• Colombo November 2014

    The 2nd WPO meeting of 2014 hosted by SLIP is taking place during November in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Details regarding the meetings are:

    • Monday 17, Nov. - Executive Committee Meeting 
    • Tuesday 18, Nov. - Working Group meetings   
    • Wednesday 19, Nov. - World Star Judging 
    • Thursday 20, Nov. - International Congress -"Packaging for Global Economical Resurgence"
    • Friday 21, Nov. - WPO Board Meeting followed by Lanka Star Awards Night & Banquet
    • Saturday 22, Nov. - Optional tour programmes - one, two, or three day tours

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  • WorldStar Packaging Awards

    On 13 May 2014, entrants of the Worldstar Awards gathered at the Messe Düsseldorf for the bustling awards ceremony. As ever, it was a full house, with more than 80 winners present. This year, the Worldstar Awards announced 139 winners.

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  • 92nd WPO Board Meeting

    The 92nd WPO Board Meeting took place on May 8th at the Messe in Dusseldorf in Germany alongside the Interpack 2014 trade show, gathering board members from Austria, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA.

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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.

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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.
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.
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