The glasstec conference, held during glasstec 2020, will offer cross-industry conferences and combines topics from theory and practice. The contributions for the individual sessions on glass production, processing and finishing technologies, products and applications will come from the participating exhibitors and from science and research. This will be new in 2020. The various topics will be covered daily, on all four days of the trade fair. The conceptual partners form the joint jury, which evaluates and selects the most relevant and innovative contributions. glasstec will be held from October 20-23, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Exhibitors and non-profit science and research institutions can find detailed information as well as the conditions of participation and submit their contributions here by February 29, 2020.

Forming an integral part of the conference will be the trend themes of glasstec 2020, which reflect the five global challenges. Each conference day will address at least two of these five challenges. The central question is: What contribution can the glass industry make to master these global challenges? The speakers will have the opportunity to present their ideas and approaches to solutions.

The challenges include:

  • Climate:
    • CO2 reductions in glass manufacturing and processing;
    • Legal provisions as innovation drives through new standards; and
    • Reduced emissions through new manufacturing processes.
  • Urbanization:
    • New living and working concepts for a growing population;
    • Connectivity assisted by new glass developments; and
    • Which glass products are needed by society for tomorrow’s mobility?
  • Resources:
    • Tomorrow’s skilled labor: availability, training and continuous education, health and safety at the workplace;
    • Alternative raw materials and circular economy; and
    • Decarbonization and alternative sources of energy.
  • Value Added:
    • Rethinking added value “from profit to planet to people”;
    • Profitability of investment; and
    • Added value through new glass products.
  • Happiness:
    • Safety, comfort and health with glass; and
    • Use of new glass products at work and at home, including functionality and comfort.

For more information about the glasstec conference visit. www.glasstec-online.com/conference

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