Shows & Events


October 23rd-26th, 2018 | Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre

International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing – Products

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Show Website:
Frequency: Every two years
Registration deadline: 1/12/2017
Stand Allocation Date: 1/05/2018
Exhibitors at last show: 1,235
Visitors at last show: 40,200
UK Contact: Céline Kimmel

glasstec is the meeting point for the world of glass, not only the world‘s largest trade fair for the glass industry and its suppliers but also the most international event.

Date & Opening hours

Date 20 - 23 September 2016

Opening hours Daily 9.00 am - 6.00 pm


Admission fees & catalogue sale

Order tickets at reduced pre-sale prices. All you have to do is to register as glasstec trade visitor. Tickets and catalogues at the cash desks on the fairground are sold at regular prices.

1-day ticket Online:

2-day ticket Online:

Season ticket Online: 69 € On site: 85 €

1-day-ticket reduced* Online: 18 € On site: 18 €

Catalog Online/ On site: 22 €

Good to know: Admission tickets include free round trip transportation to the trade fair on the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR).

* The following group of people are able to buy reduced-price tickets: Pupils from the age of 13 years, students, trainees, voluntary military service, federal voluntary service, unemployed persons, senior citizens from 65 years onwards, pensioners, persons with disability (with B (blind) or H (helpless) on the ID card, the accompanying person has free admission) and Düsselpass owners by showing an appropriate credential.


Show Venue and Arrival

Düsseldorf Fairgrounds

Hall 9 - 17


Bright world of glass “Nothing succeeds like success. Despite uncertain economic times glasstec 2012 set standards. With regard to business success in particular, the show was unanimously considered to be even better than in 2010. A good sign for the future and a positive outlook for 2014.” Birgit Horn, Director glasstec

  • 1.175 exhibitors from 54 countries
  • 42.414 visitors from 86 countries
  • Top-calibre visitors from around the world
  • Leading platform for product launches, technology and innovative solutions


Main product groups

No other trade show presents the entire spectrum of glass as a material in such a comprehensive way – from production, via processing and finishing to the final application.

Trend themes 2014 Thin and curved glass, glass pressure and layers, display glass as well as technical glass applications (e.g. LED/OLED), photovoltaic/ solar thermal integration into buildings, glass and material combinations in façades, laser technology and glass recycling.

The product spectrum in brief

  • Glass manufacture/ production technology
  • Glass processing and finishing
  • Glass products and applications
  • Solar production technology and components and pre-products for solar manufacture
  • Solar end products and their applications
  • Multifunctional façade technology
  • Crafts, finishing and design
  • Tools, spare and wearing parts
  • Measurement and control technology


Target groups

glasstec continues to set standards as a result of the outstanding calibre of its visitors – highly international and competent, with an ever increasing proportion of decision-makers and managers. At the same time there is a noticeable increase in the readiness to invest. This is where the course is set for successful business. Quality meets know-how: 95% of visitors and exhibitors were satisfied 83% of visitors were decision-makers

Industrial sector of the visitors

  • Manufacturing, processing finishing glass (glass industry) 34 %
  • Machine and plant construction 11 %
  • Glass supply industry 7 %
  • Windows + facades (manufacturer) 4 %
  • Skilled crafts and trades 9 %
  • Trade 8 %
  • Architecture + construction 5 %
  • Solar energy 2 %


Organizer Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61 40474 Düsseldorf Address: P.O. Box 10 10 06 D-40001 Düsseldorf Phone: +49 (0)211 45 60 01 Infoline: +49 (0)211 45 60-900 Fax: +49 (0)211 45 60-668


Bundesinnungsverband des Glashandwerks An der Glasfachschule 3 65589 Hadamar Phone: +49 (0) 6433/ 9133-0

Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V. Am Bonneshof 5 40474 Düsseldorf Phone: +49 (0) 211/ 4796-134

Forum Glastechnik im VDMA e. V. Lyoner Str. 18 60528 Frankfurt/ Main Phone: +49 (0) 69/ 66031250 Fax: +49 (0) 69/ 66032250