March 26-28, 2019 | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

  • Shading Systems: Exterior daylighting control systems including passive and active awnings, and window treatment systems with a focus on energy efficiency for heating and cooling purposes
  • Windows & Doors: focus on energy efficiency
  • Building and Security Systems: focus on security and energy efficiency
  • Smart Building Envelopes: Windows, insulation and thermal comfort, solar reflection & shading systems, high-performance building skins, integrated solar power systems, and green walls

The unique, invitation-only hosted format of Smart Building Envelope, conducted in an upscale resort setting like the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, provides an engaging platform for presentations and keynotes, small group discussions, industry specific topics as well as one-on-one conversations with leading vendors and peers on the latest building exterior products and solutions.

Smart Building Envelope offers strategic-level insights into how the latest advancements in products will take your projects to the next level. Key aspects include:

Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panels and General Sessions:

  • Smart Building Envelope keeps things simple by having only one conference track to focus on. Attendees will sit in on a variety of sessions covering the latest topics, industry news and respected insights from leading solution providers, industry experts and sustainability experts.

Case Study Boardroom Sessions:

  • These highly interactive sessions presented by solution providers to an intimate group of design and building professionals give an inside perspective on the implementation and strategy of actual customer case studies and research.  These sessions not only provide the vendors with feedback on end user wants/needs, but also promote candid discussions for attendees to gain perspective from their peers within various segments.

1:1 Meetings:

  • Our 1:1 Meeting Zone allows our attendees, solution providers, and industry experts the perfect opportunity to connect with one another for 20 minute face-to-face meetings, which makes sourcing solutions readily available for our attendees and makes connecting with prospective architects, engineers, and specifiers, cost-effective for our sponsors. Respected industry analysts and experts will also be present to discuss strategy and help you move your enterprise or solution set forward.

Networking Receptions:

  • Connections can be made at a traditional trade show, but with our unique format, lasting relationships are forged through a multitude of networking opportunities. Attendees are able to network over 2 days and dive more deeply into discussions that cannot be had walking a trade show floor. Regarding the number of attendees and solution providers, we believe that quality over quantity adds a higher value to the conversations had, because only the most-qualified architects, engineers, and specifiers are invited to attend and only vendors that are capable of delivering solutions to major firms are eligible to sponsor.

Summit Overview

Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, CHID, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB | Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.

Jane Rohde champions strategically educating the architecture and design community to support innovative and creative solutions to local, regional, and global issues. Jane has provided presentations and education to peers, healthcare providers, sustainability leaders, and product manufacturers since the inception of her future focused practice – to improve the physical environment and the design of community to engage all users in the experience of living.  

Jane has been involved as the conference chair for the Design Connections (DC) conference since its inception. This initiative is a hosted buyer model produced by nGage Events and Interiors & Sources Magazine. Similarly, the Smart Building Envelope conference Powered by R+T will also use this successful model. The success of this type of model is reflected in the responses of attendees, because of the one-on-one meetings with manufacturers and case studies/research presented in the board rooms by manufacturers. The format provides attendees and manufacturers an opportunity to discuss innovative ideas to meet emerging trends and knowledgeable speakers share information with attendees in educational sessions. An advisory council approach is used to foster the development of a meaningful educational and networking event.  

Conference Chair

Key Industry Segments

Advisory Board

Megan Baker | Manager, Engagement & Client Support | Green Building Initiative

As a Manager of Engagement and Client Support for GBI, Megan provides personalized support to clients including fielding general inquiries and project management of sustainability assessment projects. Megan also leads trainings, creates educational content and represents GBI across the green building industry. She comes to GBI with experience in both sustainability consulting and customer service in the hospitality industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Mary Washington and a Master’s of Business Administration from Regis University with a concentration in Operations Management. Megan is originally from Rhode Island and currently resides in Denver, CO.

Sebastian Schmid | Head of international R+T | Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

Sebastian is the head of R+T Stuttgart, the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. He is also responsible  for the strategic orientation of all technology fairs at Stuttgart trade fair along withfor the implementation of all relevant marketing and sales activities. Sebastian has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Event Marketing from TU Chemnitz and a Master of Business Administration (BA) in Event Management from BA Ravensburg.

Olaf Voegele | CEO / General Manager | media4technologies UG

Olaf Voegele has been working for almost 32 years in the sun protection industry and has undergone several professional positions at this time. Started as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of a medium-sized sun protection company with 80 employees, he now works in Europe as a technical expert and consultant in the field of sun protection, doors and gates, facades and smart homes. In addition, he is working as an journalist for the GLASWELT journal and is the president for the Institute for building analytics (IfGA). At the current state of the technical standards, he remains through the constant participation in several technical committees and boards (BVT – Doors and Gates, ITRS / IVRSA – Roller shutters, Awnings, Blinds, Drives).

Smart Building Envelope is powered by R + T and produced by Messe Stuttgart Inc. in conjunction with nGage Events LLC





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