The CEO of SageGlass, Alan McLenaghan, is one of the much-anticipated speakers at the Future of Facades Summit presented by Gulf Glass and the Windows, Doors & Facades Event 2019

Alan McLenaghan
Alan McLenaghan

Gulf Glass, the largest event dedicated to the glass industry in the Middle East,  hosts Alan McLenaghan as a key speaker this year. The CEO of SageGlass will be delivering a presentation titled "Towards a new era in sustainable construction with dynamic glass" at the Future of Facades Summit, on September 24.

Here's what he told us ahead of the event:

In your opinion, what are the major trends in the glass industry today?

A major trend in the glass and glazing industry is having larger pieces of glass. While with smaller pieces of glass, there’s a push to reduce the framing, which means that structural glazing solution becomes crucial.
At SageGlass, we witness a dramatic growth in the dynamic glass field. People are getting excited about the opportunity to select not only one type of glass, but also to have four or five different performances in one glass. These can range from very heavily tinted, to very clear, allowing a lot of light and energy to enter the space. 
Dynamic glass is a big trend, which will grow more and more in the future.
The beauty of dynamism is that you can adapt the glass to the conditions around you. Dynamic glass brings: great clarity at night-time, cutting-out the midday sun gleam if you are trying to use a screen in your office while still having a view and a connection with the outside. I think these trends are very exciting for the glass and glazing industry.


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About Alan McLenaghan

After a degree in applied chemistry and a PhD in physical chemistry and materials, Dr. McLenaghan has spent more than 20 years in the manufacturing industry and has held numerous positions within the Saint-Gobain Group, including SVP of Technology at Verallia North America, VP of Operations at SageGlass and finally CEO of SageGlass. 

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About Gulf Glass

The upcoming edition of Gulf Glass will take place in 2021.

Gulf Glass is the largest Flat & Container Glass event in the Middle East.

The trade fair is an unmissable one stop shop for all things glass: it hosts 170+ suppliers of finished products, glass production technology and machinery, glass processing & finishing solutions, measurement, testing & control technology, tools, replacements and spare parts, as well as auxiliary equipment and fitting.

Beyond discovering the latest glass solutions and technologies for the Middle East market, visitors can gain competitive advantage and a wealth of knowledge by attending the wide CPD-certified educational sessions offered for free at the event. These focus on challenges in selecting the right glass solutions, managing the aesthetic of glass architecture, latest trends in the use of BIPV glass, energy saving solutions for the glass industry, and advances in smart glass and smart tinting technologies.

Gulf Glass 2019 hosted the first GlassSMASH Challenge powered by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain. Here, visitors competed with other teams to test the strength of the VETROGARD, an attack-resistant high-security glass, by attempting to break through it.

Organised every two years by dmg events, Gulf Glass is co-located with the Windows, Doors and Facades Event, bringing even more decision makers from the glass community together under one roof. 

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