Back by popular demand

By Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit and CEO Insight Data and Purplex Marketing.

The Glazing Summit is returning for 2019, and some of the biggest names in the glazing industry have signed up to this must attend event.

Taking place on Thursday, September 12 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham, the day will include industry insight, advice and discussion on industry matters.

Last year’s inaugural conference was a resounding success, attracting over 400 business leaders from across the glass and glazing industry with combined revenue of over £1 billion.

The Glazing Summit packed in 23 expert speakers, panel debates, lunch and networking with the industry’s most influential people.

Discussions ranged from materials and products to technology and innovation, with the final discussion of the day focused on mergers and acquisitions.

One of the UK’s leading economists, Dr Walter Boettcher from Colliers International, also gave a powerful presentation on the UK economy and construction sector after Brexit.

2019 promises to be bigger and better and the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is fully behind the event.

Yale will be sponsoring the new Tech Talk stage, while Unique Window Systems is sponsoring the VIP Leaders’ Dinner, which takes place in the evening, with ODL Europe sponsoring the Drinks Reception.

Numerous other major brands have joined a line-up of event partners to support the conference, including Edgetech (the first company to come on board), CAB, The Residence Collection, Window Widgets, Window Ware, Shelforce, Improveasy and Hodgson Sealants.

The industry really got behind the conference last year and I feel the calibre of names we already have signed up to support the 2019 event shows how valuable it is.

The summit broke new ground and, as the market matures, a platform for business leaders and CEOs to come together, learn and share information has become paramount.

This year will see a fresh new line-up of key-note speakers, including respected industry leaders, trailblazers and proven experts, across two stages.

Alongside the main stage will be the new Tech Talks stage.

They will focus on a range of topics relevant to the industry and the wider market such as best practice, growth, profitability and consolidation.

There will also be a buffet lunch and plenty of networking opportunities with industry leaders.

Later in the evening, there will be a VIP Leaders’ Dinner, which will take place in the Edgbaston Banqueting Suite. This will have an informal business style, so guests attending the conference during the day won’t need to bring special evening wear.

We want to give guests a great experience and plenty of opportunities to talk business in a fine dining setting without a stuffy black-tie setting.

The Glazing Summit really is at the peak of the industry. We put you in the room with industry leaders and those at the cutting edge of the industry. It really is an event not to be missed.”