New glass and glazing conference

The industry’s top business leaders, directors and senior management will converge near Birmingham for a major industry conference and debate in May, organisers of a new event have announced.

The 2018 Glazing Summit is a forum for fabricators, installers, glass companies, distributors and material suppliers to discuss key industry issues and trends.

A line-up of experts will debate the ‘new landscape’ as opportunities and threats emerge across the industry, including the impact of Brexit; the housing crisis; the latest marketing trends; new developments in products and materials; and disruptive technologies.

The summit promises to tackle current issues, including fire regulations and safety, implications of employed and self-employed rulings for salespeople and fitters, and new legislation such as GDPR.

Those attending will discover how the industry is evolving following a string of mergers and acquisitions, and learn why some established comanies in the industry could disappear in the years ahead.

The Glazing Summit is a packed morning conference followed by a buffet lunch and networking with industry leaders, and is organised by Insight Data and Purplex Marketing.

Andrew Scott, managing director of Insight Data, said: “Our industry is worth over £4 billion, has over 15,000 businesses, and employs tens of thousands of people. After Insight Data published the latest Window Industry Report we were swamped with industry leaders wanting answers to some big questions. The Glazing Summit aims to answer those questions, and many more besides.”

The Summit will take place at St Johns Hotel and Conference Centre, Solihull, five minutes from the M42 motorway, from 9am to 3pm on Tuesday May 22, 2018.

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