The progress meeting took place in Alicante, Spain, 25-27 April 2018. This meeting was focused on the exchange between BiRD consortium and BiRD stakeholders, as we did in the past during xDReflect. We shared our research on BRDF measurement and during the breakout session there was the opportunity to obtain feedback and discuss needs, issues and collaborations. At the end, we had 48 attendees. 18 were from BiRD consortium and 30 from stakeholders representing 21 different companies. It was a great moment. We hope we can renew this experience for our next meeting in Madrid (ES) for the workshop on gloss (23-25 Oct 2018).