Brexit, Grenfell and tackling rogue traders

The Glazing Summit’s agenda has been announced.

Taking place on Thursday, September 12 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham, more than 400 fabricators, installers and suppliers are expected to attend the one-day conference.

Organisers Insight Data and Purplex Marketing said the agenda will provide a mixture of debates and discussions on the biggest topics facing the industry, and keynote speakers on how to get the most out of your business.

The morning starts with Insight Data’s Window Industry Report before speakers take to the stage to talk about sustainability, recycling, and how the industry is tackling the anti-plastic movement.

Experts will then discuss how new legislation and regulations – implemented following the Grenfell Tower fire – will affect fabricators, installers and the glass industry.

A keynote speaker will then discuss how the fenestration industry can navigate the Brexit crisis.

Following which, a panel of industry leaders will debate issues such as: how to tackle the skills shortage; how we reverse the ‘race to the bottom’ on price; and how to tackle rogue traders.

To round off the morning, business speaker Adrian Webster will share his secrets on building a world-class business.

Adrian has worked with brands such as HSBC, Airbus and John Lewis, has delivered more than 2,000 keynotes, is an internationally renowned business author, and he will be sharing his secrets on how to ‘scale up’ your business and profits.

The afternoon will kick off with a seminar from Purplex on how marketing can drive growth and profitability.

A panel of industry experts will then discuss how companies can sell their business for maximum value, or use acquisitions as a way of achieving significant growth and economies of scale.

The day concludes with a debate on the future of the glass and glazing market and what the industry will look like in three years’ time as smart technology takes hold.

Companies announcing their support include: ODL Europe (which is sponsoring the drinks reception that takes place before the evening’s Leaders’ Dinner); The Residence Collection; Window Widgets; and M&A advisory firm Harvey Richmond.