From 13 to 15 March 2015, 130 exhibitors entered into dialogue with 3,222 trade visitors at GLASSPEX INDIA 2015 – International Exhibition for Glass - Production, Processing, Products in Mumbai. For the fourth time on the glass industry’s platform in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, visitors gathered information and entered into an exchange on the latest products and innovations from the sectors of glass manufacturing, finishing and glass applications.
Despite the difficult market environment, the trade fair has established itself as a platform for the exchange of themes, contact-making and business deals on the Indian market. Exhibitors from 13 countries (India, Germany, France, England, Italy, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Austria, Iran, Finland and the USA) underlined their satisfaction with the quality of the visitors.
Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, values the Indian subcontinent as a venue for the event: “Despite the marked decline in the Indian glass industry over the last two years, India is a market experiencing strong growth and the glass industry is an attractive economic sector. Growth is already expected in the second half of this year. The rising standard of living in India is ensuring great demand for the material glass, which is being used in an increasing number of applications in daily life.” The conference staged by the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation accompanied GLASSPEX INDIA 2015 on 13 and 14 March. Support here was provided by the Confederation of Construction Products and Services (CCPS). The conference rounded off the multi-faceted range of products and services presented by the fair and informed the participants about themes including “Cost Effective Technology in Container Glass for Tomorrow” and “Use of Glass in Buildings – Facades of the Future; and need for Regulations relating Human Impact, Fire Safety & Energy”. On both days the event welcomed top-ranking national and international participants.
As the organizer of GLASSPEX INDIA, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH can draw on its extensive know-how, which it has acquired through the staging of the world-leading trade fair glasstec in Düsseldorf. The most important trade fair for the glass sector enables the opening-up of the market and a dialogue with other target groups of importance to the Indian market. In addition, GLASSPEX INDIA 2015 with AIGMF (All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation) and the VDMA (German Engineering Federation which supported the official participation by the Federal Republic of Germany), has strong cooperation partners. The Italian Association GIMAV also provided support for the Italian participation.
The next GLASSPEX INDIA will be held from 2 to 4 March 2017 in Mumbai.
Further information on GLASSPEX INDIA is available at www.glasspex.com as well as from Messe Düsseldorf: Mrs Gabriele Schreiber, SchreiberG@messe-duesseldorf.de, Tel.: +49 (0) 2 11. 45 60-77 62