During the first week of November, Bali, Indonesia, will become the centre of global packaging discussions. At this occasion, WPO (World Packaging Organization) will hold its 103rd meeting, organised by its local member, IPF (Indonesian Packaging Federation). The Organization expects the participation of about 60 members, representing 50 countries from all around the world.
During the week, members will have the chance to participate in a series of relevant and interesting meetings and events. Besides the official WPO Board Meeting, part of the program includes the WorldStar Judging Process and a Global Packaging Conference. ‘We are very proud of all efforts of IPF, our member in Indonesia, for organising such a huge and comprehensive week for WPO members. As the World Packaging Organization, we have the responsibility of discussing strategic matters to sustain growth of this industry and too keep our mission alive “Better quality of life through better packaging for more people”,’ stated Pierre Pienaar, WPO President.
According to him, currently, one of the main discussions in the packaging world is about ‘The role of packaging in reducing food waste and poverty and how packaging education programs can be a powerful tool to achieve these goals’. This will also be the central theme of a Press Conference that is planned during the week.
‘WPO has in its DNA the responsibility of educating professionals and industries of the relevance of packaging, from a technical and technological point of view, as well as from a marketing perspective,’ added Pierre. One of the main tools WPO uses to achieve this goal is the Packaging Education Programs carried out in many countries, especially developing countries. Besides the huge number of packaging professionals trained in the last five years, other significant results of these efforts can be seen in the packaging projects that enter WorldStar Awards, the most important packaging competition in the globe, also organised by WPO. Entries for the 2019 edition will be judged in Bali.