PRESS RELEASES

WPO announces the winners of WorldStar 2022 during a physical ceremony in Milan 

May 2022

WPO launches 21 countries Waste Stream Mapping Guides 

May 2022

WPO supports the creation of ‘NaijaStar’, the packaging award from Nigeria 

May 2022

WPO activities, in Milan, during IPACK IMA 2022 

Apr 2022

WPO announces a collaboration with the Sustainable Medicines Partnership (SMP) 

Mar 2022

WPO announces a partnership with the recently created SMP (Sustainable Medicines Partnership) 

Mar 2022

WPO confirms the physical ceremony of WorldStar 2022 and announces the finalists for the ‘Special Categories’ 

Mar 2022

WPO confirms its participation at Envase/Alimentek 2022 

Mar 2022

Packaging can help in a big issue: 4.4 billion tons of CO2 are generated due to food loss and waste. 

Nov 2021

WPO recognises the ‘International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste’ on 29 September 

Sep 2021

WPO supports AmericaPack Summit 2021 

Sep 2021

WPO and ECR release ‘Packaging Design for Recycling Guide’ 

Sep 2021

WPO supports the Brazilian Packaging Congress, organised by ABRE 

Aug 2021

WPO supports EuroPack Summit 2021 

Aug 2021

WPO announces new packaging training courses for the 2nd half fo 2021 

Aug 2021

SMART PACKAGING VIRTUAL SUMMIT CONNECTING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS 

Jun 2021

World Design Challenge on Sustainable Packaging attracts more than 100 participants from different countries 

Jun 2021

WPO signs an strategic cooperation agreement with Reed Exhibitions 

May 2021

World Packaging Organisation and World Design Organization announce joint project to tackle sustainable packaging 

Apr 2021

World Packaging Organisation joins forces with members to create ‘WPO Packaging Database’ 

Apr 2021

WPO announces winners of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021 

Jan 2021

World Design Organization (WDO) and World Packaging Organisation (WPO) to explore opportunities for sustainable design in the packaging industry 

Nov 2020

WPO Board Meeting goes virtual in 2020 

Nov 2020

WPO schedules its first online Packaging Education Program 

Aug 2020

2020 WorldStar Special and Student Awards ceremony goes virtual 

Aug 2020

WorldStar Special Award winners & Student winners announced at a Virtual Ceremony 

Aug 2020

2021 WorldStar Awards open for entry 

Jul 2020

WPO aligns its Business Management System to ISO9001:2015 

Jun 2020

WPO collaborates with ProPack in a series of webinars focus on trends and opportunities post Covid-19 

Jun 2020

LibanPack will take over on January 1st, 2021. 

Jun 2020

WPO welcomes Takeda as a new Corporate Partner 

May 2020

WPO launches ‘Packaging Trends Report’ 

May 2020

WPO announces ‘WorldStar Special Award’ winners 

Apr 2020

WPO announces new packaging education programs for 2020 

Mar 2020

WPO cancels WorldStar ceremony and reschedules other activities as a result of Coronavirus spread around the globe 

Mar 2020

WPO members join forces to help China avoid Coronavirus 

Feb 2020

WPO announces ‘Lifetime Achievement’ winners of WorldStar Packaging Award 

Jan 2020

WPO announces finalist candidates for the WorldStar Packaging Special Awards 

Dec 2019

International Student Design Challenge has a winner 

Dec 2019

WPO announces winners of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2020 

Dec 2019

WPO celebrates 06 new Corporate Partners 

Oct 2019

Pack-Smart, from Canada, is the new WPO Corporate Partner 

Aug 2019

WPO Executives participate at ‘Green Sustainable Design in Packaging’, in China 

Aug 2019

WPO member in Indonesia will host 2nd WPO Board Meeting & Events, in Bali 

Aug 2019

WPO confirms participation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, in September, as part of the Association Partner Program 

Jul 2019

WPO member in Austria launches the Circular Packaging Design Guideline 

Jun 2019

Circular Economy, Save Food and Food Safety are some of the major issues discussed by WPO in Prague 

