• 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

    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
From November 06 to 10, Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, will host the 2nd WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org) Board Meeting of 2017. The week’s program, organized by local member ABRE (Brazilian Packaging Association – www.abre.org.br), will include WorldStar judging, the most recognized packaging award in the globe.
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.)
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