India bags 24 World Star International packaging excellence awards 

With 24awards in its kitty, India becomes world’s second best after Japan packaging excellence

Hyderabad, April 30, 2018……Barely two weeks ago, India had a big success by capturing the third position in Commonwealth games and now it has won 24 WorldStar International packaging excellence awards. That’s a close second trailing only by just two after Japan which won 26awards, while China took the third place with fifteen, informed Chakravarthi AVPS, Ambassador World Packaging Organisation.

According to Chakravarthi AVPS well known packaging professional and Ambassador World Packaging Organisation who is now at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, these awards will be given away in a glittering ceremony at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on 2nd May, 2018. Coincidental it may be, the commonwealth games were conducted at the same place, he added

“While Hyderabad based Alpla India won a prestigious award, other winning companies from India are Cadila health care, Cholayil pvt ltd, General Mills india, Hindustan Coca Cola, Huhtamaki PPL, ITC Limited, ITC Pkg & printing, Kanodia, Mondelez India, Sun Pharma & Uflex Ltd” informed Chakravarthi AVPS in a press note issued in Hyderabad today.

The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging, WorldStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn

WorldStars are presented only to those packs which, having already won recognition in a recognised national or regional competition, either in the present year or the previous year, are compared by an expert panel of judges to similar packs from around the world. Awards are based on the judges’ consensus that a pack is superior in its category and market and better in its class in execution or innovation by comparison to others. The special awards for Marketing, Sustainability, Packaging that Saves Food and the ultimate President’s Award, will be announced on the night.

Chakravarthi further informed, the historical 100th board meeting of World Packaging Organisation is also taking place during the same period at Gold Coast. Further, The Australian Institute of Packaging is hosting the international conference, a Women in Industry Breakfast Forum simultaneously. As many as five International editors from the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO) will be guest speakers during the two days along with host of other packaging luminaries from across the globe. It is anticipated that over 50 countries will be heading to Australia; making it a truly international must-attend educational event. Designed for packaging designers, technologists, engineers, sales and marketing people the conference is the largest packaging and processing conference of its kind in this part of the world. It’s a privilege to participate in one of the Key Note sessions that will discuss ‘where to from here for the packaging Industry? the ambassador added.

WPO – World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations.

With headquarters in Chicago (USA) the entity promotes projects and actions aligned to its main slogan “Better Quality of Life through Better Packaging for More People.” With that mission in mind, WPO encourages the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; stimulation of international trade; and the advancement of packaging education and training.

The President of WPO, professor Pierre Peanaar said, it’s just four months since I officially took over but this period was so whirlwind yet so fulfilling and rewarding and i could see a great enthusiasm with all the people across the globe who came into contact with me.

The goals set by the President and his team are Reduction in food wastage, through better use of packaging and awareness among others. Over the past three years WPO has brought packaging education to many people in around 32 countries and now countries like Kazakhstan, turkey, Morocco, Egypt are joining this list.

“It’s amazing to see how packaging projects can help reducing food waste and WPO encourages such initiatives by recognising at global completions, the Worldstar Student programme”, Professor Pienaar said.

The events in the forthcoming week are exciting, apart from the worldstar award ceremony, the International conference, the various working committee meetings and the historical 100th board meeting we will discuss, debate and action many measures for packaging initiatives across the world, the President Pierre Pienaar added.

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