The Glassman conference will address the latest trends in glassmaking with high-level speakers. The conference will run alongside the exhibition and is free to attend for all visitors to the show.
A new feature at the 2019 event will be the panel discussion called the role of Women in Glassmaking.
Female leaders from the industry will highlight the role of women in the sector and discuss how more people can be encouraged to pursue a career in glassmaking. The wider theme of talent scarcity and how the sector can be made more appealing to young people will also be discussed.
Among those on the panel are Helene Marchand, General Manager France at Verescence, Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General at FEVE container glass association and Piril Konuck, Business Development Manager at Gurallar Cam Ambalaj of Turkey.
Other companies already signed up to speak include FIC UK, Steklarna Hrastnik and Rabobank.
What is Industry 4.0 and how can it assist the global glass industry in its quest for greater efficiencies?
The Future Glass Forum is a live discussion of the issues surrounding Industry 4.0, 'smart manufacturing' and creating a 'smart factory', including perspectives on Glass Manufacturing and Digitalisation.
This conference is free-to-attend and is applicable to both flat glass and hollow glass production as well as business consultants interested in considerations of business models, IT Infrastructure, energy efficiencies and plant safety and security.
Contact Greg Morris, Editor, Glass International if you'd like to be considered as a speaker for 2019.
Greg Morris, Programme Director
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