The event was organized by the StekloSouz National United Council of Glass Industry Enterprises with assistance from the Mir Stekla (World of Glass) exhibition team and Expocentre ZAO.
It gathered industry professionals in order to consolidate producers and consumers together to discuss objectives of the glass industry, and to share relevant information.
The conference brought together representatives of key companies that play an important role in shaping the direction of industry development. President of StekloSouz of Russia Viktor Osipov opened the conference with a report. Other speakers were Secretary of the International Commission on Glass, Member of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences Peter Skurka; Chairman of the Industry and Development of the CCI Committee of the Russian Federation Valery Platonov; Chairman of the Board of JSC Industrial Waste Management Operator Dmitry Tuknov; Vice-President of StekloSouz Michael Tokarev; representatives of Leybold Optics in the CIS (Switzerland), HORN Glass Industries AG (Germany), Impianti's Busines s.r.l. (Italy), Caspian Float Glass Plant, and others.
A key theme of the event was the Competitiveness of the Glass Business in Modern Conditions. A detailed analysis of the current state and development of the glass industry, science, and development of international business cooperation was discussed. According to the organizers, this format of the intellectual exchange of scientific and practical information will allow the glass industry to look more confidently into the future.