Green light for Glazing Summit

With the Government announcing a ‘roadmap to recovery’ the Glazing Summit is returning for 2021, and some of the biggest names in the glazing industry have already signed up to this live event.

Taking place on Thursday, October 21 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, this one-day event will be packed with industry insight, advice and discussion on the issues that matter as well as giving delegates the opportunity to connect with other industry professionals.

The previous Glazing Summit was a resounding success, attracting over 400 business leaders from across the glass and glazing industry with combined revenue of over £1 billion. It packed in 23 expert speakers, panel debates, lunch, and networking with the industry’s most influential people.

Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit said: “The Summit broke new ground for the industry. As the market matures a platform for business owners and leaders to come together, learn and share information has become essential. This is especially the case now, as many businesspeople tell me they are Zoomed-out with genuine digital fatigue with online meetings, webinars, and virtual events.

“After over a year of restrictions the industry is bursting with ideas, innovations and developments and the Glazing Summit gives us the opportunity to come together in a safe, professional setting to once again discuss the future of the industry, debate issues, and connect with like-minded industry leaders.”

Despite pandemic restrictions being lifted, the organisers will ensure the event takes place in a safe environment, so numbers will be restricted.

“The window, door and conservatory industry has always been a face-to-face sector where people want to meet, discuss business and share ideas. There is a real buzz of excitement already for the Glazing Summit, but we want to ensure the event operates in a thoughtful and safe way, to ensure all delegates have a great experience.”

Throughout the day industry experts will debate crucial issues including life after the pandemic and Brexit, proposed new regulations, technology, and jugular issues such as climate change and sustainability. Meanwhile, a line-up of respected speakers will give the inside-track on the economy, consumer trends, and potential threats and opportunities.

“The Glazing Summit will equip delegates with the tools and insights to stay ahead of the curve, understand trends, and fast-track their own business strategy, whether they’re a global PVCU extruder or a small installer,” Andrew said.

The summit isn’t all about panel debates and speakers though. It will provide industry professionals with a platform to network and connect with peers, suppliers, and customers, with regular breaks and a buffet lunch included.

The organisers have also confirmed that the VIP Leaders’ Dinner will again take place in the Edgbaston Banqueting Suite. This is an opportunity for industry leaders to meet after the conference, enjoy a champagne reception and a four course dinner with an after-dinner speaker.

“The Leaders’ Dinner is a fine-dining experience without being a stuffy black-tie event,” Andrew said. “It is the perfect setting to build relationships, talk business, and connect with customers and suppliers in a relaxed, social environment which is also great fun.”

The Glazing Summit is organised by Insight Data and Purplex Marketing, and backers include the GGF, Yale, Unique, ODL and CAB.

The event takes place at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 21st October. Numbers are limited and seats can be booked at