The exhibition occupied more than 5,000 sq m.
The Summer Session of the International Forum on Glass and Modern Technology, which covered the most relevant issues of the industry was during the exhibition period. More than 50 glass industry professionals submitted their reports and presentations.
Many Mir Stekla 2015 participants have already admitted that they reached all their goals at the exhibition, signed contracts for the next year, and applied for participation in the 2016 show. These early birds are Lazurnoe (St. Petersburg), KAMI Association (Moscow), Glass-Commerce (Ukraine), Altinаy (Turkey), Bottero (Italy), and many others. All participants noted the increased number of visitors and the much better quality of exposition. This year we noted that more companies showcased equipment.
The exhibition’s general media partner the Glass International magazine (UK) recognized the efficiency of cooperation and made the decision to prolong the cooperation next year.
The ArtGlass Salon showed many creative ideas embodied in interior design items and the best works of well-known Russian and foreign craftsmen working in glass painting, stained glass, glass fusing and lampwork.
Moreover, the ArtGlass Salon and the Support Foundation for Young Designers and Architects “TVORI!”(«Create») arranged a historical art glass exhibition. Everybody could talk to Andrey Ushakov, an art glass collector and a descendant of a Supplier of His Imperial Majesty Court.
He also showed his unique collection of art bottles and glass works of art. The tour around showcase “The Russian Traditions in Glassmaking” revealed a lot of history of this old craft.
The total number of visitors to the exhibition was 8,000 people including 6,000 industry professionals, experts, and heads of companies.
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