Purpose and Scope

​​Şişecam was founded to meet Türkiye’s need for basic glass products. One of the most powerful industrial conglomerates in the country today, Şişecam has also transformed into a global player in all key areas of the glass industry, as well as in the soda and chromium compounds business lines. Aligned with its long-term vision, Şişecam commenced its corporate R&D activities in 1976 by establishing the first R&D center for glass science and technology in Türkiye. As a global player in the glass and chemicals industries, Şişecam continues to innovate and collaborate for a sustainable future.  

Aligned with its long-term commitment to glass technology, Şişecam has conducted corporate R&D activities since 1976. Şişecam is the first company to establish an R&D center for glass science and technology in Türkiye.
Committed to better serving the global glass industry, Şişecam launched the Şişecam Glass Symposium in 1985. Over the following 37 years, the Symposium has steadily grown and evolved into an international event that now attracts hundreds of distinguished participants from industry and academia from around the world.

As one of Europe’s premier glass science and technology platforms, the Şişecam Glass Symposium has been organized simultaneously with the International Commission on Glass (ICG) three times in the past. In 2019, Şişecam International Glass Conference and the 34th Şişecam Glass Symposium welcomed 500 participants from 26 countries in İ​stanbul. In 2020 and 2021, the symposiums were held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, the 37th Şişecam International Glass Conference was held in a hybrid format; some 705 participants from 39 countries spanning five continents attended this event physically and virtually.

We are pleased to welcome you to the 38th Şişecam International Glass Conference featuring the theme “Collaborate to Innovate: For a Sustainable Future.” The event will be held in a hybrid format in İstanbul, Türkiye on November 2-3, 2023.

We believe that the 38th Şişecam International Glass Conference is an ideal opportunity to reach out to the world’s leading scientists and researchers and discuss the constantly expanding usage areas and endless potential of glass in creating a sustainable future. By participating, you can inspire the glass community and help develop issues to be explored further.

Yours sincerely,
Organizing Committee