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9/8/2016    Programme for WPO Meetings in Vienna, November 2016

Download the WPO 2nd Meeting 2016 Programme here.
7/25/2016    WorldStar Awards 2017

WorldStar Awards 2017 Marketing Took Kit is launched to help WPO’s recognised competitions to promote their awards.
7/25/2016    WPO Spring Meetings, Conference and WorldStar Awards held in Budapest

WPO Spring Meetings, Conference and WorldStar Awards held in Budapest and hosted by the Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling were a great success. The Hungarian magazine, Transpack reports on the conference - read more and link to the attached articles. You may download the photos taken at the Conference and the Prize-giving Ceremony.

7/18/2016    Our friend and colleague Annabelle Tan

Our friend and colleague Annabelle Tan, of Singapore, passed away on Saturday evening, June 25, 2016, at 10:55 PM, Singapore time. Cause of death has not been made known to us but it was medical in nature. Annabelle was a good friend to all of us and to WPO.

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7/9/2016    Joseph Nyongesa, presents Joseph Kuria with his Diploma in Packaging Technology Certificate

Joseph Nyongesa, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya presents Joseph Kuria with his Diploma in Packaging Technology Certificate at graduation day. Nyongesa reports “We have made One step in bringing Packaging Skills to Kenya and Africa. it is indeed an immense Journey that we require the support and best wishes of all of you.”

5/18/2016    WPO Board joins in Budapest for the first meeting of 2016

WPO (World Packaging Organisation) will be holding its first meeting of 2016 between 22-26 May in Budapest (Hungary). WPO’s Hungarian member, the Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling (”CSAOSZ”), will host the event. All WPO meetings - Board and work committees will take place during the first four days of the five days program. The fifth day of the event will be open for the professional community. CSAOSZ is organizing a one day packaging conference, with international participation, as well as the Gala dinner for the WorldStar Award ceremony. The conference will be held under the title “Packaging innovations for sustainability and safety”.
5/3/2016    Honorary Professorship Conferred on Pierre Pienaar from the Australian Institute of Packaging

Pierre Pienaar, the Director of Education of the Australian Institute of Packaging(AIP), and vice President of the World Packaging Organisation(WPO) responsible for education, was conferred upon by Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, a leading university in Beijing, an Honorary Professorship on 18th April 2016.

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3/3/2016    Prevention and reduction of food losses and food waste via appropriate packaging

WPO publishes a position paper to launch its ‘Packaging that saves food initiative’. Under the Chairmanship of Dr Johannes Bergmair, this new initiative aims to address the serious global issue of food wastage through improved and innovative packaging solutions.
1/11/2016    WPO announces short listed candidates for President´s Award, Sustainability Award & Marketing Award

WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2016 programme.
1/10/2016    WPO selects winners of WorldStar Awards 2016 in Mumbai, India

The judging session took place over 2 days in October, 2015 as part of the 95th WPO Board Meeting activities. 17 late entries were judged on line by the same panel of judges during November. Representatives from 19 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 293 packaging projects, from 35 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2016. The judging sessions took place on 8th and 10th October during WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Mumbai, India.
1/4/2016    Budapest, Hungary – May 2016

The 1st WPO meeting of 2016 will take place between 22nd and 26th May in the beautiful city of Budapest in one of Central Europe’s oldest countries Hungary. Miklos Nagy and his colleagues from the Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling have put together an exciting and busy programme of technical meetings and discussions, culminating in the presentation of the 2016 WorldStar Awards. Delegates will also be able to explore this historic city whether it be walking across the Chain Bridge which spans the legendary Danube river, or taking coffee at the world famous Gerbeaud cafe followed by a visit to Margaret Island, this will be one WPO meeting that will stick long in your memory.
11/17/2014    World Packaging Congress annual events in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging and its subsidiary unit, the Packaging Development Centre are hosting this year's World Packaging Organization annual events in Colombo that include the board meeting, committee meetings, judging of World Star competition for excellence in Packaging, an international Packaging Congress and post congress tours from November 17 to 23, 2014.
8/17/2014    WPO Position on Waste and Recycling

