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This year has already seen some big events take place in the industry, including January’s successful IBS 2020 and the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference earlier this month. Plus, next week is the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Nashville, TN, with the theme of Glazing 2020: Advanced. Innovative. Complex.

In addition to the 2020 Summer and Fall FGIA conferences (June 22-25 in Chicago and October 5-8 in Montreal, respectively), there are plenty of industry events to get on your calendar now, if you haven’t already. Here is some of what’s coming up for the rest of 2020.

Window Safety Week | April 5-11

Window Safety Week, recognized every year during the first full week in April, serves as a reminder of recognizing the importance of window safety and fall prevention year-round. This week is designed to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should do to help keep their homes and families safer from the risk of accidental falls or injuries through windows. Windows also play a vital role in home fire safety, and the Window Safety Task Force promotes use of windows for emergency escape and rescue as well. Learn more and follow @WindowSafetyTF on Twitter and Facebook.

Glass TEXpo™ ’20 | May 1-2 | San Antonio, TX

Glass TEXpo '20 provides an educational program regarding architectural glass and general business management. The two-day event, featuring a mix of regional and national companies, includes informational seminars, a trade show floor of industry suppliers and networking opportunities for those in the architectural glass and metal industry.

GlassBuild America | September 15-17 | Las Vegas, NV

Now in its 18th year, GlassBuild America is a must-see annual gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America. Presented by the National Glass Association, along with association sponsors like FGIA, GlassBuild America is a comprehensive and united industry event.

Glasstec | October 20-23, 2020 | Dusseldorf, Germany

Held only once every other year, Glasstec is a leading trade fair for the glass industry with 1,276 exhibitors from 50 countries. Showcasing glass production, processing technologies, new glass products and innovative craft processing, this show is a big deal for the glass industry.

Greenbuild | November 4-7 | San Diego, CA

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is an annual event where green building professionals worldwide can learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability and quality of life in our buildings, cities and communities.

IG Fabricator Workshop | November 10-12 | Plano, TX

Join a three-day hands-on workshop to gain a clear understanding of IG design and learn how to take a frost point test, visually inspect for volatile fog, properly mix and gun sealants safely and much more. FGIA hosts this enlightening event at the Intertek facility in Plano, Texas.

Will you be attending any of these events? Comment below and see you there!