Image above: Declan Curry

The Glass and Glazing Federation is pleased to announce its line-up of speakers for Members’ Day 2016 which takes place on Thursday 29 September at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

The guest speakers presenting will cover the economy, the political landscape, digital marketing, and architectural glazing, this year’s event promises to be a very special day for all connected to the GGF.

Guest Speakers line up

Declan Curry – international business journalist, public speaker and broadcaster

In a career spanning over 20 years, Declan is most renowned for fronting the BBC’s Business Breakfast and On the Money programmes.

Bruce Nicol – Business Development Director, Dow Corning

Operating for the global leaders in silicone technology, Bruce is responsible for raising awareness of the possibilities of High Performance Facade innovation and technologies to the architectural and engineering communities.

Graham Hansell – CIM Digital Marketing Course Director and MD, Sitelynx Ltd

A vastly experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Consultant and Trainer, Graham runs all the Chartered Institute of Marketing training courses on digital marketing specializing in search engine optimization/marketing.

Ethan Spibey – Political analyst and adviser, GK Strategy

Working in the Political Strategy and Intelligence division of GK Strategy (Public Affairs Agency of the Year 2015-16), Ethan is instrumental in helping the GGF understand and engage with key policy makers, ministers and government departments.

A New Format  

Following discussions with the GGF Marketing Communications Committee, the Federation has decided to slightly change the format of Members’ Day to ensure you have more networking time and debating time at the Chairmen’s Forum.  Please see below the itinerary for the day.

  • 30: Registration/coffee reception/networking
  • 30: Welcome
  • 35: GGF Overview (direction, strategy and benefits)
  • 00: GGF AGM
  • 15: Two-course lunch
  • 30: Keynote Presentations
  • 50: Chairman’s Forum (Key topics debated with GGF Chairmen and Delegates)
  • 25: Closing remarks
  • 30: Networking drinks

The People in Glass (PIGs) Birmingham Event is sponsored by the GGF and is one mile away from the venue at the Pitcher and Piano (B1 2HP). This event starts at 17.00 and all Members are welcome to join us for free drinks.

Bruce Nicol – Business Development Director, Dow Corning

Bruce Nicol – Business Development Director, Dow Corning

Though it is a busy agenda, all delegates will enjoy longer networking opportunities at the registration/drink reception and at the two-course (cabaret style) lunch followed by the keynote presentations and the Chairmen’s Forum. It promises to be a day of top class presentations with healthy debate on key industry issues and the opportunity to network with other Members in a unique central UK venue with easy public transport links and with over 120 free car parking spaces.

The GGF is pulling out all the stops to make this Members’ Day a very special occasion and all Members of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) are invited FREE.

Members can book their FREE place for Members’ Day in the following ways;

  • By logging into the Members only area of the GGF website and following the instructions in Newswire.
  • By email: to the marketing department –

If you are a non-GGF Member and would like to attend please contact the GGF Marketing Department