This year’s Glass Processing Days (GPD) in Tampere, Finland, June 13-15, will focus on glass architecture and the environmental impact of buildings.

The conference will feature around 180 presentations given by glass industry experts, complemented by around 20 workshops, offering participants hands-on knowledge and practical information. In addition, participants can review the latest glass innovations at the product exhibition.

GPD is held in Tampere every two years, and this year’s conference is the fourteenth.

Among the event’s sessions, one will address the Louis Vuitton Foundation “Glass Sails” building project in the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and the Freedom Tower – WTC Tower One project in New York.

The Glass Sails building features 12 glass sails consisting of 13,500 square meters of curved glass and 3,527 glass panels. The WTC Tower One workshop will cover façade solutions developed by the architect, the history of the WTC building and its reconstruction.

The event is organized by Glaston Corp. and is supported by a number of international glass industry companies. Further information is available on the event’s website,