The anticipation for glasstec 2022 is already strong now – as demonstrated by the comments and contributions from the industry with the motto “back again at last”. The new glasstec Let’s go live Trailer also makes visitors and exhibitors look forward to the trade fair.
And that’s not all – the coming year will be a very special one for everyone working with the fascinating and versatile material that is glass. 2022 was declared the International Year of Glass (IYOG 2022) by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The significance of this polyvalent material for society and our life will be made visible by means of a series of worldwide events and activities. One highlight will of course be glasstec as the world’s biggest event for the glass sector, which will be held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 20 to 23 September 2022.
Registration for exhibitors possible from now
With immediate effect companies from the areas of mechanical engineering, industry and skilled crafts can register for glasstec 2022 online using the direct link www.glasstec.de/2330. Enterprises that took part in 2018 and in glasstec VIRTUAL can use pre-filled and editable forms. Stand space allocation in the halls for exhibitors will start on 1 December 2021.
Themes trending in 2022
glasstec is a marketplace, trendsetter, innovation and information platform for the global glass industry. In addition to the extensive ranges exhibited on the themes glass manufacturing/production engineering, glass treatment and finishing as well as numerous glass products and applications, glasstec 2022 will again offer a unique and comprehensive line-up of side events from practice and science. This programme follows the five trend themes of the trade fair, which are seen by experts as essential and global themes for the future development of the sector and society at large.
Climate: innovative solutions that save the climate
Urbanisation: future-proof cities with glass
Value: adding value re-thought
Resources: saving use of raw materials, skilled labour and energy
Wellbeing: what glass does for our lives
glasstec update: topic of the future – decarbonisation
As early as November the first event will be staged with a view to the coming glasstec and the central trend themes. From 25 to 26 November the glasstec update “International glasstec Conference” will focus on the topic of “carbon neutrality with glass”. The first day will be all about the industry. Future models for a CO2 and climate-neutral glass production as well as technologies and roadmaps to reach these goals will be introduced and discussed. On day two architects, scientists and glass producers will reveal the construction methods, innovations and products that can help us work towards a climate-neutral society. Tickets and the complete programme will be available at www.glasstec.de starting in early October.
THE HUB: glass technology live and Road to gtl
At glasstec 2018, the university network of the four technical universities Darmstadt, Delft, Dortmund and Dresden provided fresh ideas at the special show glass technology live (gtl). The special show demonstrates the concentrated innovative power of the industry and will again be an important part of glasstec 2022. For a review of the most exciting and innovative exhibits at glass technology live 2018, visit www.glasstec.de/throwback.
In order to increase the anticipation for the coming glass technology live even further, a series of video interviews will be published this year as well as next year. The curators responsible for the exhibits will be visited in their creative domains. Exclusive insights into their research will be provided and details on the plans for the coming glass technology live will be shared.
Think Tank: glasstec conference
In 2022 the Special Show will again be complemented by the glasstec conference. This umbrella brand combines topics from theory and practice and offers cross-sectoral conferences on themes of relevance for both today and the future. Everyday visitors at glasstec 2022 can learn about current developments and trends in the sessions on Glass Production, Processing Technology and Products. Also forming an integral part of the programme of ancillary events are the scientific conference “engineered transparency” and the international Architecture Congress.
Crafts Center and glasstec challenge
At the Crafts Center companies will present the latest glass products, tools as well as mounting and lifting aids for glass processing craftsmen. At the “glasstec challenge” young glaziers from all over Germany will compete for the first time to secure their place as a participant in the WorldSkills event. At the glass art exhibition “glass art” international galleries will exhibit their objects and interpretations of and with glass.
The START-UP ZONE: where the youngsters of this industry introduce themselves
The premiere of the START-UP ZONE in 2018 received extremely positive feedback. 15 young, international companies used the premiere to make contacts, build networks and meet decision-makers. This exhibition offering targets companies that have been on the market for less than 5 years, have annual sales or a balance sheet total of under EUR 5m and employ less than 20 staff. For more information please visit: www.glasstec.de/1560