At the last glasstec in 2012 59% of the some 42,400 trade visitors came from abroad.
Alongside exhibitors’ wide ranges the comprehensive supporting programme with special shows and conferences makes glasstec a must-go event for specialists from the fields of mechanical engineering, the industry, crafts as well as solar technology. Some accompanying events and special themes are also explicitly aimed at architects/(façade) planners and civil engineers. A core feature in the supporting programme is the “glass technology live” section in Hall 11 that is traditionally organised by Prof. Stefan Behling and his team at the Institute of Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart. In 2014 it will once again feature spectacular exhibits giving visitors insights into the glass product worlds of the future. These will also include large-format façade mock-ups that form “Fassaden Center” in combination with the “Glass + Façade Competence Center” – which will group together the know-how of various associations. In the coming year glass technology live also once again feature a comprehensive symposium that is free to visitors.
In Hall 11 and as a supplement in the other halls visitors will be able to find exhibitors in the special solarpeq theme that is focused on solar production equipment. Other planned special shows include the skilled trades centre “Zentrum Handwerk”, the glass art exhibition “glass art” as well as the “Autoglass Arena”. The conference programme at glasstec 2014 once again consists of the conference for constructive glass building entitled “engineered transparency”, the “Architects’ Congress” with its presentations by star architects as well as the “Solar meets Glass” conference whose agenda includes interface topics in the glass and solar sectors.
The general trends at glasstec 2014 include thin and curved glass, glass printing and coatings, display glass and technical glass applications (e.g. LED/OLED), building integrated photovoltaics/solar thermal energy, glass and material combinations on façades, laser technology as well as glass recycling. Exhibitors can register for glasstec via the direct link www.glasstec.de/1330. Companies already participating in 2012 can call up pre-completed and editable forms. The planning for exhibitor stand allocation starts on December 15, 2013.
05 September 2013
Press Contact glasstec 2014
Brigitte Küppers (Assistant)
Tel.: +49(0)211/4560-464 or -929
Fax: +49(0)211/4560-87 464