The adage that “everything is bigger in Texas” came true today as Texas Glass Association president Kyle Sharp and USGlass magazine publisher Deb Levy welcome attendees to Glass TEXpo™ ’23. The biennial event is co-sponsored by both groups.
“This is the largest regional glass show ever held anywhere,” Levy declared at the start of the first session. “Both in number of booths and attendees.”
The doors to Glass TEXpo ’23 opened officially in San Antonio on Thursday at the Henry B. González Convention Center. The two-day architectural glass and metal industry event runs until Friday, May 12, 2023.
Throughout the morning, educational sessions taught attendees about the latest trends and news concerning the glass and metal industry. Topics ranged from economic updates, fortifying building safety, supply chain challenges and understanding liability issues in shop drawings.
Educational sessions preceded the opening of the show floor, which features more than 100 booths containing the latest products and innovations. Attendees can not only peruse company products but mingle with like-minded professionals. The trade show floor closes at 6 p.m. (CT).
There will be a cocktail party at 4 p.m. on the show floor. Attendees are also welcome to visit Howl at the Moon for an evening of fun and networking. The venue is a dueling piano bar on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free passes are available at the registration desk.
Friday ushers in another day of educational sessions, including tips on attracting employees, working with jumbo glass and construction secrets for financial professionals.
The trade show floor on Friday will open at 10 a.m. (CT) and close at 3 p.m. (CT).