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GlassBuild Connect | September is for Solutions

GlassBuild America pivots to present a month of industry education, trends and forecasts

1 month of industry-focused programming

“As the trade show moves online in 2020, the leading glass and fenestration industry suppliers from around the world showcase their innovations and solutions in the midst of rich education and trends programming from NGA’s content experts.” —Nicole Harris, NGA president and CEO

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5 daily content themes


The plant and process mean more than ever, as glass fabricators and manufacturers navigate the health and safety of the workforce and customer demand. Each Monday, registered visitors of will get the details and insights they need to improve and grow.


That “crystal ball” is fuzzier than ever with changing COVID-19 prescriptions. GlassBuild Connect will spotlight the latest industry forecasts, leading indexes, major market trends and more that will shape 2021 and beyond.


The design and construction industry continues to seek better performing glass and glazing solutions. Performance Wednesdays is a deep dive into the products, systems and solutions that will help companies respond to challenges and opportunities. 


The role of glazing contractors continues to evolve and advance as glass sizes are getting larger, building envelopes are becoming more complex and construction processes more digital. Installation Thursdays will keep glaziers up to date on trends, and help company leaders address challenges in the field and in the office. 


Fenestration Fridays provides content and learning opportunities for the residential window and door marketplace. Education and other programming will target companies ranging from installers working in the home to companies manufacturing fenestration systems. 

Daily content will be presented through a variety of content types, including unique articles and blogs, webinars, videos, recorded demos, product highlights, town hall and panel discussions, interviews and people highlights and more. 

22 days of content targeting all industry segments

The glass and fenestration industry’s foremost annual trade show, GlassBuild America, moves online in September 2020 for a month of industry interaction, innovation and education. Even in the face of the economic and health challenges of COVID-19, when an in-person show is not possible, the glass industry will have an opportunity to come together for essential learning, problem solving, connecting, purchasing and more. 

For its 2020 reimagined gathering, organizers at the National Glass Association announced GlassBuild Connect. The event, available on and its range of email and social platforms, will feature programming every weekday from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. 

Highlighted by day-of-the-week themes, GlassBuild Connect will spotlight each industry segment regularly throughout the month of September. Every type of industry company, from glass shops and glaziers to fabricators and suppliers, will be provided with targeted education, product and trend information. 

“GlassBuild America has been connecting buyers and sellers for decades, and we’re not letting COVID-19 break that connection,” says Nicole Harris, NGA president and CEO. “As the trade show moves online in 2020, the leading glass and fenestration industry suppliers from around the world showcase their innovations and solutions in the midst of rich education and trends programming from NGA’s content experts.”  

330+ Companies displaying innovative solutions

GlassBuild Connect will present the latest production innovations from more than 330 exhibiting companies. Companies from all over the world in every glass and fenestration industry segment will present new product solutions in GlassBuild Connect’s sortable and searchable product database. Beginning on Sept. 1, registered visitors to will be able to access hundreds of product features, with photos, videos and additional downloadable documentation, such as spec sheets. 

Registered site visitors will be able to check out Daily Demo videos, available on the homepage. The videos will offer users a closer look at emerging technologies and new product offerings. 

The site will also feature listing pages for all exhibiting companies. The pages will provide registered visitors with essential information about companies, direct contact information and links for the companies with products visitors want to know about. Users can communicate with exhibiting companies as they see fit, rather than using formatted virtual “rooms.”  


The NGA offers free registration and access to GlassBuild Connect for all industry visitors. To register, visit

Users will be asked to login and register if they already have an account for NGA’s customer dashboard on, or they can create an account to register. The free registration will unlock the GlassBuild Connect marketplace and programming, beginning on Sept. 1, and continuing throughout the month of September. 

Access to an exclusive glass industry economic forecast from ever-popular presenter, Connor Lokar, program economist at ITR Economics, valued at $50, will be available through a special promo code provided to customers by GlassBuild Connect exhibitors. 

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