Date: 3 April 2017
Iran Glass 2017 and Colombia Glass 2017 – following on from the success of the events held in Baku-Azerbaijan and Havana-Cuba in 2016 – are business meetings aimed at facilitating contacts and bringing players of the glass world into economically attractive and/or rapidly developing areas.
Both these two-day events are planned as meetings of business delegates and have a lightweight but extremely efficient exhibition formula. They take place in well-equipped international hotel congress centres, are cost-effective and do not require a large time commitment.
Iran Glass 2017
Iran Glass – The Glass Industry Event for Iran – Tehran, 8-9 May 2017, will be held in a country which has centuries-old experience of glass-making and where the glass sector is an integral part of the country’s modern industrial landscape.
Iran has large reserves of silica, low-cost electricity, professional skills and low labor-costs. Moreover, the country is seeking investment from abroad to update its plant and technology in order to complete the production chain.
Iran Glass will bring together machinery and equipment manufacturers, glassworks, installers, distributors, service providers, architects and designers and other professionals involved in the glass industry sector in Iran and the Middle East.
Iran has great potential in its young and growing population, and its growth-focused economic outlook, and can expect increased demand for tableware, food&beverage and cosmetic containers. The flat glass market should benefit from growth in the construction and automotive fields.
Colombia Glass 2017
Colombia Glass – The Glass Industry Event for Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Panama – Bogotá, 24-25 October 2017 will take place in one of the best performing countries in the South American continent. Colombia is the fourth largest country in area, has almost 50 million inhabitants and ranks as the third Latin American economy.
It plays a central role in South American continent, as it borders on Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Veneuela and Brazil. Furthermore, it is outward-looking internationally and has signed trade agreements with many countries (United States, European Union, Canada), and is part of Mercosur, the Pacific Alliance, EFTA, Triangulo del Norte, and Caricom.
Colombia has recorded positive growth in GDP over recent years due to its dynamic domestic market, government incentives for investment and stability for investors. The country can count on good expertise in glass, both imported and domestic.
The Colombian glass industry focuses on both flat and hollow-container glass markets and leading international glass companies are already present there. Both the beverage and pharmaceutical industry register significant results and can only improve in the next few years.
The building sector, as a result of Plan de Fomento a la Productividad y a l’Empleo, is expected to show compound annual growth of 12 per cent. Colombia is also the fourth largest vehicle producer in Latin America.
Iran Glass 2017 and Colombia Glass 2017 are promoted by Glassonline.com and supported by two leading business magazines for the glass industry: Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories - for hollow and special glass – and Glass Technology International for flat and bent glass.