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Glasstec Releases Virtual Conference Program

glasstec VIRTUAL released its virtual conference program, including 20 lectures and additional digital content, offered over three days. The program will be held online at, Oct. 20-22, and will feature the over 650 exhibitors registered for glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, to be held in June 2021.

The online event will also feature extensive services for exhibitors to present themselves to the sector and interact with potential customers. For the duration of the event all participants of glasstec VIRTUAL will receive free access to the 3-day conference program and all additional online offers of the exhibitors. Registration is now open.

Over three days, the conference agenda of glasstec VIRTUAL will feature free expert lectures from industry and science, and with reference to globally trending themes such as climate protection, resource efficiency, urbanization, added value and happiness.

The glasstec conference language will be English and will have a similar structure as the leading international trade fair glasstec, divided into segments such as glass production, processing, and finishing as well as glass products and applications. The following industry experts will be chairing the respective sessions:

  • Dr. Michael Drass, Technical University of Darmstadt, Institute for Statics and Engineering: glass products and applications.
  • Dr. Johann Overath, Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V. (BV―Federal Association of the Glass Industry) and Dr. Thomas Jüngling, Hüttentechnische Vereinigung der Deutschen Glasindustrie e.V. (HVG – Research Association of the German  Glass Industry), Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (DGG―German Society of Glass Technology): glass production
  • Gesine Bergmann, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer e.V. (VDMA―German Engineering Association―Forum Glass Technology) and Jochen Grönegräs, Bundesverband Flachglas e.V. (BF―German Flat Glass Manufacturers’ Association): glass processing and finishing

During the conference, the international trade audience will be able to learn about the latest developments and trends in the global glass sector and interact with the speakers, experiencing the talks live from everywhere in the world.

The first two conference days will be rounded off by the “Glass Association Summit” organized by the trade journal Glass Worldwide. Its two sessions will address the current, global market situation in the flat and container glass industry. Taking part will be the following associations: All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation, Asean Federation of Glass Manufacturers, the Federal Association of the Glass Industry, the Chinese Ceramic Society, The European Container Glass Federation, Glass for Europe, the Glass Packaging Institute, the National Glass Association and the British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation.

See the detailed agenda here