FIT Show Success Pleases GGF

News Item
23 Apr 2013

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was pleased with the success of the FIT Show in Telford last week.

Nigel Rees, Group Chief Executive commented, “The organisers took a big risk
with this new industry exhibition and it was pleasing to see their efforts proved
successful. I was also pleased to see so many exhibitors promoting their
products and services to great effect and they too were rewarded with
thousands of visitors attending the show. From the GGF Group’s perspective,
it was good to impart our knowledge and raise the profiles of the GGF
companies and the Federation itself to our core audience.”
Throughout the show the GGF and its group of companies including GGFi,
FENSA and BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council) had information stands,
held seminars, one to one clinics and ran competitions. One feature that the
GGF Members also benefited from, was the exclusive lounge area where
GGF Members could relax, enjoy refreshments/lunch and network with other
Members and GGF Staff.
Giles Willson, Group Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs
used The FIT Show as a launch platform for the GGF’s CPR (Construction
Products Regulation) and CE marking seminars/workshops. Giles commented,
“It was good to see so many companies attend the Federation’s seminars
and in particular those on CPR and CE marking. It’s so important that
companies who manufacture products under a harmonised European
standard (hEN) comply with this new EU directive by 1st July and the FIT Show
provided a great platform to get our message and information across.”
Nigel Rees concluded, “It’s been roughly five years since we had an industry
exhibition like this one in the UK and I sincerely hope this is the first of many.
Our industry needs the profile and the numerous business opportunities a
show like this brings.”