The region’s foremost glass showcase, the Glasstech Asia series, will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia in November this year, marking its return to the capital with its 17th edition of the International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing and Materials Exhibition. Glasstech Asia 2019 will be held concurrently with Fenestration Asia 2019 from 12 to 14 November 2019.
The world’s fourth most populated country and the largest economy in ASEAN, makes Indonesia a natural choice as the next stop for the show. The show is also timely in the face of anticipated continued growth in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, for high-quality glass.
The show is organised by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) and Singapore Glass Association. The international show will be hosted by Asosiasi Kaca Lembaran & Pengaman (AKLP, Indonesia Flat & Safety Glass Association).
The unparalleled glass showcase, which has gained prominence as the ‘Glass Hub of Southeast Asia’, provides regional and international industry players a broader understanding and expansive knowledge in glass manufacturing, processing, products and materials sector.
Apart from being the preferred sourcing platform for architectural glass and processing needs, the showcase serves industry players from across the globe who are looking into tapping the growing market of Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia.
Presented over three days, the showcase will also host the gathering of international experts from the glass industry who will put forward the latest in glass technology and innovation, as well as to address the latest developments and challenges faced by the industry.
Indonesia’s overall annual installed glass production capacity was 1.22million tons in 2017. Glass imports have risen in recent years and rose 19.0 percent year on year to 292,393 tons in the January to July 2017 period.
The glass industry in Indonesia is experiencing a steady growth. The energy efficient glass demand in Indonesia is expected to increase at a CAGR of 13.1% during the period 2019 to 2025. A positive outlook in construction spending along with consumer demand for aesthetics and energy-efficient interiors are expected to encourage product demand. Technological advancements in construction projects have also led to new product developments in increasing sustainability, comfort, style and safety.
With rapid industrialisation, a booming construction industry and urbanisation in Indonesia and the rest of South East Asia, along with the adoption of smart and energy-efficient technologies by advanced construction practices, the demand for flat glass continues to be positive. In the Asia Pacific region alone, the demand for flat glass is rising as significant investments are being made in the modernisation of existing airports and terminals. Flat glass is also increasingly being used in the interior of buildings, replacing traditional materials such as stone and wood in the construction of floors, stairs, bathrooms and walkways.
Glasstech Asia 2019 is presented as an international exhibition for the architecture and building industries showcasing the latest technologies, products and services for the glass industry worldwide. Fenestration Asia 2019 is the fourth edition of the international windows, doors, skylights, curtain wall and facade technology exhibition.
The three-day exhibition which spans over a gross exhibition area of 10,000 square metres, will host more than 100 exhibitors. It is also expected to attract over 5,000 visitors, trade professionals, and conference delegates from Indonesia and the region.