The 36th ASEAN Glass Conference was successfully staged last September in Hanoi, Vietnam by Vieglass, the Vietnam Glass Association. It was the first such event to be staged in Vietnam, as well as the first occasion for Glass Worldwide to serve in its capacity as exclusive official journal of the ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers (AFGM).
AFGM Articles 2012
The 35th ASEAN Glass Conference was successfully organised last October in Phuket, Thailand by the Glass Manufacturers Federation of Thai Industries (GMFTI). Adopting the theme ‘Glass Transcends All’, a combination of technical and social events brought together leading personalities from the region’s primary glass manufacturing community.
Together with Leslie Struys, Peter M Javier is fondly described as ‘the last of the Mohicans’, these two personalities having been closely associated with the ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers since the organisaton’s creation in 1977. Following Glass Worldwide’s recent appointment as official journal to the AFGM, John Wallis reviews the career and thoughts of this leading representative of the glass industry in South East Asia.
Widespread flooding has caused severe problems for the people of Thailand in recent months, impacting individual households, local industries and key elements of the country’s infrastructure. Bangkok Glass Industry Co Ltd (BGI) is among the businesses affected, the company’s latest production facility in Ayuddhaya having been forced temporarily to cease production last October. Despite this setback, BGI maintains its position as one of South East Asia’s leading glass container producers.