It all begins in May with China Glass, which will be held in Beijing this year from May 24 to 27.
After the slowdowns of 2012, the Chinese race started picking up again in January. So China, the second economic locomotive after the USA, remains a crucial benchmark even for the Tribiano group which has been operating in China for more than 25 years. Right after that, on June 10 – 14, it will be Russia’s turn with the Mir Stekla event in Moscow: the date is a strategic one since it coincides with the kick-off of the building industry as it gets back into full swing after stalling throughout the long winter. North America appears promising, with the building and construction market in slow but real recovery. Thus it will be particularly interesting to attend Glass Build America, scheduled in Atlanta on September 10 – 12.
The year will then go out in style with Vitrum 2013, Europe’s most important trade fair this year, traditionally organized at the Milan-Rho Fair on October 23 – 26. It’s well-known that Europe is currently the weak link among the western economies, with Italy being particularly weak. But everything seems to indicate that the economy has bottomed out and the longed-for recovery, although slow, should begin to appear towards the end of the year. The Fenzi group will be at Vitrum 2013 looking forward to 2014 and the major milestones of a new race in the old Continent.