Organizers for Win-Door North America, scheduled for November 16 to 18, 2010, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, has announced its full line-up of speakers for this year’s event.

Bob Langdon will tell attendees how to increase profitability.

The show’s headliner, Bob Langdon, will be back with two presentations: Maximizing Profitability in a Recovering Economy and Strategic Planning for Your Business.

Langdon, a certified public accountant and author, will deliver information aimed at helping attendees to design and implement strategies that will not only allow them to differentiate themselves in today’s highly competitive market, but improve profitability. Both presentations are free with admission badge and will take place November 17 in the Education Pavilion, located on the show floor.

Jeff Baker, technical consultant for the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA), will kick things off November 17 at 9 a.m. to deliver updates on new code requirements, North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) testing requirements for doors, and upcoming changes in the building code and NAFS that window manufacturers will need to meet to achieve compliance with the new building code.

Steve Hopwood, Natural Resources Canada ENERGY STAR account manager, will address attendees on November 18 to cover what’s new in the upcoming October 2010 specification and present tips on how to label for ENERGY STAR. He will also discuss some of the do’s and don’ts for submitting model information and will outline possible changes for the future.

Later that day, Miles Murphy, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) product manager, will cover the development of the first Canadian program to certify installers of doors, windows and skylights nationally. Known as the F.I.T Personnel Certification Program, the initiative has been developed to support the need for quality installations that meet industry standards and best practices, while promoting energy efficiency and consumer confidence. The program was developed by CSA with the support of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the CWDMA. The certification program is expected to be launched early in 2011.

Rounding out the presentations is a “Power Hour” breakfast presentation from a leading Canadian economist who will provide a forecast of what industry members and the Canadian economy can expect over the next 12 months.

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