GlassCon Global Glass Expo VE

GlassCon Global VE - Glass Expo VE
Keynote Speaker Announced

Dr. Franz PrettenthalerDr. Franz Prettenthaler, M.Litt, the Director of LIFE Institute for Climate, Energy and Society at Joanneum Research, and one of the world's experts on economic climate impact and risk modeling, will give the keynote address at the upcoming GlasCon Global VE - Glass Expo VE.

Climatologists continue to sound the alarm on climate change and the drastic impact it is having (and will have) on our day-to-day life and beyond. Franz will share his expertise with attendees by examining the impacts of climate change on urban living, energy consumption and the role glass can play and will in sustainable design.

About Dr. Prettenthaler
Dr. Prettenthaler holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc with honors in Environmental System Sciences, both from the University of Graz, a Master of Letters in Philosophy from St. Andrews and a DEA in Public Economics & Finance from Paris X / Cergy.

After serving as assistant professor at the University of Graz, Austria, he steadily built up the environmental economics group at Joanneum Research. He has served as the director of LIFE Institute for Climate, Energy and Society since 2016. Dr. Prettenthaler is also a lecturer at Graz University of Technology.

About the Event
GlassCon Global VE - Glass Expo VE is a new ground-breaking virtual event servicing the architectural glass, metal and fenestration industries. The new event combines the GlassCon Global educational program with the popular Glass Expos - all in one virtual event. September 9-10, 2020 a complete line-up of ground-breaking seminars and interactive virtual spaces will allow the global community of all stakeholders to once again gather to benefit from one another. To register or learn more visit

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GlassCon Global is North America's Premier Technical Conference that brings together global innovations in glass technology to further the development of the architectural glass and glazing industry. The conference encourages industry collaboration and communication by providing a practical, educational forum where glass professionals can expand their knowledge in a continually-evolving technological environment, and share ideas, visions and new technologies with industry professionals and experts from all segments of the architectural glass and glazing industry.

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