Vitrum, a trade show specializing in machinery, equipment and special glass processing products, announced it will host a show featuring the past, present and future of glass. The event is slated to take place October 6-9 at Fiera Milano Rho in Italy.

The presentations will showcase “[m]ore than 2,000 years of history of a material that has always fascinated humankind and stimulated its creativity,” a release from Vitrum reads. “Between past and future, ancient and modern, glass is ultimately the star player in a themed exhibit designed to offer a vast panorama of the use of glass in outstanding products.”

The exhibit unfolds in three themed sections: glass in history and design; glass as a key player in architecture; and glass and the new technologies.

The event, according to the release, was conceived by Vitrum in partnership with ICE, the agency for overseas promotion and internationalization of Italian businesses.