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In 1952 a number of members of the Institute resident in Australia petitioned the Council of the Institute which gave approval in principle to the formation of a Section in Australia.
The Section was inaugurated at a Meeting and Convention held in Adelaide, South Australia, in August 1953. The recognition of the geographical association and the interest of Members in New Zealand was formally recognised in 1967 with a change of name to Australia and New Zealand Section. The realisation of broader boundaries led, in 1994, to change the name to Asia Pacific Section. In 2001 the Section was registered as a public company - The Institute and Guild of Brewing - Asia Pacific Company Limited. This move was made necessary by the merger of the parent company - The Institute of Brewing with the Guild of Brewers forming The Institute and Guild of Brewing. The IGB was superseded in January 2005 by the new name The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) to reflect the increasing importance of the distilling industry to the activities of the Institute.
"The Section is now the largest Section
of the Institute with a membership in excess of 900."
The Asia Pacific Section is very active in providing a range of services to its members. The major activities include Conventions which are held every two years (usually on the even year - eg 2012, 2014). These are normally 5 day events attended by people involved the brewing industry around the World. As well the Section offers a range of symposia for on technical subjects relevant to brewing, generally in the “off-year” compared to Conventions. Within each State of Australia there is a region and local members organise Technical and Social meetings offering members the opportunity of getting together in a less formal setting.
Full details of these activities are set out in the
Activities section of this Website
"Membership enables you to attend conventions, symposia and workshops
and to be involved in scientific and technical committees."
As well as all the services provided by the Institute as a whole, the Section assists in providing technical contacts, educational opportunities and arranges local seminars. A small Section library is maintained and the Section offers an Educational Award.
Membership of the Section comes from throughout the Asian Region with in excess of 900. The rough break up of this is:
Papua New Guinea