More than 75% of attendees at this year’s Glazing Summit think that smart doors and windows will be the next big thing.

A poll conducted at this year’s one-day conference at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre posed the question ‘Is smart windows and doors all hype? Or is it the next big thing?’ and only 24% thought it was all hype.

Event organisers Purplex Marketing and Insight Data used Slido, the online Q&A and polling app, to conduct several polls throughout the day which attendees were able to take through a smartphone app.

This year’s event saw an interesting discussion on the impact smart technology is likely to have on the industry.

“Smart tech is very much here to stay and it’s clear that those in attendance at this year’s Glazing Summit agree,” commented Andrew Scott, Glazing Summit founder and CEO of Purplex and Insight Data.

“Our panel of experts provided a really good discussion on smart tech – how it will evolve to become much more than just a gadget and how it will ultimately be driven by what the consumer demands. There are interesting times ahead.”

The Glazing Summit saw almost 350 industry leaders come together to discuss the challenges the industry faces, with a total of 25 expert and keynote speakers taking to the stage during the day and 23 big name sponsors backing the event.

Glazing Summit 2020 will take place next October at the same venue, with the date to be announced. For more information, visit