glasstec Start-up Zone 2020

The networking platform for young, innovative companies from the glass industry enters its second round

glasstec is the contact platform for top decision-makers from the glass industry as well as experts from business, research and politics. To young, innovative companies the Start-up Zone offers a platform to make new contacts in the glass industry and build networks. National and international start-ups can secure one of the coveted stands in the Start-up Zone with immediate effect. Read more about the terms and conditions of participation here.

The Start-up Zone celebrated a successful premiere at glasstec 2018. 15 young, international companies capitalised on the possibility of presenting their ideas and products to an expert audience. Glasstec offers ideal conditions for this. Due to the high percentage of national and international decision-makers (79 percent of the 42,600 trade visitors) and the 1,276 exhibitors from 50 nations glasstec is THE hotspot for the glass industry.

“The Start Up-Zone gives me the opportunity to gain exposure at the most important trade fair for the glass industry on a small budget. Personal contacts are very important especially for canvassing new customers. I can invite existing customers in a targeted fashion and also use the four trade fair days to get talking with other interesting exhibitors,” said Thomas Duchardt, Büro Thomas Duchardt GmbH, who rated participation in the Start-up-Zone as a success. His company will be among the repeat attendees at glasstec 2020.

Strong Run on Stand Space
The number of registered exhibitors and, hence, occupied space is already now at the previous year’s levels, nine months to the event. At glasstec 2018 1,276 companies from glass machinery production, glass manufacturing and skilled crafts occupied 67,000 square metres of space. 70 percent of these travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad.

Enterprises from the areas of mechanical engineering, industry and skilled crafts can continue registering for glasstec 2020 online and under the direct link Firms that already participated in 2018 can use the pre-filled and editable forms. Parties interested in the Start-up-Zone can register at /

glasstec 2020 will be held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 20 to 23 October 2020. For more information on the trade fair go to or

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