The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has been invited by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) to host the 2013 WorldStar Packaging Awards.
Mr Ralph Moyle MAIP, National President of the AIP describes this as a significant and one-off opportunity for the Australasian packaging industry to be a part of an international event.
The 2013 WorldStar Packaging Awards will be held on Thursday, the 9th of May at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, alongside AUSPACK PLUS 2013.
Now in its 45th year, the WorldStar Packaging Awards is one of the major events of the WPO with the previous edition attracting 243 entries from 32 countries around the world.
The AIP has been working closely with AUSPACK PLUS organisers, the APPMA to develop an extensive event schedule to allow exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to be a part of an international packaging week.
The AIP will also be running their biennial National Technical Forum on the 9th of May. Themed ‘Global Packaging Trends’, the AIP National Technical Forum is open to non-members as well and will feature a range of international speakers from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) representing Brazil, Austria, India, South Africa and the United States.
With the AIP celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013, Mr Moyle considers it significant that the WorldStar Packaging Awards will be hosted in Australia this year.