IWFA Regional Conference Attracts Many – Builds Momentum for IWFCApril 24th, 2013 | Category: Industry News
Leading up to the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ September 18-20 in Tampa, Fla., co-sponsored by Window Film magazine and the International Window Film Association (IWFA), the Members Action Committee (MAC) of the IWFA held a regional conference in Ontario, Calif., on April 19 and 20.
The effort, spearheaded by MAC Chair Jack Mundy, and successfully organized by Patric Fransko, Jim Freeman, Keith Garwood, Paul Mello, Sarah Ortiz, Chris Robinson and Paul Tauchar attracted nearly 50 area professionals.
Held at the Sheraton Ontario Airport Conference Hotel, the two-day event kicked-off with IWFA testing for accreditation followed by an evening networking event. Then on Saturday, a full day of learning and sharing were had by all. Topics included new building codes, utility rebate programs, marketing and advertising insights, how to increase your sales in both automotive and flat glass shops and harnessing the power of social media to drive more customers forward. In addition, attendees received a status update on current IWFA activities and a review of the exciting upcoming IWFC conference.
“We are grateful for the hard work of our committee that made this first regional conference that was held in many years such a success,” said Jack Mundy, chair of the MAC. He also thanked the IWFA staff for their support and Window Film magazine for helping to promote the event.
Those attending the conference had comments as well. “I am thrilled to welcome the IWFA to California and learn more about their efforts to help grow the industry,” said Tim Gordon.
“After the meeting I have a better understanding of what is being done by the IWFA and now feel very positive about the association,” said Peter Maranan.