America's Glass Showcase Announced
The Independent Glass Association (IGA), in cooperation with AGRR magazine
and the America's Glass Association (AGA), have announced a strategic
partnership around the "America's Glass Showcase." The IGA will
co-locate its spring auto glass show on the floor of the America's Glass
Designed for auto and architectural glass retailers of all types, the
event will bring together three groups to hold their own conferences and
develop one super-sized exposition. Both the AGA and the IGA will co-locate
their exhibitions in one location next year, joining together to create
Americas' Glass Showcase, which will feature an auto glass area and an
AGRR magazine will serve as exclusive sales agent for the show, which
will be held in Las Vegas at the Cashman Center May 18-19 next year and
then begin to move around the country in subsequent years.
"It's a great idea," said AGA president Donn Harter. "America's
Glass Association serves retailers, and many retailers provide both architectural
and automotive glass services. CGA and its successor AGA have concentrated
their efforts on architectural glass retailers. Bringing both shows together
gives those who do both, or those AGA members involved in auto glass,
a greater opportunity to learn."
"We're excited about it," said IGA executive director Marc Anderson.
"It's no secret that our members are in a very difficult business
and many have or want to diversify into architectural glass, as well.
Having access to vendors from both market segments will prove helpful
to them. We believe giving the auto glass industry access to NACE in the
Fall and the IGA show in May will be of great benefit to our members and
"Registrants may sign up to attend the AGA Conference, the IGA Conference
or both," said Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR.
All registrations will include admission to the America's Glass Showcase.
"We are happy to be part of this," said Levy, "it's going
to be a great educational resource and a wonderful marketplace. It's a
great deal for attendees, and a great deal for exhibitors who get access
to registrants from multiple events for one booth fee."
For information about exhibiting email Tina Czar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for information about attending America's Glass Showcase.