Winter Meeting


Registration is Now Open for the NWDA Winter Meeting!

January 12-13, 2015
Foxwoods Resort & Casino
Mashantucket, CT

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Schedule at a Glance

Monday, January 12

Speed Networking Reception with the Exhibitors (Reception open to all attendees)

Networking Event: Bowling at High Rollers Luxury Lanes

Tuesday, January 13


Opening Remarks

Educational Sessions


On our opening night, we invite you to attend a reception and Speed Networking session in the main meeting room. All attendees are welcome to stop in for a drink and a snack while the manufacturers and table top exhibitors participate in our Speed Networking session. This feature pairs up exhibitors with manufacturers for multiple brief one-on-one meetings. A great benefit for suppliers! If you'd like to exhibit, go to the My NWDA Portal and the Online Store to choose the Table Top sponsorship.

After the Speed Networking session, please join us (just one escalator down from the meeting room) for a fun night of bowling, networking, some friendly competition and food and drink! Prizes will be given at the end of the night so don't miss out on this great event with your colleagues! Who will beat last year's top score?

To register for the upcoming Meeting go to the Online Store.

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Become a Sponsor

Gain visibility for your company, and support NWDA at the same time. We have sponsorship opportunities available at a variety of levels:

  • Full Program Sponsorship: $550
  • Reception Sponsorship: $550
  • Table Top Sponsorship: $400
  • Speaker Sponsorship: $350
  • Tuesday Morning Breakfast Sponsorship: $300
  • Tuesday Afternoon Lunch Sponsorship: $300
  • Coffee Break Sponsorship: $200
  • Prize Sponsorship: $150

Go to the Online Store to sponsor.

Sponsors to date:

Full Program Sponsors

Reception Sponsor

Table Top Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor

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Book Your Hotel Room Today!

NWDA returns to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort and Casino in January. Reserve your room by Monday, December 22 to get the group rate of $109.

Click here to reserve your room.

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NWDA 2014 Winter Meeting a Big Hit with Attendees

Over 80 key executives from window and door manufacturers and suppliers enjoyed two days of education, industry information, collective brainstorming and business networking at the recent meeting at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT on January 27-28, 2014.

During the opening reception, the traditional tabletop supplier exhibits were enhanced through the use of a Speed Networking session.  In a fashion similar to a speed dating forum, all manufacturers and exhibitors were ensured of meeting everyone in an extremely timely manner.

Following the reception, attendees were treated to some friendly competition at High Rollers, the resort's luxury bowling facility.  No matter the score, a fun entertaining evening was had by all. See the pictures below.

Another new feature to the meeting was a roundtable discussion over breakfast where a facilitator, speaker Jim Reeb of the Manufacturing Institute, circulated amongst the tables, challenging the gathering to enumerate common industry challenges and collectively "brainstorm" possible solutions to those problems.  Some fenestration industry issues raised included glass costs, increasing regulations, employee healthcare insurance changes, and window testing requirements and expenses.

The successful meeting continued through the day with speakers listed below.

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What’s on the Meeting Agenda: Speakers

The Winter Meeting was packed with new features and educational opportunities designed to address the most pressing issues our industry is facing. Speakers and topics include:

JimReeb Jim Reeb, CEO of CR Manufacturing: Made in America and the Skills Shortage
Anderson_Doug_Pic_2012 Doug Anderson, US EPA ENERGY STAR Program: ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Program Update
 DSC00404aVincent-Crystal Vincent Grieco, New York Regional Sales Manager for Crystal Windows: Product Specifications with Engineers and Architects
 Ken-Unfried Ken Unfried, Assistant Manager Rare Gases at Linde Electronic and Specialty Gases: Analysis of Window Gases
 Deb Debra Levy, President of DWM: Evolving Fenestration Technologies
 jreedarchtest Joe Reed, Director – Engineering for Architectural Testing: Codes and Specs Update

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Thank you to our sponsors

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