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GGF supports materials 2017 exhibition

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has pledged its support for Materials 2017, a new conference and exhibition focused entirely on the ‘cutting-edge’ of material solutions for architecture, construction, and design.

The GGF will be exhibiting at the show, to be held on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 at the ILEC Centre, London, as well as moderating a specialist technical seminar.

Steve Rice, GGF director of Technical Affairs, said: “It is important for the GGF to have presence and contribute to shows of this kind. Glass is one of the most used materials in the construction industry and we will offer our technical expertise and information throughout the show to visitors, exhibitors and to the construction media.”

Materials 2017 is described as a ‘unique opportunity for architects, specifiers, and developers to meet face-to-face, engage in social conversation, and expand business relationships with top materials manufacturers’.

Covering a wide range of products, including ceramics, stone, brick, timber and ‘smart materials’, the event will have a session focused on glass with a leading consultant and manufacturer presenting, and Russell Day of the Glass and Glazing Federation as moderator.

15:00 on 25th April

  • Russell Day, deputy director of Technical Affairs – Glass & Glazing Federation
  • Tim Macfarlane, managing director – Glass Light and Special Structures
  • Bruce Nicol, senior business development – Dow Corning

Materials 2017 is free to attend for delegates and ‘competitive prices’ are said to be available for sponsor and exhibitor packages. For more information visit