The AFGM event started in Thailand earlier today (Tuesday).

The four day event started in a subdued mood due to the recent death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.

More than 350 people from 25 countries are attending the event.

These include glass suppliers such as FIC UK, Iris Inspection and Sorg.

Glass manufacturers included producers from five South East Asian nations.

The event is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The opening ceremony included a keynote speech from Mr Chen Numchaisiri, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (pictured), who spoke about the rise of Industry 4.0.