Volume 44, Issue 6 - June 2009

Reviews & Previews

Vitrum 2009 to Premiere Energy Showcase 

Plans are currently underway for Vitrum 2009, the biannual exhibition of machinery, equipment and systems for glass processing. The event will next take place at the Fiera Milano Complex in Rho, Italy, October 28-31. Event organizers say it will provide an overview of the industry’s growth prospects for 2010 through three themed areas devoted to flat glass, hollow glass and sources of renewable energy. More than 600 Italian and international companies are expected to exhibit, and show organizers are expecting approximately 25,000 people to attend the 4-day event.

More than 750,000 square feet of exhibition space will provide room for displaying the latest technological innovations in the glass industry. Exhibits, seminars and various glass processing demonstrations are being planned, as are performances by the glass masters of Murano.

Vitrum Energy 2009, the most recent addition to the show, is where visitors will discover what the glass industry has to offer in terms of energy-saving materials. The new section will provide visitors with the opportunity to explore innovations from international manufacturers and to preview the solutions that will improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. Products from thermal and photovoltaic panels to coatings for facades and windows all will be spotlighted in this arena. www.vitrum-milano.it 


Plans Are Underway for Glass Expo Midwest ’10™

 Mark your calendars—dates have been set for Glass Expo Midwest 2010™. The regional trade show for the architectural glass and fenestration industries, sponsored by USGlass magazine, will be held March 16-17, 2010, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., just outside of Chicago. 

The Renaissance Hotel already is offering a discount room rate of $139 per single/double, plus tax, through February 26, 2010. To make your room reservations, call 800/468-3571 and mention that you are with Glass Expo Midwest 2010.

If you’re interested in exhibiting at this event, contact Tina Czar at 540/720-5584 or tczar@glass.com. www.usglassmag.com/gems 

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