With the Federal Association of Glazier Trades in charge of the event, visitors at Glasstec 2012 can expect a broad range covering all aspects of the auto glazing theme in the “autoglass arena”
With the Federal Association of Glazier Trades (Bundesinnungsverband des Glaserhandwerks – BIV) in charge of the event, visitors at Glasstec 2012 from October 23 to 26, 2012 can expect a broad range covering all aspects of the auto glazing theme in the “Autoglass Arena” in Hall 10. Within the framework of the world’s leading event for the glass industry, and in addition to the ranges shown by companies from the Automotive Glass sector, it is presenting the German and – in cooperation with the International Automotive Glass Federation – also the international glaziers’ competition. In each case, the participants will be competing against one another by inserting and removing a front/rear windshield along with repairing flying stone damage. The winner of the national auto glaziers’ competition will determine Germany’s best auto glazer (23./24.10, Tue/Wed) who will represent the nation on the fair Thursday (25.) and Friday (26.) as “Autoglass Champion of Glasstec 2012” in the International Master Fitter Competition, the auto glaziers’ world championship.
A completely new feature in the Autoglass Arena is the Auto Glaziers’ Plenary with a comprehensive range of free lectures and workshops. Along with current know-how for the auto glaziers’ core business, the main themes also cover areas which are concerned with lucrative additional services. The speakers, who come from renowned companies like Pilkington Automotive, Innovation Group or the AGM Akademie, will inform the visitors about “classic” auto glaziers’ themes such as adhesives in fitting and application, auto glaziers’ software, trends in vehicle glazing, and safety glazing in modern automobile manufacture. Aomng these and other topics the theme areas included information on headlight renewal, “car-wrapping, damage management as a strategic success factor, sustainable vehicle fleet management, bumper repair, and spot repair. The Autoglass Arena is open for the entire duration of Glasstec from October 23 to 26 2012 in Hall 10. When purchased in advance as eTickets, the price of the fair tickets are EUR 28 for a day-ticket, EUR 44 for 2-day tickets, and EUR 69 for a season ticket. They are valid for travel to and from the event within the area serviced by the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr – VRR) and can be obtained at www.glasstec.de. There you will also find the complete Autoglass Arena program along with all other information relating to Glasstec.