The International Glove Association is excited to hold the 2017 Glove Symposium in Tucson, Arizona, March 19 -21, 2017. The event as always is tailored-made based on the requests of IGA members and attendees. This year the focus is on education. The agenda will highlight marketing techniques, developing impact standards, economic outlook, glove education and market analysis and data. Attendees will also have time to network with newcomers and experts within the glove industry in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.

Monday, March 20, IGA will have its annual golf scramble -- another opportunity to play and meet with customers

To register, visit or call (814) 328-5208

Sunday, March 19, 2017

9:00 AM  -   Noon
 IGA Board Meeting

1:00 PM  -   2:30 PM
General Session - Economic Overview

2:45 PM  -   4:00 PM
General Session - Impact Standards & Testing

5:30 PM  -   6:30 PM       Welcome Reception *Sponsored by DuPont*

This evening’s events will end at 6:30 so that attendees have time to meet with  customers and make dinner reservations.              

Monday, March 20, 2017

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM        Breakfast Buffet  *Sponsored by Wells Lamont*

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM        General Session - Marketing Techniques

12:00 PM -  1:00 PM        Lunch Buffet  *Sponsored by DSM Dyneema*

1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM        Golf Scramble *Mountain Course*

6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM        Awards Reception  *Sponsored by World Fibers*

This evening’s events will end at 7:30 so that attendees have time to meet with customers and make dinner reservations.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM       Breakfast Buffet  *Sponsored by Twaron*

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM       General Session - Government Contracts

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM       General Session - Glove Education

12:00 PM -  1:00 PM        Lunch Buffet  *Sponsorship Available*

1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM        IGA General Membership Meeting

Loews Ventana Canyon resort

IGA has secured a discounted room rate of $195 + taxes per night at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon. At Loews Ventana Canyon, you can walk out the back doors and step into the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert. Inspired by nature and the surrounding saguaro cactus, architect John Hill constructed the resort to blend into the southwestern landscape.

If you appreciate the serenity of the outdoors, you’ll love spending an afternoon exploring miles of hiking trails. Golf fan? You’ll want to play a round of golf on one of two PGA, Tom Fazio-designed courses. Or perhaps a morning game of tennis under a cloudless sky is more your speed. Or immerse yourself in the hotel’s history with a tour of the grounds. Afterwards, enjoy a swim in two heated pools or a soak in the jacuzzi, then recline on the luxurious pool deck. A 4.3-mile drive from Sabino Canyon, this chic, adobe-style hotel and its golf courses are also 6 miles from Fort Lowell, a historic cavalry post. Warm, refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus sitting areas and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add patios, some with mountain views, and suites tack on separate dining and living areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites have additional patios, bathrooms and TVs. There are 4 restaurants, plus a lakeside spa, a fitness center and 2 heated outdoor pools with Jacuzzis. Other amenities include 2 golf courses, tennis courts and 24 meeting spaces, plus a ballroom.

Address:  7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750; Phone: 520-299-2020

Area attractions

Sabino Canyon

For thrilling Tucson activities just minutes from the resort, explore an intricate trail system with adventures for all skill levels. Take a trip up to Seven Falls and enjoy the waterfalls or hike the Phoneline trail and enjoy its breathtaking views of the city below. Trails range from 0.8 miles to 10.1 miles. Loews Ventana Canyon offers complimentary shuttle transportation three times per day to Sabino Canyon. 

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

This desert museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Meet the locals—the animals native to the Sonoran Desert, including mountain lions, Gila monsters and prairie dogs—and marvel at the prickly beauty of our cacti. Also ask about the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Mineral Display. 

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Designated America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, Tucson Botanical Gardens is a 5½-acre collection of 17 specialty gardens tucked into the heart of the city. Keep cool and learn a thing or two as you stroll through the gardens along intimate paths at this historic Tucson property. 

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

Picture lush green “sky islands” with evergreens that float above the desert landscapes below. They’re just 45 minutes from the resort; guests can drive—or, if they’re up for the challenge, cycle—up the 25-mile steep Catalina Highway and arrive at over 9,000 feet in elevation, where they’ll be awed by the breathtaking views from Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter. Leave time to take a tour of the center’s large-scale research telescope, or stop for a piece of pie at the famous Mt. Lemmon Café in Summerhaven. Be sure to ride the ski lift up to Ski Valley, whether the ground is covered in snow or blooming with grasses and wildflowers. 

Biosphere 2

The Biosphere 2 has a unique history, one that led it to its current mission to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. The facility is made of 7.2 million cubic feet of sealed glass, has 6,500 windows and sits on a 40-acre campus

Area shopping

La Encantada

This upscale outdoor mall is just minutes down the road and features stores including St. John Sport, Anthropologie, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret as well as local boutiques for men and women. The Tucson shopping mall also offers a variety of restaurants and nightlife opportunities. 

Old Town Artisans

Stroll through the downtown historical Presidio area through Tucson shops that reflect the area’s cultural arts and history. 

4th Avenue

Enjoy a stroll along this historical Tucson shopping district featuring over 100 restaurants and shops.