Growth Through Partnership
Glass Performance Days 2021
Conference and Networking
October 20-22, 2021, Tampere, Finland
It is that time again for us to introduce and share new thoughts and concepts for the glass industry. As we issue this call for papers for GPD Finland 2021, we are are taking into consideration the travel and related restrictions the industry is facing.
Due to this, the 2021 GPD will be an exclusive event as follows:
The physical 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 to change.
The virtual event part will be the option for those that will not be able to attend physically. Details to be released later.
The main theme of the event is Growth through partnerships. There is a lot of talk urging the Construction industry to build environments that are smart and sustainable. The successful contribution of the glass industry in such environments will definitely require collaboration with companies inside and outside the glass industry.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Welcome to Tampere in October 2021. A first for GPD to hold its Finland event at this time of the year!
Speaking instructions & fees
There are specific rules you have to take into consideration before preparing any material you wish to present for any of the GPD conferences. Please note the following:
The speaker fee includes:
Abstract review process
The GPD program committee consists of experts from the glass industry and the scientific community. Together, they will review all the submitted abstracts for acceptance or rejection.
Workshops 19–20 October, 2021
Physical Workshops / masterclass – these are 4 to 8 hour intensive workshops that focus on techniques and skills in a particular field (e.g. pre-processing, IGU, tempering, solar glass, structural glass facades, etc). The main purpose is communication and exchange of information among moderately small groups e.g. 5–15 persons for practical workshops and 20–50 persons for theoretical workshops.
Online workshops / masterclass – should there be need to have virtual workshops, instructions on how they will be done will be sent later.
Workshop organizers are free to choose a topic (based on the conference main theme) and can decide on how they would like to run the workshop. They also have the right to select attendees from the list of the people that will register for their workshop.
Workshop Proposal submission – If you are interested in organizing a workshop, please send us a proposal. The proposal should summarize the content of your workshop in 150 to 200 words. Once we receive your proposal, it will be reviewed by the GPD program committee and after that, you will be notified if it is accepted or not.
For more information about workshops, please go to our workshop guidelines
Please note that GPD does not charge any fees for organizing workshops.
Click the link below to submit a workshop proposal.
Submit Workshop Proposal
Business and Networking
The GPD Finland conference and workshops are for educational purposes, whereas the GPD Exhibition is designed to cater for the commercial needs of our guests. In 2021, we will not have the usual exhibition, but we will provide a unique environment that will allow business and networking discussions in both days.
Our strategic setup will enable you as a participant to:
More info to be released later.
See images of GPD 2019 event
For any assistance please contact:
Brown Onduso +358 40 773 9313, firstname.lastname@example.org, for program related and general issues
Marko Mökkönen +358 50 475 6591, email@example.com, for marketing related and general issues
Jorma Vitkala +358 40 553 2042, firstname.lastname@example.org – Senior adviser