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Glasstech Asia Online Conference 2021 - Glasstech Asia saw participation from over 10 countries.

Glasstech Asia introduced a new online platform – Glasstech Asia Virtual, that facilitates virtual booths, conferences, and business matching. The online conference was successfully hosted on the platform, providing attendees a heightened experience and seamless user interface.

Glasstech Asia Online Conference, powered by BAU and BAU China, happened on the 27th of April 2021. Leading the glass and facades community ahead, the online conference brought together a network of glass and facades professionals around the world, to learn, discuss and to explore new networking opportunities through technology.

Following the success of the first online conference, Glasstech Asia Online Conference 2021 drew over 150 registered attendees. Key trending topics of the industry like Manufacturing & Processing Innovations; Digitalisation: The Evolution Towards A Smart Factory; Architectural Designs: Design Trends of Post Pandemic Buildings; Architectural Designs: Advanced Building Skins / Advanced Facade Technology; Built Environment: The New Singapore Standards SS653 and SS654, was covered in the conference and spurred active interactions between the attendees and speakers during the final discussion round.

Key highlights

Speaking on Manufacturing & Processing Innovations, Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Kuraray Europe GmbH, shared interesting insights on structural glazing and the increasing need for security globally. This is critically important due to the changes in the current global climate, affecting the specifications and requirements for glass and facades in buildings.

Next up, Tobias Botzenhardt, Vice President Asia Pacific of Siemens Digital Industries, shared on Digitalisation: The Evolution Towards A Smart Factory. During his informative session, key business issues faced amongst customers and partners during the COVID-19 pandemic was shared and later addressed with digital solutions to overcome these challenges.

This was then complimented by Lars Anders, CEO of Priedemann Holding GmbH, who talked about Facade Engineering in the Post Covid Era – “When it comes to digital knowledge, we have seen in Covid times, where anything that was digitalized already had seen a massive growth on deliverables and profits. We need to rethink our view on this problem by building a digital bridge”.

Timothy Soebroto, Associate Director of Meinhardt Façade Technology Pte Ltd – “The evolution of architectural style has an implication to the evolution of glass facade industry”. During his session, he covered the evolution of glass facades, its’ impact, strategy to keep up with the evolution, and the future of glass facades.

Taking on a different approach, Mathieu Meur, Director of DP Façade Pte Ltd, touched on the technical aspects of glass where he introduced the New Singapore Standards SS653 and SS654. The session highlighted standards for adoption suitable for the regional climates and temperatures, multiple risks and issues that could result in glass breakage in past products. All of which is highly pertinent for glass manufacturers to take note of.

Furthermore, the online conference called attention to Architectural Designs: Design Trends of Post Pandemic Buildings, a highly discussed topic in the industry. It was an interesting segment well presented by two reputable speakers: Stefan Ude, Deputy Head of Product Certification of ift Rosenheim; Thomas Fritzsche, Founder and Head of Design of TFA Architects.

Besides these live sessions, Glasstech Asia Online Conference also features on-demand components that are only accessible to delegates that have an account on the Glasstech Asia Virtual platform.

Glasstech Asia Online Conference 2021 is the first of many upcoming virtual events in Glasstech Asia series taking place this year, leading up to its physical show in November.

With the successful end of Glasstech Asia’s Online Conference 2021, Glasstech Asia cordially invites all glass and facades professionals to join us in the upcoming series of events this year. Introducing a new partnership with PERAFI, Indonesian Façade Association, Glasstech Asia will be releasing a sequence of bi-monthly webinars that touches on different aspects of Facades.

Additionally, Glasstech Asia Virtual will begin to initiate and facilitate business matching activities amongst delegates via the platform, with the aim to spur and encourage business opportunities and discussions between glass and facades professionals. Interested parties can head over to the platform here and register themselves for the upcoming business matching activities.

Lastly, the annual Glasstech Asia 2021 trade show will continue to take place in Bangkok, Thailand on the 16th to 18th of November this year. As compared to the previous edition, the trade show will incorporate virtual digital components, offering virtual booths, extensive business matching features and enhanced networking functions.

Further information on Glasstech Asia / Fenestration Asia 2021 can be found on our website.

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