Fenestration Day 2013 Sessions are Set: Make Plans to Attend

March 21st, 2013 by Editor

DWM magazine, sponsor of Fenestration Day™ 2013, is pleased to announce that it has finalized its seminar schedule for the annual event targeted to both door and window dealers and manufacturers. The event, now in its fourth year, will be held October 31 in suburban Chicago.

Come join your peers at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in suburban Chicago and hear presentations from experts on the latest issues affecting the fenestration industry. DWM will once again be offering joint sessions for both manufacturers and dealers, then break the groups into separate tracks so manufacturers and dealers can hear from speakers on issues directly affecting their businesses.

The seminar schedule is below and all information on the event as well as the list of sessions may be found on the event website. To sponsor a session contact Tara Taffera at ttaffera@glass.com

Educational Seminar Schedule: Joint Sessions

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Event Welcome & Keynote

William Grenier, Chief Investment Officer at Mariner Wealth Advisors

Grenier will present the latest market outlook both globally and here in the U.S., complete with the economic data you need to know to chart your company’s future.

Grenier has 32 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Mariner, he was chief investment officer of Scout Investments, where he was directly responsible for the Scout Investments Global Equity investment process.

He was also named BusinessWeek’s 2005 Stock Market Strategist of the Year and has appeared on Bloomberg Television, CNBC and CNBC Worldwide. He has also been featured in multiple financial publications such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek discussing his views on the U.S. economy.

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Certifications, Standards and Codes – the Coming Consequences

The industry is experiencing an unprecedented rise in the elements required for product certification and related product representations, driven by EPA, NFRC, AAMA and code. The potential for unforeseen consequences is real. Learn what is coming and what you will need to navigate these challenges.

Presenter: Paul R. Gary, The Gary Law Group

3:30p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Closing Joint Session

Made in the USA: How to Tell

Many companies may have an American flag on their website or as part of their trade show booth. But what does it really mean to be Made in the USA? Julie Reiser, president and co-founder, Made in USA Certified will outline the element of the Made in the USA Certified label as well as the Federal Trade Commission guidelines regarding Made in the USA. Also, Mark Davis, executive director of the Earthwise Group, will share why the company decided to become USA Certified.

Educational Schedule: Manufacturers

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Smart Optimization for Improved Profitability

Learn from Geoff Roise, owner of Lindsay Window in North Mankato, Minn., who has implemented some new methods for raw material optimization. Join this discussion regarding new ways of thinking in regards to optimization.

Session sponsored by FeneTech

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Door and Window Industry Update

Michael Collins, partner, Building Industry Advisors, will offer his latest statistics on the door and window industry, including mergers and acquisitions. Collins also serves as a DWM columnist and the industry looks to him as an industry expert.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lean Manufacturing

Hear from a panel of experts, including manufacturers and suppliers, about how to incorporate lean principles into your plant operations. Questions such as how to integrate automated operations into your lean manufacturing plans will be addressed.

Panelists include: Steve Waltman, vice president, Stiles Machinery; and a member of a top window manufacturing firm.

Session sponsored by Royal Building Products

Educational Seminar Schedule: Dealer Track

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Dealer Panel: Unique Ideas for Your Business

Join us for our panel of experts—that is those who sell doors and windows each day. Find out what unique approaches they employ to find success. Panelists will include Steve Rennekamp, president of Energy Swing Windows and Doors in Murrysville, Pa., and other industry experts. If you are interested in participating in this panel email ttaffera@glass.com.

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

How to Make your Website a Lead Generation Machine

Is your website a lead generation machine? Your website should be your most powerful marketing tool, delivering a steady stream of new business leads filling your sales pipeline. Unfortunately, most companies do not optimize their websites for lead generation—offering nothing more than a passive online brochure.

This enlightening presentation will make online marketing understandable and provide you with actionable tips, best practices and strategies for transforming your website into a powerful lead generation machine. Whether you are an online marketing novice or an expert, you will learn proven ways to:

• Establish a niche online marketing strategy

• Leverage the best online lead generation techniques that most companies fail to use

• Generate a steady stream of new business online

• Measure your online marketing success

Speaker: Bob DeStefano, online marketing strategist

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Generating Cash and Accessing Credit

There’s nothing more important to a business than access to credit but sometimes it’s not as easy as you think. Hear from Michael Collins, partner at Building Industry Advisors regarding how to generate cash and boost access to credit. Learn how to boost your borrowing options, and much more.

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