GGF supports Materials 2017 exhibition

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is delighted to support Materials 2017, a new conference and exhibition focused entirely on the cutting-edge of material solutions for architecture, construction, and design, to be held on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 at the ILEC Centre, London.

The GGF will be exhibiting at the show as well as moderating a specialist technical seminar.

James Lee, GGF Director of Marketing and Communications, commented,

“We are pleased to be involved with this new trade show as it aims its focus on solutions that construction professionals need when considering using glass and glazing materials.”

Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs, added,

“It is important for the GGF to have presence and contribute to shows of this kind. Glass is one of the most used materials in the construction industry and we will offer our technical expertise and information throughout the show to visitors, exhibitors and to the construction media.”

Materials 2017 will gather leading construction professionals into one central venue, easily accessible via car or public transport. This will be a unique opportunity for architects, specifiers, and developers to meet face-to-face, engage in social conversation, and expand business relationships with top materials manufacturers.

A wide range of products – from ceramics, cement, stone, brick, and timber to glass, concrete, metal, and smart materials – will be featured, looking not only at their use in creating striking designs but also their potential functionalities beyond their common purposes within building structures, envelope, facades and finishes.

Seminar speakers from a number of the industry’s biggest actors have been confirmed to include names from Aecom, Arup, Tata Steel, and Saint-Gobain. The three conference areas at Materials 2017 provide huge potential for knowledge-sharing in a highly tailored and intimate environment.

The event will have a session focused on glass with a leading consultant and manufacturer presenting, and Russell Day of the Glass and Glazing Federation as moderator.

15:00 on 25th April

  • Russell Day – Deputy Director of Technical Affairs – Glass & Glazing Federation
  • Tim Macfarlane – Managing Director – Glass Light and Special Structures
  • Bruce Nicol – Senior Business Development – Dow Corning

Materials 2017 is completely free to attend for delegates and competitive prices are available for sponsor and exhibitor packages. For more information visit