 in Las Vegas for the 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum. Hosted by the National Glass Association (NGA) and held in conjunction with GlassBuild America, this full-day education and networking event will present a dynamic program highlighting Strategies for Smart Growth. NGA Glazing Executives Forum

With many companies seeking to capitalize on growing demand, this year's forum will help glazing company owners and managers grow profits, expand their reach and lay the foundation for long-term success.


(As of August 27, 2018; subject to change.)

Program includes: education, lunch, reception, plus access to the GlassBuild America tradeshow floor Sept. 12-14. Separate registration required. All programs listed below take place in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).



Member / Non-Member

Early bird (through 6/30) $200 / $200
Advance (through 9/2) $250 / $350
Onsite (beginning 9/3) $300 / $400



Booth #1427

Booth #627

Booth #419


8:00 am – 8:45 am

Continental Breakfast and Presentation 
Big Glass, Can You Handle It? 

Presented by Bryan Strobel
and Daniel Meuchel, Wood’s
Powr-Grip Co. Inc.
LVCC Room(s) N255/N257

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Installing Committee meeting
If you’re a glazing contractor or full-service glass company, please attend this inaugural committee meeting to share what you need the association to work on to help you improve and grow your company.
LVCC Room(s) N255/N257

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome and Introductions
Emcee:Brian Hale, president, Hale Glass
LVCC Room(s) N250

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Navigating the Supply Chain: A Panel Discussion
Panelists: Allen Mathis, VP operational excellence, YKK AP America; Garret Henson, VP sales and marketing, Viracon; Jeff Rende, director of supply chain management, Guardian

Moderator: Max Perilstein, founder, Sole Source Consultants

Increased demand has added pressure to the glass industry supply chain. This discussion will offer practical solutions to top-of-mind supply management challenges such as lead times and transportation.
LVCC Room(s) N250

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Networking Break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ask the Expert Presentations
Led by industry experts in their respective fields, these presentations will address the leading business concerns of today’s contract glaziers.
LVCC Room(s) N250
Topics will include:

  • Exit Planning and Succession
    Presented by Kevin Kennedy and Joe Bazzano of Beacon Exit Planning LLC
  • Recruiting the Younger Generation
    Presented by Dustin Anderson, Anderson Glass
  • How to Get Paid
    Presented by Matt Johnson, Gary Law Group, and Courtney Little, president and general counsel, ACE Glass
  • Is Your Company Financially Ready for Growth?
    Presented by Marco Terry, Commercial Capital LLC
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch
LVCC Room(s) N246
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A and coaching sessions with the industry experts of their choice.
LVCC Room(s) N247, N245, N249, N251

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Networking Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Annual Economic Forecast
Presented by Connor Lokar, ITR Economics

This energetic and informative session will offer analysis of business-cycle trends with a focus on the construction industry to help glazing company executives plan for the future.
LVCC Room(s) N250

4:15 pm -
5:00 pm

GlassBuild America trade show
All attendees receive complimentary access to the GlassBuild America trade show floor as part of their registration.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm GlassBuild Opening Reception on the trade show floor