Glass Futures, the multi-million-pound research centre which will shape the way forward for the industry over the next century, has been announced as the headline sponsor for the annual ‘Glass Focus’ Conference and Awards.
The not-for-profit company, created as a core entity for two centres of glass excellence, with a hot end facility on the former United Glass site in St Helens and cold end research taking place at the University of Leeds, will take top billing on November 21 at the St Paul's Mercure Hotel, Sheffield.
British Glass CEO Dave Dalton said:
“We’re delighted to have Glass Futures joining us at this year’s event and we believe they’re the perfect partner for Glass Focus.
“Glass Futures encapsulates all the aspirations that the awards represent – innovation, design talent, a determination to ensure the glass industry will flourish.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming all our sponsors to a wonderful event which brings all the key figures in the glass sector together and it’s a pleasure to have Glass Futures alongside us.”
Glass Futures Board Director Richard Katz said:
“We’re honoured and privileged to continue our association with Glass Focus, this time as the headline sponsor, and be a key part of this showcase for our industry.
“Glass Futures was established to take our industry into new territory by driving changes in technology and culture to facilitate growth and create a sustainable future for the glass industry.
“Therefore it is fitting that while we celebrate the present at Glass Focus, we also look to the future through to the Glass Futures partnership.”
Entries are now open for Glass Focus 2019, which will include the new ‘Design of the Year – Flat Glass’ award to acknowledge the most creative and innovative designs in the flat glass sector and its supply chain.