Glazing Summit organisers have announced the full agenda for this year’s event, taking place on Tuesday, October 18 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham. 

Following the ‘State of the Industry’ report by Insight Data’s Managing Director and Glazing Summit founder Andrew Scott, five debates and discussions will take place throughout the day with industry leaders on stage.

The first is on the supply chain and whether the industry has recovered lead-times and customer service levels, and the likely impact of the energy crisis. This will be followed by a debate on people and skills, when we ask whether the industry is doing enough to encourage women into the sector, and challenge taboo perceptions around mental health and well-being.

 The last debate of the morning will look at how legislation is driving change across the industry, how it is responding across the supply chain to the latest regulations, and how we tackle those failing to comply.

In the afternoon, a discussion will take place on what the future of innovation looks like, the latest product innovations, and what opportunities there are for the industry to diversify, while the final debate of the day looks at how business owners and company directors will navigate the economic uncertainty, rising costs and new opportunities over the next few years.

Two keynote speakers will be William Hobbs, Chief Investment Officer for Barclays Wealth Management & Investments, and retail and customer experience expert Peter Cross, who was director of John Lewis and Waitrose for eight years as well as business partner of Mary Portas.

Andrew Scott said: “The Glazing Summit is meant to inform and provide delegates with the right information, but it is very much the industry’s event, which was why we reached out to installers, fabricators and systems companies on what they wanted to discuss this year to help shape the agenda.

“Last year’s event came at a pivotal moment after the pandemic and this year is no less important, with our agenda crucial to seeing how we move forward as an industry.”

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