GPD 2019 promises ‘biggest yet’
The 27th annual Glass Performance Days conference is set to be the biggest yet with more than 240 presentations over the four days of the June event.
The main theme of GPD 2019 revolves around concepts of the future, say organisers: “We are looking into themes around smart glazing, smart factories, smart buildings and even smart cities. The technical sessions of the conference and workshops will address the challenges the industry faces today regarding the ever-changing demands from architectural development, façade engineering, new technologies and the latest R&D, as well as energy efficiency, and glass and sustainability.
“A special focus will be on how new glass technologies, such as smart, thin and ultra-thin glass, respond to these demands. New viewpoints on smart glass will be introduced, such as smart glazing to keep energy balanced or transparent solar panels to generate energy.
The conference will include 240 presentations, 220 speakers, 20 exhibitors and 17 workshops as well as 26 startups in Step Change.
The event will be held at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Center, Helsinki, on June 25-28.