At Glasstec 2014, 1.217 companies from glass machinery production, glass manufacturing and skilled crafts had occupied 60.601 m2. 63 % of them came from abroad to Düsseldorf. For over 40 years now, Glasstec has served as a trendsetter and reflection of the glass industry.
“The glass industry is undergoing changes and we consistently accompany it on this path. Technological developments determine the sector, new glass qualities are launched and open up new fields of application such as smart and touch functions. In 2016, Glasstec will again cover the entire bandwidth of possibilities and innovations,” says Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf. Exhibitors capitalise on the international attendance of Glasstec to expand their business relations. The trade fair has a comprehensive programme of special shows, events, congresses and information forums in store for visitors from all branches of this industry. This includes the highlight of the trade fair – the special show "Glass Technology Live".
Under the heading “Future – Glass – Performance” spectacular exhibits, innovative products and pioneering solutions for the coming three to five years will again be presented in Hall 11. The special show will also be organised again this year under the patronage of Prof. Stefan Behling, Senior Executive Partner at Foster & Partners in London, and by the team of the IBK 2 Institute for Building Construction of Stuttgart University. This time the focus is on free-form, ultra-thin, solid and informative glass making the special show not only an inspiration for architects and planners in view of new application possibilities but also showcasing all the new applications for further developed glass products.
“Glass Technology Live“ is accompanied by a high-calibre technical symposium which – embedded in the gtl exhibition area – offers a multitude of lectures on highly current topics. Admission is free for all visitors to the trade fair. International representatives from the fields of architecture, industry, glass-processing trades and science showcase the use of glass in their projects. Like the special show the symposium also has its sights on the future of the glass industry. The agenda of the gtl symposium addresses a different focal theme on each day of the trade fair, e. g. melting and forming, architecture and digital planning processes or window and façade.
Glasstec 2016 takes place from 20-23 September in Düsseldorf. For further information please visit: www.glasstec-online.com