The World Packaging Organisation believes that packaging should be designed to fit its original purpose, while taking all expected recovery methods into perspective. This has to be done to fit into existing or planned waste management schemes. The world is heading towards a recycling society and the packaging community together with all players in the delivery chain must act accordingly. Packaging is part of the solution to achieve tomorrow’s sustainable society.
3/10/2014    2014 WorldStar Student Awards

This year the Award will be hosted by the Brazilian Packaging Association (ABRE). Online subscription: from April 7th to November 7th 2014

Award Ceremony: due to the extension of entry period to November 2014, the organizers will evaluate the convenience of the Award Ceremony - to be confirmed with the entrants.

The award ceremony will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, on 8th October, during the Brazilian Packaging Congress, an international event that focuses on the trends in the packaging industry.

11/27/2013    2014 WorldStar Awards

The 2014 WorldStar Awards were judged in Barcelona earlier this month by 25 judges from all over the world. Out of the 249 entries received from 35 countries, there were 139 winners. Congratulations to all! Winners list by country.

11/18/2013    2013 WorldStar Student Award Winners

Over 150 entries were entered, from students in 18 countries around the world into this year's competition. The World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards is an international packaging design competition for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design.

 

10/13/2013    Packaging Education in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria. The destination conjures up a variety of imaginations. I grew up in South Africa but nothing could have prepared me for the highly populated, super-resourced, bustling West African nation. A quarter of Africa's population lives in Nigeria. It is the 7th most populous country (an estimated 200 million people) in the world with 42% of its population 0-14 years of age. It is the world's 8th largest exporter of petroleum. It is a country of huge extremes and I feel privileged to have been asked to participate recently in a five day residential training program (RTP) focusing on Packaging Technology education.

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10/1/2013    WPO Board Meeting in Barcelona, Spain

From November 04 to 08, WPO will have its second Board Meeting of 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The whole program is being hosted by Graphispack Association, the local WPO member. During the week, WorldStar Package Competition entries will be judged.
8/10/2013    2014 WorldStar Industry Awards

The WorldStar Industry Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation. It is the pre-eminent international award in packaging and illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn. WorldStars are presented only to those packs which, having already won recognition in a national or regional competitions. Read more at www.worldstar.org

 

6/14/2013    2013 WorldStar Student Awards

The WPO WorldStar Student Awards is an international packaging design competition for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design. Through publicity of WPO's global publications, student winners are provided the opportunity to gain professional acknowledgement and entrance into a career as a packaging professional. IoPP encourages all student members to participate in this worldwide competition.

5/19/2013    2013 WorldStar Award Ceremony

The 2013 WorldStar Award Ceremony took place in Sydney on May 9th gathering more than 200 participants from over 20 countries. As a co-organization from WPO and AIP, the ceremony enchanted all participants and highlited the excellence of packaging around the world. The 2013 edition of the WorldStar receive 316 entries from 32 countries from around the world.
5/16/2013    90th WPO Board Meeting

The 90th WPO Board Meeting took place on May 8th in Sydney Australia alongside the Auspack Plus 2013 trade show, gathering board members from Austria, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Nigeria, Norway, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA.
5/15/2013    Sydney becomes world packaging capital

Sydney today became the nerve centre of the global packaging industry when the board of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) met on the sidelines of the AUSPACK PLUS 2013 show for its first full meeting of 2013. (more)
2/27/2013    WPO announces short listed candidates for three awards

WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2013.
2/1/2013    WorldStar judging 2013 shows the best-of-the-best in packaging

Delegates from all over the world gathered in Singapore for the World Packaging Organization meetings and WorldStar Judging. Judging has just finished for the WorldStar Awards 2013, the most important packaging awards competition in the world, organised by WPO (World Packaging Organisation). Once more the process identified the best-of-the-best in the world of packaging. 25 judges from all over the world comprised the jury and they came together as part of the World Packaging Organization’s series of meetings in Singapore between 24 and 27 November. Judges represented WPO board members, bodies from national, regional and other packaging organizations.
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