Glazing Summit agenda announced

Organisers of this year’s Glazing Summit conference have announced the topics that will be addressed by a panel of expert speakers. The four debates are titled: ‘Conquering the supply chain crisis,’ ‘A sustainable future – how will the industry adapt?’ ‘Is it time to get out, or scale-up?’ and ‘Running an installation business in uncertain times’. The summit’s organisers also plan to host a discussion titled ‘The regulation minefield: What the industry must know’.

The event, marketed as the biggest one-day conference in this year’s glazing calendar, is due to take place on Thursday 21 October at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham. More than 300 leaders from across the industry are set to attend.

“After almost two years, and with all the challenges our industry has faced in that time, setting the agenda this year has been tough,” explained Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit. “We wanted to focus on some of those challenges, such as the supply chain crisis and price hikes, outline the key legislative changes that are likely to impact the industry, and focus on the future and the opportunities that sustainability will present. The topics are controversial, and the sparks are sure to fly, but we feel we have pitched it just right.”

The event’s key speakers include the economist, author and Bloomberg correspondent Greg Perdon, who is scheduled to speak about the industry’s economic outlook; the businessperson and sales trainer Geoff Burch, on ‘how to build a better future’; and Andrew Scott, the event’s founder and the managing director of Insight Data; Andrew will present the specialist data supplier’s latest ‘State of the Industry’ report.

Each debate will include four panellists addressing tough questions. Attendees will be offered the opportunity to have their say through Slido, an interactive query-posting and polling app. Organisers of the Glazing Summit promise plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day, as well as an exclusive Leaders Dinner in the evening.

“With live events cancelled for the last year and a half, the industry is buzzing to get together and discuss how we tackle the challenges we face, and how we can help shape the future,” added Andrew. “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Edgbaston – let the debates and discussions commence.” For tickets, visit glazingsummit.co.uk, call 01934 808293 or email hello@glazingsummit.co.uk.