• Budapest, Hungary – May 2016

    The 1st WPO meeting of 2016 met 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 provided an exciting and busy programme of technical meetings and discussions, culminating in the presentation of the 2016 WorldStar Awards.

  • WorldStar Packaging Awards

    On 26 May 2016 winners of the WorldStar 2016 awards gathered in Budapest, Hungary to receive their WorldStar Awards.  Over 100 winners from all continents attended to collect their award at this lavish awards ceremony and dinner.

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  • 94th WPO Board Meeting

    The 94th WPO Board Meeting took place on May 22nd at the Fieramilano in Milan, Italy. The WorldStar Awards 2015 presentations also took place. Board members were from Argentina, Austria, Australia, China, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Ghana, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the US.

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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
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”.

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.

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.
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