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GPD 2023 workshops & JVAM 2023 Nominated Candidates!


The GPD workshops will be organized just before the Conference on 13 - 14 June. They will provide a great opportunity to dive deep into different topics. This year we have several unique workshops - thanks to our dedicated workshop organizers!

To see the list of the workshops and their contents, go to  

Please note that there are limited seats available for the workshops. To secure a seat, we urge you to register now!
Registration info for the conference and workshops is available at

To register go to and follow the provided instructions.
We look forward to receiving your registration and participation in GPD 2023.

JVAM 2023 nominated candidates announced!
The JVAM 2023 committee has received outstanding nominations of candidates that have made a significant impact on the development of the glass industry. All nominations were supported by a description of the nominee’s relevant contributions and merits.

The following people have been nominated for the 2023 Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit based on their excellent contribution in the industry:

Steve Selkowitz, Affiliate: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Francis Serruys, Saint-Gobain BU GLASS FACADES

Graham Dodd, Arup

Dr. Michael Emonds, Chemetall-Basf

Mic Patterson, Facade Tectonics

Tim Macfarlane, Glass limited.

Glenn Leroux, Canadian Premium Sand (CPS)   

The final decision on the winner of this year’s award will be made via online voting. The committee will then count the votes and the winner will be announced at the GPD 2023 event, in Tampere Finland. 

To vote for your favorite candidate, please go to: 
The deadline for voting is June 4, 2023.

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