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Opening Ceremony - International Year of Glass…

Opening Ceremony - International Year of Glass 2022
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Celebrating the past, present and future of glass for a sustainable, equitable and better tomorrow!

08:30 Opening Ceremony

  • H.E. Mr. Agustín Santos Maraver, Spanish Ambassador for the UN Spanish Mission in NY
  • H.E. Mr. Sadık Arslan, Permanent Representative of Turkey to UNOG
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Ihab Abdelahad Gamaleldin, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative of Egypt to UNOG
  • Mr. Shen Yanjie, Science and Technology Counsellor, Permanent Mission of China in Geneva
  • Ms. Alicia Durán, Chair of the IYOG 2022

9:40 Coffee break

A historic event for the glass industry

A 2-day opening event will take place at the Palace of Nations in Geneva and will also be streamed live online. Featuring 30 world-class speakers, talks will highlight the latest thinking on how Glass can aid the development of more just and sustainable societies alongside the most recent scientific and technical breakthroughs.