Organizers Cancel GPD 2021
Organizers of Glass Performance Days 2021 cancelled its 2021 edition, scheduled to be held partly in-person and online in February 2022. In an email, organizers cited rising COVID infection rates. Organizers are now planning GPD 2023, to be held as a live event in summer, hosted in Tampere, Finland.
“Our commitment was to deliver a unique and memorable first ever GPD winter edition,” say organizers in the statement. “This was based on the improving COVID situation that looked very promising until infection rates started to rise again some weeks ago. Due to this rise, many interested participants have indicated that they may not be able to come to Finland in February 2022 due to travel restrictions set by their companies as well as in their countries, most likely leading to an online only event.
Given the above challenges, we once again sought the opinion of various GPD partners on whether we should hold an online only event in February, 2022. Majority prefer the event to be held in hybrid format instead of an online only version.”