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January 2016

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
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Chicago, IL 60601


The Federal Association of the Glass Industry has elected Dr. Frank Heinricht, Chairman of the Board at Schott AG, as its new president. As a result he will also act as president of glasstec 2016, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products. The glasstec presidency alternates at two-year intervals between the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas) and the Federal Association of the German Glazing Trade (BIV). The two organizations are conceptual sponsors of glasstec, together with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). glasstec will take place from September 20 – 23, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

glasstec 2016 is a must for professionals in mechanical engineering, industry, architecture, the trade sector and solar power. The event will feature spectacular exhibits, innovative products and pioneering solutions. This time the focus will be on free-form, ultra-thin and solid glass as well as on glass used for information purposes.

Other special thematic areas will be the Crafts Center with Craft LIVE,offering hands-on experience, the Glass and Façade Competence Center and the Glass Art exhibition.

The wide-ranging ancillary program of glasstec 2016 will include special shows and conferences. The main highlight will be the special show “glass technology live”, organized by Prof. Stefan Behling, a Senior Executive Partner at Fosters & Partners, and his team from IBK 2 (Institute of Construction Design) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). Participation in any of the glasstec 2016 symposia will be free of charge for visitors.

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