Glass Focus 2019

Glass Focus 2019

It’s back! The prestigious annual Glass Focus will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019 in Sheffield.

Join us this year for a full daytime programme of speakers, networking and discussions, followed by the evening gala awards dinner – all hosted at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel, in the heart of the city.

Everyone with a stake in glass is invited. Each year it’s a unique opportunity to celebrate and network with decision makers including:

  • glass manufacturers
  • machinery and material suppliers
  • recyclers
  • brands and buyers
  • policy makers
  • researchers

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Tickets include both conference attendance and your place at the black-tie awards dinner. They are priced at £195 for British Glass members and £249 for non-members.

All tickets go on sale from 1 June – book before 26 September 2019 and receive a 15% discount using the code EB15.

Book online at Eventbrite or email


We’re creating a programme that will bring together speakers and delegates in straightforward conversations to create insight and real-world application.

Confirmed speakers include;

Andy Williams – Manufacturing Lead at the CBI covering issues and changes in UK manufacturing.

Professor Alicia Durán – President of the International Commission on Glass speaking about Women in the glass industry.

Further speaker and programme information will be released soon – register for updates to get the latest straight to your inbox.

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Each year British Glass recognises and promotes best practice in the glass industry and its partners. The Glass Focus Awards, and all the entries, reveal the outstanding breadth and quality of achievement in glass, and are a great opportunity to showcase your organisation.

Winners for all eight categories will be announced at the Glass Focus Awards 2019 dinner, at the Mercure St Paul’s in Sheffield on Thursday 21 November.

The awards are open to everyone in the glass industry – whether you’re a British Glass member or not. Entries should focus on initiatives taking place since last year’s awards closed – so between September 2018 and September 2019. 

The awards themselves will cover areas including product design, sustainability, health and safety, workforce development and more. Take a look at the 2018 winners for some inspiration.

Full details of the entry process will be announced soon – so sign up for our newsletter to be sure you’re the first to hear.


Glass Focus 2019 is a great opportunity to talk to professionals from across the glass industry supply chain. 

With Glass International and Glass Worldwide as our media partners, you can be sure that this year's conference and awards coverage will be seen by thousands of professionals in glass and its associated industries across the globe.

If that’s a conversation you want to be part of, we have a range of partner and sponsor packages available. 

Email with your name, company and phone number and we’ll get right back to you.

British Glass believes that the best ideas come from collaborative thinking – which is why we welcome the full glass manufacturing supply chain into membership. We’re also delighted by the range of companies who have kindly chosen to support Glass Focus 2019.


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