glasstec to Feature Start-Up Zone Again

After its successful premiere in 2018, the Start-up Zone will again be a prominent feature at glasstec 2020, international trade fair for glass production, processing and products, according to organizers. This zone will offer young and innovative national and international companies a platform to make new contacts in the glass industry and network. Start-up Zone online registration is available here. glasstec will be held October 20-23, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 2018, 15 young, international companies presented their ideas and products to an expert audience at the Start-up Zone. With its high percentage of national and international decision-makers (79% of the 42,600 trade visitors) and the 1,276 exhibitors from 50 nations, glasstec is the perfect venue for companies starting out in the glass industry, according to organizers.

“The Start Up-Zone gives me the opportunity to gain exposure at the most important trade fair for the glass industry on a small budget,” says Thomas Duchardt with Büro Thomas Duchardt GmbH. “Personal contacts are very important especially for canvassing new customers. I can invite existing customers in a targeted manner and also use the four trade fair days to talk to other interesting exhibitors.”

Exhibitor Registration

To date, the number of registered exhibitors and occupied exhibit space at glasstec 2020 is already at the level of the previous event, nine months before the start of the 2020 staging. At glasstec 2018, 1,276 companies from glass machinery production, glass manufacturing and skilled crafts occupied 721,000 square feet of exhibit space. A total of 70% came from countries other than Germany.

The general glasstec 2020 online exhibitor registration is available here. Firms that already participated in 2018 can use the pre-filled and editable forms.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at glasstec 2020, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America by phone at (312) 781-5180 or email

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