Hotbels 2021

We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic both globally and domestically with the hope that we will be able to have Hotbels 2021 safely.

Currently, Hotbels 2021 is not confirmed; however, as soon as it is decided we will post to this website and reach out via email.  

We appreciate your patience in this unusual time. 


The cancellation of Hotbels 2020 was 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.


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.




presented by Fosbel® & Hotwork®

Sharing Innovations to

Educate & Inform

 The Glass Industry


Agenda & Speakers

We work diligently to bring you

the best topics and most dynamic speakers.


Venue & Event

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Hotbels History

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.


Awards Presented


Presentations Given


Year Established


Fosbel Inc.

20600 Sheldon Road

Brook Park, OH 44142

Tel: +1 216 362 3900

Hotwork-USA LLC

223 Gold Rush Road

Lexington, KY  40503

Tel: +1 859 276 1570  


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