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AAMA 78th Annual Conference

February 15, 2015 to February 18, 2015

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Join us at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (and stay for the Southeast Region Winter Meeting being held immediately following the Annual Conference). Add event to your calendar.

Online registration is now closed.

Special AAMA room rate of $269 per night (plus tax) is guaranteed through January 21. Reserve your room online or call 800-222-6543 or 954-525-5000. Be sure to mention AAMA.

Conference Resources
Conference Packet (as of 2/11)
Agendas for Members
Agendas (non-member) (as of 1/28)
Schedule (as of 2/3)
Conference Announcement and Details
Meeting FormsMinutes / Motions

Speaker Information
Keynote Speaker

Frank Koos, General Secretary of EuroWindoor

His presentation will cover: Frank Koos | EuroWindoor
  • Introduction
    • Europe - Economic and political Union
    • Construction sector in Europe
    • The European window markets
  • Legislation on European Level for the construction sector
    • Political System of the EU and legal obligations
    • Construction Products Regulation
    • European Standardisation for removing barriers to trade
    • Assessment of constancy of performance (AVCP)
    • Declaration of Performance and CE-marking
    • Product standards – Example: EN 14351-1 for Windows and ext. Doors
  • Outlook to the next challenges for construction products in the EU
    • Stronger requirements for Energy efficiency – Energy Labels and Ecodesign
    • Restrictions of the use of certain hazardous substances, emissions into interior air, soil and (ground) water
    • Sustainable use of natural resources – LCA and Environmental Product Declaration
    • Concept of Sustainability Assessment – Building certification


  • Several of the sessions I attended [during the conference] were excellent with information that allows our company to focus on the upcoming issues that we will face. By attending it allows us to not be blindsided by market changes we did not know about.

    Emory Budzinski
    Weather Shield Mfg.
  • My company has been an AAMA member continuously for nearly 40 years. Perhaps the greatest value of AAMA membership lies in the opportunity to network one-on-one [during AAMA conferences]. In general, AAMA is very responsive to the needs of the industry, addressing important issues and pursuing solutions to problems. Everyone has an equal voice, a time to be heard and their viewpoint seriously considered.

    Is it justified? Absolutely! I can honestly say there has never been a time when I have questioned the value of our investment of time and dollars in AAMA.

    Henry Taylor
    Architectural Testing, Inc.
  • [AAMA conferences are] very useful for everything concerning green and energy performance for the window industry.

    Jean Marois
    Royal Window & Door Profiles
    Senior Product Development Manager
  • As always, the AAMA meetings are a great place to network.

    Jerry Schwabauer
    Azon USA
    VP of Sales and Marketing
  • I am new to this industry, and I’ve belonged to a number of other industry associations over the years and this one was one of the most organized and content rich conferences I have ever attended. I found the sessions were professionally run and the attendees to be passionate with their participation and ideas.

    Jim Eisenbeis
    Graham Architectural Products
    Director of Marketing
  • In the last five years, we started to get involved in AAMA attending both National [conferences] and Regional meetings. AMSCO Windows has found that being involved has been very beneficial in both marketing and product development. The information provided by AAMA has helped our business. I feel we are a stronger company because of the AAMA relationship.

    Joe Jonely
    AMSCO Windows
    Vice President of Engineering
  • VEKA has been a member of AAMA since 1984. The depth of technical knowledge and positive involvement in related issues is a key reason that we consider our AAMA affiliation to be beneficial. In particular, the vinyl profile certification program is extremely important.

    Being my company’s representative at AAMA [conferences] for the last 11 years has also been a tremendous benefit to me personally. I am able to discuss technical issues with my peers and have easy access to the vendors, their knowledge and product lines.

    Kevin Seiling
    VEKA Inc.
    Vice President of Engineering & New Business Development
  • As a company, Quanex aspires to be a leader in our industry. AAMA sponsorships have always been a very visible testament to Quanex’ support of our customers/ and manufacturers, who are the heart and soul of the good work that AAMA is doing. Support of AAMA events that have the best interest of our industry in mind is something that Quanex intends to stand behind both now and into the future. 

    Mike Hovan
    Quanex Building Products
    Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing
  • Our company has been a member for almost 30 years. We have dedicated our resources to AAMA because we believe by being involved in standards writing, lobbying, and ensuring our window product is installed properly, we can grow and protect our industry.

    Our company has benefited not only by participating in the writing and revising of standards that govern our industry, but also by expanding and strengthening contacts with industry vendors and manufacturers at AAMA conferences.

    Mike Kinard
    Kinro, Inc.
    Vice President of Engineering and Marketing
  • AAMA conferences represent one of the best opportunities to be able to interact with a broad base of the fenestration industry, including various component suppliers, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, laboratories, industry stakeholders, etc.

    Paul Bush
    PPG Industries
    Manager Flat Glass Technical Services

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