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January 2018

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


For over 40 years glasstec has been the trendsetter and reflector of the glass industry. A new feature at the 25th edition of glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, will be the START-UP-ZONE for young, international companies from the glass sector. In this special section they will be able to present their ideas to an expert audience, make contacts, start networks and meet a large number of decision-makers (86% of the 40,105 visitors in 2016). One of the trademarks of glasstec is the attendees’ high willingness to invest. The START-UP-ZONE will be located in hall 10, together with glass technology live and the glasstec conference. For more information and to register for the START-UP- ZONE visit glasstec will be held from October 23 – 26, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Nine months before the start of glasstec 2018, the number of registered exhibitors and occupied exhibition space is almost as high as at the previous event. At glasstec 2016, 1,237 companies from the glass machinery manufacturing, glass industry and skilled crafts sectors occupied 688,900 square feet of exhibition space - with 71% of them from outside Germany. glasstec 2018 exhibitor registration is still possible at

A special feature at glasstec 2018 will again be the North American Pavilion, organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) and co-sponsored by the National Glass Association (NGA). The pavilion turnkey rental package includes a fully furnished booth, access to an attractive lounge area and the on-site service of a project manager, hostesses and interpreters. All technical work, set up and dismantling is included. Please contact Messe Düsseldorf North America at (312) 781-5180 to reserve exhibit space within the North American Pavilion.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at glasstec 2018, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit or

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Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .