China Glass 2019 attracted 34,329 visitors from 66 countries during the four days event, including 30,279 domestic visitors and 4,050 foreign visitors. During the exhibition, there were 9 visitor groups of over 1,000 buyers attending the event, who came from foreign industry organizations in multiple countries such as Japan, South Korea, India and Vietnam, as well as various domestic glass industry organizations.
As the largest exhibition of the global glass industry in 2019, the exhibition area of China Glass 2019 reached 106,800 square meters, 33 percent higher than the previous event. 905 manufacturers from 28 countries and regions participated in this exhibition, including 665 domestic manufacturers and 240 foreign manufacturers. Foreign industry organizations including the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Italian Glass Processing Machinery and Accessory Supplier’s Association (GIMAV) and Dame Associates, Inc. organized their member companies to participate in China Glass 2019 in the form of nation pavilion from Germany, Italy and the USA.
Many distinguished guests at home and abroad were present at the event, including Mr. Qiao Longde, President of China Building Materials Federation, Mrs. Gao Ruiping, President of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Zhang Renwei, Former President of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Xu Yongmo, Chief Supervisor of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mrs. Yao Yan, Deputy Chief Supervisor of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Chen Guoqing and Mr. Zhang Dongzhuang, Vice President of China Building Materials Federation, Mr. Peng Shou, Mr. Jin Zhanping, Mr. Liu Jianhua and Mrs. Yan Bilan, Vice President of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Tan Fu, Secretary-General of Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Liu Jie, Executive Vice Secretary-General of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Chen Kexin, Vice Secretary-General of the Chinese Ceramic Society, Mr. Zhang Baiheng, Vice President of China Architectural and Industrial Glass Association, Mr. Meng Lingyan, President of China National Association for Glass Industry, Heads of Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, VDMA, Embassy of Italy, Italian Trade Commission, GIMAV and representatives of manufacturers.
The event had 6 theme exhibition areas including an international area, flat glass and glass products, integrated manufacturer, processing equipment, Raw and auxiliary materials and refractory materials, accessories and glass hardwares. Many exhibitors display their innovative glass products, processing equipment and cutting-edge intelligent manufacturing technology. The exhibits related to intelligent manufacturing, green manufacturing and other new technologies, new products and equipment in the field of building energy conservation has become a hot spot for many visitors.
Many manufacturers and research institutions released their latest products during the event. China Building Materials Academy displayed the core material of bio-optical identification chip used in fingerprint identification on smartphones. Triumph Group’s exhibits such as the industrial robot, cadmium telluride power glass and ultra-thin electronic glass attracted attention from many visitors at home and abroad. The 8 metres of super arc-length curved tempered glass brought by North Glass has became the focus of interest in its first appearance on the stage of China Glass 2019. LandGlass’ exhibition of automatic vacuum glass production line attracted many professional visitors seeking to consult negotiations.
Mainstream Manufacturers of the global glass industry were present in the event, including China Building Materials Academy, Triumph Group, China Glass Holdings, CSG Holding, China Yaohua, Jinjing Group, Shanghai SYP Glass, Kibing Group, Luoyang Float Glass Group, Hebei Yingxin, Ruitai Materials Technology, TAIWANGLASS, Xinyi Glass, SHANXI LIHU, Shahe Glass Group, North Glass, Mountain Glass, Land Glass, LiSEC, Glaston, Bystronic Glass, AGC, Von•Ardenne, Vesuvius, SEPR, Dip-tech, Benteler, Henry F. Teichmann, Buhler Leybold, Grenzebach Machinery, Five Stein, Pricision, Hegla, Bottero, Fenzi and Intermac.
China Glass 2019 is not only a platform for glass industry trade talks but also a platform for cross-boundary technology exchange and industry integration between the construction and glass industries. The 2019 Forum on New Glass Technology and Application in Architecture was held during the event. Five speakers from Triumph Technology, China Academy of Building Research, Kommerling, Bystronic and PGT Innovations of the United States have delivered wonderful speeches.
Topics included application and development of glass in strategic emerging industries, efficient sealing system of insulating glass and technical requirements for energy-saving glass in near-zero-energy buildings. More than 300 experts from architecture and glass industry enterprises and academic research institutions conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on innovative practices in the fields of ultra-low-energy buildings and glass deep processing.
16 seminars and product promotion meetings were held during the exhibition. The topics covered intelligent manufacturing, environmental protection technology in glass production, energy-saving for furnaces, coating application technology, as well as new products and technologies in glass printing. According to the statistics of the on-site staff, the seminars attracted nearly 1,000 visitors and the number of technical seminars and audience reached a new high.
The organizer jointly organized the popular science show of glass art with Zhongjingnancheng Culture Development Co., Ltd. at the event. A delegation of advanced Materials Societies Consortium of China Association for Science and Technology visited the exhibition. The staff at the exhibition area explained a dewaxing casting process of glass artworks to the members of the visiting group and visitors. Dozens of exquisite glass works of art displayed the combination of art with science and technology and attracted a large number of visitors.
Since its establishment in 1986, China Glass exhibition has became one of the two major professional exhibitions in the global glass industry. With the trust and support of numerous domestic and foreign glass manufacturers, the China Glass exhibition has won its present status and international influence in the global glass industry.
To thank for the long-standing support of exhibitor from home and aboard, the organizer held an award ceremony of “Stand Together for 30 Years, Join Hands to the Future”. 67 exhibitors received contribution awards, including 35 receiving a “20 years contribution award”, 18 receiving the “25 years contribution award” and 14 receiving the “30 years contribution award”. VDMA and Gimav also received a “Best Cooperation Award”.
China Glass 2019 has come to a successful conclusion. As the most influential professional exhibition in the global glass industry, the China Glass exhibition is always committed to providing a business talk platform for global glass industry.
China Glass 2020 will take stage at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on April 14-17, 2020, its booth sales work will start in the upcoming July.