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GANA Fall Conference
The GANA Fall Conference is scheduled for September 18-20, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. All eight Divisions of GANA have meetings planned at this event, along with the non-Division Committees including Marketing, New Professionals Committee, and Protective Glazing.

Registration
Conference fees are due when registering.

Registration Fees (Members)  
Fall Conference (3 days) $495
Management Day Only $150
Fall Conference + Management Day $635
Fall Conference (Wednesday Only) $299
Fall Conference (Thursday Only) $299
Fall Conference (Friday Only) $299

 

Registration Fees (Non-Members*)  
Fall Conference (3 days) $795
Management Day Only $300
Fall Conference + Management Day $835
Fall Conference (Wednesday Only) $499
Fall Conference (Thursday Only) $499
Fall Conference (Friday Only) $499

*Non-member companies attending a GANA meeting for the first time can attend the conference at the member rate. Please contact the office first to confirm first time attendance before registering. Non-members not eligible to receive the discount that join GANA prior to 60 days after the meeting will receive a credit for its registration fees on membership dues.

Pre-Registered Attendees
Registrations will be accepted until the day of the Conference. However, if you would like to review a list of to-date pre-registered attendees, click here. In order to be included in the printed registration list, your registration must be received by August 25, 2013.

Cutoff Date
The hotel cutoff date of August 18, 2013 has past. At this time, we can still reserve rooms at the Omni Charlotte, but the room rate is $299 as opposed to our original rate of $149. There are other locations around the Omni available, if you wish to book at another property.

Ritz-Carlton, The
201 East Trade Street • Charlotte, NC 28216
704-547-2244

Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade Street • Charlotte, NC 28202
704-333-9000

Holiday Inn Center City
230 North College Street • Charlotte, NC 28202
704-335-5400

Courtyard By Marriott
237 South Tryon Street • Charlotte, NC 28202
704-926-5800

Cancellation Policy
Meeting Cancellation: The registration fee is refundable (minus a cancellation fee of $150) if notice of cancellation is received by August 18, 2013. After this date, no refund will be issued.

Program

Outline



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Centric Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
   
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm GANA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting) (located at the Ritz Carlton Charlotte)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk
   
8:00 am – 10:00 am Energy Division Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Energy Performance GIB
  • Properties of Solar Glass GIB
  • LEED v4 Update
  • Windows PCR Update
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Energy Symposium
   
     10:00 am – 10:30 am
    
Envision Charlotte
Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte
   
     10:30 am – 11:15 am Designing High Performance Facades and Barriers to New Technology Adoption
Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.
   
     11:15 am – 12:30 pm Why Buildings Matter and the Importance of Glass
Chris Mathis, Mathis Consulting Company
   
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
   
     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Panel: Different Perspectives to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Moderator: Bill Yanek, GANA Executive Vice President

Panelists:
Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte
Chris Mathis, Mathis Consulting Company
Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.
   
     2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Update on Flat Glass and Window Product Category Rules
Jeff Haberer, Cardinal IG
Kevin Olah, Guardian Industries Corp.
   
     2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
   
     3:15 pm - 4:00 pm GANA Advocacy and Code Update
Dr. Tom Culp, GANA Energy Consultant
Mark Silverberg, Technoform
   
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, New Professionals Committee (Click for Agenda)
   
     4:00 pm - 5:00 pm      Open Session
   
       Business Value of Having Specifications Readily Available
     Phil Kabza FCSI CCS AIA, SpecGuy Specifications Consultants
   
       Introduction to GANA Board of Directors and Staff
     Bill Yanek, GANA
   
     5:00 pm - 6:00 pm      Closed Session
   
       New Macro Trends in the Industry
     Alissa Schmidt, Apogee Enterprises (Viracon)
   
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Local Micro Brew Reception
Hosted by New Professionals Committee
Sponsored by Fusion Ceramics


Thursday, September 19, 2013

     Fall Conference Schedule

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
   
8:00 am – 10:00 am GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting  (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Industry Overview
  • Technical Report
  • Product Category Rule
  • General Counsel Report
  • Marketing Report
  • Consultant Report
  • IGCC/SGCC
  • ANSI
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Decorative Division Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Product Color and Durability
  • Decorative Glass Standards
  • Decorative Glass Strength
  • Weatherability and Durability of Decorative Glass
  • Recyclability of Architectural Glass
  • Website Report
  • NeoCon 2014
  • Membership Initiative
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mirror Division Meetings (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Green Aspects of Mirror
  • LEED Paper
  • New MirrorLink.org Website Unveiling
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch :: GANA Marketing Town Hall
Moderator: Tracy Rogers, GANA President and Marketing Committee Chair
Quanex Building Products

 
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Marketing Committee Meeting (Click for Agenda)
   
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Protective Glazing Committee Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Security Glazing in Schools
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Laminating Division Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Laminated Glazing Reference Manual
  • Effects of Moisture
  • Sealant and Setting Block
  • Marking and Labeling
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking Reception @ Strike City
Join us for an off-site networking reception at Strike City in the heart of Charlotte's EpiCentre. Held in an upscale bowling alley, GANA's networking reception will be held in a private bar at Strike City that also houses 4 bowling lanes.