May 2019

Packaging education around the world continues being an important goal for WPO  

May 2019

During Prague meeting WPO presents the campaign that allows Corporate Partnership 

May 2019

UNIDO and SAVE FOOD program confirm participation at WPO 1st Board Meeting 2019 

May 2019

WPO announces its 1st Corporate Partner, the Chinese Labthink 

Apr 2019

WPO launches the contest: ‘Redesign the WorldStar Packaging Award trophy’ 

Mar 2019

WPO launches today an unique campaign that allows Corporate Partnership 

Mar 2019

WPO experiences a successful packaging training program in Jordan 

Mar 2019

WPO confirms 1st Board meeting of 2019 in Prague, next May 

Feb 2019

WPO confirms participation at Beviale Moscow in February 

Feb 2019

PMMI is one of the sponsors of WorldStar Packaging Award ceremony in 2019 

Jan 2019

WPO announces ‘Lifetime Achievement’ winners of WorldStar Packaging Award 

Jan 2019
The winners are Shahid Sheikh OBE, Gillian Loubser and Keith Chessell.
 

WPO announces winners of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 

Dec 2018

WPO announces finalists candidates for the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 Special Categories 

Dec 2018

World Packaging Organization (WPO) reinforces partnership with UNIDO 

Nov 2018

WPO launches two new Position Papers about ‘Packaging Technology & Design’ and ‘Packaging & Trade’ 

Nov 2018
The ‘Packaging Technology & Design’ document was written by WPO President, Professor Pierre Pienaar.

World Packaging Organization (WPO) selects winners of WorldStar Awards 2019 in Jinan, China 

Oct 2018
The judging process was part of the 2nd Board Meeting of WPO in 2018 and hosted by local member in China, CEPI.

WPO President and Executives are avaiable for interviews during PACK EXPO International 

Oct 2018

WPO executives and guests conduct a series of debates during PACK EXPO International next October, in Chicago (USA) 

Sep 2018

China will host 2nd WPO Board Meeting of 2018, in October 

Sep 2018

WPO confirms participation at FachPack 2018, in Germany 

Sep 2018

WPO will participate at the Association Partner Program at PACK EXPO International next October, in Chicago (USA) 

Aug 2018

WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award 2019 - open for nominations

Jul 2018
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of its Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award

WorldStar Student Awards 2018 is open for entries 

Jul 2018

WPO participates in the most important food and beverage show in Latin America, Fispal Tecnologia 2018

Jun 2018
June 2018 From June 26 to 29, WPO (World Packaging Organization) will participate at Fispal Tecnologia 2018, the largest and most important processing, packaging and logistics show, for food and beverage industries, in Latin America.

WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019 is open for entries

Jun 2018
June 2018 WPO (World Packaging Organization) announces that the entries for WorldStar Packaging Awards are now open and the closing date is 20 September 2018.

WPO releases a Position Paper about Packaging in Circular Economy

May 2018
May 2018 Under the coordination of its Sustainability Committee, WPO (World Packaging Organisation) is releasing a Position Paper about Packaging in Circular Economy.

WPO leads important packaging education initiatives on the 1st half of 2018

May 2018
May 2018 As part of its Education strategy, WPO (World Packaging Organisation – www.worldpackaging.org), is able to offer 3 to 5 days long Packaging Technology Training Courses amongst its members´ organisations.

WPO announces winners of 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards during a Gala Ceremony in Australia

May 2018
May, 2018 Over 500 people attended the WorldStar Awards Presentations & Gala Dinner, the most important global packaging competition in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org).

An intense program for WPO (World Packaging Organisation) week in Australia

Apr 2018
April 2018 From April 29 to May 4, 33 WPO members, representing 20 countries, will join on the Gold Coast, Australia, to participate in the 100th WPO Board Meeting, scheduled to May 1st. On April 30, WPO Working Groups – Education, Marketing and Sustainability – will join to discuss the ongoing projects and propose new actions in the subsequent Board Meeting.

PMMI, from USA, sponsors WPO WorldStar Awards ceremony 2018 and 2019

Apr 2018
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.

WPO members participate in international events promoting the importance of packaging

Feb 2018
From February to April this year, it will be three events,two in India and one in Mexico.

