Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2022

The GGF’s primary member conference returns this September

After a pandemic-enforced moratorium, the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) has reinstated its annual Members’ Day, which takes this year place on 28th September 2022 at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, the home of Manchester City Football Club. Traditionally Members Day is the key point in the calendar when the GGF’s Board and officers meet the majority of members face-to-face. This year, a strong programme of presentations on a wide range of key topics has been coordinated to provide tangible content. This is in addition to an opportunity for members to network and discuss key issues with the GGF team and industry leaders. 

Members are invited to join a Stadium Tour of the Etihad from 11.00, with registration for the formal programme commencing from 11.30, and the programme itself commencing at 13.00, when President Tony Smith will give the opening address.

Guest speakers include Dave Dalton, CEO of British Glass, and Jade Lewis, Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Association, whilst an intensive programme will ensure that members learn about the key initiatives that are being introduced throughout the GGF Group. Presentations by GGF Group officers include Dave Mechem, Head of RISA, on a potential solution to the controversy surrounding trickle vents, whilst the GGF’s John Mannell will bring members up to date on the key Skilled Pathways Scheme, that is designed to provide solutions to the skills gap.  

GGF Chief Development Officer, Anda Gregory, will be providing key insights in to the GGF strategy for the next five years and the increased value that will be provided to members. This will run in conjunction on improving the already impressive member benefits to welcome a new influx of businesses to the federation.

Maintaining the football theme, following the conclusion of the formal programme, members are invited to attend the evening reception at The Football Museum, also in Manchester, commencing at 18.30. 

GGF Managing Director John Agnew believes that this year’s Members’ Day is the most important for many years: “The pandemic coincided with one of the GGF’s most significant periods of change, improvement, development, and growth, so there is a great deal for us to discuss at this year’s Members’ Day. It also therefore promises to be the most dynamic and rewarding for members to attend, with a packed programme. And also of course, a long overdue opportunity to network with others sharing similar concerns and goals, at a time when we all continue to be tested as businesspeople.”

Members may register for tickets, using the link: