British Glass is set to host its annual Glass Focus event on 22 November 2018 at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery.

The event features an afternoon information session for delegates, followed by an awards dinner celebrating excellence and innovation in the industry.

The theme of this year’s event is Driving manufacturing productivity with digital technology and will welcome keynote speakers Professor Graham Hillier, Strategy and Futures Director at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Chris Sorsby of Glass Technology Services.

Graham will also join a panel of industry experts including Industrial CTO, Siemens PLC Alan Norbury and British Glass Chief Executive Dave Dalton.

Dave said: “Glass Focus is great opportunity to meet fellow delegates from across the glass industry to demonstrate what we can all do and look to the future of our industry.

"The awards showcase the innovation and excellence in glass that underpin our industry’s contribution to the economy, to society and to our customers, staff and stakeholders.

"The afternoon session will provide informative talks from industry experts to discuss the use of digital technologies in glass manufacture.”

The registration fee for Glass Focus 2018 is £150 per person for British Glass members and £200 for non-members, which is fully inclusive of the afternoon session, evening gala dinner and awards.

The awards themselves are free to enter and there are six award categories: Design of the year, Innovative solution, Health and safety in action, Sustainable practice, Apprentice of the year and Strengthening business through people.