Glasstec has clearly underscored its relevance for the global glass industry with its restart as a face-to-face trade fair after the pandemic induced break.
In the “International Year of Glass”, the 936 exhibitors from 47 countries impressively demonstrated to 30,000 visitors from 119 countries the operational excellence of the sector. In focus were the global trend topics Climate, Resource Efficiency, Urbanisation, Value and Well-Being but also current challenges such as high energy costs, supply chain bottlenecks or skilled labour shortage.
Glasstec 2022 came at precisely the right point in time to provide the glass industry with orientation again after the pandemic-induced changes and in a difficult economic climate. The participants’ feedback has been unambiguous here: as a face-to-face trade fair glasstec allows in-depth exchange of experience and knowledge transfer on a global level in a uniquely concentrated form as well as offering an unparalleled, packed line-up of innovations and solutions,” sums up Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.
According to the press release from Messe Düsseldorf, over 75% of the trade visitors travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad. This means the share of international guests continues at a very high level, confirming the leading global position of glasstec for the industry in the “International Year of Glass”. This was declared by the United Nations for 2022 to create visibility for the scientific, economic and cultural importance of the material that is glass as well as its vital role in future-focused topics like climate protection and CO2-reduction.
Messe Düsseldorf states that, at 75%, the equally high percentage of executives who are involved in investment decisions underlines the high quality of the trade fair. Visitors were highly satisfied with the ranges on display at glasstec. Well over 90% stated they had achieved their objectives set for the visit. For the majority, seeking new suppliers as well as innovations and trends was the main goal.
For SAS Chemicals GmbH, it was a very fruitful and successful exhibition as well, where the company had the possibility to represent his product range, to discuss the current market developments, to host his customers, suppliers and business partners, to meet with new customers worldwide, to get new orders and to discuss about potential new projects and products. As SAS Chemicals we are very pleased with the interest shown.
The next glasstec will be held in line with its two-year cycle from 22 to 25 October 2024 in Düsseldorf and SAS Chemicals would like to exhibit there further.