Image & Print Congress in Spain

bandeira_espanhaAsociación Graphispack, a WPO member, and Fira de Barcelona are organizing Image & Print World Congress together with 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 businesses based on the revolution of graphic and visual communication. It will also help sectors affected by the technological change, economic crisis and the obligation to provide a response to new users who demand customized graphic products. 30 global experts will identify the areas in which printing and imaging have a great potential to grow. More information visit

Global Packaging Trends in Australia

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), a member of WPO, will organize its biennial National Technical Forum alongside AUSPACK PLUS 2013, on May 9th, in Sydney. With the theme ‘Global Packaging Trends’, the event will count with international speakers from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), including its President, Thomas Schneider. Other relevant speakers are Patrick Farrey (USA), Keith Pearson (South Africa), Luciana Pellegrino (Brazil), Johannes Bergmair (Austria), Ariana Susanti (Indonesia) and Narayan Saha (India).

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Luxe Pack Shanghai with record of exhibitors

march13_20From April 23rd to 24th, Luxe Pack Shanghai will be held at Shanghai International Convention Center. This sixth edition will host a record number of exhibitors: 32% more than the previous edition in 2012. 120 of the most creative packaging manufacturers will be presenting their innovations and expertise to a targeted audience of brand decision-makers. 70% of these manufacturers are from Asia and 30% are from Europe and the USA.

They have all been selected for their creative packaging concepts: boxes, raw materials, bottles, design agencies, labels, samples, design, bags, ribbons, pumps, racks….

A wide range of glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and cloth packaging expertise and applications will be offered to visitors, proposing solutions for all sectors of activity: perfumes and cosmetics, liquors and spirits, fine food, watches and jewellery, teas, fashion and accessories and tobacco. For more information, visit

Symposium on sealing technologies and materials

International Packaging Institute, from Switzerland, will accomplish on April 10th and 11th the symposium Advanced Sealing Technologies & Materials in the University of Dresden. The event will explore topics around innovative sealing technologies and solutions as well as new developments and solutions in the field of sealants and materials adapted for sealing processes ensuring high quality and reliability in sealing processes.

Participants will gain a thorough insight into current technologies and solutions provided by seal equipment and sealing materials. The symposium is targeted at people working in companies packaging food, pharmaceuticals or commodities – R&D, quality management, production as well as project managers at machine manufacturers and R&D and application engineers from manufacturers of packaging materials. More details on

Cropak 2013 in Croatia

march13_21The Institute of Packaging and Graphic Arts Tectus, a WPO member, is organizing the Fest. A Cropak from June 13-14 in Donji Kraljevac in Croatia. The event will include a conference, consisting of two modules: Trends in Packaging Industry and EU Legislation – taking into consideration accession of Croatia to the European Union- and Packaging and Sustainability. Award ceremony of Cropak and Regpak for best packaging on Croatian and regional markets will also take place at the festival. This year marks the 10th jubilee of the Award. More information on