“Packaging technology is a permanent WPO's flagship, with 350 students being trained in 2017. Last year, training took place in China, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria and Vietnam”, states Pierre Pienaar, WPO´s President.
In April 2018, WPO accomplished the 1st program of the year, the Global Food Packaging Technology & Trends in Indonesia at Jakarta (Java island). The trainer was Kishan Singh, WPO Ambassador. Some of the topics were Food Packaging Materials, Food Safety, Food Contact Regulations in Europe and Asian countries, Packaging Logistics for improving performance in supply chains and Quality Management. There were also the participation of guest speakers from industry.
Other WPO approved programs for the first half of 2018 are:
- Packaging Technology Training Program – Nigeria
- Packaging Technology Training Program – China
- Packaging Technology Training Program – Iran
- Packaging Technology Training Program – Eastern Europe
“Some new education initiatives are being discussed and planned with WPO members and stakeholders in Asia, North & Sub-Saharan Africa, Central & South Americas and Eastern Europe. Potential training programs will be: Packaging Technology, Food Packaging Technology, Advanced Packaging Technology and Quality Management”, states Aslihan Arikan, WPO Vice President of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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