We are happy to announce that The 36th Hotbels Seminar will take place this year
on April 18th and 19th, 2023!!
Marriott Griffin Gate
1800 Newtown Pike
Planning is already under way to secure the best speakers and topics as well as provide the best agenda for you!
We look forward to seeing everyone in April!!
presented by Fosbel® & Hotwork®
Sharing Innovations to
Educate & Inform
The Glass Industry
Agenda & Speakers
Hotbels 2023 Schedule
Tuesday, April 18th
11:00am – 1:00pm: Registration
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Presentations
1: 00 pm – 5:00pm ~ Presentations : Tuesday (Presentations to be announced)
6:00pm: Reception, Terrace Ballroom
7:00pm: Dinner, Terrace Ballroom 2023 BTU Award Presentation
Wednesday, April 19th
8:00am – Noon: Presentations: Wednesday (Presentations to be announced)
12:00pm: Keeneland Park Race Track (dress code required)
~OR~ Lane's End Farm and Woodford Reserve, Versailles, KY
6:00–9:00pm: Reception, Terrace Ballroom
Venue & Events
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Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Keeneland Race Track
is a favorite.
Try your hand at betting and winning!
Lane's End Farm
1500 Midway Road
Versailles, KY 40383
Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Pike
Versailles, KY. 40383
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.
Previous BTU Award recipients
C Philip Ross, Glass Industry Consulting International (2007)
Michael A Nelson, Corhart Refractories (2008)
Dr Douglas H Davis, Toledo Engineering Co (2009)
John T Brown, Corning Inc and GMIC (2010)
Michele Blackburn, Saint-Gobain SEFPRO (2011)
Kevin Lievre, Formerly Air Products (2012)
Matthew Wheeler, RHI US Ltd (2013)
The Verallia Group (2014)
George Kopser, Hotwork-USA (2015)
Roberto Cabrera, Vitro Vidrio Y Cristal (2016)
David Boothe, Allstates Refractory Contractors (2017)
HarbisonWalker International (2018)
Brian Naveken, TECO (2019)
Chuck Mace, Ardagh (2022)
20600 Sheldon Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
Tel: +1 216 362 3900
223 Gold Rush Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Tel: +1 859 276 1570