Day One: Tuesday 27 April 2021

10:25 AM: Welcome to the Glass International Digital Forum
Greg Morris, Editor, Glass International

10:30 AM: 3D Laser Scanning - A Modern Tool for the Measurement of Facilities in the Glass Industry
Ruediger Nebel Sales Manager, SORG

10:50 AM: Benefits of automation and digitalization in glass packaging quality control
Eleonora Bordini Glass Containers & Car Lightings - International Industry Manager, Marposs

11:10 AM: Future Trends of Glassmaking
Özlem Vergon Chief Strategy Officer, Şişecam Group

11.55 AM: Artificial intelligence is already making furnaces more energy efficient through analysis of your data.
Sylvain Leroy, Founder, JoonX

2:00 PM: How to correctly foresee Preventive maintenance of furnaces during times of COVID-19
Hans Mehl General Manager, MGFS

2:20 PM: U.S. Roadmap to Achieving 50% Glass Recycling & Recovery Rate
Scott DeFife, President. Glass Packaging Institute

2:40 PM: The Sustainability of your Furnace
Andrea Zucconi Commercial Director, Falorni Tech

3:00PM: After one year in the pandemic, new operating conditions for the glass industry in Latam
José Luis Vélez Escalante Managing Director, Interglass


Day Two: Wednesday 28 April 2021

10:30 AM: Socabelec presentation
Marco Veri, CEO, Socabelec

10:50 AM: CO2 reduction toolbox
Rene Meuleman Director Business Development, CelSian

11:10 AM: Heye International presentation
Speaker TBC

11:30 AM: Decarbonization through Electrification and Digitalization of Glass Furnaces
Mikael Le Guern Global Glass Business Development Manager, Eurotherm

11:50 AM: Cutting edge refractory solutions of glass furnace for next generation
Ryohei Ito Manager, Sales Division for Glass Industry, AGC Ceramics

12:10 PM: Future of Furnaces
Stuart Hakes, CEO, FIC UK Limited
Shinji Yamamura, General Manager, Engineering Center, AGC Ceramics Co.,Ltd
Xuqing Xie, Manager, Engineering Center, AGC Ceramics Co.,Ltd
Dr Jorg Leicher, Team Leader, Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen

2:00 PM: Glass Futures presentation
Rob Ireson

2:45 PM: Energy Efficiency in Glassmaking
Thomas Breitfelder, Technical Director, Sorg
Menno Verbeek, Sales Director, VPInstruments
Neil Butler, Asia Pacific Sales Manager, Fives Stein Limited