Gulf Glass, the leading glass event in the Middle East, will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24 to 26 September 2019, alongside Windows, Doors & Facades Event (WDF), the region’s largest dedicated exhibition for the windows, doors and facades industry.
The two exhibitions will run in parallel providing industry professionals a unique platform to source innovative products from around the world, discover the latest technologies, network and learn.
Leading brands including Saint Gobain, BDF Industries, Henry F. Teichmann, Horn Glass Industries, Bucher EMHART Glass, BASF, Forma Glass, Lizmontagens, Asahi India and Godrej already confirmed their participation at Gulf Glass.
The move comes as industry reports forecast growing business opportunities in the Middle East. According to a recent MEED Projects report, in fact, the value of construction projects either in the planning stage or in the delivery stage is estimated at USD 2.7 trillion across the GCC only.
Muhammed Kazi, Portfolio Event Director at dmg events, says:
“The UAE is expected to witness the major growth in the container glass segment in the coming years, and huge opportunities emerge in the flat glass segment too thanks to its versatile application in the construction industry.
“The demand for green buildings, solar technologies, and ecofriendly facades innovations for both new and retrofit projects in the Middle East are opening a wealth of opportunities to both local and international manufacturers across the glass, windows, doors and facades industries.”
In 2019, over 11,000 participants are expected to meet in Dubai at Gulf Glass and the co-located WDF, where more than 300 exhibiting brands will showcase their products.
The largest glass, windows, doors and facades industry gathering in the Middle East, will also offer a wide education agenda including free CPD-certified workshops delivered by industry experts across the three days.
The educational sessions will include presentations on challenges in selecting the right glass solutions, managing the aesthetic of glass architecture, latest trends in the use of BIPV glass, energy saving solutions for the glass industry, and advances in smart glass and smart tinting technologies, among others.
Dr. Elmira Ryabova, the President, CEO, CTO and founder of the California-based Advenira Entreprises, Inc., is one of the confirmed speakers at Gulf Glass. Presenting a workshop on “Non-metallic Solar Heat Control Coating for Automotive and Architectural Glass”, Dr. Ryabova is an industry leader with extensive experience in thin film technology, and is actively working with a number of top glass manufacturers across the world to enable affordable energy-saving window coating technology for modern architectural and automotive glass industries.
“We have developed UV- and abrasion-resistant solar heat control coating solutions for polycarbonate applications, such as sunroofs, aerospace, and railroads,” she says. “While most of these projects are well underway in Europe and Asia, we feel that the Middle East should be our main focus area to introduce non-metallic Solar Heat Control coatings.
“We firmly believe that the UAE and its neighbors will find our coatings extremely attractive, as there is no shortage of bright, hot sunny days throughout a year. Partnerships in the production of energy saving windows, glass and polycarbonate to be supplied locally and globally is our primary goal.”
Commenting on her participation as a speaker at Gulf Glass 2019, Dr. Ryabova adds:
“We will be happy to share the accumulated knowledge and expertise in Solar Heat Control coatings with all the attendees, and hope that our unique and proprietary SDN® technology will pave the way for environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and lower emission habitat for humankind.”
Organised every two years by dmg events, Gulf Glass is an unmissable one stop shop for all things glass. It hosts suppliers of finished products, glass production technology and machinery, glass processing & finishing solutions, measurement, testing & control technology, tools, replacements and spare parts, as well as auxiliary equipment and fitting.
The latest edition of the show, which took place in 2017, welcomed 5,500 participants and over 140 exhibitors from 22 countries.
Gulf Glass is supported by Glass Source (Exclusive Glass Solutions Sponsor), Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants (Testing & Certification Partner), and Advenira (Workshop Sponsor).
The event is free to attend for industry professionals. To know more about Gulf Glass (24-26 September 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre), visit www.gulf.glass.