Acclaimed British Journalist to Grace Glazing Summit Dinner as Guest Speaker

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Distinguished Journalist John McCarthey CBE to Captivate Glazing Summit Gala Dinner

In a remarkable highlight of this year’s Glazing Summit, the Gala Dinner will be graced by none other than the illustrious British journalist, author, and broadcaster, John McCarthey CBE. His story is not just a narrative; it’s a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

From Captivity to Liberation: A Story of Resilience

In April 1986, John embarked on his inaugural foreign assignment for the United Press International Television News. However, fate had an entirely different plan. On his way to the airport, he was abducted by Islamic Jihad, marking the beginning of a journey that would transform him into Britain’s longest-held hostage. For over five grueling years, he grappled with uncertainty, resilience, and the indomitable will to survive. His tale of captivity will unfold at the Glazing Summit dinner, an evening etched with dignity, humility, and inspiration.

A Message of Resilience

Founder of the Glazing Summit, Andrew Scott, expressed the profound honor of having John McCarthy as the after-dinner speaker. With an engaging narrative, John will share his compelling story, weaving a tale of adversity and triumph. His words will resonate deeply, sparking contemplation on the human spirit’s unwavering ability to endure and overcome.

An Evening of Elegance

Sponsored by the esteemed VEKA, the Gala Dinner promises an enchanting culmination to the Glazing Summit event. Set against the backdrop of the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, the Edgbaston Banqueting Suite will host more than 200 industry leaders. The evening’s opulence will be marked by a champagne drinks’ reception, a sumptuous three-course gala dinner, table wine, and a private bar.

An Unmissable Opportunity

As the sun sets on October 12th, the Glazing Summit dinner beckons, offering an exceptional occasion to engage with industry stalwarts. Attendees are welcome to partake in the Glazing Summit, the Gala Dinner, or both, but space is limited. Secure your place now and be part of an extraordinary evening that celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit and the unbreakable bonds that connect us in the world of glazing.

Join in Birmingham

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 12th, and experience a night that transcends the ordinary. The Glazing Summit Gala Dinner awaits, promising an unforgettable journey through resilience, camaraderie, and inspiration.

For tickets visit, call 01934 808293 or email

Source: with additional information added by Apazone

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