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8:30am

Registration and Coffee

Join us for coffee, refreshments and breakfast rolls.

9:30am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sam Cross, Strategy and PR Director, Purplex.

9:35am

KEYNOTE: Insight Data ‘State of the Industry’ Report

The last 18 months has seen the biggest ever challenges in the window, door and conservatory industry with the impact of Brexit and the Pandemic. Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Insight Data Ltd renowned industry consultant, reveals the facts and figures of how the industry has fared and gives his view on the future of the industry.

10:00am

DEBATE: Conquering the Supply Chain Crisis

The industry has been in a strangle-hold with global material shortages and manufacturing delays. But as supply improves, we face new challenges with labour shortages and spiralling costs. What does it all mean for the industry?

10:40am

Morning break and refreshments

11:20am

KEYNOTE: The Regulation Minefield: What the Industry Must Know

New regulations are set to change our industry. From U-value revisions and the ramifications of Approved Document L and Document F, to fire regulations in the aftermath of Grenfell. We have the GGF's Senior Technical Officer David Borland outline what it all means for the industry and how every installer, fabricator and glass company will need to prepare.

11:45am

DEBATE: Is it time to embrace a sustainable future?

Tackling climate change is now centre-stage as the world moves to a sustainable future. But are we as an industry really embracing sustainability, and if so, are we conveying our sustainable credentials to homeowners?

12:30pm

KEYNOTE: Economic Outlook for the industry

This year Greg Perdon will address Glazing Summit delegates. The American-French Banker and Chief Investment Officer, author and Bloomberg correspondent will share deep insights into the UK construction, housing and home improvement markets. Greg is a globally recognised expert on macroeconomics and monetary policy, hedge funds and investment strategy yet captivates his audience by explaining the complex in ways everyone can understand and apply to their own business.

1:00pm

Lunch

Including refreshments, coffee and buffet lunch and an opportunity to meet sponsors and speakers.

2:00pm

KEYNOTE: Growth through Leadership

Geoff Burch is a sought-after speaker, best-selling author, trainer and international business consultant, dubbed ‘The Hells Angel of Management Consultancy’ by the Sunday Times. He brings his own style of humour to the business world and is that inspirational speaker that everyone in business needs to hear as we rebuild post-Covid-19.

2:30pm

DEBATE: Mergers & Acquisitions: Build, Buy or Exit?

The industry is facing its biggest ever shake-up since Covid-19 struck. Mergers and acquisitions are rife as the industry consolidates. We ask how companies can leverage their position to scale-up and grow – or plan their exit or retirement.

3:10pm

INSTALLER DEBATE: Who wants to be an installer in 2021?

Installers are the frontline of our industry. We bring together several firms to share their views on the market right now, discuss how they have adapted since Covid-19, and how they are tackling challenges.

4:00pm

Closing Remarks & Networking

The conference finishes with closing remarks from our Founder, Andrew Scott. Delegates can head home or join the speakers for informal networking with refreshments provided.

4:30pm

Conference Close

6:45pm

Drinks Reception for Gala Dinner

Held in the same room as the conference, those who have booked the Gala Dinner can enjoy our champagne reception and networking. Dress code is smart casual.

7:30pm

Dinner and after-dinner speaker

Enjoy a 3 course gala dinner, followed by the hilarious comedian Simon Evans.

12:00am

Gala Dinner Close

About the organisers

The Glazing Summit is organised by Purplex Marketing and Insight Data. Purplex is the leading strategic marketing consultancy for the glazing industry while Insight Data provides market trends and analysis.

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