Date: 9 December 2019
The event gave proof to be a one-of-its-kind show in the glass sector and as the most comprehensive and reputed global platform where India’s key industry players of the flat glass, container glass & table ware came together to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework. Both trade shows presented product launches, innovations and augmented the forethought through the exhibition, its conference and a special Award night.
glasspex INDIA & glasspro INDIA witnessed the participation of 195 companies from 14 countries, bringing together 5547 trade visitors and 150 conference delegates.
The event had the presence of key dignitaries like Mr. RK Mittal, President of AIGMF, Mr. Sanjay Somany – Former President of AIGMF, Mr. Gyan Madani, Chairman of Mumbai Chapter, Builders Association of India (BAI). Ms. Birgit Horn, Director and Global Head, Occupational Safety & Health and Glass Technologies-Messe of Düsseldorf GmbH, Mr. Lakhan Singh, Editor & Publisher of Glass Bulletin Magazine and Mr. Dave Fordham from Glass Worldwide.
Speaking on the occasion of the opening ceremony of 6th edition of glasspex and 3rd edition of glasspro India 2019, Ms. Birgit Horn, stated:
”It is an honor for me to welcome you as the Director of glasstec - the globally leading event for the glass industry - and as the representative of Messe Duesseldorf. Thanks to the exceptional work done by our team of Messe Duesseldorf India and with the support of our esteemed partners, we are able to present the complete value chain of the glass industry under one roof. glasspex INDIA has developed into the Indian glass industry leading event. It is the meeting point for exchanging ideas, contact making and business deals. glasspro INDIA has setup a strong vision with glass bulletin.
Both shows are providing the most efficient platform to support the technological development and the business trade in the Indian glass market. We thank our partners, associations for this great support and cooperation. Through the combined effort we are able to put together this exhibition.”
The key highlight of glasspex INDIA was the AIGMF Glass Conference
’’Glass Industry 4.0 ’’ organized by AIGMF (All India Glass Manufacturing Federation) and supported by the Glass Worldwide Magazine, powered by VDMA & Messe Dusseldorf India.
The 13th edition of glass conference program included various industry discussions, new insights pertaining to the sector and best practices. The conference topics included:
- Glass Marking - When Traceability Becomes an Obligation
- Modern Automation Systems in Batch Plants and Cullet Recycling Plants
- Glass Recycling – Potentials for Indian Glass Manufacturers
- Sophisticated Glass Handling and Processing in the Era of Industry 4.0
- National Building Code: Glass & Glazing Aspects and Emerging Regulations
- Furnace optimization and NOx reduction
The two-Day AIGMF Conference hosted 15 sessions and three additional Q&A sessions that brought together stakeholders of the industry on a single platform, allowing the exchange of ideas that added value to Indian glass ecosystem at large.
The key attraction of glasspro INDIA was the 4th Glass Bulletin Awards organized by Glass Bulletin Magazine, supported by Messe Dusseldorf India. With this Award, Glass Bulletin, which is the most prestigious platform for the flat glass community in India, honored personalities and stakeholders for their outstanding contributions and achievements made in the glass industry.
The Glass Bulletin Awards, organized in cooperation with glasspro INDIA, congratulated 29 prizewinners (in 12 prize categories) for their great contribution towards industry growth.
The trade show received full support by leading industry associations to execute an excellent exhibition. These included AIGMF, CCPS, Builders Association of India, The Madras Glass & Plywood Merchants Association, Chhattisgarh Glass Association, Ludhiana Glass Dealers Association and Noida Glass Traders Association, RGMA & Glazing society. glasspex INDIA & glasspro INDIA are resolutely focused on the future and aims to establish itself as the benchmark event in glass production technologies & processes and flat glass processing, products & accessories in the Indian market