Glass Performance Days (GPD) is a forum dedicated to the development of the global glass industry through an exchange of ideas, concepts and innovations. In addition to Finland, conferences are arranged in China and Brazil to facilitate international networking, sharing and learning. GPD also organizes workshops and a glass exhibition in Finland biannually.
GPD brings together the entire glass industry value chain, from researchers to architects, designers, glass producers, processors, equipment providers and end users. With a history of over 30 years, GPD has laid a solid foundation on which we stand proud today.
GPD has been an overwhelming success. Over three decades, experts have challenged each other and discussed new ways to grow the industry. These thought leaders have been eager to share their knowledge, practical experience and visionary dreams, with far-reaching benefits for the entire glass industry value chain.
In this way, ideas have become reality – much quicker than they would otherwise. And with today’s speed of change, those attending GPD get a head start, armed with new thinking that gives them a competitive advantage in their professional lives.
GPD is not only about exchanging information on what is known today. It sows seeds for the future of the glass industry and new ways to develop.
One of the main advantages of the conference is the networking opportunities built throughout the program. Conferences follow a tight schedule to make sure your time is well spent. But there’s plenty of room for informal discussions to make new contacts and expand your business connections.
Networking dinners and other social events with a twist of Finnish fun add more ways to meet others and exchange ideas.
GPD targets are:
GPD is founded on the principles of transparency, trust and objectivity. The conference has been built over the years to create true competitive advantage for those who participate and, in turn, sustainable business for future success.
We believe that the true value of information becomes apparent when it is shared. In this way, the entire glass industry value chain is served equally with an open exchange of ideas, concepts and innovations. In fact, many game-changing ideas have been tested first in front of the knowledgeable GPD audience before they were put into practice.
GPD has been highly regarded as a must-attend event to learn through sharing and networking. This forum offers participants the opportunity to learn more, enrich themselves and take their businesses to new levels.
Other benefits include:
If you’re interested in becoming more involved with GPD, we offer a wide range of opportunities for you to reach your audience.
GPD is important to bring people from the glass industry together. The new space allows for the event to be more interactive.
John de Baere
JdB Consulting BVBA, Belgium
The GPD Finland is one of the most important conferences in our market segment. You can listen to many presentations, joining interesting workshops and meeting friends from all over the world.
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Global Technical Consultancy Manager
The conference is really a unique place to be and meet people. It provides time to learn, listen and experience new things. My targets are architects and consultant engineers.
Global Marketing Director
Dow Chemical Company
The GPD is a valuable and effective conference, I started coming in 1997 and the interest still brings me back, I continue to get something out of it, even if I meet even one person at each Conference it is still worth it.
SOM, San Francisco Office
GPD is an excellent glass industry platform for the people from any continent in the world. The conference makes it possible to communicate and promote one’s business ideas. It’s the best thing about GPD.
PET Inc., Switzerland