This year’s discussion will surround the theme: ‘Innovation within glass and the supply chain’, with a focus on potential developments within glass, the economy, manufacturing and glazing technology.
Keynote speeches during the conference will include Siemens speaking about ‘Industry 4.0: The next industrial revolution’, along with a visit from the CBI’s director of economics, Rain Newton-Smith, who will discuss the current economic landscape and the outlook for the coming years.
Last year the conference attracted more than 150 delegates from the UK and across the globe and the turnout is likely to be equally strong in 2015 with senior representatives from across the glass supply chain, including manufacturers, processors, brand owners, retailers, designers, architects, engineers, recycling companies and more.
Dave Dalton, CEO, British Glass, said: “2015 promises many exciting opportunities for the glass sector and the future of glass as a material so we are looking forward to once again bringing the great and the good of the industry together at our Conference to discuss many of these issues and projects.”
An evening dinner will also incorporate the second annual Glass Focus Industry Awards, which recognises, rewards and promotes best practice within the glass and associated industries.
The awards are free to enter and entrants can submit nominations in as many of the following categories as they wish:
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Marketing Campaign of the Year
- Innovation Award
- Apprentice of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution (Individual)
- Leadership Excellence
- Glass Company of the Year (British Glass Members only)
- Supply Chain Initiative of the Year