January 13, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
McLean, VA (January 13, 2009) – Attendees of the 2009 National Auto Glass Conference will be treated to a stellar line-up of industry experts and leaders when auto glass executives from across North America gather in Orlando in February.

Presented by NGA's Auto Glass Retail Committee, the 20th-annual conference will feature dynamic and informative speakers, peer-to-peer sharing, interactive workshops on timely topics, and informal networking opportunities. And in a unique twist, the 2009 agenda has been crafted with a special emphasis on best practices for multi-branch locations.

Hosted by the National Glass Association, the conference will be held February 18-20 at the beautiful Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla.

Featured presenters include:

Keynote Speaker Randy Pennington, a renowned business performance expert and author, who will explain how to turn your company's uniqueness into a competitive weapon, and how to become an integrity-driven leader;
Jeff Dietrich, ITR Senior Analyst, delivering an economic forecast for the glass industry; and,
Senior executives from leading glass corporations such as Glass America, Glass Doctor and Jack Morris Auto Glass, sharing best practices in such key areas as marketing, sales management, customer service and operational efficiencies
"I'm very excited about our agenda and the outstanding speakers we have lined up for the 2009 conference," said Steve Mort, CEO of Don's Mobile and chairman of the National Glass Association. "I believe our special emphasis on best practices for multi-branch locations will be extremely valuable to our attendees, and our breakout sessions and panel discussions are sure to stimulate vigorous and insightful dialogue. I am particularly excited about our panel discussion on 'Technical Excellence from the Eyes of the Technician', featuring some of the best technicians in our industry, including GlassPro's Jeff Olive, multiple winner of national installation competitions. Every shop owner that is looking to improve their company's performance will want to attend this session."

For more details or to register for the 2009 National Auto Glass Conference, call at 866/DIAL NGA (342-5642), ext., 134, or visit www.glass.org for registration information.

About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education and training, and MyGlassClass.com-a state-of-the-art, online training resource. NGA publishes the leading trade magazines-Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®, and e-newsletters, e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its family of Web sites. NGA also hosts the industry's premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.