WPO new Executive Board is officially working since January 1st

Jan 2018
The Executive Board is formed by professionals from 9 different countries, reinforcing the global approach of the World Packaging Organization.

Pierre Pienaar sets the goals for his three year term as President of World Packaging Organization

Dec 2017
By World Packaging Organisation, December 2017
 

Worldstar winners results announced

Dec 2017
By World Packaging Organisation, December 2017
 

WPO selects winners of WorldStar Awards 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nov 2017
By World Packaging Organisation, November 2017
 

WPO announces new Executive Board during Board Meeting in Brazil

Nov 2017
By World Packaging Organisation, November 2017
 

Asia receives two packaging training programs from WPO

Oct 2017
By World Packaging Organisation, October 2017
 

Brazil is ready to receive WPO Board meeting and WorldStar judging

Oct 2017
By World Packaging Organisation, October 2017
 

WPO announces winners of 2016 WorldStar Packaging Award during a gala ceremony in Budapest

Jun 2016
By World Packaging Organisation, June 2016

100 of the 194 winners of the 2016 WorldStar Packaging Awards, the most important and global packaging competition in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization.
 

WPO selects winners of WorldStar Awards 2016 in Mumbai, India

Jan 2016
By World Packaging Organisation, January 2016

The judging session took place over 2 days in October, 2015 as part of the 95th WPO Board Meeting activities. 17 late entries were judged on line by the same panel of judges during November.

Representatives from 19 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 293 packaging projects, from 35 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2016. The judging sessions took place on 8th and 10th October during WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Mumbai, India.

WPO announces short listed candidates for President's Award, Sustainability Award & Marketing Award

Jan 2016
By World Packaging Organisation, January 2016

WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2016 programme.
 

WorldStar Packaging Awards 2014 open for entries

Apr 2014
By World Packaging Organisation, April 2013

WPO (World Packaging Organization) announced that the entries for WorldStar Packaging Awards 2014 are open and will close on September 27, 2013. Considered the most important global packaging award, the WorldStar is based on the judges’ consensus that a pack is superior in its own right and better in its class, in execution, or innovation by comparison. The judges consider the following criteria: protection and preservation of contents; ease of handling, filling, opening and closing; adequacy of information; sales appeal; graphic design; quality of production; economy of material and cost reduction; environment; ingenuity of construction; and adaption to local conditions (production, materials, market etc).
 

WorldStar judging 2013 shows the best-of-the-best in packaging

Dec 2013
By World Packaging Organisation, December 2013

Judging has just finished for the WorldStar Awards 2013, the most important packaging awards competition in the world, organised by WPO (World Packaging Organisation). Once more the process identified the best-of-the-best in the world of packaging. 25 judges from all over the world comprised the jury and they came together as part of the World Packaging Organization’s series of meetings in Singapore between 24 and 27 November.
 

WPO's Board Meeting is scheduled for Barcelona, Spain

Oct 2013
By World Packaging Organisation, October 2013

The second Board Meeting of 2013 of WPO (World Packaging Organization) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, and will be hosted by the local member, Graphispack. Besides the various committee meetings and the Board Meeting, the representatives of packaging associations, from 22 countries, will also select WorldStar Awards 2014, to be awarded during Interpack, in Düsseldorf, next May. In total, 249 packaging will participate in the competition this year, in 08 categories, representing 35 countries. Voting session is scheduled for November 7.
 

WPO announces WorldStar winners 2013

May 2013
By World Packaging Organisation, May 2013

The ceremony to announce the winners of the WorldStar Awards 2013 was held on May 9th, during Auspack, in Sydney (Australia). The 2013 round of the WorldStars, the most important packaging award in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization), brought in 316 entries from 32 countries from around the world. More than 227 people attended the awards ceremony.
 

WPO Board meets in Sydney for first meeting of 2013

Apr 2013
By World Packaging Organisation, April 2013

From May 06 to 10, WPO (World Packaging Organization) Board and members will be in Sydney, Australia, to accomplish its first meeting of the year. The week of work is organized by AIP (Australian Institute of Packaging), a very active WPO member, and will be part of the program of Auspack Plus 2013, the major packaging show in the region.

