Glass Performance Days

GPD - Glass Performance Days

The Glass Performance Days (GPD) is an independent forum dedicated to the development of the global glass industry. GPD is organized bi-annually consisting of the largest and leading international glass conference, several workshops, glass product exhibition and versatile social activities. The Conference is supported by an open portal for glass specialists at This site builds a 24h virtual bridge between physical conferences.

The organizers are pleased to use the name format Glass Performance Days after having called the previous ten conferences Glass Processing Days. The change in name marks a shift in emphasis and scope but certainly not any change in our established, highly successful format. We continue to promote glass performance in products, processes and applications.

While we build on the tradition of previous Conferences we make special note of changes in our environment that also prompted to the change of name. Today we expect glass to perform and contribute especially to energy-efficiency in all its applications.

A Dedicated Forum with a Clear Objective

Glass Performance Days is an forum with a clear focus and defined objectives. It addresses the entire glass industry supply chain from researchers to architects, designers, glass producers, processors, equipment providers and end-users. This objective is met by providing, sharing, collecting and distributing current and future-oriented information on glass as versatile, safe and competitive material as well as connecting glass professionals worldwide.

The GPD serves the purpose of expanding the applications and use of glass through the application of state-of-the-art technology in all stages of the supply chain.

Transparency as the Guiding Value

The Glass Performance Days is founded on the principles of transparency, trust and objectivity. Practical business aspects underlie every realistic endeavor. The conference is therefore geared to create true competitive advantage. That, in turn, sets the stage for sustainable business dealings. The GPD recognizes the fact that the true value of information becomes apparent only when it is shared. In this way the interdependency between the links in the glass industry chain are well served both upstream and downstream. Many new innovations are tested before the knowledgeable GPD forum before they are put them into practice.

GPD Mission Statement

  • To collect and distribute information
  • To establish and stimulate co-operation between research institutes, universities and industry
  • To stand out as a meeting place for establishing new contacts and the forming of networks
  • To provide a starting point for future innovations and their commercialization
  • To explore new applications for glass as a versatile, safe and competitive material