By Celeste Tralli 

Brad Jensen and I jetted off to Bangkok, Thailand for the annual Asia Can Tech conference. The event was held at the lavish Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Brad had attended this event a couple of years ago but for me, this was my very first time.

After a 12 hour flight from Melbourne Australia, we arrived in sunny Bangkok, and our day began on Monday afternoon at the table top exhibits. What started off as a quiet first hour led to a busy three hours of meeting and greeting customers and other suppliers.

The next day was full of presentations with the tabletop exhibit pushed to the late afternoon. One of the standout speakers from the presentations was Greg Frisby from SpecMetrix. He spoke about SpecMetrix’s collaboration with V.T. to help develop the ACS-T34 Automatic Coating Thickness Gauge. Following Greg’s speech, customers approached us enquiring about our combined gauge.  

After our days’ work, Asia Can Tech spoiled us with 2 beautiful dinners on Monday and Tuesday night. Monday nights dinner was on the banks of the river with a wonderful selection of Thai food and Tuesday night was a gala dinner with a beautiful array of western food, including a tender piece of Australian eye-filet.

Overall Asia Can Tech 2018 was fantastic and I learnt so much about the can industry! I met many lovely people and experienced so many wonderful aspects of Thailand. I’ll happily come back next time!