GIMAV at China Glass 2021

Italy’s foremost glass processing technologies centre stage in Shanghai

May 6th to 9th 2021, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) will be the setting for the latest edition of China Glass, the Asian glass industry trade show for the flat and hollow glass machines and accessories and processed products industry.

Now in its 31st edition, the show traditionally takes place in odd-numbered years in Beijing and is held in even-numbered years in Shanghai. However, because the 2020 edition was postponed due to the global pandemic, in 2021 Shanghai became the designated location for two years in a row.

“Each year, GIMAV, in partnership with ITA (Italian Trade Agency), offers participation to its member companies,” remarked GIMAV Director, Fabrizio Cattaneo. “The participation of Italian companies, a high-quality presence, sends a powerful message to the international community, asserting the significance of the industry’s Made in Italy products. Despite a lacklustre year due to the Covid crisis, the Asian market remains one of the strategic business partners for Italy’s glass industry, especially for hollow glass. In 2020, it was still the export destination for glass technologies to the tune of almost 60 million euro. Participating in an event like China Glass, one-on-one with existing and potential clients, is a valuable opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones with local businesses.”

GIMAV will be on hand with VITRUM and ITA with an institutional area (N1-159) that will offer, among other things, informative and promotional materials on the latest innovations at the “Salone del Vetro” from October 5th to 8th in Milan.

Specifically, it will promote Glass Week, four days of events in Milan dedicated to glass and sustainability; VITRUM Life, the new portal that keeps the spotlight shining on the show year-round, with news from exhibitors and interesting facts about the world of glass; and the Glass Is… The Qualities of Glass project, that extols and showcases the unique characteristics of glass attributable to the many special properties of the technologies that make its production possible.