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USGNN Original StoryGEMS™ '09 Seminars Cover the Latest Industry Hot Topics

USGlass magazine's Glass Expo Midwest™ (GEMS), taking place December 8-10 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, just outside of Chicago, will offer two full days of informational, educational and networking opportunities. The event will include a top-notch seminar and workshop program that will cover a wide selection of pertinent topics including:

  • Proper shower door applications;
  • LEED® and building fenestration design;
  • Building Information Modeling;
  • Concrete runoff and glass
  • Products imported from China; and
  • Solar powered opportunities

Anyone interested in learning "How to Buy Glass and Other Goods - Better, Cheaper, Faster" should make plans to attend Paul Bieber's presentation December 9, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Bieber, a noted consultant and USGlass magazine columnist, previously sold flat glass to companies like yours for more than 20 years. In his presentation he will explain how to purchase high-quality glass at better rates and receive it faster than ever before. He will also discuss understanding and protecting yourself from price changes.

In addition to this line-up of timely discussion topics, Jerry Wright from Fort Worth, Texas, will be this year's keynote speaker, talking about "Why Leadership Matters Today!" The presentation will take place Wednesday, December 10 from 8:30-10 a.m.
If Wright's name sounds familiar, it should. he has been quoted in USGlass and has served as a speaker for several glass industry trade shows. Through his keynote address, Wright will help his audience identify leadership in their businesses and encourage others to become leaders. Anything in history worth remembering can be traced back to a motivated group of people and ultimately a single leader. Wright will uncover the myths of leadership, describe managing versus leadership and explain the particular levels of leadership.

GEMS '09 is a not-to-be-missed event. Registration is open and free to co-sponsoring association members who pre-register. For more information or to register visit

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