April 2018 Due to the prestige of the WorldStar Awards, the unique and exclusive global packaging competition organized by WPO (World Packaging Organisation – www.worldpackaging.org), PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), organizer and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has renewed its sponsorship of the WorldStar Awards Ceremony for the next two years (2018 and 2019). This year the gala ceremony and dinner will take place on May 2nd, on Gold Coast, Australia.
The Ceremony is scheduled for the same week of the 1st WPO Board Meeting of 2018 and will be hosted by local member, AIP (Australian Institute of Packaging). On the same night, winners of the ANZ PIDA Awards, the Australian/New Zealand packaging competition, will be announced.
According to Pierre Pienaar, President of WPO, “for several years the partnership between PMMI and WPO for the WorldStar Awards ceremony has been very successful. We have no doubt the gala evening is the perfect environment for PMMI to promote their packaging shows´ brand, PACK EXPO”. WPO is a long term partner of PMMI at those shows; the Organisation participates in PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas with an institutional booth as part of the Partner´s Program.
At those occasions, WPO has the chance to promote its projects, especially the education. The next edition of PACK EXPO International will take place in Chicago (USA), from 14 to 17 October 2018. “Winning a WorldStar is among the highest award a package can receive, making PMMI’s sponsorship an easy decision,” said Jim Pittas, President and CEO of PMMI.
A record number of 200 winners will be awarded during the WorldStar Awards ceremony in Australia this May. The number of winners, by category: Beverages 40 (from 64 entries); Electronics 7 (9 entries); Food 42 (69 entries); Health & Personal Care 12 (17 entries); Household 9 (14 entries); Labelling & Decoration 3 ( 7 entries); Luxury 6 (out of 11), Medical & Pharmaceutical 20 (out of 26 entries); Other 13 (25 entries), Packaging Materials & Components 21 (35 entries); Point of Sale 6 (out of 12) and Transit 21 (out of 29).
Japan received the highest number of awards – 26, closely followed by India, with 24. The full list of winners, by countries and categories, can be viewed at www.worldstar.org/2017 – worldstars - awards, including the winners of the Special Award categories - President’s Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Packaging that Saves Food.
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