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Ciao! Make Plans Now for Vitrum 2017  
Milan is the site of Vitrum 2017—and the skyline is full of many buildings showcasing glass.  
undreds of companies from Organizers say for 2017 the exhibition glass industry, and numerous new  
around the world are making will focus on a future that involves opportunities are opening up. We  
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plans for one of the glass in- not only industry specialists and end are working to make Vitrum the ideal  
dustry’s major international events, users, but also the trade professionals forum for all the glass trades: experts  
Vitrum 2017. Now in its 20th year, the and businesses involved with glass. and buyers, engineers, architects and  
bi-annual trade fair is set for October Wrapped in pure Italian style, the designers, research centers and uni-  
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-6 in Milan, Italy, where exhibitors will event will highlight Italian machinery versities, and cultural associations,”  
showcase machinery, equipment and production, as well as quality, tech- says Dino Zandonella Necca, Vitrum  
special products for flat and hollow nology, research and innovation from president. “We are committed to build-  
glass processing.  
around the world. It will also include ing new synergies with all the players  
Leading industry suppliers and new materials, design and architec- in this industry, in production as well  
glass companies from around the ture, as well as new and innovative as in science and technology. Our aim  
world will be at the Fiera Milano exhi- developments in the glass industry.  
is to offer the best business opportu-  
bition complex in Rho with their latest Vitrum will once again offer its nities to the companies that will be  
glass offerings for the construction, “match making system” tool that al- with us at the four-day Vitrum and to  
architecture, furniture, homes, phar- lows visitors to search for exhibitors foster the special culture surrounding  
maceutical and automotive sectors.  
In 2015 Vitrum hosted exhibitors meetings during the show.  
from 24 countries showcasing new According to organizers, “a closer research and innovation, with a spe-  
by category so they can plan business glass, which can offer us a glimpse  
into the future of the industry through  
and cutting-edge technologies. More partnership with institutions, trade cial focus on the creative potential of  
than 18,000 visitors attended the associations, universities and re- this precious material.”  
event, and more than half of those search centers will extend the scope  
came from countries other than Italy. of the show, giving it greater sub- rum 2017 is available on the event  
It featured 347 exhibitors, with 54 stance and value.” website.  
percent coming from outside of Italy. “This is a very good time for the yy➤ www.vitrum-milano.com n  
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March 14-17, 2017  
GANA Annual Conference  
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October 3-6, 2016  
NFRC Fall Meeting  
Organized by NFRC  
Denver, Colo.  
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October 5-7, 2016  
Auto Glass Week™  
Sponsored by six industry  
associations.  
March 19-22, 2017  
Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor-  
Management Conference  
Organized by IMPACT  
Sheraton San Diego  
Hotel & Marina  
Henry B. Gonzalez  
Convention Center  
San Antonio  
San Diego, Calif.  
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October 5-7, 2016  
International Window Film  
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March 30-31, 2017  
Glass Expo Northeast™ ’17  
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October 5-7, 2016  
Greenbuild Expo 2016  
Organized by the  
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U.S. Green Building Council  
Los Angeles Convention Center  
Los Angeles  
April 27-29, 2017  
AIA National Convention  
Organized by AIA  
Orange County  
Convention Center  
Orlando, Fla.  
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October 19-21, 2016  
GlassBuild America 2016  
Organized by AAMA, GANA,  
IGMA, NGA and WDDA  
Las Vegas Convention Center  
Las Vegas  
More info:  
www.aia.org  
June 28-30, 2017  
GPD 2017  
Organized by Glaston  
Tampere Hall  
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www.glassbuildamerica.com  
Tampere, Finland  
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2017 EVENTS  
www.gpd.fi  
January 16-21, 2017  
BAU 2017  
September 12-14, 2017  
GlassBuild America 2017  
Organized by AAMA, GANA,  
IGMA, NGA and WDDA  
Georgia World  
Organized by  
Messe München GmbH  
Messe München  
Exhibition Center  
München, Germany  
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Congress Center  
Atlanta  
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www.bau-muenchen.com  
www.glassbuildamerica.com  
February 6-8, 2017  
GANA BEC Conference  
Organized by GANA  
Caesar’s Palace  
Las Vegas  
October 3-6, 2017  
Vitrum 2017  
Organized by GIMAV  
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