• WorldStar and Board Meeting

    ABRE, the Brazilian Packaging Association, is happy to gather WPO's Board in Rio de Janeiro for the WorldStar judging and Board Meeting.

    Tuesday 7 November  
    Working Groups – 9 am to 12.30 pm  
    Packaging at a glance conference – 2.15 pm  

    Wednesday 8 November
    Board Meeting - 9.00 am to 4 pm

    Thursday 9 November
    WorldStar Judging  - 9.00 am to 4 pm


  • WorldStar Packaging Awards

    On 5 May 2017 winners of the WorldStar 2017 awards gathered during Interpack week in Dusseldorf, Germany to receive their WorldStar Awards.  Over 400 people attended and 160 presentations were made. 

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Packaging

    Dharma Ratnayake (Sri Lanka)  and Soren Ostergaard (Denmark) receive their  Liftetime Achievement Medals from the President, Mr Thomas Schneider.

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  • World Packaging Organisation

    Founded September 6, 1968 in Tokyo by visionary leaders from the global packaging community, the purposes of the organisation include to:

    • Encourage the development of packaging technology, science, access and engineering;
    • Contribute to the development of international trade; and
    • Stimulate education and training in packaging.


Serving the Global Packaging Community through Packaging Associations

The World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of national packaging institutes and associations, regional packaging federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations.

World Packaging Organisation News
During September, WPO accomplished two packaging training programs in Asia, one in Vietnam and the other in China. According to Pierre Pienaar, Vice President Education WPO and responsible for the programs, “the experience being involved in this five days residential training program (RTP) in Packaging Technology in the province of Tra Vinh, Vietnam, was a complete success”. 34 students from the industry attended the program in the facilities of Tra Vinh University. This initiative was led by the WPO President, Thomas Schneider, during a meeting with Mylan Group founder and CEO, My T Nguyen.
Our meetings in Düsseldorf, during Interpack, were very successful and well-attended. Our working groups had lively and forward thinking meetings, with lots of participation. And we had a successful election of a new WPO President. (Congratulations to Pierre Pienaar who will take over on January 1, 2018.)
After three years, WPO (www.worldpackaging.org) was back in Lagos, Nigeria, supporting a training program in Packaging Technology given by Pierre Pienaar, WPO Vice President Education and member of AIP (Australian Institute of Packaging), a WPO member. It was a 3 days residential training program (RTP) in Food and Beverage Packaging Technology. Students were predominantly from Nigeria and more than ever before it was evident that there is a need, as well as a desire for some, to learn more in the science and technology of packaging. Besides Pierre Pienaar, Kishan Singh, from South Africa, also conducted the program. Ahmed Omah, from Nigeria Packaging Institute, another active WPO member, hosted the event.
WPO announced that the entries for WorldStar Packaging Awards are now open and the closing date is 6 October, 2017. “We encourage every WPO member in the world to help us promote the largest and most important global packaging award”, alerts Thomas Schneider, President of WPO.
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