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Organisers of the inaugural Glass Conference have announced that tickets for its October 16th & 17th 2024 event at Telford International Centre are now available to purchase.

Glass Conference is an annual education and networking platform for the glazing industry launched by FIT Show, the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) and FENSA. It will bring every corner of the industry together, from installers and fabricators through to trade counters and systems houses, for two days of unrivalled networking and learning opportunities.

Across the two days, Glass Conference delegates will listen to keynotes from industry experts, take part in networking, and speak first hand to every link in the supply chain all under one roof. At the end of the first day, the industry will come together for a networking dinner, with entertainment and a less formal networking backdrop.

Day one of Glass Conference will kick start at 10.00am on Wednesday 16th October and will include a ‘State of the Nation’ opening session from Business Pilot, Keystone Research and GGF before moving on to keynotes tackling the latest regulatory and legislative changes impacting the sector, as well as sustainability. The day will round off with the networking dinner, starting with a drinks reception at 7.00pm at the same venue.

Day two of Glass Conference will open for registration at 8.30am on Thursday 17th October, before the main programme commences at 9.30am with a focus on the essential information about Doc L and keynotes around training and apprenticeships, customer service and the supply chain.

Speaking about the launch of tickets for Glass Conference 2024, event director Nickie West said: “We’re excited to announce that tickets are now available for the inaugural Glass Conference, launched in partnership with FIT Show, GGF & FENSA. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to curate a two-day programme that will be the catalyst for actionable change across the UK glass and glazing industry.

“Delegates will not want to miss the sessions that we have planned for them, or the keynote speakers that we will be announcing later this month. We’ve received fantastic support from the industry media, trade bodies and associations. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Emplas, Business Pilot, GGR, Secured by Design, MACO and Digital KOG who were amongst the first brands to align themselves with Glass Conference.”

The main Glass Conference programme will be bolstered by shorter ‘Ted Talk’ style sessions with practical advice and support on running a successful glass and glazing business with topics including mental health, sales and marketing, trends, technology and innovations all featuring prominently on both days. There will be multiple opportunities for delegates to network and meet the experts, as well as participate in Q&A sessions.

Experts will be on hand throughout the event, delivering solutions, practical advice, support and live product demonstrations. Installers will be able to take advantage of a ‘drop-in’ style clinic to speak first hand with FENSA and GGF and discuss any technical concerns or issues they may have, with a special focus on Building Regulations and Master Competency Training.

Delegates can choose to attend on either one or both days of the conference, with the option to attend the networking dinner on the evening of Tuesday 16th October. A one-day ticket costs just £220, or £380 to attend both days of the conference. Tickets to the networking dinner are priced at £85. There are special rates for GGF and FENSA members which can be accessed via the Glass Conference website using their unique membership number.

The event is designed to serve the needs of the market and has been launched based on compelling demand for an annual networking and education platform to help the industry stay abreast of key legislative and regulatory developments. It replaces the GGF Member’s Day and FIT Show’s online learning event.

There are still some sponsorship opportunities available.

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For press enquiries: contact PR & content manager, Jess Hardisty – jess@fitshow.co.uk / +447871 544330.

Notes to Editors –

Glass Conference FIT Show’s 2023 post event survey identified a clear appetite for an additional touchpoint in the industry calendar. GGF member feedback proposed fewer regional member events and for a more formal and inclusive event for the industry. After the successful GGF Members Day and Winter Conference last year prompted discussions for a wider industry event, this was the next logical step.

GGF is the most influential trade federation in the industry, with the GGF community of members making up over 60% of the fenestration sector’s £4 billion annual turnover.

FIT Show is the UK’s only trade show for the sector and has served the industry for over a decade.

FENSA is the government-authorised scheme that monitors building regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors with over 6,000 approved installers across England & Wales.

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