GPD 2021 Edition Cancelled

We at GPD, have been looking forward to holding GPD 2021 as a physical and online event in February 2022. Our commitment was to deliver a unique and memorable first ever GPD winter edition. This was based on the improving COVID situation that looked very promising until infection rates started to rise again some weeks

Glass Performance Days 2021 Edition registration now open

Glass Performance Days 2021 Edition registration now open  On February 15-18, 2022, the first ever winter edition of the Glass Performance Days conference will be held in Tampere, Finland. This time the conference is organized as a hybrid event combining the best of both physical and virtual events. The registration for the conference is now

GPD Finland 2021 Calling for Additional Papers

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 edition of GPD Finland was rescheduled to February 16-18, 2022. After reviewing the abstracts we have already received and accepted, there is room for a few more. For this reason, speakers whose abstracts have already been accepted do not need to resubmit their abstracts. Please note that this is

Growing with Partners

To be succeed, people and businesses require partners to enable them reach desired goals. The crisis created by this pandemic requires businesses to consolidate the best of their current partnerships and find new partners that will enable timely adaptation to the ‘new normal and beyond’ This is the reason, as we celebrate 30 years since

GPD Finland 2021 – New Dates Release

After carefully considering available options, we have now decided on the new dates for the hybrid GPD 2021 event. The dates are February 16-18, 2022. Workshops will be on the 15th and 16th of February, followed by the conference sessions and networking activities on the 17th and 18th of February. The dates being in the

GPD Finland 2021 Postponed

The organizing committee of GPD has been very optimistic to hold GPD 2021 as a physical and online event. As we prepared for the event during the year, our commitment was to deliver a unique and memorable event in October, this year. This was based on the improving covid situation and vaccination drives that looked

Dow joins Glaston for GPD2021 sponsorship

Glass Performance Days announce Dow and Glaston as the Platinum sponsors for GPD 2021 event. GPD plans to deliver a Hybrid event in October to provide an unparalleled opportunity for glass industry to enhance knowledge and skill sharing in today’s rapidly changing and challenging world. This year, the conference theme reflects strongly on co-operation and


Four years ago, at the Glass Performance Days (GPD) event in 2017, the Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit was created to recognize outstanding individual contributions to the glass industry. This award was presented to Jorma Vitkala himself as the first-ever recipient at GPD’s 25th Anniversary event. Second award 2019 was given to the most known


Due to the changing industry dynamics, the 2021 GPD will be an exclusive event in hybrid format. The physical or live event part targets a maximum of 350 participants at the venue, out of which around 45 will be accepted to make oral presentations. Please note that these are working numbers and may be subject

GPD Finland 2021 set for October 20 – 22

Save the dates Greetings from Finland. We hope you are keeping safe during these unusual and challenging times! However, we are thrilled to let you know that from October 20-22, 2021, GPD Finland will be held in Tampere. We will appreciate if you could mark these dates in your 2021 must attend events calendar! Given