The organizer is the Chinese Ceramic Society and co-organizer is the Shanghai Ceramic Society. The exhibition will be run by the Beijing Zhonggui Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Initiated in 1986, the China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition (China Glass) is an annual grand gathering of the glass circles in the world (even years in Beijing and odd years in Shanghai). During the course of its development, it has long been supported by all glass-related governmental departments and nationwide industrial associations of China, including the Chinese Building Materials Federation, China National Light Industry Council, China Machinery Industry Federation, China Association for Science and Technology, China National Association for Glass Industry and Chinese Architectural and Industrial Glass Association. Owing to uninterrupted innovation and development in the past two decades, China Glass has become one of the three largest international glass exhibitions in the world and as famous as glasstec held in Düsseldorf, Germany and VITRUM held in Milan, Italy, and serves as a platform for trade talks and technical exchanges, which has the largest scale and greatest commercial significance in the Chinese glass industry.
In April this year, China Glass 2008 was successfully completed in Beijing. It covered an area of 53,000 square metres and totally 738 exhibitors, including 248 foreign companies, came from 21 countries. They gathered in all the ten exhibition halls. Germany, Italy, the USA and Belgium sent their State exhibitors groups to attend the show. The event attracted 30,391 professional visitors, of which over 2622 came from 88 foreign countries. China Glass 2009 will be staged at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 13-16th May next year. Thanks to the good reputation and brand effect of the China Glass exhibition in the world, it is expected that the 2009 event will have more than 30,000 professional visitors from over 100 countries, including about 3000 from foreign countries.