With Brexit looming, navigating what is set to be an uncertain time in the industry is vital.
How can manufacturers minimise disruption, handle red tape and supply chain issues, and currency fluctuations? How can the industry respond to a potentially catastrophic impact on consumer spending?
Could Brexit throw us into another recession, or can we ride out the storm and get on with the job?
And what could Brexit mean for the industry in terms of consumer confidence, labour, and material prices and supply?
All these questions, and more, will be answered at the Glazing Summit on Thursday, September 12 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre.
Keynote speaker Neil Parker, RBS Bank economist and a leading expert on UK and global macroeconomics, international finance and trade, will also give his economic analysis for the UK economy post-Brexit.
Andrew Scott, the founder of the Glazing Summit, commented:
“The window, door and conservatory market is dependent on a number of external factors and whatever your views on Brexit, we import many raw materials, and this is subject to currency fluctuations and exchange rates.
“Neil will discuss the implications of this and how it is likely to impact system companies, glass suppliers, fabricators and installers.”
For headline sponsor the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), an industry discussion on Brexit at the one-day conference will be hugely important.
Steve Rice, GGF Managing Director, said:
“As the GGF has been proactive on relaying information on Brexit with or without a deal, the presentation on ‘Navigating the Brexit Crisis,’ should be interesting as it will highlight economic views from different sectors within the industry.”
And Justin Ratcliffe, Chief Executive of event partners CAB, said:
“We are interested to see how companies are preparing for Brexit and the different challenges that they will face from it.”