Clearview South January 2014 - Issue 146 - Page 22

DIARYDATES Ecobuild Greenbuild EXPO Tues 4 – Thur 6 March 2014, ExCel, London The world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. Seize the opportunity to connect with people like you – sustainable design and construction professionals with one common objective: to create a cleaner, greener, efficient and more sustainable built environment. 7th & 8th May 2014, Manchester Central The UK’s newest sustainable building and refurbishment event, an essential and informative event for the construction industry covering everything from training opportunities and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates. Glass Engraving Course Fensterbau frontale 2014 26 – 29 March 2014, Nuremburg, Germany The wish for more sustainability and comfort continues to drive innovation in the window, door and facade construction sector. Architects, tradesmen, manufacturers and the trade meet at fensterbau/frontale to discuss how aesthetics and design trends can be reconciled with energy-efficient building. One main focus is on solutions for the automation of solar protection, locking systems or roller shutters. GPD CHINA 2014 12th April 2014, Shanghai, China GPD China 2014 will be held on Saturday 12 of April in Shanghai, just before China Glass exhibition on 14th April. The conference will address the issue of Energy efficiency and Sustainability in buildings, with a focus on intelligent glazing. Contact Mr. Brown Onduso for details of sponsorship packages: Email: brown. or Tel: +358407739313 Saturday 17 May 2014, 10am - 4pm, Dudley, West Midlands Visitors can return to the ‘Glassroom’ at Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 17 May, 2014 for a creative course in Glass Engraving. A one day workshop offers an exciting introduction to glass engraving and includes cutting skills and technical information. This is a fun class ideal for beginners wanting to learn the basics of hand glass engraving and spend a creative day making something special. The course will cover technique and pattern and will demonstrate how to create unique designs from found images. Course leader and British glass maker Charlotte Hughes-Martin has an extensive exhibitions record and was included in the book ‘25 Years of New Glass Review’ by Tina Oldknow. There are 10 places available and courses cost £50 per person and are pre-book only. Please contact the Museum’s Booking Office on 0121 520 8054 or book online at www. The FiT Show 2014: The Next Installation Telford International Centre, 10-12 June 2014 Following a sensational launch that was embraced by exhibitor and visitor alike when the inaugural event took place last April, the doors of The Fabricator Installer Trade (FIT) Show will once again be flung open between 10-12 June 2014 to the nation’s finest window, door and conservatory fabricators, installers and specifiers, providing the perfect opportunity for the industry to network against the backdrop of the latest and greatest products, services and brands, at the only showcase organised specifically for the UK glass and glazing industry. glasstec 2014 21 to 24 October 2014, Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Germany (Incorporating solarpeq – International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment) The world’s largest glass trade fair, glasstec stands out with its unique array of different ranges across all stages of the value chain as well as its versatile special themes and conferences. From June 2013 interested companies can register for glasstec 2014, which will once again become the global meeting point for decision-makers from throughout the “glass world”. FANCY A COMMISSION CHEQUE FOR £10,000? This time the Winner Takes All in the FIT Show Sales Professional of the Year Competition Today the sales people of the window, door and conservatory industry have to be sharper, more informed, better educated and simply slicker and sharper than ever before. Because their customers are! A star feature of the inaugural FIT Show, the Sales Professional of the Year competition was the first ever to seek out, recognise and reward the people in the front line, those providing the initial key link between the retailer and the customer and as such, the difference between a sale or not. For 2014 The FIT Show Sales Professional of the Year Award will follow a similar course. Just as in real life sales situations there is no second or third prize: and for 2014 t ^H۸