AFGM 2019 gets underway

  

The 42nd Asian Federation of Glass Manufacturers (AFGM) annual conference is underway.

The five-day event at the Sheraton Mustika in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is themed The Colourful World of Glass: Shaping the Future and Breakthroughs to Excellence.

A total of 220 people are set to attend from glassmaking companies and suppliers around the globe.

The conference includes a one-day technical conference featuring presentations from AGC, Horn, Xpar Vision, Sefpro, Air Products, AGR Bangkok and Emmeti.

Glassmakers scheduled to attend include Indonesian companies such as PT Iglas, O-I, Muliaglass and PT Cullet Prima Setia.

Glassmakers from the South East Asian region set to attend include Siam Glass, Thai Glass Industries and Bangkok Glass from Thailand, San Miguel Yamamura Packaging, Anglo Watsons, Connell Bros and Asia Brewery from the Philippines, Malaysian Sheet Glass from Malaysia, and O-I and San Miguel Yamamura Hai Phong Glass from Vietnam.

A cocktail networking reception took place on Monday evening while the official opening ceremony was set to start today (Tuesday September 25) at 2am (GMT).

Pictured: AFGM Chairman Viwat Supatham addresses delegates at the opening ceremony this morning