Since the premiere of glasstec in 1970, the trade fair has undergone continuous change – always in keeping with the industry and skilled crafts. This consistent development will not stop with the 25th edition either. Besides the re-orientation of glass technology live and the glasstec conference Hall 10 will now also house a START-UP-ZONE. Here young, international companies will be given the opportunity to present their ideas to a high-calibre expert audience, make contacts, start networks and meet a large number of decision-makers (86% of the 40,105 visitors in 2016). One of the hallmarks of glasstec is its participants’ outstanding propensity to invest. For more information about the Start-Up Zone click here.
Additional Support for German Start-Ups by BMWi
Like many other events organised by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, glasstec is also listed as a leading international trade fair by the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi). This listing allows innovative young companies to have up to 60% of their exhibition expenses reimbursed by the BMWi as part of an aid scheme.
Rush for Exhibition Space
Already today, nine months to the beginning of the event, the number of registered exhibitors and therefore occupied exhibition space is as high as at the previous event. At glasstec 2016 1,237 enterprises from glass machinery construction, the glass industry and skilled crafts occupied 64,000 square metres of exhibition space. 71% of these came from abroad. For over 40 years glasstec has been the trendsetter for the glass sector and, at the same time, a mirror of it.
Registration is still possible via the direct link http://www.glasstec.de/2330. You should not hesitate for too long, though, because the best stand locations are highly sought after and sell out fast. The companies already taking part in 2016 can use the pre-filled and editable forms.