The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) team held its Members’ Day on 26 September, to provide updates on new legislation, discuss industry issues and provide a valuable opportunity to network. Attendees were furnished with useful information, a safe space for discussion and a chance to make the most of the motor racing venue: Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge.
“This year’s Members’ Day was an exceptional success thanks to the level of attendance, the quality of presentations including from our special guest speakers Paul Nash and Graeme Leach, and the enthusiastic engagement from delegates,” said John Agnew, the GGF Group’s managing director. “There were some hot topics up for analysis on the day, including a panel discussion on the Future Homes Standard, and sustainability. These topics captured the interest of delegates and sparked some serious discussion and healthy debate, which when done respectfully in a productive space, is invaluable.”
The Future Homes Standard was discussed by three panellists: Kevin Jones, the GGF’s senior technical officer; Phil Brown, technical advisory service manager for the UK and Ireland, and European regulatory marketing manager for Pilkington UK; and Jon Palethorpe, joint managing director at A Plus Aluminium. The sustainability panel comprised Dave Borland, who heads up the GGF’s technical department, Richard Hilson from sustainability advisors Gemserve, and Mike Butterick, marketing director at Saint Gobain Building Glass.
Chris Beedel, the GGF’s head of advocacy and stakeholder relations, added: “As well as the scheduled presentations and panel discussions, there was plenty of time to network with industry peers on the day. There was also ample time to enjoy the surroundings of the fabulous venue, including the Formula 1 simulators that were unsurprisingly popular (congratulations to Paul Miller from Bohle for achieving the fastest lap on the day!)
“Every GGF Members’ Day is meticulously planned with delegates in mind, covering current issues and delivering useful advice. But with our special guest speakers and the level of engagement from our fantastic delegates consisting of both existing and new members, this year was one of the best in recent years. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and made the day such a success.”