StekloSouz of Russia and Expocentre have signed an agreement to merge the two GlassExpo and Mir Stekla exhibitions.

Under this agreement, in 2014 Russia will host one international exhibition under the name Mir Stekla.

This decision was made to enhance the credibility and successful development of the Russian glass industry.

The National Joint Council of Russia’s glass industry created StekloSouz in 1999, the same year the first Mir Stekla exhibition was held.

One of the key tasks of StekloSouz is the development of the glass market, and the coordination of information, marketing and educational programmes to address the urgent challenges facing the industry.

Mir Stekla, organised by Expocentre, is a platform for the presentation of the scientific achievements and developments of Russian players in the industry, as well as a springboard for international companies that have decided to enter the Russian market.

StekloSouz and Expocentre have decided to join forces to work on the development and strengthening of the Mir Stekla brand, which has been well received both domestically and internationally over the years.

This interaction is expected to bring the Mir Stekla exhbition to a higher level, to meet the growing needs of the industry.

Glass International will be present at this year’s Mir Stekla, which takes place in Moscow from the 4th – 6th June.