The first GPD China was organized in 1994. After a few year's break the true GPD China tradition began in 2004 in Beijing. The event gathered then an audience of 180 participants. Since 2004 , it has been held every year alternately between the cities of Shanghai and Beijing with around 300 attendees each year.
Today GPD China represents one of the most important events GPD organizes. The organizers of the event are Glaston, China Buildings Material Academy and China Building Material Test and Certification Center. GPD China has been held in conjunction with China Glass, one of the most respected trade fairs in Asia.