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START-UP ZONE at glasstec 2024, the stepping stone for innovators in the glass industry

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Düsseldorf, January 2024. The leading international trade fair for the glass industry will open its doors to innovative start-ups. 2022 saw 928 exhibitors from 47 countries and 29,278 visitors from 121 countries getting together at this the global No. 1 event. This means glasstec also provides young international companies with a unique platform for showcasing their ideas to a high-calibre trade audience from the whole world of glass.

The START-UP ZONE at glasstec is a specifically designed area that targets up-and-coming and innovative firms. This platform offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with leading figures from the glass sector as well as experts from business, research and politics. The hallmarks of glasstec include its participants’ high propensity to invest and the high percentage of decision-makers. This is the chance for start-ups to present themselves in an international setting, make valuable contacts and leverage networking and investment opportunities.

Jürgen Huber, Managing Director of start-up BISS.ID GmbH, an innovative, digital platform for the construction industry, looks to the forthcoming glasstec with high expectations: “We look forward to participating in glasstec in Düsseldorf again to be able to present our digital solutions built for glass supplies from producers to customers and back. For us as a young company the START-UP ZONE provides an outstanding platform for making contacts and having quality conversations. As early as 2022 we already used the opportunity and were more than thrilled with the high-potential visitors as well as the international flair of the trade fair.”

For EUR 4,500 the START-UP ZONE offers its exhibitors an extensive service package in addition to the exhibition space. It includes integration in the communication and marketing activities for the START-UP ZONE, which means communication with the trade press as well as promotion of the START-UP ZONE on the glasstec website and in dedicated visitor mailings, for example. In addition, the service package includes an area for showcasing the exhibits, admission ticket vouchers, power supply and web access. Interested companies will find all included services listed here: glasstec START-UP ZONE

The world-leading trade fair glasstec presents a wide range of products and solutions for the entire glass value chain, including glass machinery production, glass manufacturing and the glazier trade. It stands out with an extensive line-up of side events with international participation that connect science and practice. In addition, the trade fair flags up current and relevant topics of the industry such as the circular economy, digital technologies and decarbonisation. These themes will be addressed in conferences, forums and meetings, with leading industry representatives presenting new approaches from research, science and industry.

The world-leading trade fair for the glass industry will be held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 22 to 25 October 2024.  

Interested start-ups are called upon to apply for one of the few spaces in the START-UP ZONE now.


For more information and reservations contact:

Anja Theiss-Wirth


Tel.: +49 (0) 211/4560 – 592

Christina Iu


Tel.: +49 (0) 211/4560 – 564

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