The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) approved three new “Full Members” during its 109th Board Meeting and the first of 2023 held at interpack trade show on 7 May 2023 in Düsseldorf/Germany. The new associations accepted as part of this global packaging community are the Chamber of Printing and Packaging Industries (Egypt), the Institut National du Design Packaging (France) and the Irish Packaging Society (Ireland). As “Full Members”, all have the right to vote in WPO matters. WPO now joins 82 members from 61 countries.
“It is extremely meaningful to WPO to get new members from regions where we are not that active yet,” said WPO President Pierre Pienaar. “This is a way of increasing our presence in other regions and, most important, to contribute to the sustainable development of local and global packaging industries. On the other hand, no doubt these three new countries – Egypt, France and Ireland – will give excellent inputs to WPO new projects and actions.”
Luciana Pellegrino, WPO Senior Vice President of Marketing and President elected, completed: “The more packaging associations that join WPO, more we can have a better approach to the global packaging challenges, especially key ones related to save food, food safety, sustainability, digitalization, packaging innovation and packaging education programmes.”