WPO functions to take place during Propak Asia

World Packaging Organisation’s strategic meetings, such as board meeting and WorldStar Ceremony will take place in Bangkok.

World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has confirmed it is planning its functions to take place in Bangkok, during Propak Asia in June 2025, counting on the participation of the executive team and board members from around the globe.

Besides the WPO board meeting, the WorldStar Award ceremony will also take place during the show as well as other activities, including executive meeting, working group meetings, and corporate partners cocktail party.

WPO executives and board members will also participate at side events as the opening ceremony, the Global Packaging Forum, WPO-Unido Asian round table, and the Innovation Stage.

Luciana Pellegrino, WPO president, said the partnership between WPO and Informa Markets Asia has been growing in a very fruitful way, culminating in a bold participation of WPO’s international delegation at the show.

‘We are looking forward to a very dynamic week, gathering board members from different regions, whom will be involved in multiples activities as a packaging conference organized by Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), a strategic business round table, an international cocktail party for WPO’s corporate partners, the very special gala dinner for the WorldStar Awards, and WPO meetings, as well as meetings with strategic partners,’ commented Pellegrino. ‘This wide range of activities allow us to raise the voice for packaging and empower members to act positively in their countries.

‘We expect the show brings together stakeholders, MNC, SME, and MSME to discuss and present sustainable and cost-effective solutions for the food, beverage, agriculture, personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and FMCG industries. And packaging is a key actor in this journey.’

About the 6th annual Global Packaging Forum, Nerida Kelton, WPO vice president of sustainability and save food, added: ‘The WPO is also proud to be once again supporting this Packaging Forum on June 12, with 11 members presenting from across the globe, including WPO president, Luciana Pellegrino; vice president of marketing, Soha Atallah; general secretary, Johannes Bergmair, and myself. The Forum is organized by Informa Markets and the AIP, a WPO member, which is heavily involved in providing education and training in Asia.’

The 6th edition will have 40 speakers from 19 countries discussing global, regional and local perspectives on the state of sustainability and the circular economy for packaging.

Another key activity during Propak Asia will be the WorldStar award ceremony.

Atallah, commented: ‘We are thrilled to be organizing the WorldStar Award ceremony for the first time in Bangkok, where we will celebrate the best of the best in packaging innovation from around the globe. This year we received 435 entries from 41 countries, and we are excited to honor the 212 WorldStar winners. I am confident that the ceremony will be a magical event. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ProPak Asia and Informa Market teams for hosting our prestigious award ceremony and gala dinner. Special categories and President Award winners will also be announced during our award ceremony.’