(BANGKOK) Training Course: The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste

Date: June 14, 2018

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 3:30 pm




Over one third of the food grown for human consumption is lost or wasted between farm and fork. In Australia it is estimated to be valued at $20 billion per year, with half of this occurring in households.  There are many reasons why this loss is occurring.  There are also many opportunities to be more efficient with resources. This course will provide participants with an introduction to the seriousness of food waste in this countr y and globally and how we can all make a difference as team members of the product-packaging design process to this issue.  It will cover packaging design criteria for Best-Practice Save Food Packaging Design developments that should be considered.  With hands-on and practical case studies participants will learn how designing packaging to save food actually saves food.


  • Understanding of where and why food loss and waste occurs.
  • Understanding the role of packaging in minimising loss through the supply chain and at the household level.
  • Understanding of key packaging design criteria to minimise food loss/waste.
  • Appreciation of the environmental life cycle profile of food, packaging and food waste.


This course is ideally suited to packaging technologists, designers, engineers, marketers, production and procurement managers and for industries across the food supply chain (farm to fork).


pierre_pienaar_250x301Pierre Pienaar (Prof) MSc, FAIP, CPP

Education Director - Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)

President - World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

Pierre Pienaar’s interest in packaging star ted in 1984 after having studied pharmacy. Soon after joining a large pharmaceutical company, Pierre became concerned about a number of packaging-related issues in the pharmaceutical world. This combined field has taken him to the far corners of the world, always involving one or other aspects of research in packaging. Pierre has attended international congresses and conferences where he has delivered and continues to present papers and continues to judge national and international packaging competitions. He continues to write articles for numerous packaging magazines around the world. Pierre has a Master of Science Degree (Packaging Engineering/ Technology) from Brunel University, UK. He also has a Master of Manufacturing and Production Degree from University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is a registered Certified Packaging Professional in 52 countries. He has served as Vice President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), being responsible for global packaging education. He is the current National Education Director, and AIP tutor for the on-line Diploma in Packaging Technology. He has lectured in the technology and science of packaging at various universities and institutions around the world for the past thirty years. He currently lectures the Masters students in Food Innovation and Packaging at University of Melbourne, Beijing University, Sichuan University, Tra Vinh University and University of New South Wales. He holds a professorship in Packaging Engineering and is the President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).


Room 223


Bang Na, Bangkok 10260, Thailand


10.00 am arrival for a 10.30 am commencement

Training will conclude at approx. 3.30 pm

(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.)


$170 AUD (approx 4,200 THB) - AIP/APF/IPF/WPO Members

$220 AUD (approx 5,400 THB) - Non-Members


NB: A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you upon receipt of your booking. The attendance fee includes catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note, a workbook will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Due to catering and venue requirements NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after 7th of June. Replacements will however be accepted.


.*CPE points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential..







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BITEC | Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre

88 Bangna-Trad (km. 1)
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