The International Glove Associationis the sole glove association designed to meet the expanding and interdependent global working relationships between glove suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. IGA’s 2013 meeting will be held March 17-19 at the Hammock Beach Resort on the Atlantic Ocean in sunny Palm Coast, FL.

The Hammock Beach Resort is located just south of St. Augustine, FL. It is a 30-minute drive up I-95 from Daytona Airport; a 75-minute drive down I-95 from Jacksonville Airport, and a 90-minute drive east across I-4 from the Orlando Airport.

This educational conference is for those who really desire to enhance sales, increase their business profile, augment their knowledge of cutting edge technology, as well as the future of gloves.  IGA is proud to feature multiple experts to achieve these goals.  Could you benefit from learning new management and accountability techniques to increase sales?  Are you strategic in businesss, yielding 80 percent of your desired goals?  These are only a few of the topics presented in 2013!

The focus of the 2013 meeting: how to increase your sales and profits in 2013 through sales management, incentives, and strategic thinking. Get a global grip on the cotton market. See what’s new in glove education.

 Find out what is driving global cotton markets, how to motivate and strengthen your sales force, increase success in your life, your career and your business through strategic thinking, what new fibers and materials are being developed for hand & arm protection, and much more.

On Sunday, March 17, the meeting gets underway with the IGA Board of Directors meeting from 9-12 pm. Dr. John Robinson offers the global outlook on cotton from 1-2 pm. A glove education session takes place from 2:30-4 pm.  The IGA has compiled a group of experts in their fields to present a comprehensive, in-depth program to promote glove knowledge for you and your sales staff to gain and protect customers. A total of eight sessions will be presented. The day winds up with a networking welcome reception from 6-7:30 pm.

On Monday the 18th, after a breakfast buffet from 8-9 am, Robert Bradford will delve into strategic thinking from 9-12 pm. After the 12-1 pm lunch buffet, the afternoon is reserved for the annual scramble golf tournament. The President’s reception and awards dinner will be held 6:30-9 pm.

On Tuesday, the 19th, after the breakfast buffet, Dave Fellman will present on “Achieving the sales you want” from 9-12 pm. After the lunch buffet, the IGA general membership meeting will be held 1-3 pm, which closes the meeting.

About the IGA

 With the dissolution of many smaller associations, the International Glove Association (IGA) offers a solution to your industry and networking connections. Do you want to belong to an organization where you are only a number, or do you want to take control and influence the direction of the industry. What percentage of your business is related to hand and arm protection? IGA offers a variety of benefits such as market surveys, an educational library for sales staff and end users, certification of gloves, an annual conference, and newsletters. 

The IGA starts by enhancing working relationships between all industry facets, and its membership — which is made up of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, importers, exporters and end users — is proof.

 As the glove industry continues to evolve to include more advanced materials and an increase in overseas manufacturing, the IGA is well braced to support not only its membership, but also anyone who buys, distributes or uses industrial gloves. By creating an informal, intimate and friendly environment where members and affiliates can share knowledge, learn and network, the IGA is teaching the world about the future of gloves, today.

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Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford was a whiz-kid manager and consultant in information technology and banking for eight years when he left Wall Street to build a one-person training business into a multimillion-dollar nationwide organization. Robert has more than 20 years of experience in professional speaking and training for audiences of all sizes. Bradford is CEO of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, a firm specializing in strategic management training and consulting since 1981. Robert is also the coauthor of the Simplified Strategic Planning Manual, and the best-selling Simplified Strategic Planning: a No-Nonsense Guide for Busy People Who Want Results Fast! from Chandler House Press. Robert actively leads strategic planning in dozens of companies in a wide variety of industries. His real-world management experience and ivy-league MBA enable Robert to deliver real nuts-and-bolts strategic thinking in his presentations.
Dave Fellman
Dave Fellman has been a dishwasher, a line cook, a bartender and a restaurant manager. He has also been a salesman, a sales manager, and a sales & marketing executive. For 20+ years, he has consulted with a wide range of small (and some not-so-small) businesses. He has written for publications and presented seminars and keynotes across the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Australia. He’s the author of “Listen To The Dinosaur,” which Selling Power magazine listed as one of its “Top 10 Books To Read in 2010.”
Dr. John Robinson
Dr. John Robinson is a Professor and Extension Specialist/Cotton Marketing. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Entomology and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, all from Texas A&M University. His prior experience includes work within the Texas A&M University System (College Station, Thrall, Vernon, Weslaco) and at Mississippi State University. His educational programming emphasizes risk management issues related to cotton, including cash markets, hedging, contracting, insurance, and policy issues. He is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Dr. Robinson’s special focus: Cotton economics, marketing, and policy.
The Coated Work Gloves Handbook by the International Glove Association is a comprehensive guide to this type of hand protection, providing information that will help safety professionals choose the right gloves for their high-hazard worksites, whether the hands that need protecting work in manufacturing, construction, health facilities or service industries.
The Cut Resistant Facts Handbook distributed by the International Glove Association (IGA) discusses both the advantages and limitations of the materials used in cut resistant gloves. One of those limitations comes in the form of a reminder that the gloves are cut resistant, not cut proof, and should not be used with or around powered machinery, rotating blades or saws.
The Leather Facts Handbook produced by the International Glove Association describes the process of manufacturing leather, sorts out the various types of leather and provides illustrations and descriptions of the features available in leather gloves.
From their humble cotton origins, gloves have come a long way in terms of the range of textiles used in their manufacture. According to the Textile Facts Handbook produced by the International Glove Association, those textiles make it possible to produce hand protection for all kinds of work environments, from high heat to no lint, from oil fields to film processing labs.
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