Engineered transparency 2018


Objectives and values

The glasstec is the world's largest trade fair for manufacturing, processing and cross-industry application of glass. The renowned exhibition opens its doors from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Düsseldorf. In addition to the broad range of new products and developments in the exhibition halls, visitors will also be introduced to the latest trends in the material of glass by special exhibitions and conferences. Especially the glass technology live area in hall 11 is worth mentioning. Current trends from research and development are shown here.

In this unique environment, the international conference engineered transparency invites experts and a specialist audience to participate with interesting contributions to the meeting. The engineered transparency takes place from 25 to 26 October 2018 and is organized by the Universities of Darmstadt and Dresden in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf. The conference will be hold in a specially designed conference area in hall 10.

The participants of the event can easily combine the visit of the conference and the visit of the exhibition halls. A guided tour through the special exhibition »glass technology live« is offered. The glass technology live will also appear in a new face in 2018. We would like to invite all guests to the end of the first conference day for the Get Together, which takes place live in the cafe of glass technology live.

We are very proud to welcome this year the following keynote speakers:

Chris McVoy, Steven Holl Architects

Markus Feldmann, RWTH Aachen

Jan Wurm, Arup

Rob Nijsse, TU Delft


The engineered transparency conference is organised by

Technische Universität Darmstadt Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider

Technische Universität Dresden Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Weller

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