It’s not all doom and gloom

Audience polls conducted at this year’s Glazing Summit revealed that more than half of those in attendance believed the state of the market in 2019 is no worse than 2018 – with 24% of visitors to the one-day conference stating that it was better than last year – while 75% of attendees said that they believed smart enabled doors and windows will be the ‘next big thing’.

The results were revealed by the Glazing Summit, which was held at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference centre. The event’s organisers used Slido, the online Q&A and polling app, which allowed attendees to take part in several polls and pose questions for those on stage through their smartphone.

“It was really interesting to see that only 25% of people said that, in their opinion, the state of the market in 2019 is down on last year, considering Brexit has provided a lot of uncertainty,” commented Andrew Scott, Glazing Summit founder and CEO of Purplex and Insight Data.

“Brexit has painted a picture of negativity over the whole country, whatever the industry, so it’s great to see that our industry has shown a lot of positivity.

When posed with the question, are smart windows and doors all hype, or the next big thing, the vast majority believed that smart products were going to make a positive impact, and only 24% voted them as ‘hype’.

“Smart tech is very much here to stay and it’s clear that those in attendance at this year’s Glazing Summit agree,” commented Andrew.

“Our panel of experts provided a really good discussion on smart tech – how it will evolve to become much more than just a gadget and how it will ultimately be driven by what the consumer demands. There are interesting times ahead.”

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