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Experts discuss trends in architectural glass

More than 100 experts from the glass industry shared expertise and discussed the latest trends in the architectural glass sector at a conference in Dubai today.

Dubai Investments, a leading, diversified investments company, hosted the event - the International Architectural Glass Conference.

The event was held under the aegis of Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), through its subsidiary Emirates Glass, one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region.

The one-day conference, held at Dubai Investments headquarters in Dubai Investments Park (DIP), focused on different aspects of the architectural glass sector, and included presentations by experts from leading international glass companies and related industries, said a statement.

The international panel of speakers included John Reeves, chairman of GGF Middle East and North Africa (Mena); Phillip Higgins from Gulf Extrusions; Sami Daher from Dow Corning Corporation; Pascoal De Silva from Gulf Glass Industries; Mohammed Soghbor from Kurary GmbH; Dr Andreas Kasper from Saint-Gobain Middle East; Jonathan Hernandez from Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants and Benoit Georges from Saint-Gobain, it said.

Rizwanulla Khan, executive president of Emirates Glass, said: “We are honoured to support the GGF Forum, which is a great platform to focus on latest advancements and technical innovation in the sector.”

“The forum offers a unique opportunity for us to share its expertise and best practices in security glazing and related technical knowledge with industry experts,” he added.

Recognised by governments and organisations internationally, GGF plays a crucial role in setting standards such as building regulations, construction product regulations, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standards, and associated rules that govern construction of buildings. Emirates Glass is one of the founding members of GGF MENA Chapter, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service