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  • Vitrum 2011, the Milan-based international glass show, drew more than 6,500 attendees last week, according to show organizers, nearly half from countries other than Italy. The event, held at the Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds, took place Oct. 26-29. This year marked the debut of the Vitrum Gourmet Festival, an event dedicated to Italian haute cuisine that featured...
  • Vitrum 2011, the Milan-based international glass show, opened yesterday, Oct. 26, at the Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds. More than 3,200 people were in attendance opening day, according to show organizers. The event will run through October 29. The daily statistics confirm visitors' keen interest in the show.Read Glass Magazine coverage of the event, and stay tuned to e-glass...
  • The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will open its doors, Oct. 4, at Canada's Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event will run through Oct. 7. For more information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org. Stay tuned to GlassMagazine.com for live coverage from the show floor all this week.
  • GPD organizers announced that abstract submission for Glass Performance Days China 2012 is now open. The 10th edition of GPD China will focus on high performance glass in sustainable energy systems and will take place March 31-April 1, 2012, in Shangai. Click here to submit an abstract. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2011.Abstract submission for Glass Performance Days South America 2012, to...
  • "We are in the worst economic market maybe of my lifetime ... [but] there is more change and innovation going on today than there ever has been in the history of the planet," said Quanex Building Products President and CEO David Petratis on the show floor at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 12, in Atlanta.Evidence of that innovation could be found almost everywhere you...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 12, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, where 393 companies took the floor.
  • Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's 2011 Fall Conference, to be held Sept. 25-28 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif. The event will include a range of educational sessions and updates on various AAMA programs.This year's keynote speaker, Dr. Esmael Adibi, director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research and Anderson...
  • Glass Performance Days Finland 2011, held June 17-20 in Tampere, attracted more than 830 glass industry professionals from all over the world, with the number of practical workshop participants reaching an all-time high of 330, according to a GPD release. To view, download, rate and comment on photos from the event, click here. To submit your own photos from GPD 2011, email them to mari...
  • Vitrum 2011 will take place Oct. 26-29 in Milan, where trade professionals will gather to exhibit and promote new glass products and equipment for flat and hollow glass processing. In 2009, the biennial event atracted visitors from more than 100 countries, and event organizers anticipate another strong showing this fall, according to a release.In addition to architectural glass, Vitrum...
  • Glass Performance Days 2011, will kick off this Friday, June 17, in Tampere, Finland. According to organizers, more than 800 people have registered to attend the event, which runs through Monday, June 20. The final conference program can be found here. To register, click here.For general information regarding registration, contact the registration office at gpd2011@confedent.fi or 358...
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