Published On: Thu, Feb 1st, 2018

A new conference for the glass and glazing industry has been confirmed

The industry’s top business leaders, directors and senior management will converge near Birmingham for a major industry conference and debate in May. The 2018 Glazing Summit is a powerful forum for fabricators, installers, glass companies, distributors and material suppliers to come together and discuss key industry issues and trends. A line-up of experts will debate the ‘new landscape’ as opportunities and threats emerge across the industry; from the impact of Brexit and the housing crisis, the latest marketing trends, new developments in products and materials and disruptive technologies.

The Summit promises to tackle current issues head-on, 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 get the inside track on why some of the established ‘big players’ 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 a must-attend event for senior people across all sectors of the industry – domestic, trade, commercial, new-build and social housing. The Summit is organised by Insight Data and Purplex Marketing and speakers will come from all aspects of the industry. Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Insight Data commented; “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, 5 minutes from the M42 motorway, from 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.