9:00 – 9:30
Registration, coffee and networking
Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Insight Window Industry Report
Jade Greenhow, general manager at Insight Data, gives a no-nonsense overview of the industry, disclosing trends, growth markets and markets in danger. She will also explain how to comply with GDPR, the new data protection regulation.
The PVC-U, aluminium and timber debate
3 top industry leaders discuss the growth of aluminium, timber and other products and the implications for PVC-U systems companies, fabricators and installers.
Are we facing a skills crisis?
The glazing industry is facing a skills shortage and coupled with an aging workforce a crisis is looming. How do we recruit fresh blood and upskill people – or is the answer automation? 3 leading specialists offer solutions.
Morning break and refreshments
How marketing is disrupting the glazing industry
We’re bombarded with more marketing messages than ever before across a bewildering array of new channels, while digital, social and mobile technologies are disrupting the way we interact with brands.
Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Purplex Marketing, discusses the impact on the glazing industry and outlines new strategies to help companies build their reputation and brand, generate more sales leads and drive sustainable growth across trade, commercial and retail markets.
Inside Track on Technology
A series of industry pioneers discuss the impact of technology on the glazing industry; what installers can expect from home automation and IoT, the latest developments for manufacturers and emerging technologies and software.
Break for lunch
Threats and Opportunities
Leading experts discuss the implications of Brexit on the glazing industry, the future for UK housing, spotlight on fire regulations, and the opportunities and risks within the commercial market in light of the recent Carillion failure – followed by audience questions and answers.
The Future Landscape
Following a flurry of recent mergers and acquisitions, we ask a panel of experts where the industry is going and examine private equity and venture capital. Speakers will also give advice on how to prepare your business for sale for maximum value, and strategies to scale-up organisations through acquisitions or joint ventures.
15:30 – 16:30
Opportunity to network and meet sponsors
Glazing Summit Leaders Dinner
In addition to the Glazing Summit Conference, an exclusive dinner will be held in the evening at the same venue for around 100 industry leaders. Tickets to this event are strictly limited and can be purchased separately, for more information click here.