Middle East becomes a hub for hollow glass making
The Middle East is enjoying an unprecedented surge in hollow glassmaking. Vast reserves of raw materials, cheap energy, a young population with an increased disposable income, and an enviable geographic location for exports means the region has become a hub for glassmaking.
Business is expected to increase even further with the recent opening of trade borders between Iran and the West.
Glassman Middle East will bring together all major sectors of the hollow, container and tableware glass industry. Leading global suppliers, technology experts and glassmakers will all attend the event which takes place between May 10-11 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Why Abu Dhabi?
The UAE’s location is unbeatable in terms of reaching businesses in the growing and dynamic countries of the Gulf, India and Africa. The region itself is home to several hollow glass manufacturing plants in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait, as well as India, Egypt and Pakistan.
Of the four container glass manufacturing plants located within the UAE itself, two (t hose owned by Saverglass and Rak Ghani Glass) have become operational in the past five years. This demonstrates not only the region’s growing demand for hollow glass but also that of its surrounding countries, as a high proportion of the UAE’s production is destined for export.
With the opening of trade agreements between Iran and the West, the glass industry is set to benefit from increased exposure to the Iranian market. Iran's hollow glass industry is now preparing for investment from foreign companies looking to take advantage of Iran's well established industry as well as its vast reserves of raw materials.
Who will be exhibiting?
Companies from sectors including the furnaces, inspection, refractories and coatings have already confirmed their participation at the exhibition and conference.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Ken Clark, Sales Director,
Jeremy Fordrey, Sales Manager,
Exhibiting Companies include:
• Iris Inspection Machines
• BDF Industries
• FIC UK
• Pennine Industrial Equipment
• Bohemi Chemicals
• Mega Enterprises
• LWN Lufttechnik
• Arrange meetings and do real business with industry professionals
• Attend the conference sessions looking at 'Technical solutions in the container and hollow glass industries' free of charge
• Build relationships and network with industry professionals
• Update your knowledge on the challenges facing the industry
• Find new opportunities for business within the Middle East and beyond
To secure your participation at Glassman Middle East, contact our sales team now:
Ken Clark, Sales Director
T: +44(0)1737 855117
Jeremy Fordrey, Sales Manager
T: +44(0)1737 855 133
Greg Morris, Editor Glass International
T: +44(0)1737 855132
Esme Horn, General Enquiries
T : +44 (0)1737 855136