2018_WPO_Board_Gold_Coast_map100TH WPO BOARD MEETING

Held alongside the 2018 AIP National Conference


It was only apt that I attended my first World Packaging Board Meeting as the newly-elected ANZ representative in Queensland. The Board Meeting was extra special as it was Pierre Pienaar’s first as the newly-elected President of the WPO and also the 100th Board Meeting for the organisation. I had the opportunity to meet the heads of packaging associations from many countries including Korea, Lebanon, Finland, Sweden, US, UK, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and many more.

It was wonderful to be able to learn more about the WPO and the other countries programs and initiatives. I soon realised that there are many amazing like-minded associations across the globe who are all keen to learn and network. The AIP is committed to ensuring that we contribute to all initiatives of the WPO and to work together to create a global packaging community without barriers or borders.

Nerida Kelton MAIP,
Executive Director,
Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)