The Glass Industry Event for Colombia, Venezuela,
Ecuador, Peru and Panama


24 - 25 October 2017, Bogotà, Colombia

Exploring a potential new market





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The Event



Colombia has gone through huge changes in recent years: important advances have been made in security, demobilisation of illegal armed groups, drug eradication and economic development. Furthermore, in the last two decades, Colombia has moved from a low-income country to a middle-income country, and now 55 per cent of its population belongs to the middle class. The Colombian economy grew by 3.1 per cent in 2015 and it expects to achieve 4.3 per cent in 2020.

Colombia is one of the best performing country in the South American continent: it is the fourth largest country, it has almost 49 million inhabitants and it is third in the ranking of Latin American economies. Colombia registered a positive GDP growth over the recent years, thanks to its dynamic domestic market and the government committment to provide incentives for investments and stability for investors. The glass industry in Colombia showed favorable results in 2010 and 2011, decreasing in 2012 and 2013, before rebounding to 9,50 per cent in 2014. Colombia is one of South American countries where the local glass industry recycles up to 51 per cent of glass. The country can count on good expertise in terms of glass, both with imported and domestic products. The Colombian glass industry market is focused on both flat and hollow-container glass and international leading glass companies are already present in the country (such as, for example, Saint-Gobain and Owens-Illinois). Economic stability and social progress are boosting the country. In the first half of 2016 the industrial output increased by 4,5 per cent and its growth was higher than other sectors. Both the beverage and pharmaceutical industry registered appreciable results and can only improve in the next few years. In the construction sector, the Plan de Fomento a la Productividad y a l’Empleo, which includes about 60.000 new homes in rural areas and subsidies for the middle class to buy their own homes, is very important. The building sector is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 12 per cent. Colombia is the fourth largest vehicle producer in Latin America. According to Business Monitor estimations, vehicle sales are expected to grow at an average rate of 5,8 per cent between 2015 and 2019. Colombia is also trying to establish itself internationall;, in fact it has signed trade deals with many countries (United States, European Union, Canada) and it is part of Mercosur, Pacific Alliance, EFTA, Triangulo del Norte, Caricom, etc…

Opportunities at a glance

  • Business meetings with local professionals
  • Visitor data available to all participating companies
  • Dedicated meeting rooms for private business meetings
  • Promotion of your brand through sponsorship opportunities
Conference podium

Exhibitor company profile - Suppliers of equipment and materials


  • Raw materials for glass production
  • Preparation of raw materials and batches
  • Glass melting technology
  • Forming for hollow glass
  • Forming for flat glass
  • Forming for fiber glass
  • Equipment for glass tube production
  • Equipment for glass fiber production
  • Furnace, lehr, kiln technology
  • Cold end technology for hollow glass
  • Cold end technology for float glass, laminated glass, wired glass and other types of flat glass
  • Pyrolitic coating systems for flat glass
  • Coating technology for hollow glass
  • Conveying, transport, packaging and warehouse technology
  • Decorating equipment


  • Cutting, breaking and snapping
  • Drilling
  • Edge and surface finishing
  • Forming and bending
  • Laser technology
  • Coating
  • Electronic display glass
  • Insulation glass
  • Safety glass
  • Cleaning
  • Auxiliary products
  • Recycling
  • Suppliers for the glass machinery industry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Artistic glass


  • Commercial Glass and Curtain Wall Products, Systems,
  • Hardware & Related Components
  • Equipment for Glass and Metal Fabrication
  • Residential Glass Products, Systems, & Related Components
  • Residential Window & Door Products, Systems, Hardware & Related Components
  • Supplies (Abrasives, Cleaning Products, Lubricants) & Tools
  • Equipment for Residential Window & Door Manufacturing
  • Equipment for Commercial Fenestration, Glazing, Installation
  • Software


  • Solar glass
  • Photovoltaic production
  • Solar technology
  • Building integrated photovoltaic (BiPV)


  • Glazing tools
  • Cutting, grinding and drilling tools
  • Handling tools, hand-guided
  • Spare parts
  • Protection devices
  • Work clothing
  • Lifting and working platforms
  • Brackets for glass applications
  • Adhesives
  • Extrusion
  • Consumables
  • LED technology


  • Measurement and testing
  • Sensing
  • Computer systems
  • Software and applications


  • Laboratories
  • Universities
  • Test institutes
  • Research institutes
  • Architects & designers
  • Project engineering
  • Main contractors
  • Associations and organisations
  • Specialized media
  • Trading companies


Take part in COLOMBIA GLASS using our lightweight formula which avoids a heavy commitment in time or money for stand set-up and offers defined, transparent pricing from the outset.

The package includes:

Contact desk

Furnished area with name board and 1 placeholder/name board

Shortly after the event, all exhibitors and sponsors at COLOMBIA GLASS 2017 will receive the complete list of registered visitors in an excel file with their company data (see visiting ⇛ registration).

Website and catalogue entries

Company profile in the official catalogue distributed to all participants and dedicated page on the event website

Sponsorship opportunities

COLOMBIA GLASS 2017 offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to enhance company's presence: visitor lanyards and badges, carrier bags, newsletters, posters and banners, event catalogue, lunch/coffee areas, etc.

Contact desks area

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