With ten months until the start of glasstec 2016, stand space allocation in the exhibition halls has started.

The official deadline for registrations has expired, although registrations continue to be accepted at www.glasstec-online.com/2330

Companies that took part in 2014 can use pre-completed and editable forms.

glasstec is the world’s number one trade fair for the glass sector, covering the complete value chain.

2014 saw more than 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries present themselves to an international expert audience.

A programme of side events comprising special shows and conferences will offer added-value for all visitors.

Commenting on this, Dr. Bernd-Holger Zippe, Managing Partner of Zippe GmbH and Chairman of the VDMA Forum Glass Technology, underlined the importance of glasstec as a leading global trade fair:

“glasstec is a mirror image of the industry’s innovative power. The fact that everyone shows their top innovations here just underscores its importance.”

Dr. Johann Overath, Director General of the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.) also stressed how high the trade fair ranks for the glass sector as a source of inspiration and information:

“As the umbrella organisation of the German glass industry and conceptual sponsor of glasstec we are pleased to also be a part of glasstec again in the trade fair year 2016.

“For many years the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas) has supported glasstec, since it is the leading international trade fair of the sector and the ideal platform for the high-tech material that is glass with its forward-looking innovations.”

The show organisers intend for the highlight of the fair to be the ‘glass technology live’ show, which will once more come under the aegis of Stefan Behling, Senior Executive Partner at Foster & Partners in London, and the team of the IBK 2 of Stuttgart University.

It will showcase spectacular exhibits, innovative products and pioneering solutions for the next three to five years, with a focus on free form, ultra-thin, solid and informative glass.

Participation in the accompanying symposia will again be free for all visitors.

Other planned special areas at the trade fair will include the ‘Zentrum Handwerk/Crafts Centre’ with ‘Craft Live’, the ‘Professional Center Glass + Façade’, and the ‘glass art’ exhibition.

glasstec 2016 will be held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 20 to 23 September 2016.

For information concerning the trade fair visit: www.glasstec.de.