Vitrum's Convention of the International Glass Industry Associations will take place on 6-7th June this year at the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (SSV) in Murano, Venice.

This year, the two-day meeting will bring together global leaders from the world of glass in Italy. Vitrum (Italy’s international glass exhibition) and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) organised the convention.

The first successful meeting was in 2017 and it led to another meeting in October at Vitrum in Milan, where relationships were strengthened.

Delegates will attend the convention in Murano, the island of glass, from countries all over the world. This includes Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, the United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, the United States, Switzerland and Italy. Representatives from 15 international glass industry publications have also been invited to attend.

Topics that will be discussed include technical and production standardisation, education and training, history and culture, energy and environmental stewardship. These topics were identified as priorities by all the delegates a year ago and will be analysed in depth by various representatives this year, based on the latest developments and new requirements.

Other activities include a demonstration of ancient ‘beadmakers’ art, the typically Venetian artisan tradition of making glass beads for necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry.

The second Covention of International Glass Industry Associations will conclude with a visit to ‘Le Stanze del Vetro’, a prestigious gallery-museum dedicated to the history and culture of glass processing from the early 1900s to present, on the island of San Giorgio.

Pictured: Dino Zandonella Necca, President of Vitrum