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Announced Program Sessions as of May 5, 2017

*Optional Pre-Conference Tour:  Keymark Corporation Join us this year for an optional pre-conference tour of the Keymark Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high quality aluminum extrusions for the building and construction industry.  Located in Fonda, NY, about 40 minutes from the conference hotel, Keymark has been in business since 1964 and employs over 300.  Tour participants will get a guided tour of the 315,000 sq. ft. production facility with four aluminum extrusion presses producing over 1.2 million pounds per week.  For more information, visit www.keymarkcorp.com.Attendees will have the option of driving to the facility directly or taking a shuttle from the conference hotel.  While the tour is free of charge, pre-registration is required.*



 The Current Legislative & Regulatory Landscape:  Implications for the Window,  Door & Skylight Industry

 Speakers: Michael O'Brien, Jeff Inks, Kevin McKenney, WDMA
 This session will cover the major policy issues impacting the industry in Washington,  including tax reform, regulatory reform and housing policy The latest developments  on ENERGY STAR, EPA Lead Rule reform and possible defunding of these and other  programs will also be covered.



 The Housing & Remodeling Market: Current Conditions, Challenges & Forecast


 Speaker: Michael Neal, Senior Economist, National Association of Home Builders 

 This session will provide an overview of current economic conditions, housing market  dynamics and some of the factors that could hold back the housing market.      Attendees will also hear the forecast of housing production (single-family,multifamily  starts and remodeling), including for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.



 Know Your Customer: Building Material Dealers


 Speaker: Craig Webb, Editor-in-Chief, ProSales Magazine
 Tectonic shifts are taking place in the building material distribution landscape, altering  relationships with window and door manufacturers in profound ways. Few institutions  pay closer attention to this than ProSales magazine, creator of the ProSales 100. In  this  presentation, you’ll learn the latest developments in how dealers operate today,  which  dealers in the Northeast merit the most attention, what they care about when  working  with vendors, and where their businesses are headed.


 Know Your Customer: Remodelers

 Speaker: Craig Webb, Editor-in-Chief, Remodeling Magazine
 Economic analysts suggest these are the best of times for remodelers, and some  numbers collected by Remodeling magazine bear that out. But other numbers  indicate  there’s vast diversity among remodelers, both in terms of size and of  quality. What are remodelers like today? What do they care about? What can you do  to assure your best chances of success serving this market? You’ll get a full  rundown in this session.


 Building Codes and Standards Update 


 SpeakersJeff Inks, Sr. Vice President of Advocacy, WDMA, Steve Orlowski, Sr.  Director, Standards & Technical Activities, WDMA               

 This session will cover the latest developments on building codes and standards,  including the 2018 editions of the International Residential Code (IRC), International  Building Code (IBC), International Green Construction Code (IgCC)/ASHRAE 189.1,  as well as ASHRAE 90.1, and 90.2, and efforts to streamline to the North American  Fenestration Standard (NAFS).


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