Contestant registration and sponsorship opportunities have opened for Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2014. The Exhibition/Extravaganza is set to be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall and AGRR™ magazine’s Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) and Windshield Repair Olympics (WRO) in Honor of Walt Gorman.
AGW is once again sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association and AGRR™ magazine.
Contestant registration includes admission to all seminars, workshops, social events, one ticket to the Gala Awards Reception and Ceremony, and access to the Exhibition/Extravaganza where the competitions will be held. For further details on competition pricing and to register to compete in the AGTO, please click here, and to compete in the WRO, please click here.
The annual event will bring together all aspects of the automotive glass industry. Tools, mouldings, adhesive systems, automotive glass and more will be on display, discussed in seminars and incorporated within demonstrations and the two high-energy competitions.
The competitions will be held October 7-9 as part of Auto Glass Week. Champions will be announced Thursday evening, October 9, at the Gala Awards Reception and Ceremony, which will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The registration deadline for contestants is August 15, 2014. There is no on-site registration to compete.
Prizes for the 2014 winners have also been finalized. In the AGTO, first place will receive $10,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician.” Second will take home $1,000 and a silver medal and third will receive $500 and a bronze medal.
First-place winner for the WRO will receive the grand prize of $10,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician.” Second will receive $1,000 as well as a silver medal and the third-place winner will get $500 and a bronze medal.
Interested attendees can register online today. Attendee registration includes access to all seminars, workshops, social events and admittance to the AGW Exhibition/Extravaganza, which, as always, hosts industry suppliers as well as the annual competitions.
Sponsorship opportunities also are now available. If you are interested in sponsoring and holding a booth space at the 2014 AGW, contact Holly Biller at 540/602-3251, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, a hotel room block has also opened. Discounted room rates have been made available at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel starting at $149.00 USD per night, plus tax. You may call 800/228-9290 and ask for the Auto Glass Week block and give code AGWAGWA. This rate will be available through September 15, 2014 on a first-come, first-served basis.
AGW will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, just steps from the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ will once again be held concurrently.