glasstec and solarpeq 2012 Detailed Event Information For glasstec and solarpeq 2012
glasstec and solarpeq 2012 -- Non-Ferrous Metals
Location/Date: Dusseldorf, Germany 10/23/2012 - 10/26/2012
Event Summary:
Glasstec is not only the world‘s largest trade fair for the glass industry and its suppliers but also the most international event. This means that this international event is of equal interest to manufacturers of glass machinery, the glass industry and glass craftsmen. Over 1,300 exhibitors from throughout the world presented their innovations at the 20th glasstec in Düsseldorf in the fields of glass industry, glass machinery and equipment construction as well as the glazier trade. Among them are more than 50 U.S. exhibitors. All exhibitors attract more than 55,000 trade visitors, wherefrom 58% are coming from abroad. For over 30 years, glasstec has continued to serve as a forum for collaboration between manufacturers, architects, designers, and end users.

For the first time the solarpeq is held concurrently with the world's leading fair glasstec and provides an international forum for all those interested in selling or buying machinery for producing and processing silicon, wafers, solar cells and modules. 250 exhibitors from 30 countries will present themselves and their products. The congress “SOLAR MEETS GLASS” accompanies the two trade fairs glasstec and solarpeq. Furthermore, the Symposium of the Special Show glass technology live will address the issue “Energy Efficiency with Glass”.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to enter the international arena and present your products to buyers from all over the globe while receiving complementary and professional support from the US Commercial Service every step of the way. The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services to American exporters wishing to do business in Germany. Commercial Specialist Klaus Jonas (Email: ) will attend glasstec and solarpeq 2012 to counsel and assist American companies exhibiting at the trade fair, and to collect latest industry and market information. Before, during and after the show we offer the following services:

- We alert potential partners in Germany that you will be at the show to generate interest in your products or services.

- We feature the U.S. exhibitors on our official U.S. Commercial Service website in Germany to generate additional business leads.

- We can follow up for you with the contacts you make at the trade fair, or the trade leads we collect for you.

- We can introduce you to an International Trade Specialist at your nearest Commerce Department Export Assistance Center in the United States.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international competitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe.

It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide a single right that protects industrial design or trademark in the entire 27-nation EU mega-market of 500 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website:

Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures.

Klaus Jonas, Dusseldorf
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-211-737-767-50