 

WPO announces short listed candidates for President's Award, Sustainability Award & Marketing Award

Dec 2012
By World Packaging Organisation, December 2012

WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2013.
 

WorldStar judging 2011-2012 shows the best-of-the-best in packaging 

Dec 2011
By World Packaging Organisation, December 2011

Delegates from all over the world gathered in the UK for World Packaging Organization meetings and WorldStar Judging.



 

WorldStar Students 2011 winners are selected in China 

Nov 2011
By World Packaging Organisation, November 2011

Stockholm (Sweden), November 2011 WorldStar Student 2011 - International Packaging Design Competition organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization), attracted 156 entries from 15 countries around the world. Out of these, 152 were selected as WorldStar Student 2011 winners by the jury, including 4 WorldStar Student winners, 10 Certificate of Merit winners and 138 Certificate of Recognition winners.
 

WPO supports packaging training program in India 

Sep 2011
By World Packaging Organisation, September 2011

WPO supports packaging training program in India. The second edition of the Program joins 14 participants from six different countries, all WPO members.




 

WorldStar 2010 brings in 135 winners!

Dec 2010
By World Packaging Organisation, December 2010

The 2010 edition of WorldStar, the most important packaging award in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization), brought in 278 entries from 30 countries from around the world - 47 from India, 37 from Japan, 33 from Turkey, 29 from China, 18 from Mexico, 12 from the USA, 10 from France, 10 from Germany, 9 from Hungary, 9 from Spain, 7 from the Czech Republic, 7 from Switzerland, 6 from Singapore, 5 from Brazil, 5 from Russia, 4 from Ukraine, 4 from Poland, 4 from Israel, 4 from Slovakia, 3 from the UK, 3 from the Netherlands, 2 from Austria, 2 from Norway, 2 from Thailand; Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Sri Lanka had one entry each.
 

WPO accomplishes its second annual meeting and the first part of the WorldStar jury in Turkey

Sep 2010
By World Packaging Organisation, September 2010

With the presence of 35 representatives of packaging associations around the world, from 20 countries, the World Packaging Organization (WPO) accomplished its second and last meeting of 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 13 to 17, hosted by ASD – the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association.




 

The China Packaging Federation host the 2009 WorldStar Awards

Jun 2010
By World Packaging Organisation, June 2010

The WorldStar Awards Ceremony, held at Beijing International Convention Centre, on Tuesday 1 June was hosted by the China Packaging Federation and 14 countries were in attendance to receive their awards.
 

WPO will sign two important contracts in its May 31st Board meeting in China

May 2010
In its first Board meeting of 2010, scheduled to May 31st, in Beijing, China, Keith Pearson, President of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), will sign two important contracts for the development of the entity’s activities. The first one, with the British The Packaging Society, WPO member and part of IOM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining), is related to the administration and clerical work of the WorldStar competition. According to the agreement, IOM3 will be responsible for all procedures involved in the competition like receiving entries and organizing the ceremony and the trophies.
 

WPO establishes new objectives and plans new actions for 2010 in its board meeting in Sri Lanka

Nov 2009
By World Packaging Organisation, November 2009

With the participation of 18 country representatives – Bangladesh, Brazil, China (2), Ghana, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia,  Turkey (2), UK and US – WPO (World Packaging Organisation) accomplished its second Board Meeting of 2009 in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, from November 17 to 20.  The meeting, hosted by Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging and Packaging Development Centre, had the main purpose of defining new strategies and projects for 2010, as well as reviewing the results of 2009 plans and actions.
 

WorldStar winners selected in Sri Lanka!

Nov 2009
By World Packaging Organisation, November 2009

WorldStar 2009 attracted 237 entries from 35 countries around the world. Out of these, 129 were selected as WorldStar winners 2009 by the jury in their meeting in Mount Lavinia, a district of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on November 17, 2009. Five winners were also nominated for the “best-of-the best” President’s Award. The jury consisted of 14 country representatives from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and one representative from the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO).