About WPO

The World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of national packaging institutes and associations, regional packaging federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations.

Founded September 6, 1968 in Tokyo by visionary leaders from the global packaging community, the purposes of the organization include to:

  • Encourage the development of packaging technology, science, access and engineering;
  • Contribute to the development of international trade; and
  • Stimulate education and training in packaging.

Primary activities of the organization today are to promote education through meetings, special activities and publications, including this web site; to sponsor an international packaging design awards program; and to facilitate contact and exchange among the various national institutes of packaging.

The WPO’s main objectives are to work through the national packaging organizations and other members and interested parties to:

  • Promote globally the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; Stimulate development of packaging skills and expertise;
  • Encourage communication concerning packaging technology, applications and achievements.
  • Provide a forum for those organizations interested in furthering the state of the art of packaging;
  • Monitor and communicate with its members concerning packaging-related issues such as consumer safety, food preservation, and environmental impact;
  • Assist in the creation of conditions that will help optimize the conservation, preservation and distribution of foodstuffs and other packaged products;
  • Contribute to the development of international trade;
  • Advise on the formation and operation of national packaging organizations and institutes;
  • Provide information on sources of packaging knowledge; and
  • Engage in other such activities relating to packaging as approved by its Board of Directors.

For more information, visit the World Packaging Organisation website.

General Secretary
Dr. Carl Olsmats
E-mail: carl.olsmats@worldpackaging.org