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When and Where
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Columbus
  • OH

Hosted October 28–31, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 80th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. In fact, the 2018 event was one of the largest in its history. The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), in partnership with Alfred University, co-organize the conference. The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies and features two full days of invited and contributed talks.


Broad topics of interest are:


  • Glass melting & quality
  • Combustion and heat transfer
  • Refractories
  • Process control, sensors, and Industry 4.0
  • Modeling of glass melting and processing
  • Raw materials, batching, cullet and recycling
  • Forming issues and container customization
  • Safety, emissions, environment, and respirable silica
  • Carbon reduction, energy management, and electric boosting
  • Furnace design and reconstruction
  • Furnace life extension and maintenance
  • New topics (relevant to glass manufacturing)


View the 80th GPC full schedule of events here.