• 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

Over 500 people attended the WorldStar Awards Presentations & Gala Dinner, the most important global packaging competition in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org). During the ceremony in Gold Coast, Australia, 65 winners from a total of 200 awarded packages were present in the ceremony, representing 22 countries. Japan collected the most awards during the evening (12), closely followed by China (11). The ceremony was accomplished in the same week (30 April – 3 May) as the WPO 100th Board Meeting, the first one of 2018. 

From April 29 to May 4, 33 WPO members, representing 20 countries, will join on the Gold Coast, Australia, to participate in the 100th WPO Board Meeting, scheduled to May 1st. On April 30, WPO Working Groups – Education, Marketing and Sustainability – will join to discuss the ongoing projects and propose new actions in the subsequent Board Meeting.

The four winners of the 2nd WorldStar Awards´ category, the Lifetime Achievement in Packaging, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org), were just announced.
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