Fit Show to tackle key industry issues in May

The Fit Show’s learning programme will address key industry issues when the UK glass and glazing industry’s dedicated trade show returns to the NEC, Birmingham in May, its organisers have said. Working in partnership with a specialist team at 12th Man Solutions, the Fit Show team has curated over 30 hours of continuing professional development content for visitors to enjoy from 10 to 12 May 2022. Its learning programme comprises of seminars, demonstrations and panel discussions, all delivered by industry experts.

Kickstarting at 10.30am on Tuesday 10 May, visitors can attend free sessions that include:
• ‘Five ways to turn your data into cash’ – delivered by Elton Boocock, managing director of Business Pilot;
• ‘How to be seen on social media by potential customers, without spending a penny’ – by David Glenwright, of JS Social Media;
• ‘Preparing for changes to Building Regulations – meeting Part L’ – by John McComb, technical services director for Reynaers;
• ‘The future of competence’ delivered by Jon Vanstone, chair of the interim industry competence committee, member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (DLUHC), and chair of the Competent Persons Forum;
• ‘The importance of third party certification for fire doors’ – by Kevin Underwood, technical director for the British Woodworking Federation;
• ‘Standards and legislation affecting flat entrance doorsets’ – by Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, chair of the timber doorset group of the Door and Hardware Federation; and
• ‘Ironmongery fire safety’ – by Douglas Masterson, technical manager for the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.

Check out the full programme online. Limited spaces are available for each session, so visitors are encouraged to register early, to avoid disappointment.

The Fit Show’s in-person learning programme follows on from the launch of its online learning event in September, which attracted over 250 delegates. The Fit Show team will again deliver an online event next month, in conjunction with Building Products Magazine. The online roundtable will include input from experts across the fenestration sector to discuss sustainability.

The Fit Show exhibition aims to unite every link in the fenestration supply chain under one roof, for the first time in three years. More than 200 brands are set to display the very latest products and materials, for use across domestic, commercial, private and public sectors.