Online bridge

Glasstec Virtual, which took place on October 20-22, successfully bridged the gap between now and the physical event in June 2021, its organisers have declared.

“With Glasstec’s virtual portfolio, Messe Düsseldorf shows that it can succeed in bringing together industries worldwide, not only at physical events but also with digital formats,” Erhard Wienkamp, COO Messe Düsseldorf, said.

He continued: “The global pandemic is a major challenge for the glass industry and thus also for the machinery and plant manufacturers in this sector. Therefore, it was very important that Messe Düsseldorf provided us the new format Glasstec Virtual to be able to present our new products in these times as well. Different from the normal Glasstec, but an important and clear signal for the industry.”

Glasstec Virtual saw over 10,000 experts from over 110 countries make use of the content offered on this platform. The proportion of international visitors stood at 73% (the top-ranking visitor countries being USA, Italy, UK, India and Germany).

There were more than 120,000 page impressions; 800 exhibitors from 44 countries presented their products, solutions and applications at the exhibitor showroom; and more than 5,000 people participated in the interactive formats.

All web sessions and conference tracks will soon be available on demand, and the showrooms of participating exhibitors will also be available to visitors until Glasstec in June 2021.