Glassman Europe: post-show report

Glassman Europe, held 13-14 May 2009 in Lyon, France, brought together suppliers of equipment and materials used at every stage of the primary glass manufacturing process.
The fair saw the presence o…

Glassman Europe, held 13-14 May 2009 in Lyon, France, brought together suppliers of equipment and materials used at every stage of the primary glass manufacturing process. The fair saw the presence of representatives from glass plants in France, as well as visitors from across Europe, the Middle East, Australasia, North and South America. Exhibitors included some of the leading global suppliers in sectors such as melting furnaces, combustion equipment, quality control, processing equipment, inspection systems and forming machinery. In addition, the fair also included two days of free specialist conference sessions run by Institut du Verre, France“s leading glass association. Focusing on two themes – energy and environment and modelling concepts – the conference featured high profile speakers such as Guy Tackels, Environmental Affairs Director at Saint-Gobain Conceptions Verrieres and Michael Greenman of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC). Glassman Europe organizer (dmg world media) was also pleased to host the International Commission on Glass (ICG) technical meetings, as well as the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) assembly, which brought some of the leading thinkers and figures in the glass industry to the exhibition. The next editions of Glassman will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November 2009, and So Paulo, Brazil, in March 2010.