This year, 479 visitors from 9 different countries like Japan, Canada, or South Africa participated in the facades+ in New York (16th/17th April). Compared to the last trade fair, the number of participants had increased considerably. Especially architects were inspired by the innovative solutions for building envelopes. More than half of the visitors were architects and designers. But also engineers, academics, and students of several universities took advantage of the platform to keep in touch with the latest development in the glass industry.
sedak, exhibitor and sponsor at the fourth facades+, was one of the major attractions. Numerous visitors were fascinated by sedak's capabilities and product range. Not only the ceramic-ink printing as a treatment to finish glass delighted the visitors. But also the possibility to produce insulating and safety glass in dimensions up to 3.2m x 15m highly automated and to deliver it worldwide drew a lot attention.
The facades+ focused on networking. "The facades+ is a perfect platform to establish new business relations and maintain those already existing," says Maic Pannwitz, Sales Manager North America at the sedak office in New York. Many of the participants filled important management positions. "The opportunity to present the latest innovations by sedak to CEOs and managers is unique," explains Rana Farman, Project Manager for sedak in New York.