Volume 40,   Issue 6                                  June  2005

Reviews & Previews

GPD To Take Place in Tampere, Finland

Glass Processing Days 2005 (GPD) will be taking place June 17-20 in Tampere, Finland. The four-day event will offer programs designed for those involved in production, marketing and management of safety glazing. Event organizers expect 1,000 participants to take part in GPD 2005.

Speakers this year include Arthur Ulens, chief executive officer of Glaverbel, the Belgian-headquartered glass manufacturer. Ulens will speak about the shifting markets for innovative glass products. Nick Limb, an analyst with Ducker Research Co. Inc., will survey the evolution of the global architectural glass market from 1990 to 2010.

Ann Vereecke, a professor at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in the Netherlands, will examine how a company might achieve competitive success through efficient supply chain management.

Also, for the first time, architects can qualify for continuing professional education AIA/CES credits by attending lectures.

In addition, GPD 2005, which is divided into three segments— automotive, architecture and markets and trends—will offer case studies that cover business operations, projects and processes.

In addition to the many educational and informational sessions, GPD is also well known for its social events. Luncheons, receptions and the final evening’s theme dinner provide an opportunity for attendees to network and socialize in a fun and relaxing setting.

To learn more about GPD visit www.glassprocessingdays.com

Plan Now to Attend inter GLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2005

Boston will be the host city for the 15th biennial interGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world (IGM/FW), which will take place November 1-3 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Show organizers say that this year’s event will offer the most diverse slate of exhibitors ever.

Also for the first time, Key Communications, publisher of USGlass and Door & Window Manufacturer magazines, will be presenting and organizing the seminar program. Some of the topics that that will be covered include laminated glass 101 from Julie Schimmelpenningh of Solutia Inc. and green building design/LEED from Valerie Block of DuPont. Hakim Elmahdy of the National Research Council of Canada will discuss the performance of different types of insulating glass spacers. This will be followed by a spacer panel discussion that will include representatives of different spacer manufacturer companies. In addition, a point-supported glass panel discussion will also take place. Panelists will include W & W Glass, Tim Eliassen of Tripyramid and Bill Coddington, chairperson for the Glass Association of North America’s point-supported glass task group. There will also be a presentation on the different types of glazing reference manuals and resources available to the industry. 

To learn more about IGM/FW or to register, visit www.igmfw.com 

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