Glasstec services the needs for the global glass industry in two ways. The international trade fair is first and foremost a meeting point between supply and demand, which makes it a highly effective procurement platform and a good source of sales leads for exhibitors. The second is the knowledge that professionals can glimpse not just through the presentation of launches, but through the rich supporting program built on high-profile symposia and product demonstrations ever since Glasstec was founded in 1970. The full product portfolio follows the entire processing chain and extends to glass products and application, glass production tech, processing and finishing, testing, tools and maintenance parts, control technology and software.
Dusseldorf, Germany houses Glasstec once every two years and editions fall on even years around October. The official organiser is Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, which also performs the function of hosting venue. Doors are open to trade visitors for a total of four days starting from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon, but be sure to check the opening hours again once the final program is confirmed. Commuting is done easily as Messe Düsseldorf has connections to both the highway and public transport. There are several bus and tram lines that bring you to the exhibition grounds.
What Are People Saying?
- “Many high-level specialist discussions that look likely to lead to orders were held with visitors to the fair. Machine manufacturers were clearly focused on the issues of digitisation and networked production. Digitisation has reached the glass industry,” - Wolfram N. Diener, operative Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf;
- “Glass is a trend and this year’s glasstec has made this perfectly clear again! The industry keeps moving and the current upswing evidences that the millennia-old history of the material that is glass continues with amazing innovations,” Dr. Johann Overath, Director General of Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.;
- “In the glass industry start ups find it especially difficult to make contact with companies although these could clearly benefit from innovative technologies. The START UP-ZONE has allowed us to obtain valuable feedback and take concrete steps for installations. This is exactly what the industry needs,” - Daniel Valenzuela, Business Development Manager at Actyx AG.
Audience & Statistics
The last edition of Glasstec was highly successful and this shows in the numbers. There were over 1200 international exhibitors, who showcased to an audience that exceeded 42,000 trade visitors. That is a good ratio to have, if you want to grow your brand recognition and convert sales. If we’re to break down visitors by their nationality we see a strong presence from European countries like Italy, France, the UK, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Spain and Austria. Outside Europe there’s a strong presence from the USA and Russia. This opens your company to diverse revenue streams since most of the trade visitors are in a managerial position up to CEO and either have full decision making power over purchases or function in an advisory capacity. You have a lot of professionals at different skill levels as well thanks to the sponsorship of associations like the Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.
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