Events and training

Events and training

Our events and training provide glass-focussed insight and expertise for the whole industry supply chain. Most are open to non-members as well as members.

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You’ll also find information on this page about other events that might be of interest to the glass industry. (Please be aware that British Glass doesn’t necessarily endorse the third party events listed here.) If you’d like to see your event listed here please email

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22 November 2018, Sheffield
British Glass will be holding its annual Glass Focus event at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield. This year’s awards dinner will be preceded by an afternoon of presentations, discussion and networking.  

Courses to order

Three-day course for those in a managerial or supervisory role. Certified by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, so those who successfully complete the three-days and final assessment receive the Managing Safely Certificate.
One-day course for anyone working in the glass industry. Certified by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, so those who successfully complete the course and assessment receive the Working Safely Certificate.
This one-day course can be tailored to suit your organisation and delivered at a location of your choosing. Glass appreciation indroduces delegates to glass processes, products and benefits – enabling them to understand this fascinating material better and work with it more effectively.

Third party events

2 September 2018 to 5 September 2018, Cambridge
The Society of Glass Technology will hold its annual conference in Cambridge, at Murray Edwards College.
7 September 2018 to 9 September 2018, Mumbai
International exhibition for flat glass processing, products and accessories.
12 September 2018, Online
This webinar hosted by the Green Building Council from 10:00 am - 11:00 am on 12 September 2018 will give attendees a better understanding of how effective glass recycling can significantly improve business value while minimising waste.
12 September 2018 to 14 September 2018, Las Vegas
GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America.
12 September 2018 to 13 September 2018, London
Brands and retailers come together with suppliers to share ideas, discover the latest trends and network with peers.
23 September 2018 to 26 September 2018, Yokohama, Japan
This year’s conference is organised by the Ceramics Society of Japan (CerSJ), and presents as its main theme “Innovations in glass and glass technologies: contributions to a sustainable society”, which is of great importance in the field of glass science and technology to protect the global environment. ICG 2018 is also managed in strong collaboration with the Glass Industry Conference of Japan (GIC).
23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018, Dusseldorf, Germany
International trade fair for glass production, products and processing.
29 October 2018 to 31 October 2018, Barcelona
The 2018 programme will offer delegates the chance to join leading industry experts in the circular economy.
5 November 2018 to 8 November 2018, Columbus, Ohio
The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies.
13 November 2018 to 15 November 2018, Nuremburg, Germany
Trade fair for the whole process change of beverage production.
14 November 2018 to 16 November 2018, Kuala Lumpur
An unparalleled glass exhibition providing regional industry players deeper insights to the glass manufacturing, processing, products and materials sectors.
23 November 2018, Parma, Italy
The Italian Glass Day XXXIII Conference will focus on the technological developments of flat and hollow glass furnaces.
1 October 2019 to 4 October 2019, Milan, Italy
Biennial international trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass and in glass and processed products.