01.09.10 Association News

AAMA Announces 2010 Schedule of Events

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host its 73rd Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision-makers, Feb. 14-17, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif. The conference will feature keynote speaker Mark Whitacre, the highest-level executive of a Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in U.S. history. After turning informant in 1992, Whitacre then worked undercover with the FBI for three years, donning a wire everyday in one of the largest price-fixing cases in history. His presentation will focus on his experiences and the importance of personal and business ethics.

Also convening during the Annual Conference is the AAMA Green and Sustainability Specification Development Task Group. Due to high interest in this initiative, the schedule has again been arranged so that all conference attendees will be able to participate in this meeting.

In addition, AAMA’s Annual Awards Banquet provides attendees the opportunity to honor the leaders, chairmen and many members who are responsible for AAMA’s continued success.

“At a time when the legislative landscape is changing rapidly it is vital to ensure that member concerns are shared with leaders of influence in Washington, regional and local government organizations,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. “These conferences and meetings are essential in establishing and maintaining association-wide initiatives that ensure that the voices and concerns of our members are heard.”

Two additional national conferences and two regional meetings are also planned for 2010.

AAMA’s complete 2010 schedule of events includes:

  • Feb. 14-17, 73rd Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert, Calif.
  • March 23-24, Southeast Region Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 5-6, Western Region Spring Meeting at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel in Oakland, Calif.
  • June 6-9, National Summer Conference at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott in Oak Brook (Chicago), Ill.
  • Oct. 10-13, National Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo (Albuquerque), N.M.

“The national conferences and regional meetings address issues of critical importance to AAMA’s member companies, both large and small, domestic and international, that manufacture fenestration products” says Walker.” AAMA’s councils and committees represent aluminum, fiberglass, glass, vinyl and wood and cellulosic composite products in both the commercial and residential market segments.”

In addition to the 2010 dates listed above, 2011 events are also available on the events page of the AAMA Web site.

For more information on AAMA’s events, please visit www.aamanet.org or e-mail Florence Nicolici, AAMA meetings manager, at fnicolici@aamanet.org.

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