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GLASSPEX has become established as the glass industry’s leading trade fair for the Indian market. Despite the currently difficult market environment more than 180 exhibitors from 22 countries presented the latest products and innovations in the areas of glass production, processing and applications to 3347 trade visitors. Exhibitors included such resounding names as Bottero, DSF Refractories, Emhart Glass, Grenzebach, Saint-Gobain SEFPRO, Shamvik Glasstech, K-bond, Hindusthan National Glass & Industries (HNG), Fosbel, Bystronic, Hegla, Glasproduktions-Service, Techno Trade Links and Zippe underlining the quality of this event. Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, attaches great importance to the Indian subcontinent as an event location. As the organiser of GLASSPEX INDIA Messe Düsseldorf capitalises on the extensive know-how it acquired with its own event glasstec – the world’s leading trade fair for the glass sector that made it possible to access and enter into dialogue with further target groups of importance to the Indian market. Furthermore, the Messe has found strong cooperation partners in AIGMF (All India Glass Manufacturers‘ Federation) and VDMA e.V. (German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers‘ Association), which has supported the officially authorized participation of the Federal Republic of Germany. S.C. Bansal, President of AIGMF, confirmed the trade fair was a resounding success. Sanjay Somany from HNG said: “I have never been dragged to so many meetings ever in any show.” HNG and Fosbel/US have joined hands during the show. Good networking, promising new contacts and projects, is the conclusion of the VDMA. The Director of Indotherm Furnace & Engineers, Jogender Singh explains: “The organization of the exhibition was good. We made a good experience with by having large number of visitors. The ambiance and preparation of exhibitors were excellent.” Saint Gobain Accuramech found brief words of praise: “As for the first time exhibitor, we had a good experience. We received a large number of visitors.” Lim Wan Leong, Sales Engineering with Bystronic, sums up: “We participated in the GLASSPEX INDIA show to explore more business opportunities in India. The new established contacts will help in our future sales.” The 3rd Glass Performance Days India (GPD) rounded off the programme of side events. Here the focus was on such topics as glass architecture, flat glass and solar technology – specifically geared to the challenges of the Indian market – for two days. On both days organizers welcomed high-calibre national and international participants. On the 10th Conference of the All India Glass Manufacturers‘ Federation (AIGMF) delegates dealt with Managing Sustainable Growth issues and opportunities to develop the Indian glass market. The next GLASSPEX INDIA will be held from 13–15 March 2015 in Mumbai.
For further information on GLASSPEX INDIA visit www.glasspex.com (4/2013)

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