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November 2017

Press Contact:

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

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


The 25th anniversary edition of glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, will be presented in an updated format from October 23 – 26, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to a new look, the conference concept of glasstec will deliver even more added value for all visitor target groups. Featuring a number of high-caliber presentations, the “glasstec conference” in Hall 10 will offer in-depth background knowledge about the exhibits of the special show “glass technology live”, further closing the gap between theory and practice. The conference will start one day (Monday, October 22) before glasstec 2017 opens with the technology conference “function meets glass” (at CCD Ost/East). On October 23, the partners HVG-DGG and BV Glas will present the topics of glass production and markets. The thematic focus on October 24 will be on new and future technologies, presented by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). On the program for October 25 is an architecture-focused morning program designed jointly by the North Rhine-Westphalian Chamber of Architects and the technical-scientific conference “engineered transparency”.

Start of booth space allocations
Booths space allocations will start at the end of the official registration deadline on December 2, 2017. Exhibitors can still register at but space is filling up fast.

New glasstec President
Representing the glazing trade, Federal Guild Master Martin Gutmann will serve as the President of the 25th glasstec. In this role he succeeds Dr. Frank Heinricht, President of the BV Glas and Chairman of the Management Board of SCHOTT AG. The presidency alternates in two-year intervals between the Federal Association of the German Glazing Trade (BIV) and the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas). The two organizations are conceptual sponsors of glasstec, together with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

University network to organize special show
The special show “glass technology live” in Hall 11 will for the first time be organized by a network of universities. TU Darmstadt, TU Delft, TU Dresden and TU Dortmund will present the hub @ glasstec. Featuring a cross-sector range of topics, pioneering exhibits will illustrate the future of technology, production and glass application. Four glass cubes will showcase solutions from the segments:

  • Interactive Façades/Display Glass
  • Energy and Performance
  • Structural Glass: Solid Glass/Thin Glass
  • New Technologies

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