Registration now open for the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference
Posted on January 4th, 2024
Schaumburg, Illinois – Registration is now open for the 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 19-22 in Amelia Island, Florida. The preliminary schedule is now available and includes a variety of presentations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops, as well as the association’s annual awards ceremony. Numerous committees, councils and task groups will also have an opportunity to meet. Register now for the in-person experience or for virtual access to the FGIA Annual Conference. Early bird registration rates are available through Jan. 9.
“FGIA is ready to kick off 2024 with another excellent and productive event,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Events Manager. “Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this conference at a beautiful resort while meeting and networking with peers to guide the direction of the industry.”
This year’s conference theme will be a tribute to Rich Walker, the former president and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and an industry figure of momentous proportions, who passed away in September.
After hosting several hybrid events, FGIA is evolving its event strategy as part of a path back to in-person conferences. At this conference, a greater number of sessions are featured on the schedule, targeting three to five concurrent meetings, with content for each being specifically strategized to initiate discussion and facilitate decision-making. The Thursday schedule will conclude by noon local time to allow conference participants to attend all sessions and still depart the conference on the last day of activities.
Keynote | Demystifying Demography
Popular at previous events, keynote speaker Ken Gronbach will bring participants into the world of counting people with his keynote address, “Demography is Destiny.” Demography is the science of simplicity of birth, death and migration of populations. The demographic perspective is macro, big-picture and long term, and Gronbach’s strategies can be integrated into strategic plans in diverse sectors. Join Gronbach for this entertaining and memorable presentation on generational dynamics.
Annual Awards Ceremony
The Annual Awards Ceremony will be held during the conference, during which several FGIA members will be recognized for their hard work and contributions during the previous year. Awards include distinguished service within various FGIA segments, Outstanding Member and the Chairman’s Award. The passing of the gavel will also take place as we welcome a new Board Chairman for 2024 and 2025.
In addition to the annual FGIA Rich and Diane Walker Cup golf tournament, there will be a first-ever FGIA-hosted pickleball tournament at the resort. Register now for “It’s Kind of a Big Dill” to reserve a spot on the court the morning of Mon., Feb. 19. Prizes will be available for categories including “best dressed,” “best serve” and “most improved.”
Another optional event is an educational workshop Monday afternoon called “Discovering Issues Before They Become Problems | Hands-on Workshop for Insulating Glass Forensic Analysis.” This will take place at the hotel from 1-4 p.m.
For FGIA members who register for the in-person conference before January 9, the early bird price of registration is $1,050. Non-members can register for $1,600. Guests may be registered for $225. For virtual access, FGIA members can register a single individual for $350 or a company with three to 10 participants for $875. Non-members can register for $1,600. Register for the 2023 FGIA Annual Conference now.
Learn more about sponsorship by contacting Vlad at fvlad@FGIAonline.org.
For more information about FGIA and its activities, visit FGIAonline.org.
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