A promising year for WPO

A promising year for WPO From January 28th to 31st, I had the distinct pleasure and honor of attending and participating in an outstanding packaging conference in Mumbai, organized by the Indian Institute of Packaging, a WPO member.  The conference, called International Summit for Packaging Industry had a theme of Emerging Trends in New Generation Packaging.  Attendance was in the range of 500 people, mostly from India, b... Read more

Image & Print Congress in Spain

Image & Print Congress in Spain Asociación Graphispack, a WPO member, and Fira de Barcelona are organizing Image & Print World Congress together with graphispag.digital and Sonimagfoto & Multimedia trade shows. The congress will be held from April 17th to 20th in Fira de Barcelona and will present trends, innovative techniques and ideas, image solutions and printing, etc. The event aims to inspire ideas and emerging bus... Read more

Entries for Liderpack Award, in Spain, are open

Entries for Liderpack Award, in Spain, are open Asociación Graphispack, a member of WPO, and Hispack Exhibition have just launched their new Liderpack Awards to find the most innovative Spanish packaging, packing and advertising elements of sale during 2012. With a new image, which contributes to internationalize the quality of packaging and point of purchase (POP) made ​​in Spain, the improvements introduced by Liderpack in the registration pr... Read more

The performance of Hungarian packaging industry in numbers

The performance of Hungarian packaging industry in numbers The Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling (HAPHM), a new member of WPO, prepared the statistical analysis of the Hungarian packaging industry in 2012. According to the data of Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO), in 2011 the packaging industry has grown by 4.4% in value. This pace of growth is far less than we have experienced during 2010 (16.3%) and also smaller than ... Read more

Meetings in 2013

Meetings in 2013 WPO´s first meeting of 2013 will be in Sydney (Australia) from May 7-10.  The WorldStar ceremony will take place on the evening of May 9. Our hosts, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), partnered with Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association, are working hard to produce an excellent program, including a technical forum. The second meeting of the year is scheduled to Barcel... Read more

Online packaging leadership course

Online packaging leadership course The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), a member of WPO from USA, is offering a new online packaging leadership course through its Packaging Learning Center through a partnership agreement with Fastraqq Corp., an educational management consultancy. Packaging360Leadership will become the latest offering in IoPP’s expanding suite of online packaging education courses, joining IoPP’s Fundam... Read more

Opportunities for China – focus on Yangtze River Delta region

Opportunities for China – focus on Yangtze River Delta region By Jack Jin* Yangtze River Delta Economic Circle, including Shanghai, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province, covers an area of 210,700 square kilometers. The Chinese Packaging Industry has grown from scratch and developed gradually for more than 30 years, which has resulted in China been the second biggest packaging nation in the world with the annually industrial output has been more than 1200 ... Read more

WorldStar, Envase Estelar, Ecology, and Sustainability A View from Mexico

By Eduardo Cruz Prado* With great vision and enormous sense of responsibility, the World Packaging Organization, founded in 1968, celebrated its first award at the World Star Contest in 1970.  Their love for ecology was already in their roots and consequently, so was the sustainability principle. With low weight, low volume and low cost principles, they were already making an important contribut... Read more