An intense program for WPO week in Australia

At the occasion, WPO will accomplish its 100th Board Meeting

April 2018 From April 29 to May 4, 33 WPO members, representing 20 countries, will join on the Gold Coast, Australia, to participate in the 100th WPO Board Meeting, scheduled to May 1st. On April 30, WPO Working Groups – Education, Marketing and Sustainability – will join to discuss the ongoing projects and propose new actions in the subsequent Board Meeting.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), a very active WPO member, is hosting the entire program which includes 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony. On/ the night of May 2, a Gala Dinner will take place to announce both WorldStar and 2018 PIDA Awards´ winners, the local packaging competition open for packaging projects from Australia and New Zealand.

The week will be completed with 2018 AIP National Conference (May 02-03). Only held every two years, the 2018 conference will have 56 speakers from 19 countries over two days. Focused on packaging designers, technologists, engineers, sales and marketing people, the biennial AIP National Conference is the largest packaging and processing conference of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. Run by industry for industry the Conference has been leading the way in professional and personal development for decades and is a part of the annual Packaging & Processing Week. 

In 2018 the AIP National Conference is offering some unique programs and initiatives outside of the two-days educational program. These include all WPO activities and PKN Packaging News Women in Industry Breakfast Forum. Other activities will be a Fundamentals of Packaging Technology interactive residential training session, by WPO member in USA, IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals), and five international editors from the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO) as guest speakers during the two days.

The full AIP National Conference program can be seen at:

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Liliam Benzi
WPO Press & Communication Officer

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