glasstec 2022 – Live

The anticipation for glasstec 2022 is already high now – as evidenced by comments and contributions from the industry with the motto “Finally back”. The new glasstec Let’s go live Trailer also allows visitors and exhibitors to look forward to the fair.

And that’s not all – the coming year will be very special for everyone who works with this fascinating and versatile material, glass. 2022 has been declared the International Year of Glass (IYOG 2022) by the United Nations General Assembly. The importance of this versatile material for society and our lives will be made visible through a series of events and activities around the world. One of the highlights will of course be glasstec, the world’s largest event for the glass industry, which will take place at the Düsseldorf exhibition center from September 20 to 23, 2022.

Exhibitor registration possible now

With immediate effect, companies from the fields of mechanical engineering, industry and trade can register online for glasstec 2022 via the direct link Companies that participated in 2018 and glasstec VIRTUAL can use pre-filled and editable forms. The allocation of stand space in the halls for exhibitors will begin on December 1, 2021.

Trending themes in 2022

glasstec is a marketplace, pioneer, innovation and information platform for the global glass industry. In addition to the wide ranges exhibited on the topics of glass manufacturing/production, glass processing and finishing as well as numerous glass products and applications, glasstec 2022 will again offer a unique and comprehensive range of side events from practice and science. This program follows the five trending themes of the show, considered by experts as essential and overarching themes for the future development of the sector and society in general.

  • Climate: innovative solutions that save the climate
  • Urbanization: cities of the future with glass
  • Value: redesigned added value
  • Resources: savings in the use of raw materials, skilled labor and energy
  • Well-being: what glass does for our lives

glasstec update: topic of the future – decarbonization

From November, the first event will be organized in view of the future glasstec and the central trend topics. From November 25 to 26, glasstec’s update “International glasstec Conference” will focus on the topic of “carbon neutrality with glass”. The first day will be devoted to industry. Future models for CO2 and climate neutral glass production as well as technologies and roadmaps to achieve these goals will be presented and discussed. On day two, architects, scientists and glass producers will unveil construction methods, innovations and products that can help us work towards a climate-neutral society. Tickets and the complete program will be available on from the beginning of October.

THE HUB: live glass technology and Road to gtl

At glasstec 2018, the university network of the four technical universities of Darmstadt, Delft, Dortmund and Dresden provided new ideas at the special glass technology live (gtl) show. The special exhibition demonstrates the concentrated innovative power of the industry and will again be an important part of glasstec 2022. For an overview of the most exciting and innovative live glass technology exhibitions 2018, visit www.glasstec. from/throwback.

To further heighten anticipation for upcoming glass technology, a series of video interviews will be released this year as well as next year. The curators responsible for the exhibitions will be visited in their areas of creation. Exclusive insights into their research will be provided and details of upcoming glass technology plans will be shared.

Think Tank: glasstec conference

In 2022, the Special Show will again be supplemented by the glasstec conference. This umbrella brand combines theoretical and practical subjects and offers cross-industry conferences on topics relevant for today and the future. Daily visitors to glasstec 2022 can learn about current developments and trends in sessions on glass production, processing technology and products. The scientific conference “Engineered Transparency” and the International Congress of Architecture are also an integral part of the program of side events.

craft center and glasstec challenge

At the Crafts Center, companies will showcase the latest glass products, tools, as well as mounting and lifting aids for glass craftsmen. During the “glasstec challenge”, young glaziers from all over Germany will compete for the first time to secure their place as a participant in the WorldSkills event. During the glass art exhibition “glass art”, international galleries will exhibit their objects and their interpretations of and with glass.

The START-UP ZONE: where the young people of this industry present themselves

The premiere of the START-UP ZONE in 2018 received extremely positive feedback. 15 young international companies took advantage of the premiere to make contacts, create networks and meet decision-makers. This exhibition offer is aimed at companies that have been on the market for less than 5 years, with annual turnover or a balance sheet total of less than €5 million and employing less than 20 employees. For more information, please visit:

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