Based on the topics discussed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the glasstec “Update Conference” is set to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on November 25 and 26, 2021. It will have experts from science and economy debating the issues of the future and challenges for the global glass industry, according to a press release. The new conference intends to provide the opportunity to discuss creative approaches and technologies regarding the challenge towards climate neutrality and decarbonization. The conference will shed light on forward-looking themes such as alternative approaches to the manufacturing and recycling processes and requirements for modern façades, which improve the CO2-neutrality of buildings.

The conference will be held in-person but can also be followed online with the appropriate digital conference ticket.

The first day of the event will focus on glass production. Future models for CO2 and climate-neutral production and technologies and roadmaps to achieve these goals will be discussed, according to the press release. Speakers will include Michael Marty from the Federal Environment Agency; Aston Fuller, CEO of Glass Futures Ltd.; Lisa Rammig from Eckersley O’Callaghan (U.S.); and Florian Vogel from Hydro Building Systems Germany.

On the second day, scientists and glass producers will present supporting products and methods for climate-neutral urban planning and design. Speakers will include Martin Stadler, marketing director at Saint-Gobain Glass Germany; Dr. Tilmann E. Kuhn from Fraunhofer ISE; and Johannes Kreißig, CEO of DGNB GmbH.

By addressing the topic of CO2 neutrality with glass, the glasstec Update Conference will connect to the topics trending at the glasstec trade fair on September 20-23, 2022, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf.