Vitrum organizes the first ever convention of international glass associations

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Vitrum, the Italian international glass trade fair to be held in Milan in October, has organized a convention of representatives of international glass associations in Murano, Venice as a preliminary to VITRUM – 2017, for the purpose of increasing communication and collaboration within the industry worldwide.

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The Director of Vitrum, Laura Biason spoke to glassOnline about the Murano convention, and explained that the idea for a convention of international associations was proposed by the President of Vitrum, Zandonella Necca, in response to what he saw as a lack of any international umbrella organization which brought together all associations working with glass (independent of the nature of the individual association). The President invited about 50 glass associations ranging in character from manufacturing producers, building and architectural glass artistic glass, and even glass for military use, to meet in Murano on 21/22 June 2017.
The following international glass associations have accepted: Abividro, AGGA, AIHV - Storia del Vetro, AIHV, Assovetro, ATIV, CCS - The Chinese Ceramic Society, GIMAV, GlassAlliance/FEVE/Glass for Europe/EDG/ESGA, Glass Glazing Federation, International Commission on Glass, NGA - National Glass Association, Slovak Glass Society, Steklosouz - National United Council of Glass Industry, VDMA Glass Forum.
It is likely that in the past there have been no occasions to reunite associations or simply because there was no forum to discuss common issues. Vitrum 2017, Milan 3-6 October, was seen as a good venue for such discussions, so it was felt a preliminary meeting in Murano would break the ice and help to get the ball rolling. The aim of the Venice meeting is to bring together as many international associations as possible in a single place, help them...

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