Argentina has come under the spotlight of the global glass container industry in recent months.

The South American country is home to a prolific wine and olive oil industry, with many brands exported around the world.

As a result a number of leading glass manufacturers are based in the country, from domestic companies such as Cattorini and Rigolleau to global brands including O-I and Verallia.

Such has been the growth in glass consumption that a recent glassmaker, Vidrios Riojanos, recently set up a new site in La Rioja province in the north west.

In addition to this, new Argentinian president Mauricio Macri - who was sworn in to office in December last year- has adopted free market policies and taken a more international stance than his predecessor.

As a result, a number of global technology leaders have signed up to exhibit at the Glassman South America event in Argentina next year.

These include furnaces suppliers FIC UK and Germany’s Sorg, Mexican lubricants company Interglass, French inspection groups Iris Inspection Machines and Tiama, US glass plant engineering group Henry F. Teichmann and German companies Ilis and Reckmann.

They will be displaying the latest glass making technologies and innovations from their booths.

Alongside the free to attend exhibition is the Glassman conference where a number of container glassmakers, suppliers and associations are expected to provide papers.

The Glassman South America exhibition and conference takes place in Buenos Aires on March 29 and 30.

The event website is