Vitrum held a two-day meeting and international press conference in May to discuss the upcoming trade show, which will be held October 6-9 in the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition district.

“Vitrum will open its doors in a climate of recovery; the encouraging signs from the market are all there,” Vitrum president Dino Zandonella Necca said during his opening remarks. The show will feature innovations in machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing.

According to release, one of the main features of this year’s show is “a show dedicated to the use of glass in modern architecture, from the earliest examples of the last century to the most innovative and still experimental solutions of today.”

Other highlights include prototypes created by a pair of universities that have experimented with transforming glass “into products designed to provide useful benefits in domestic, playful, medical, scientific, professional and sporting areas, all engineered by the designers of tomorrow.”

The 19th edition of the Show will also feature technical and productive innovations in the flat and hollow glass sectors, via its partnership with the Association of Italian Glass Technicians, which will hold its 30th Annual Congress inside Vitrum.

“Vitrum 2015 will be the culmination of an enormous amount of teamwork: all the activities were developed by a team in perfect continuity with the past, in partnership with A.T.I.V. and with the support of ICE,” says Necca. “Which is why Vitrum will be focused on innovation and competitiveness, a meeting place for industry players and the ideal venue for exploring all the aspects of the world of glass applications, products, machines, technology and culture.”