Glass Performance Days (GPD) 2019 has more than 700 registered participants for the conference, exhibition and workshops taking place in Tampere, Finland, from June 25-28, 2019. According to the event organizers, GPD has broken a record this year with 242 presentations offered by a line-up of 220 speakers and 17 different workshops focusing on a variety of glass topics. These workshops are followed on June 27-28 by seven simultaneous, all-day sessions covering a variety of topics such as smart technology, glass and sustainability, research and development, façades, market trends in the glass industry and more.

This is also Jorma Vitkala’s last year at the helm of GPD as chairman of the organizing committee. As founding father of the event, Vitkala has touched the hearts of glass industry participants by creating this special forum to rally and promote higher glass industry performance, according to the event organizers. A wild-west-themed farewell party will be held June 28. Vitkala says that he moves on with deep-felt gratitude to everyone involved in making GPD the internationally revered event that it has become over the past 27 years.

“Thanks to hours of work, dedication, cooperation and belief in such a special event, GPD has reached such a super-star level of popularity and become the meeting point for industry change,” he says. “Thanks to all participants, speakers, believers – and the entire glass industry. You’ve helped us take glass performance far beyond our wildest dreams and we are truly grateful!”

Registration for GPD is still open. Click here to register.