|A fresh wind for the 25th anniversary and a large number of businesses participating
The 25th glasstec will have plenty of reasons to celebrate. The supporting programme will be compact and of a high standard, with a range of new highlights. Moreover, it will closely reflect everything that happens in the halls, while also forging an even better link between theory and practice. Four months before the event, registrations for exhibition space were already exceeding the total for 2016, and are now approaching the record figures of 2008. Once again, organisers are expecting to see more than 1,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries.
glasstec 2016 attracted over 1,230 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, again making it the biggest and most important trade fair in the industry. Over 40,100 visitors (from 121 countries) benefited from products in glass manufacturing, processing and finishing, the glazing trade, architecture and construction, windows and façades and also from the wide-ranging conference programme. Furthermore, the organisers are encouraged by the large number of exhibitors who have registered so far and the amount of space they have booked.
“All the leading international companies in the industry have committed themselves to exhibiting at glasstec 2018. Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to an anniversary with plenty of great new products,” says Birgit Horn, Director of glasstec, who is already excited about the event.
glass technology live: New team, new blueprint
The supporting programme will centre around a special exhibition entitled glass technology live in Hall 11. In 2018 it is being organised for the first time by a network of universities – the Technical Universities of Darmstadt, Delft, Dresden and Dortmund – with a presentation of the hub @ glasstec. The range of topics will span all industries, covering applications and solutions from the following areas:
• Interactive façades and display glass
• Energy and performance
• Structural glass: solid, thin and container glass
• New technologies
Further details about glass technology live are available at www.glasstec.de/1530
glasstec conference: all conferences under a single roof
The glasstec conference in Hall 10 will feature high-calibre talks and provide in-depth background knowledge on the exhibits of the special show glass technology live, thus forging an even closer link between theory and practice. Overview of conferences and topics: