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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11 March 2020, Sheffield
Hosted by the experts at Glass Technology Services this free one-day workshop will give delegates the tools and knowledge to work with glass more effectively.
17 March 2020, Buxton
Delivered by their experts at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Buxton this one-day training course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of the new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.
29 April 2020, Sheffield
The two-day ‘Glass failure analysis’ technical course includes an introduction to glass strength, understanding and interpreting fracture markings, recognising fracture patterns, identification of failure origins and an analytical approach to understanding the mode of failure, weakening features and primary and secondary causes of product failure. 

Courses to order

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.
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.

Third party events

25 February 2020 to 26 February 2020, Seoul, South Korea
The Glassman event brings together glassmakers with leading technology suppliers. The two-day show will include a conference that will focus on the latest trends, issues and opportunities in the glassmaking industry.
26 February 2020 to 27 February 2020, Birmingham, UK
Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, our 2-day event showcases the whole packaging supply chain under one roof, through a series of co-located events that consists of: Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, Label & Print and Industrial Pack. We give visitors a unique opportunity to see, touch and experience the packaging solutions of tomorrow!
23 March 2020 to 26 March 2020, Brunswick
The International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics
31 March 2020 to 2 April 2020, Belgium
Innovation in raw materials and prrocessing technologies for sustainable glass production
7 May 2020 to 13 May 2020, Dusseldorf
Based in Dusseldorf, interpack is a trade fair specialised on the packaging process within the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors. The event is considered as the biggest in the packaging industry. interpack 2020 will run between 7 and 13 May at Messe Dusseldorf.