Vitrum '97. A Record Turnout
The tenth edition of Vitrum, the international exhibition for glass and glass-processing machinery and accessories, was staged in Milan from 22-25 October 1997. It was relocated in the new setting of the Portello area at the Milan Fair, occupying 17,500 square metres. The show saw a record turnout and exhibitors were very satisfied with the volume of business achieved. Furthermore, exhibits featuring restored glass artifacts of great archeological value recovered from shipwreck finds added interest to the show. Ancient marine glass trade routes were disclosed, giving visitors an idea as to the history of glassmaking.