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Widely acknowledged as the hub of the industry event, InstallerPLAZA is the meeting place for industry professionals wanting to learn, be inspired from and network with the industry’s brightest minds. Hosted by David Kurk.

27th June 10:30 am

10:45 am

Q&A with Vaillant’s Simon Whysall

We kick off InstallerSHOW 2023 with an exclusive interview with Simon Whysall, National Sales Director at Vaillant and Glow-worm. Simon will tell us about the exciting products on the stands, the latest trends he’s seeing in the industry, and will preview the VIP launch of Vaillant’s updated ecoTEC plus premium boiler range, taking place LIVE at InstallerSHOW at noon on Tues 27 June.


27th June 10:45 am

11:00 am

Maximising heating systems with Altecnic’s Ed Morris

New regulations, the race to net zero, and a focus on low temperature are changing how we look at our heating systems. Ed Morris, Technical Manager at Altecnic, joins us on stage to discuss the products we have now to protect and improve our systems, and gives us a first look at some exciting product launches.


27th June 11:00 am

11:30 am

Stuart Pearce – Celebrity Appearance

Football legend Stuart Pearce is joining us at InstallerSHOW. A former electrician, Stuart began his professional football career when he signed for Coventry at the age of 21 and quickly established himself as a tough left back with a lethal left foot. Pearce went on to represent other top clubs including Newcastle United, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, and West Ham United, and earn 78 caps for England. He appears regularly across major broadcasters as a pundit, studio guest and co-commentator, and his renowned leadership and motivational skills make him an enduringly popular speaker.


27th June 11:30 am

11:45 pm

The latest in low carbon technology with City Plumbing

We sit down with Hemal and Steve from City Plumbing to talk about the latest trends in low-carbon technology, City Plumbing’s new Energy Efficiency Centre, and how installers can start their journey into renewables.


27th June 12:00 pm

12:50 pm

Vaillant ecoTEC plus grand unveiling

Vaillant has launched an updated version of its flagship ecoTEC plus premium boiler range AND an updated range of senso controls. InstallerSHOW will be the first opportunity to get hands-on with the new products. The unveiling, which will take place on stand F50, will also be beamed live to the screens on the InstallerPLAZA – and will feature interviews with Vaillant personnel and VIP installers who have already had the chance to get up close and personal with the new ecoTEC plus. The new ecoTEC plus is a must-see. Don’t miss it! Head to the Vaillant stand for 12pm on Tuesday 27 June to see the original remastered.


27th June 1:00 pm

1:50 pm

Great Debate: The view from the frontline

The plumbing, heating and renewables industry has rarely had so much attention paid to it. With rising energy bills, a cost-of-living crisis, supply chain issues, and ongoing Net Zero efforts, it’s a busy and challenging time for engineers. But what do they really think? We sit down with some of the best heating, plumbing and renewables installers to cut through the noise, and see what life is really like on the front line.


27th June 2:00 pm

2:50 pm

Drayton Installer Forum LIVE: We need change NOW

Throughout 2022, Installer and Drayton spoke to some of the best heating, plumbing, and renewables installers in the industry, to get their views on the latest goings on. The main theme to come from these sessions is that change is coming, but it needs to be quicker. The industry has the products, the installer base, and the knowledge to make a real difference to energy bills and carbon emissions, but how do we support the engineers? Our expert panel takes a look.


27th June 3:00 pm

3:30 pm

Crossover to the Future with Navien

We speak to Sean Keleher and Jason Davies about how Navien is shaping the future with its must-see new products. Find out more about Navien’s new heat pump and how it can be used to create a hybrid heating solution alongside the brand’s award-winning NCB ON range – combining two home heating products to deliver uncompromised heat and hot water all year round.


27th June 3:30 pm

4:00 pm

Smart measurements with Testo

Jon Bawden from Testo joins us to talk about the latest in measurement technology, and how installers can get prepared for the rise in heat pumps. As our systems become more advanced and connected, the need for accurate measurement is becoming even more important. Jon will give us the low-down on everything installers need to know about flue gas, temperature, CO, CO2, air flow, pressure, electrical, and more.


27th June 4:00 pm

4:15 pm

Live demo of the new Silicone Block

Metex Ltd has launched a new 5-in-1 silicone finishing tool for shaping and smoothing silicone sealant – for example, for sinks, shower trays and bathtubs. The Metex 5-in-1 Silicone Block is designed to give silicone joints a pro finish as easily as possible – and unlike other silicone finishing tools, the 5-in-1 Silicone Block does 5 jobs with just one tool. We talk to its inventor Karl Dorn to find out more.


27th June 4:15 pm

4:30 pm

Q&A with James Chillman from Fergus

Running a trade business can be hard with lots of moving parts. We speak to James Chillman – UK Country Manager at Fergus Job Management Software – for his advice on how tradespeople can make their working lives easier.


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