Lots on the Agenda for Auto Glass Week™ 2013
June 21, 2013

Auto Glass Week™ 2013 is a must-see event, offering its attendees front row seats to the auto glass repair and replacement competitions, inspiring keynote speakers, educational seminars, and an Exhibition/Extravaganza featuring "top suppliers," according to past attendees. It is a great time to visit and meet with colleagues and mingle with industry partners during numerous events to socialize and network including cocktail parties, silent auctions and much more!

"If you wish to be the leader of auto glass in your market, you need to attend Auto Glass Week. Be informed and get educated," said Gerald "Dr. Chip" Zwart, president of Clearview Windshields, located in Inwood, Iowa. Zwart ensures that Auto Glass Week is always on his annual calendar. "I would say the seminars and visiting with my many friends I have made through the years is one of the top attractions," he adds.

Auto Glass Week will be held September 18-20 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Our host hotel, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, is offering Auto Glass Week attendees discounted room rates available on a first-come, first-served basis. The attendee rate is $129 USD per night plus tax, for a single room, double occupancy and the room block is open to make reservations. The rate includes complimentary internet access. You must reference the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina and code AGWF13 to access the discounted room block ending August 27, 2013, if you reserve by phone, 888/789-3090.

"I'm a wholesaler primarily and I'm going to meet up with a lot of the representatives I work with from other companies that I buy from," said Jon Anderson, of Dakotaland Autoglass in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "It's a good chance to meet all of my suppliers at one place and one time."

The event will feature special appearances by World Trade Center Survivor FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto, and famed NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, as well as AGRR™ magazine's NordGlass Auto Glass Technician Olympics and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Olympics in Honor of Walt Gorman.

Auto glass technicians looking to develop their credentials may also register for a separate educational and testing course scheduled for Friday, September 20. Technicians who would like to become an Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Certified Auto Glass Technician can sign up for this one-day, fast-track certification program to become even more established in the trade. To register for this course, click here.

Interested Auto Glass Week attendees can register online for a pre-registration discounted price of $209, saving $40 versus registering on-site. This registration includes access to all seminars, workshops, social events and admittance to the Auto Glass Week Exhibition/Extravaganza and the concurrent event, International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

For the full list of this year's events, visit the schedule at a glance on our official event website. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this event devoted solely to the auto glass industry!

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