GPD India 2013 will present the latest trends in glass processing and glass applications in architecture and fenestration technology.

The Indian edition of the world's most important conference for glass specialists, the Glass Performance Days (GPD), will be held from March 19 – 20, 2013 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, parallel with GLASSPEX INDIA – International Exhibition for Glass – Production Processing Products (March 20 - 22). Conference papers on the topic of "Energy Efficiency, Solar and Glass Technology in Warm Climates" can now be submitted online at http://www.gpd.fi/India (the deadline is October 12, 2012).

GPD, which originated in Finland, now also has become an established event in China, South America and India. Specifically geared to the needs and challenges of the Indian market, GPD India 2013 will present the latest trends in glass processing and glass applications in architecture and fenestration technology. Special focus will be on energy efficiency in solar and glass technologies as well as on renewable energies and their significance for the glass industry.

GPD India 2013 will concentrate on "Energy Efficiency, Solar and Glass Technology in Warm Climates". "It is true that investment in the production of renewable energies is rising but in warmer regions such as India the necessity for insulating buildings has not received the attention it deserves," stated Brown Onduso from the GPD Organizing Committee. "Efficient energy management is subject to temperature control through building insulation, if heating and/or air-conditioning costs are not to increase. The Conference will focus on precisely this topic since development in window and glass technology also allows for control of this kind in warmer climates."

Over the past years, the GPD Conference has become established as a communication platform for the worldwide glass industry, including India. High-caliber international speakers as well as specialists from architecture, design, research and the glass trade will give the trade fair visitors a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and acquire new contacts.

GLASSPEX INDIA 2013 will be organized by Messe Dsseldorf in cooperation with Messe Dsseldorf India and with the support of such prominent associations as the All India Glass Manufacturers' Federation (AIGMF) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). Messe Dsseldorf is renowned as the organizer of glasstec, the world's largest trade fair for the glass sector, held every two years in Dsseldorf, Germany.

For more information about the GPD India Conference 2013 and to submit a paper, visit http://www.gpd.fi/India or contact Brown Onduso, Organizer, Glass Performance Days, Tel. +358 40 7739313; Fax: +358 10 500 6180; E-mail: brown.onduso@gpd.fi.

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