Deco ’21 Cancelled
It is with regret the Board announces the cancellation of Deco ’21 in Pittsburgh. Capacity limits and travel restrictions leave no path forward to an event in April. Uncertainty about the future of the pandemic make it difficult to reschedule the event within this calendar year. We are currently working with Pittsburgh for a return to the Station Square in 2023. Deco ’22 will be held as planned in Columbus on April 2nd and 3rd.
Welcome to SGCDpro
The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) provides designers, decorators and marketers of glass, ceramic and related products with resources for maximizing profitability, technical applications and regulatory compliance. Included are our newsletter, Deco News, which is published nine times a year, our annual Directory of Members which includes a comprehensive buyer’s guide of materials and services used in the industry, and access to regulatory and legislative information compiled by our Legislative and Regulatory Liaison, Sandra Spence. SGCDpro also sponsors an annual conference and exhibition in the spring (see seminar and trade show tab).
DECO '22 Exhibitors of the Month:
ISIMAT will be exhibiting April 3, 2022 at DECO '22
Inkcup will be exhibiting April 3, 2022 at DECO '22
DECO '22 Keynote Speaker:
An experienced keynote speaker, Lisa brings 13 years of manufacturing experience, including seven in the welding industry, to her audiences. Lisa specializes in employee engagement and retention and is an experienced culture consultant.
Covid-19 has upended the work- force, creating additional safety mandates for companies, and the need for strategies to keep work-from-home employees motivated and engaged. Engaged employees have 50% fewer workplace accidents, 41% fewer quality defects, and cost the company 30% less in healthcare expenses. Conversely, unhappy employees return only 60% of their salary in value provided to the company.
Lisa’s topic, “Mastering the Millennial Mindset: How to Attract and Retain Emerging Leaders” will show attendees how to avoid the time-consuming, expensive, and difficult task of replacing talent in today’s competitive job market. She will let attendees in on the secrets of keeping employees happy, productive, loyal, and pro table. She will also provide strategies for bridging the cultural gap between experienced workers and the next generation of talent.
Lisa’s resume includes hundreds of presentations to a broad cross-section of companies and organizations including Bausch & Lomb, FedEx, KPMG, the American Banking Association, the International Sign Association, and more. Lisa is Past-President of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association and has served on numerous boards, including the Association for Equipment Manufacturing Professionals and the American Welding Society. Visit lisaryanspeaks.com for more information.
Also visit her podcast page at: www.manufacturers-network.com
What SGCDpro Members are Saying...
"Just want to congratulate you and your SGCD team! This was the best conference yet. The venue, speakers service, it was just great! We are looking forward to Baltimore and seeing our peers once again."
"SGCD exposed me to new techniques and products as well as the best explanation and educational experience about Prop 65 I have ever listened to, thank you very much."
first time attendee, Deco '15