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World Packaging Organisation approves the Australian Institute of Packaging as member

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article image Pierre Pienaar, National President of the Australian Institure of Packaging with Keith Pearson, President of the World Packaging Organisation

Keith Pearson, President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced that the Australian Institute of Packaging has been accepted as a full member.

During the WPO’s June 2010 board meeting in Beijing, the Australian Institute of Packaging was unanimously approved for full membership in the WPO.

After the meeting, Pearson welcomed the Australian Institute of Packaging into the Organisation, expressing his genuine excitement about having the Institute as part of the team and about the contribution the Institute will make.

“Australia as a country is well-positioned between Eastern and Western cultures and will play a meaningful role in WPO’s mission of ‘Better Quality of Life Through Better Packaging For More People’,” says Pearson. 

Pierre Pienaar, National President of the Australian Institure of Packaging, added that the Institute is very excited about being part of the WPO and look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the packaging industry on an international scale.

“The Australian Institute of Packaging believe that we having something meaningful to offer the WPO and look forward to having representation at the WPO Board meetings. The AIP and all its members will have the opportunity to forge relationships worldwide within the packaging community. The AIP certainly seeks to have a long and meaningful relationship with the WPO,” Pienaar says.

Founded in 1968, the WPO is committed to the:

  • development of packaging technology
  • stimulation of international trade
  • advancement of packaging education and training; and
  • addressing the issue of sustainable packaging.
The 51 members from 40 countries are primarily packaging institutes and trade organisations. WPO encourages packaging professionals to lift packaging engineering and the sciences of packaging into their rightful places as strategic business elements, and as important contributors to a forward-thinking society.

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