The Future Glass Forum conference will take place on May 11 at the Cintermex exhibition centre in Monterrey, Mexico.

The day-long conference, alongside the Glassman Latin America trade show, will include nine speakers discussing various aspects of the container glass manufacturing sector.

The forum will largely focus on what the future holds for the glass manufacturing industry, specifically technologies and ideas to tackle high energy prices and the need for sustainable, carbon-neutral packaging.

Entry into all sessions is free. You can register for your entry badge here.

The conference programme is as follows:

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Morning Session

11:00 ¦ Glass futures: The world’s first global centre of excellence for R&D, innovation and training in glass. Peter Firth, Glass Futures Consultant

11:20 ¦ Special features by BDF for energy-saving strategies. Antonio Hernandez, Americas General Manager, BDF Industries

11:40 ¦ The next generation. Robert Hunter, Director: Sales & Marketing, and Andrew Pea, Senior Sales Manager, Special Shapes Refractory Company

12:00 ¦ Tecnología de vacío y aire comprimido para la industria del vidrio, Cristian Eduardo de la Torre, LATAM Sales Engineer, Pneumofore (in Spanish).

12:20 ¦ Sustainability through Biosynthetic Technology. Jose Luis Velez, Managing Director, Interglass.


Wednesday 11 May 2022

Afternoon session

14:00 ¦ Integrating tradition and innovation in avant-garde technologies. Andrea Cella, Antonini

14:20 ¦ Benefits of flexible automatic measurement in glassmaking. Eleonora Bordini, Glass Containers & Car Lightings - International Industry Manager, Marposs

14:40 ¦ The age-old ingredient in glassmaking, which is still the secret to success. Peter Firth, Independent Consultant

15:00 ¦ Carbon footprint reduction and increased automation, Carlos Sandoval, General Manager, Vitro Automatization, FAMA.