From 23 to 26 October Messe Düsseldorf will be the venue of glasstec 2018, the leading global trade fair for glass as a material. In sheet glass, the main focus at glasstec 2018 will be on interactive glass, while in container glass it will be on energy-efficient and emission-reducing technology for glass production.
The last glasstec in 2016 attracted 40,105 visitors from 121 countries and had 1,237 exhibitors from 52 countries, presenting their latest products, machines, developments and visions. One element that makes the trade fair especially attractive to exhibitors is the large number of decision-makers among trade visitors.
Three quarters represent middle to senior management who come to glasstec with specific investment plans or to look for new suppliers. What actually matters to trade visitors is skilled contacts, concentrated demonstrations of innovative strength and a visionary outlook on future developments and business opportunities.
All these are features of a special exhibition entitled glass technology live in Hall 11, organised for the first time by a network of technical universities: TU Darmstadt, TU Delft, TU Dresden and TU Dortmund. Innovative solutions and forward-looking technologies will be presented here.
Focal areas are interactive façades and display glasses, energy and performance as well as construction glasses (solid and thin glasses). Hall 10 will be the glasstec conference venue, featuring a range of conferences that combine both theory and practice.