• WPO Board Meeting

    The next WPO Board Meeting will be held in Australia.

    30th April – WPO Working Groups

    1st May – 100th WPO Board Meeting

    2nd May – AIP National Conference, WorldStar Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner

    3rd May – AIP National Conference

     

  • 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
WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for four special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2018 programme.
During the 2nd Board Meeting of 2017, in November, in Brazil, WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org) accepted two packaging associations as its new members. From Austria, the new member is Pack-Force - The Austrian Packaging Forum and from Saudi Arabia, RPI - Riyadh Polytechnic Institute. According to Pack-Force Director, Johannes Bergmair, “Pack-Force is not new in Austria. It is a long-time – since 2005 - established discussion group of Austria's packaging industry, formed by 20 companies and related entities, like Pack Experts and WPO.” As an Association, Pack-Force was established in June 2017.
A record number of 200 winners were awarded a WorldStar during the judging session held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month. Well done to Japan for taking 26 awards, followed by India taking 24 and China 14.
WPO members met in Brazil the week commencing 6 November for meetings and the judging of the WorldStar Packaging Awards. The judging session took place as part of the 99th WPO Board Meeting activities and were kindly hosted by local member, ABRE (Brazilian Packaging Association – www.abre.org.br).
The main focus is to help eradicating hunger and poverty through better packaging.
The Executive Board will be formed by professionals from 9 different countries, reinforcing the global approach of the World Packaging Organization. During the 2nd Board Meeting of 2017, on November 07th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the new President of WPO, the Australian Pierre Pienaar, elected on May during Interpack, announced his new Executive Board for 2018-2020 term.
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