Glasstech Asia moves back to Singapore; new solar glass technology event

The organizers of Asia Pacific“s glass technology show, Glasstech Asia, announced on 20 April 2009 that the next event will be held at the new integrated resort in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands from 29…

The organizers of Asia Pacific“s glass technology show, Glasstech Asia, announced on 20 April 2009 that the next event will be held at the new integrated resort in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands from 29 June to 1 July 2010. This decision was made after the organizers, Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) and the Singapore Glass Association (SGA), had conferred with key associations and exhibitors on the situation in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Hence, Glasstech Asia 2009, scheduled from 8 to 10 July will not be held in Thailand. Our decision to move the event to Singapore – Asia“s most strategically located business hub – is meant to boost business efficiency and higher visitor attendance. Its location makes participation of trade professionals from the region more convenient and accessible while they will enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities at MBS, said Edward Liu, managing director of CEMS. Liu added that a new title, Solartech Asia 2010, will also be included, to showcase equipment and products for solar technology, which is increasingly being integrated into glass production and applications. In addition, another title, Glass Accessories Asia 2010 will be making its debut, featuring accessories and components that go into the production of glass panels and products. As the title event for the entire glass technology show, Glasstech Asia enjoys the support of international glass associations and key players in the Asia Pacific region – from new products and technology introductions to seminar sponsorship – ensuring quality event for all trade participants. Notwithstanding the current worldwide economic and financial crises, Asia remains the most vibrant market for the glass industry and many global glass machinery and accessories manufacturers are still keen to take part in Glasstech Asia 2010, the most productive glass technology event in the region. We have been working closely with our core exhibitors from Europe and the US for more than 10 years, and we are well aware of their concerns and needs in the Asian marketplace, said Liu. In order to create value for money for our exhibitors, we will be reaching out to a wider audience through our enhanced hosted buyers programme to match the needs of buyers and suppliers, with the goal of translating these efforts to better business value for each and every customer at the end of the day. This also assures a quality attendance during the event, Liu continued. Solartech Asia 2010 will focus on solar technology, which is creating tremendous potential to the glass business, due to the long-term implications of using productive glass as a unique form of sustainable design and structure. And, thanks to the strong support of key partners with strengths on solar technology, they will enhance the value network of Glasstech Asia 2010. This participation also ensures extensive promotion of the event to key trade professionals in this specific platform. The support also includes the invitation of experts to speak on the prospects and on-going developments of the solar technology in the region while showcasing latest innovation during the three-day event. Countries such as China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and the US have all confirmed their participation, while more than 5,000 architects, contractors, property developers, automobile manufacturers, glass manufacturers, distributors and agents of hollow glassware, machinery and parts, engineers, glaziers, interior designers, automotive components distributors, window and faade builders from 50 countries are expected to attend the event. A series of seminars, the first Asia Glass Awards and the Asia Pacific Glass Industry Forum will also be organized to bring together industry voices to present and discuss relevant topics that would be useful in facing the challenging times.