September 12-14, 2018 | Express Learning Theater, booth 913

Express LearningEducation on the go! Developed specifically for the busy trade show attendee, this year’s Express Learning program will focus on practical business strategies to help build more profitable businesses throughout all parts of the industry. Sessions are free to all GlassBuild America attendees and conveniently held in the Express Learning Theater, booth 913.

(As of July 2, 2018; subject to change.)

 

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Wednesday, September 12

11:30 am
MyGlassClass.com: Make Online Training Work for You   
Presented by education and training staff of the National Glass Association.  
For the past several years, the glass and glazing industry has pointed to the skilled labor shortage as one of its greatest challenges, increasing the need for accessible, high-quality education and training. NGA is addressing this need by offering a new, robust online glazier training curriculum for full-service glass companies and contract glaziers. Learn how it can benefit you in this interactive session.

1:30 pm
The Economic Forecast
Presented by Connor Lokar, economist at ITR Economics.
Specializing in economic analysis and forecasting for construction-based clients, economist Connor Lokar will present a report on the health and performance of the U.S. economy, in addition to economic forecast highlights, to help GlassBuild America attendees plan for the future.

2:30 pm
How to Use Social Media the Right Way
Presented by Max Perilstein, founder and managing partner of Sole Source Consultants.
While social media can be a critical element of marketing and connecting with customers, it is not without its pitfalls and dangers. This session explores the best social media platforms for various types of glass industry businesses and offers critical dos and don’ts of using social media.

3:30 pm                                                                    
How to Get Paid on Time, Every Time     
Presented by Matt Johnson, an attorney with The Gary Law Group.        
An attorney specializing in legal and risk issues facing manufacturers of glazing and fenestration products, Matt Johnson will cover how industry businesses can successfully navigate contracts and legal issues to get paid on time, every time.

4:30 pm                                                            
How to Manage Cash Flow for Smart Growth       
Presented by Marco Terry, managing director of Commercial Capital LLC.  
No one is immune to cash flow problems. Marco Terry helps clients manage invoicing and financing to maintain growth while paying the bills on time. In this session, he will walk through how to manage cash flow for smooth operation and smart growth.

Thursday, September 13

1:30 pm                                                                        
How to Recruit and Retain Employees through Online Industry Promotion
Presented by Dustin Anderson, president of Anderson Glass & Mirror Co.          
As business owners and top leaders are retiring, it is imperative for companies to attract the younger generation into the industry. Dustin Anderson will share tips and best practices for using branding, social media and targeted digital advertising to attract new employees and set the industry up for success into the future.

2:30 pm                                                                        
Navigating the Challenges of Exit Planning and Succession         
Presented by Katy Devlin, editor in chief, Glass Magazine and Giroux Glass.
The exit process is fraught with road blocks, and fewer than 30 percent of businesses will actually succeed in transferring ownership. Session attendees will learn about the primary hurdles in succession and exit planning, receive guidance on how to begin the succession and exit process, and learn from the real-life succession story of glazing company Giroux Glass.

3:30 pm                                                                        
How to Recruit and Retain Employees through Online Industry Promotion
Presented by Dustin Anderson, president of Anderson Glass & Mirror Co.         
As business owners and top leaders are retiring, it is imperative for companies to attract the younger generation into the industry. Dustin Anderson will share tips and best practices for using branding, social media and targeted digital advertising to attract new employees and set the industry up for success into the future.

4:30 pm                                                                        
Navigating the Challenges of Exit Planning and Succession
Presented by Katy Devlin, editor in chief, Glass Magazine and Giroux Glass.
The exit process is fraught with road blocks, and fewer than 30 percent of businesses will actually succeed in transferring ownership. Session attendees will learn about the primary hurdles in succession and exit planning, receive guidance on how to begin the succession and exit process, and learn from the real-life succession story of glazing company Giroux Glass.

Friday, September 14

10:30 am
MyGlassClass.com: Make Online Training Work for You   
Presented by education and training staff of the National Glass Association.  
For the past several years, the glass and glazing industry has pointed to the skilled labor shortage as one of its greatest challenges, increasing the need for accessible, high-quality education and training. NGA is addressing this need by offering a new, robust online glazier training curriculum for full-service glass companies and contract glaziers. Learn how it can benefit you in this interactive session.

11:00 am
How to Use Social Media the Right Way  
Presented by Max Perilstein, founder and managing partner of Sole Source Consultants.
While social media can be a critical element of marketing and connecting with customers, it is not without its pitfalls and dangers. This session explores the best social media platforms for various types of industry businesses and offers critical dos and don’ts of using social media.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Knowledge Bar - Ask the Experts  
Presented by the National Glass Association and GlassBuild America
Head next door from the Express Learning Theater to Booth #937 to discuss your industry, technical or codes questions one-on-one with our glass, window and door industry and staff specialists.