GPD, an international glass conference, brings its regional application to Istanbul for the fourth time March 7-10, 2018. Conference organizers are calling for abstracts from potential speakers. The GPD program, in conjunction with the Eurasia Window, Glass and Door Exhibition, puts a special emphasis on new innovations in the design, use and processing of glass.

“The GPD tradition has always been one of spreading information and technology through information sharing,” says GPD chairman Jorma Vitkala. “This time we will create a new type of venue set-up around an innovation corner designated to promote effective exchange of recent technology. The arrangement will provide opportunities for start-up companies as well as established firms to present their latest innovations for both seminar and exhibition participants. The seminar and innovation corner are open to all trade fair visitors free-of-charge. We encourage all who are interested in participating in this innovation event or are willing to be a speaker to submit their abstract / proposals through our website. Funding in support of participation for start-up companies and research institutions may be available on request.”

The fourth GPD Istanbul Conference venue is new and so is the program timing. The GPD seminar is now located in the fair area itself with the innovation corner attached to the event.

The GPD was first organized in 1992. Since then more than 3,200 presentations have been shared at 16 conferences in Finland and at regional venues. More than 14,600 glass professionals have attended these events, including 1,180 speakers.