The beginning of a new era.
In the last issue of Asian Glass, we bade farewell to the founder and publishing director of the publication, Andy Skillen.
It is my pleasure as the incoming new editor to wish Andy every success with his future endeavours and thank him for his hard work in building a magazine that we all now enjoy.
And so, we move on. Hello, my name is Isaac Hamza, your new editor. My editorial career has spanned 828 print and online publications across the business, finance, and legal industries. I look forward to bringing this experience to Asian Glass. I also look forward to bringing you a continued mix of high-quality news, views, analysis and more from your favourite glass publication.
As I take on the role, I am aware that my appointment coincides with the UN-endorsed and widely-acclaimed International Year of Glass. I guess the timing could not have been better. In the past 60 years, the General Assembly of the United Nations has recognised important fields of international endeavour and their contributions to society by establishing United Nations International Years. This year, it is the turn of the glass industry.
The International Commission on Glass (ICG), along with the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and the Glass Art Society (GAS) are promoting a United Nations International Year of Glass for 2022. It will underline the technological, scientific, and economic importance of glass – that transparent and enabling material underpinning many of our technologies and which can facilitate the development of more just and sustainable societies to meet the challenges
The UN International Year of Glass for 2022 will also coincide with ICG’s International Congress on Glass in Berlin during the 100th anniversary of the German Society of Glass Technology (OGG). Also, with the world opening post-COVI 0-19, our industry looks forward to the new exhibition season in 2022, starting with China Glass taking place in Shanghai on 13 April. 2022 is a year filled with great exhibitions and events that celebrate the industry we love. It is indeed exciting for our team to be able to provide you with all this information as it occurs right through the pages of this publication.
In our own unique way, we will continue to provide excellent content for our global audiences and to increase exposure across the region for all those seeking to gain a better understanding of glass and the glass industries. As a final note, I look forward to your support as I strive to continue the excellent work the publication has carried out to date. Thank you.
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Mumbai, India|14-16 September 2023