Glasspex India 2009: glass trade fair celebrates premiere

After the three days of Glasspex India, both the 139 exhibitors from over 20 countries as well as over 3,200 registered trade visitors to the fair gave positive feedback regarding the premiere of this…

After the three days of Glasspex India, both the 139 exhibitors from over 20 countries as well as over 3,200 registered trade visitors to the fair gave positive feedback regarding the premiere of this trade fair for the glass industry. “Qualified information, interesting new aspects, valuable suggestions, were just a few of the remarks made by visitors, while exhibitors were taken by the very specific and well guided interest shown by the visitors and their level of knowledge. In a difficult economic climate that hasn“t spared the glass industry, Glasspex India 2009, held at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in New Delhi from 2-4 December 2009, offered an excellent opportunity to conquer a wide variety of sectors. Demand and supply for the entire supply chain, from glass production and refinement through to glass applications, were all present. The professional associations which backed Glasspex India praised it as a platform for international innovation. Amongst other things, the All India Glass Manufacturers“ Federation AIGMF, which held its 8th conference as part of Glasspex India, provided interesting insights into the industry. The special show Solar energy generation was another highlight for the sector, particularly in this country that has an abundance of sunshine, providing ideal conditions to exploit solar power to the full. The other globally active trade associations in the glass industry, such as iGlass, CREDAI, SESI and the VDMA were also all very positive following the fair, market opportunities and having been sounded out excellently and the ground prepared for extensive business relationships. The fair and its organization were also appreciated by the 38 German companies, which joined forces at a joint booth, with companies such as Zippe Industrieanlagen, Grenzebach, Heavy Drive and KL Megla. Glasspex India was the right fair to access this key market and get a lasting foothold here, said a spokesman from A. + E. Ungricht GmbH + Co KG from Mnchengladbach, all of the really important customers were here. The next Glasspex India will take place in Mumbai from 12-14 January 2011. Further information on GLASSPEX India is available online from: www.glasspex.com.