AGGA, AWA to Host AUSFENEX 2011; U.S. Speakers to Present
August 16, 2011

The Australian Glass and Glazing Association (AGGA) and the Australian Window Association (AWA) are combining resources this year to host their first joint conference, AUSFENEX 2011, September 21-23, at Jupiter's Casino on Australia's Gold Coast. The program will offer both educational and practical sessions, including presentations from a number of U.S. glass industry representatives.

Julia Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager, advanced interlayers, Solutia Inc., will lead a session titled "Glass & Windows - A World of Possibilities." In addition, she also will lead one of the breakout sessions at the event. The breakout sessions will focus on energy and sustainability, standards and regulations and operations.

Bill Lingnell, with Lingnell Consulting Services, also will make a presentation. In his session he will discuss "Quality Control Programs & Systems."

Jorma Vitkala, chairman of the Glass Performance Days organizing committee, Finland, will lead the opening plenary session on "Worldwide Glass & Window Trends." This session is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 22 at 9:45 a.m.

The conference program also will include a number of other informative sessions, such as on cyclones and windows; an Australian economic report and an Australian glass market report; as well as an event debate titled, "The Good, the Bad, and the Undecided ... Is a Carbon Tax Right for Industry?"

In addition, the program includes a variety of social and networking opportunities, including an exhibitor showcase, receptions, dinners and more.

Additional information about the conference is available through the event website.

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