Image Above: Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit
With only a few days left the Glazing Summit promises to inform, educate and connect fabricators, installers and suppliers from across the industry.
The conference takes place on Thursday 12th at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham with a packed agenda tackling the key issues facing the industry.
Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit, commented; “After the buzz of the inaugural Summit last year, our intention for 2019 was to bring together 250 industry leaders for a high-value day. Since the speakers were announced, this has snowballed with almost 300 delegates attending.”
Speakers include Martin Thurley, MD of Liniar and John McCombe, Technical Director of Reynaers. Safestyle PLC and previous Everest Marketing Director Martin Troughton will also take to the stage alongside Peter Hall, ex Operations Director of Anglian and now serial entrepreneur who is actively acquiring window companies.
Two giants in the technology field, Mark Spanberg and Johan Ambulm are flying in from Stockholm and Berlin to discuss the future of home automation and smart-tech for windows and doors, while experts on regulation and accreditation, including GGF and BSI leaders, will share the latest developments.
It isn’t all window industry speakers though. The Glazing Summit team have secured Neil Parker, a chief economist, market analyst and director of RBS/Natwest bank will share his views on Brexit and the economic outlook for the UK glazing market.
Meanwhile, Andrew has brought in two heavyweights from the financial world to discuss mergers, acquisitions and restructures – including a director of Thincats who have £800million available for funding acquisitions, and a partner in PCR, who advise companies on corporate restructuring.
Andrew commented; “Our entire line-up of 24 speakers are prepared and ready to share knowledge, expertise and their opinion on the future of the industry, how to maximise the opportunities ahead and navigate around the pitfalls.”
It’s easy to see why hundreds of industry leaders will be at the prestigious Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham for the one-day conference.
Attendees this year will be able to get involved in the discussions thanks to Slido, a Q&A and polling platform, which will allow the audience to participate and ask questions.
The day will be rounded off with the Glazing Summit Leaders Dinner, which brings together around 150 senior industry leaders. This year the host is former Olympic and World Championship gold medallist Roger Black MBE who will inspire and entertain guests.
To view the agenda, see the speakers or make a last-minute booking for the conference and/or leaders dinner can be made at www.glazingsummit.co.uk