Al Dueck is clearly a man who is willing to work his posterior off for the good of his business community. As chairman of FenCon17 – the fenestration industry conference he imagined, sold, organized and hosted on Feb. 10 with the help of his friends at Fenestration Manitoba – Dueck created a day packed wall-to-wall with fresh, exclusive education and networking opportunities aimed squarely at window and door manufacturers.
This past fall, I attended GlassBuild and WinDoor on behalf of SAWDAC. While both shows try to accomplish the same objectives, each has a very different feel, which was great to experience. At GlassBuild I connected with the National Glass Association in the U.S. and we are looking to share some best practices between our associations.
Feb. 14, 2017 - Fenestration BC has released updated details of its education program, coming Feb. 21 to the Sheraton Guildford in Surrey, B.C. All sessions are eligible for Architectural Institute of British Columbia learning credits.
Feb. 13, 2017 - Al Dueck is clearly a man who is willing to work his posterior off for the good of his business community. As chairman of FenCon17 – the fenestration industry conference he imagined, sold, organized and hosted on Feb. 10 with the help of his friends at Fenestration Manitoba – Dueck created a day packed wall-to-wall with fresh, exclusive education and networking opportunities aimed squarely at window and door manufacturers. One wonders just how many phone calls he made to attract the all-star presenters and the healthy crowd of over 140 attendees, but it seems safe to assume that everyone in the room was contacted more than once. Thanks to the organizing talents of Nancy Zubriski, Fenestration Manitoba executive director, the result was a polished event that remained friendly and accessible. It isn't hard to imagine FenCon becoming an important recurring forum drawing visitors from all over the country.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Carol Hochu, President & CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joe Hruska as Vice-President, Sustainability, effective February 16, 2017. In this role, Joe will lead the development and execution of CPIA’s sustainability, advocacy and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recycling and recovery of plastics at their end-of-life and reduce marine litter.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Fenestration Manitoba has released an updated program for FenCon17 in Winnipeg.
Feb. 1, 2017 - In 2017 the FenBC Technical Conference is offering more sessions than ever before.
A very cost-effective conference for the window and door industry is coming to life in a remarkable way in a very short periord of time with an excellent response from manufacturers as well as related stakeholders.. Core components of content have been put together with CME Lean and industry experts, a very accessible and affordable facility has been secured complete with affordable hotel costs and FenCon17.com has been created with broadening content accessible.
Dec. 8, 2016 - It took more than the bad traffic prior to a Jets home game as well as a Standing Rock protest at the intersection of Portage and Main to slow down the nearby FenMan AGM on December 1st, in downtown Winnipeg. Approximately 30 people attended the meeting at the Clay Oven Restaurant at Shaw Park (where the Winnipeg Goldeyes play baseball when it’s not winter).
Taking WinDoor to Montreal involved an element of risk for Fenestration Canada, no question. The show had become Canada's premier destination for the window and door industry over 22 years in downtown Toronto, and moving it risked losing participation from the large concentration of fenestration companies in southern Ontario. But everyone agreed that the formula that had been so successful had gotten tired and it was time for change. There is no growth in business without risk, and WinDoor's debut in Quebec proved that bold moves combined with expert planning, energetic leadership and a clear vision can indeed give new life to a venerable brand.
Nov. 10, 2016 - At WinDoor, you have the perfect opportunity to see new products, meet new customers and catch up with your peers. You can also participate in our various social functions including the After Hours Party on Wednesday, November 16! Please note that Doors Open on Montreal is sold out.
The National Glass Association\Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce its board of directors for the 2016-2017 term. The 2016-2017 term began on Oct. 21, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.
The first item for my inaugural column is to thank Skip MacLean of Trutech Doors for the last three years of exceptional leadership and vision at the helm of Fenestration Canada. It was under Skip’s direction that Fenestration Canada moved to Zzeem Association Management and initiated the revitalization of the WinDoor Show.
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