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.
Glassman Europe in Lyon this September aims to help manufacturers debate how the glass industry can increase the reduced reliance on single-use plastic.
Glass is unique in its ability to be 100% recyclable. As the war on plastic wages on, Glassman Europe will address how the glass industry can innovate and overcome barriers to switching to container glass as an alternative to the thousands of tons of plastic created every day.
Among those already signed up to speak in the Glassman Conference include Susan Hansen, Rabobank, Aline Casagrande, AB InBev, Jaša Polutnik, Steklarna Hrastnik, Richard Van Breda, Consultant, Emma Bowers, Green Puffin Consulting and Adeline Farrelley, FEVE.
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.