• Vienna, Austria - November 14 – 17

    14 November 10:00 - 17:00 Executive Meeting
    16:00 – 17:00 Strategy Meeting
    15 November 9:00 – 12:30 Working Group Meetings
    14:00 – 18:00 Austrian Packaging Day
    18:30 Austrian “Smart Packaging Award Ceremony”
    16 November 9:00 – 15:00 WPO Board Meeting
    17 November 8:30 – 17:00 WorldStar Judging

  • 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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  • WPO launches Lifetime Achievement Award

    In launching this initiative, Thomas Schneider, WPO President said ‘The discipline of packaging is one that is truly global. The World Packaging Organisation is in a unique position to identify leading practitioners from around the world who have consistently pushed the boundaries in advancing the art, science, and application of packaging to serve the needs of an ever more demanding society.

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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
WorldStar Awards 2017 Marketing Took Kit is launched to help WPO’s recognised competitions to promote their awards.

WPO Spring Meetings, Conference and WorldStar Awards held in Budapest and hosted by the Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling were a great success. The Hungarian magazine, Transpack reports on the conference - read more and link to the attached articles. You may download the photos taken at the Conference and the Prize-giving Ceremony.

Our friend and colleague Annabelle Tan, of Singapore, passed away on Saturday evening, June 25, 2016, at 10:55 PM, Singapore time. Cause of death has not been made known to us but it was medical in nature. Annabelle was a good friend to all of us and to WPO.

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