Hotbels 2020 has been cancelled
Hotbels has been closely monitoring recent developments of the spread and transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus both globally and domestically. After consideration by our hosting companies, Hotwork USA and Fosbel Inc, the decision has been made to CANCEL our annual glass technology forum, Hotbels.
The cancellation of Hotbels is the result of a US Government declared State of Emergency, health authorities’ instructions to practice social distancing, as well as health safety practices set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) to curb the spread of the virus.
The decision to cancel the event was made with the health of attendees, participants, and venue service personnel in mind.
Please check back often as we will be providing updates on the status of issuing proper reimbursement to those who have registered. If you would like additional information regarding COVID-19, including preventative measures you can take to better protect yourself from infection, please refer to the World Health Organization's website for the most current and accurate information.
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Hotbels has an extensive history, beginning with the first seminar held in 1977; it officially became "Hotbels" in 1998 when Hotwork became a division of the Fosbel Group. Though Hotwork and Fosbel are independent today, we still collaborate to present information on the advancement of innovation and technology to the Glass Industry.
Bob Chambers, Managing Director for Fosbel, said, "Hotbels' purpose is to present topics that are of interest to glass makers. Every year, Hotwork and Fosbel are challenged with the task of finding experts to present on relevant topics, allowing for Q&A, and creating the opportunity for collaboration of technical exchange, expansion of knowledge and the movement towards resolution."
Hotbels is held in Lexington, Kentucky, and attracts all levels of the glass industry, not only in North America, but also worldwide. Our 2019 event attracted representatives from 40 glass production facilities, in addition to delegates from 23 different organizations that supply essential services & products to the glass industry.