Sisecam Group hosted its 32nd Glass Symposium October 22-25 in Istanbul. The event included the annual meeting of International Commission on Glass (ICG), as well as five parallel sessions, three panels, 30 speeches and 120 presentations.

“The [symposium] promoted the development of the global glass industry by allowing participants to exchange information on innovations in glass science and technology,” said Sisecam vice chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman. “We will continue to provide a platform that allows participants to engage in for global cooperation, establish close ties and share the latest developments in the global industry.”

Dr. Manoj Choudhary, ICG president, said that the technical program, logistics, facilities and the social dimensions of the event were positive.

“Over 400 participants from 25 countries had the opportunities to attend parallel technical sessions on a variety of glass science and technology topics, plenary sessions, panel discussions, as well as special events such as the William R. Prindle memorial session, the youth outreach event, and very special opening and closing ceremonies,” he said. “In addition, various ICG meetings were held. The meetings were an important forum for exchanging ideas, advancing knowledge, and promoting collaboration among the members of the global glass community. They also provided an excellent venue for renewing old friendships and establishing new ones.”