All speakers for the Glazing Summit 2021 have now been confirmed by organisers – and the stellar line-up is a mouth-watering one.

The event, the biggest one-day conference in the glazing calendar, takes place on Thursday, October 21 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham and will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing fabricators, installers, glass companies and component suppliers.

Four debates, on conquering the supply chain crisis, embracing a sustainable future, the challenges installers have faced, and whether it’s time to buy, sell or bust, will feature four expert panellists and a host asking the tough questions.

Industry experts who will be speaking on the day include Gary Morton of Central Window Systems, Nathan Barr of ODL Europe, Sam Nuckey of Window Ware, Dean Bradley of Glazpart, John McComb of Reynaers, Mark Gajda, Rehau, and Gary Hyem of FRP Corporate Finance.

Keynote speakers will include Insight Data MD Andrew Scott with the 2021 State of the Industry Report; GGF expert David Borland on the regulation minefield and what the industry should know; leading economist Greg Perdon on the economic outlook for the industry; and legendary business guru Geoff Burch on growth through leadership.

The calibre of speakers doesn’t end when the day finishes either, with Simon Evans, one of the UK’s most respected and best loved comedians, taking centre stage at the Glazing Summit Dinner in the evening.

Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit, commented: “We have assembled a fantastic line-up of big-name speakers to tackle the biggest industry issues and we are looking forward to hearing their views. Since the agenda has been finalised and the speakers have been announced, interest has snowballed.”

For more information on the agenda and a full list of speakers, visit www.glazingsummit.co.uk/speakers/

Event Hosts

  • Sam Cross – Event Host
  • Paul Godwin – Panel Host
  • Chris Champion – Panel Host

Conquering The Supply Chain Debate

  • Nathan Barr, ODL
  • Samantha Nuckey, Window Ware
  • Paul Sullivan, Anglo European
  • Dean Bradley, Glazpart

Time to embrace a sustainable future?

  • John McComb, Reynaers
  • Simon Scholes, Veka
  • Mark Gajda, Rehau
  • Charlotte (Mercer) Hawkes, Edgetech

Who wants to be an installer in 2021?

  • Ryan Schofield, Thames Valley Windows
  • Will Hackman, Solarframe
  • Gary Morton, Central Window Systems

Mergers & Acquisitions: Build, Buy or Exit?

  • Andy Jones
  • Sarah Hitchings, Window Widgets & Residence Collection
  • Neil Maddocks, Insolvency
  • Gary Hyem, FRP

Keynotes

  • Andrew Scott, Insight Data & Purplex Marketing
  • David Borland, GGF
  • Gregory Perdon, Chief Investment Officer and Bloomberg host
  • Geoff Burch, Inspirational Speaker

 

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