GGF pleased with Counter Terror Expo success

Counter Terror Expo 2015 proved a great success for the GGF, with many visitors to the Federation’s exhibition stand and two expert seminars on window film and safety and security glazing.

James Lee, Head of GGF Group Marketing and Communications commented, “It was a worthwhile exhibition and one we hope to continue partnership with in 2016.On behalf of the GGF, I’d like to thank our Members who supported our presence at the show by exhibiting, visiting and presenting at the GGF workshops.”

Steve Rice, GGF Director of Glazing added, “It was a fantastic show. The GGF’s stand looked great and it not only raised the Federation’s profile but really highlighted the GGF’s specialist groups and companies who operate in this industry sector.”

At the exhibition, the GGF delivered two strong presentations in as part of the “Advanced Technology Stage” theatre. The programme was aimed at end users, decision makers, purchasers, influencers and specifiers.

Ian Penfold, Chairman, GGF Window Film Group started the ball rolling on the first day of the show with a presentation on “How window film can enhance protection against terrorist attack”. In his presentation, Ian demonstrated with the use of video and slides, the value of retrofitting window film to enhance glazing security with focus on solutions to make glazing in existing buildings attack resistant and the dynamics that make enhancing glazing essential.

Ian commented, “It’s vitally important for the GGF as the industry authority, to be at the forefront of all sectors of the industry. Exhibiting at these niche fairs, not only helps the GGF and Members impart extensive technical information but it also raises the profile of the GGF and its Members to the wider audience of architects, specifiers, building and facilities managers. This year, once again proved to be a good show.”  

On Day 2 of the exhibition, Richard Kells, Chairman, GGF Special Application Glass Group presented, “Technological advancements that make glass and glazing more resistant to terrorist attack” covering how glass has been developed to resist; attacks from ballistics, explosives and manual attack as well as how EMI/RFI (Electro-magnetic or Radio Frequency Interference) shielding is now being produced in glass to prevent terrorist attack on electronic communications.

Richard commented, “It was a great event and I was delighted to be asked to present on the subject of security glazing and the technological innovations that have raised the standards considerably over the last few years. The audience who attended the presentations and those who visited the GGF stand had some diverse and interesting enquiries and I hope they found our information and presentations useful for their counter terror solutions.”

James Lee summarised, “This was the fourth consecutive year that the GGF has exhibited at Counter Terror Expo and each year it just seems to get bigger and better. Though next year will be an extremely busy events schedule for the GGF, we have already pencilled Counter Terror Expo 2016 in the calendar.”

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