Gulf Glass 2011, the 4th Glass Machinery, Equipment, Materials and Technology Exhibition, will be held in the capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi, from 7-9 March, 2011.

The Gulf Glass series of exhibitions started in 2007, and ran annually for the first three editions in Sharjah, UAE as it got established. Since then, the dynamic of the glass industry across the region has changed, with a focus away from the commercially-driven centre of Dubai, and towards Abu Dhabi – the centre of new growth.

As such, the show in March will take place at what is the inspiring venue of ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, arguably the most state-of-the-art exhibition facility in the entire Middle East. For more details, check out www.adnec.ae.

"A bright future for glass.."

These are exciting times for the Middle East once more. After the economic downturn, the focus is once again on expansion. The construction industry in the Middle Eastern/Arabian Peninsula/North African region is enjoying much focus and growth, with ever increasing use of glass, employing new and innovative technologies and pushing architectural boundaries. Aggressive expansion and investment in container glass facilities in the region is a clear indication that the container industry in the Middle East and Maghreb region is one of the most globally strategic.

Glass consumption is rising across the flat, processed, and container glass sectors of the market as confidence floods back into the market, and Abu Dhabi finds itself at the very centre of all the activity.

Not only is the Emirates itself a hive of activity, but it serves as a focal point for a region that extends right across North Africa, East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and on into Iran and Central Asia.

"Gulf Glass: totally glass, totally focussed"

Gulf Glass is not only the biggest glass show in the region, but is also the only truly pan-Middle Eastern show dedicated to the entire glass industry, and this year’s exhibitor list is extremely strong. Just some of the leading companies include:

* Arabian United Float Glass

* BDF Industries

* Benteler Maschinenbau

* Condat

* EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen GmbH

* Emhart


* Glaston Corporation

* Hegla GmbH & Co KG

* Horn Glass Industries

* Iris Inspection Machines

* ISRA Vision

* Lisec

* Mappi International

* MSK Verpackungs

* Saint Gobain Sefpro

* Vesuvius

* XPAR Vision

With well over 100 already confirmed from the globe, the varied profile, breadth and quality of exhibitors will undoubtedly appeal to the full range of glass industries across not just the immediate Gulf region, but North and East Africa, the wider Middle East and even as far as India and Europe – all of whom see the UAE and Abu Dhabi in particular, as a highly emergent glass production and consumption base.

"Where the global glass industry meets.."

With well over 3,000 expected this year, Gulf Glass comfortably has the most visitors of any Middle Eastern Glass event. Those visiting can be assured of the following:

* Industry leaders, all under one roof.

* High profile, truly international exhibitors from all aspects of technology; over 20 countries represented.

* A total approach covering all aspects of the glass making and processing industry.

* A business environment in which deals get done; a ‘one-stop shop’ for all your glass needs.

* A high quality service for exhibitors and visitors alike.

* A long-term commitment to the region and the furthering of the glass community.

Gulf Glass has widespread appeal across many glass-related industries:

* Architecture

* Construction

* Food Packaging

* Beverage Packaging

* Automotive

* Tableware

* Pharmaceutical

* Perfumery

* Glass Processing

* Glass Fabrication

* Glass Manufacturing

If your business is involved in any of the above, then this is definitely the show for you! We look forward to seeing you there, and in the meantime, for more information on this year’s “must visit” glass event, to download your admission ticket, and to keep up to date with all the news, by email to Dominic Morris on dmorris@asianglass.com or Derek Burston on Des@gattacaltd.com. Alternatively, contact the exhibition team on +44 (0) 20 3239 6759.

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