2018 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Special Awards

One of the core objectives of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is to ensure that individuals are recognised for their significant contributions to the packaging industry. Dr Carol Lawrence, National President of the AIP had the opportunity at the gala awards night on the 2 May to present five AIP Special Awards. The AIP Special Awards are not given often and are designed to recognise inspirational individuals who have contributed significantly to the packaging industry over many years.

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PIDA AWARDS 2018: Inspiring leader earns accolades

Omniverse Foster Packaging director Regan Foster AAIP was the deserving winner of the Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award. The award provides incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the industry. Foster has received an enrolment into Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ – a 10-week development program valued at $3750. Foster started with Foster Packaging five years ago with “no knowledge of flexible packaging”.

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2018 APPMA Scholarship winner announced in front of global packaging community

The winner of the 2018 APPMA Scholarship was announced in front of 500 people during a gala awards dinner for the global packaging community at the Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise, Queensland. The gala dinner was a joint event between the 2018 PIDA Awards and the international WorldStar Packaging Awards with 30 countries in attendance on the evening. The 2018 APPMA Scholarship winner is Nathan Leong MAIP, Packaging/Product Technologist, Primo Smallgoods. Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (Major in Food Science & Nutrition), Nathan Leong currently works in the food industry in Product and Research Development Roles. He understands that after twelve years in the food industry packaging design/development plays a pivotal role in the success of product protection, shelf life and marketing.

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2018 Inaugural Packaging New Zealand Scholarship winner announced in front of global packaging community

The winner of the inaugural Packaging New Zealand Scholarship was announced in front of 500 people during a gala awards dinner for the global packaging community at the Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise, Queensland. The gala dinner was a joint event between the 2018 PIDA Awards and the international WorldStar Packaging Awards with 30 countries in attendance on the evening. The inaugural winner of the Packaging New Zealand Scholarship is Jaco Scheepers, Packaging Technologist, Synlait Milk. Jaco has always had an interest in polymer materials, additives and plastic conversion processes, especially in flexible packaging materials.

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