     Management Day Schedule

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk (Omni Charlotte)
   
8:00 am – 10:00 am GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting  (Omni Charlotte)
  • Industry Overview
  • Technical Report
  • Product Category Rule
  • General Counsel Report
  • Marketing Report
  • Consultant Report
  • IGCC/SGCC
  • ANSI
  Management Day
Events Below at Ritz Carlton Charlotte (connected to the Omni Charlotte via a skywalk)

 
     10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking Communications Break
   
     11:00 am – 12:00 pm Learn To Become A Better Leader
Russ Huffer
   
     12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Political Climate for Manufacturing in North America
Ned Monroe, National Association of Manufacturers
   
     12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Networking Lunch
   
     1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Insights into the Glass and Glazing Industry: Manufacturers Forecast Panel
Russ Huffer
Leigh Anne Mays, Guardian Industries Corp.
Ned Monroe, National Association of Manufacturers
Mark Silverberg, Technoform
   
     2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Networking Communications Break
   
     2:45 pm – 5:30 pm Open Session Discussion
The Open Session is time designated to discuss topics of interest to our attendees. During this time, 3-5 topics will be selected to discuss in the open forum. Topics will be selected from ideas submitted by all attendees, approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Potential Topic Ideas:
     Employee Retention and Recruitment
     Exit Strategy/Succession Planning for Owners
     New Safety Equipment
     HR Practices and Procedures
     Social Media  - Free Marketing?

 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking Reception @ Strike City
Join us for an off-site networking reception at Strike City in the heart of Charlotte's EpiCentre. Held in an upscale bowling alley, GANA's networking reception will be held in a private bar at Strike City that also houses 4 bowling lanes.


Friday, September 20, 2013

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
   
8:00 am – 9:30 am Flat Glass Manufacturing Division Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Flat Glass Product Category Rule Presentation
8:00 am – 5:30 pm Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual Task Group - Working Meeting
   
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Tempering Division Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Engineering Standards Manual
  • Heavy Glass Door Design Guide
  • Distortion
  • Applications for Heat-Treated Glass
  • Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Glass
  • Center Punch Test Method
  • Proper Procedures for Cleaning Architectural Glass
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch :: Networking
   
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Insulating Division Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Benefits of Using Low Thermally-Conductive Gas in IGU
  • Use of Capillary Tubes
  • Describing Architectural Glass Constructions
  • Secondary Sealant Bite in IGUs
  • Edge Seals
  • Multiple Cavity AIA Presentation
  • IGUs with Integrated Blinds
  • Bent IGUs
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Building Envelope Contractors Technical Committee Meeting (Click for Agenda)
 
  • Structural Silicone Guidelines
  • Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual
  • Blueprint Reading and Estimating Course
  • Project Manager’s Reference Manual

Sponsors
Our GANA Fall Conference sponsors help us provide a unique conference experience to our members. Below are current sponsors for our event. If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Ashley Charest.
 

Local Micro Brew Reception Fusion Ceramics
   
Wireless Internet Access Glass Coatings and Concepts
   
Thursday Coffee Station Schilling Graphics
   
Friday Coffee Station Mappi International
   
Gold Sponsor Quanex Building Products

Internet Access
Stay connected at the Omni Charlotte with internet access in both the sleeping rooms and meeting space. In-room internet access is complimentary as an Omni Select Guest (free to register). Meeting rooms will also have internet access, sponsored by Glass Coatings and Concepts.

Accommodations
The Omni Charlotte Hotel envelopes you in comfort with a touch of genuine North Carolina hospitality. Centrally located in the heart of Charlotte’s financial district and only 15 minutes from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the AAA four-diamond hotel is the perfect destination for convenience to area businesses or to explore countless attractions.

Linked to 12 city blocks via sky bridge, the Omni Charlotte Hotel is moments away from the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Discovery Place, the Charlotte Convention Center, and the EpiCentre entertainment district.

Amenities
•100% non-smoking luxury hotel
•Turndown service upon request
•Plush robes
•Individual climate control
•In-room safe
•Fully stocked refreshment center
•Triple sheeting on bed
•Feather pillows
•Satin hangers
•In-room coffee and tea
•Iron and full-sized ironing board
•Complimentary USA Today
•AM/FM alarm clock
•Hair dryer
•All guest rooms are non-smoking

Hotel Restaurant

Trade Restaurant and Bar
Serving three meals a day, Trade Restaurant tempts your palate with a modern twist on traditional comfort cuisine. Start your day with fresh, local flavors from the Art of Breakfast Buffet offering sourced cage free eggs, steel cut oats, gluten free breakfast breads and our signature blueberry maple sausage. From Carolina Pulled Pork to a Grilled Delmonico Steak, Executive Chef Francisco Jimenez creates a stimulating culinary experience with bold and unforgettable tastes for both lunch and dinner. For regional drafted brews from the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, the finest spirits to create our signature cocktails, high-definition TV's and after hour delectable's, Trade offers an inviting atmosphere for meeting friends or relishing in a night cap.

Local Area Restaurants
Dining & Entertainment
Mez Restaurant - Connected
Flemings Steakhouse - Connected
Enso (Asian & sushi) - Connected
BlackFinn (American) - Connected
Libretto's Pizza (Italian) - Connected
Whiskey River - Connected
Howl at the Moon Piano Bar - Connected
Suite (night club) - Connected
Mert’s Heart and Soul (southern soul food) – 1 block
Sonoma (bistro & wine bar) – 1 block
Fuse Box (pan Asian & sushi)– 2 blocks
Lavicchia’s Seafood Grill (seafood) – 2 blocks
Luce Ristorante (classic Italian) – 2 blocks
Morton’s of Chicago (steakhouse) – 2 blocks
Ruth Chris Steakhouse - 2 blocks
King’s Kitchen(southern food) – 3 blocks
Capital Grille (steakhouse) – 3 blocks
Historic South End (variety of restaurants and nightlife) – 2 miles

Room Rates
Single or Double: $149 plus tax
Check-In: 3:00 pm Check-Out: 12:00 pm

Transportation
The hotel is located 15 minutes from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.  Taxi fare to the hotel from the airport is around $25 one-way. Shuttle transportation can be set up for $16/one-way.

The Omni Charlotte has on-site parking for $15/day or $22/day for valet.

Click here to register online.