The delegation of US and Canadian students, winners of the 2018 Italian Technology Awards (organized by ITA - Italian Trade Agency as part of the Machines Italia project), accompanied by two of their professors, were hosted in Italy from November 4th to 11th.
The second work day for Vitrum 2017 came to a close with new, key, share and compare opportunities. In the morning - behind closed doors - the highly-anticipated second meeting of the International Glass Associations took place.
The Italian Glass Machinery Technology Award (IGMTA) program is comprised of a competition asking upper level students attending premier US universities to write a short paper on why they would like to go to Italy to learn more about the Italian glass working machinery and technology industry. The aim of the program is to enrich the engineering education of students and to advance knowledge on issues of importance within the industry to the next generation of engineering professionals.
Every two years, Vitrum attracts trade people from all over the world and is the must-attend event where Italian glassmaking tradition is accompanied by the presentation of cutting-edge methods and technologies.