The Organizing Committee is currently building up the program for the 18th Glass Performance Days 26-29 June 2019 in Finland. The committee chaired by Jorma Vitkala, has received a record number of abstracts totalling 180 and is 30 per cent higher than the previous conference. In total, the number of abstracts and workshops including the special high-rise seminar reaches between 220 and 230. The high-rise event will be arranged in conjunction with the Aalto University in Helsinki. The focus of attention is on Future trends, R & D focus, new product innovations and applications such as smart glass and thin glass applications. The concepts of Smart Buildings and Smart Cities invite exciting new contributions and visions from glass developers and providers.
The Final Program will be put together and ready for publication by early March 2019. Abstracts approved by the Program Committee will be posted on the GPD web page within the next few weeks.
The 18th GPD Conference will continue in its world-leading practices and spectacular new format. The successful concept of 2017 brought sessions together in one arena with audio-visual points of focus and “no-closed-doors” policies. This format was highly appreciated by participants and will continue. Easy transfer between sessions, one venue and a compact program support an entirely new type of togetherness and involvement.