2010 Event Prepares New Features for New Audiences
March 10, 2010

If you’ve attended Glass Expo Midwest™ in the past, you may think you know what’s in store for attendees this year, March 16-17, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. But the 16th edition of this regional trade show—co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Illinois Glazing Association, the Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana and Wisconsin Glass Associations, Detroit Glass Dealers Association and the Association of Glazing Contractors—has a host of surprises, including a greatly expanded seminar line-up.

Exhibitors will be offering information on a diverse group of products this year. Equipment suppliers such as Quattrolifts can be found alongside software supplier GTS and glass transportation manufacturer F. Barkow. Fabricators such as Prelco and GlasSource will have products as well as services on display, as will hardware suppliers such as Quality Hardware, JLM Wholesale and C.R. Laurence. Metal and glass suppliers such as Taco Metals, YKK AP, Castle Metal, Petersen Aluminum, ACM Panelworx, Morse Industries and many others also can be found on the trade show floor.

Quality exhibitors have been a staple at past events, but Glass Expo Midwest has made several additions in this area as well. For example, a new “Get Green” product and service area is planned near the registration desk, where attendees can find a one-stop display of exhibitors’ green product literature.

Attendees already hard at work planning their St. Patrick Day festivities (because who isn’t a bit Irish on March 17?) may be interested to know that event organizers have already got it covered. On March 16 at 6 p.m. attendees and exhibitors will be treated to a pre-St. Patrick's Day cocktail party on the show floor. Visitors can raise a glass, listen to a rousing Irish band (featuring one of the glass industry’s own) and chat with colleagues (whether about glass, metal or the city of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day plans will be left up to attendees).

Organizers are further enticing attendees with the promise of door prizes to be given away every other hour on the trade show floor. While attendees network and study up on the latest new products, they can wait for their name to be called as the winner of a new iPod, camera, big screen TV, computer or other exciting prize. Of course, with the additions to this year’s event, attendees already seem set to win.

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