“Theme-Park” by GPD — March Edition

Welcome to Theme-Park by GPD. This is a series of online activities where GPD is recognizing and appreciating the work done by speakers who submitted material for publication in GPD Finland 2021 proceedings book..

Emerging Challenges in Market Trends

The world, as it is today, has presented multi-faced challenges for companies. The challenges, among others, can be in planning, inventory, purchasing, office space use, marketing, and promotional activities.

This means that the way we have been looking at trends in the market may not be sufficient. Market trends are perceived as tendencies that move in a particular direction over a period. They are classified as short-term, mid-term or long-term trends. Planning and other activities of companies are guided by the perceived trends. With the new normal, this seems to have been affected due to the uncertainty brought by the pandemic.

How are we coping in the glass industry? Your opinion counts!

Join the ‘After work Huddle’ for an informal discussion on this topic on March 24, starting 17:00 CET. Please register for the huddle via the registration form provided at the bottom of this page. It is free of charge.

Speaker topics this week:

  • The future of glass in sustainable and zero emission buildings, Bertrand Cazes, Glass for Europe.
  • North American Market Trends, Urmilla Sowell, National Glass Association.
  • iWin – Glass as Data Carrier, Andreas Bittis, Saint Gobain.
  • Structure-property correlations in borosilicate in comparison to soda lime glass, Juliane Brandt-Slowik, Schott AG.


A short chat with our industry experts about market trends.

Speakers of the week

Andreas Bittis


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Urmilla Sowell


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Bertrand Cazes



Sandra von Fintel



Juliane Brandt-Slowik

Juliane Brandt-Slowik


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“The special glass BOROFLOAT® 33 will continue to be used in many different ways in the future. A very interesting new application is as performance glazing for commercial vehicles such as long-haul trucks to reduce their downtime.” Juliane Brandt-Slowik

Sustainable buildings have to ensure safety and security, a healthy indoor environment and provide comfort and being.
Glass ticks all the boxes. It is the sole material that brings natural light indoor and allow building occupants to have a visual horizon and a view to the outside.
It is clear that glazing is essential to deliver truly sustainable buildings.
Bertrand Cazes

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Meet and chat with the speakers on the 24th of March at 17:00 CET. Registration is free of charge.

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April 28th – 17.00 CET

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