Sections

Asia Pacific Section

The Asia Pacific Section of The Institute

In 1952, several members of the Institute resident in Australia petitioned the Council of the Institute which approved, in principle, 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 the 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 The IGB was superseded in January 2005 by the new name The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) to reflect the increasing importance of the distilling industry to the activities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

Activities

The major activities include conventions that are held every two years – normally 3-5-day events attended by people involved in the brewing, distilling and related industries from around the world.

Regional Meetings across Australia and NZ. A mix of both Technical and Social gatherings providing an opportunity to get together in a less formal setting to share knowledge and network. All Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend these events.

For more information on Asia Pacific Section events please visit our Facebook page – IBD Asia Pacific Section Facebook.

Membership enables you to stay on top of our section’s current news and events. It also provides you with discounts to events such as our Conventions and Regional meetings.

Services

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.

Section Membership

Members of the Section come from throughout the Asia and Pacific Region with membership now in excess of 1000. We welcome all who fall within these territories to get in touch and join our great section.

Membership enables you to stay on top of our section’s current news and events. It also provides you with discounts to events such as our Conventions and Regional meetings.