Packaging Summit Expo and Conference to Host WPO Conference
ROSEMONT, Ill.—The World Packaging Organization (WPO) will be holding its World Packaging Conference and WorldStar Ceremony in conjunction with the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference May 15-17, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
This will mark the first time in more than a decade that the WPO has held its World Packaging Conference in the United States. WPO’s participation in the Packaging Summit furthers the organization’s overall purpose to encourage the development of packaging technology, science, and engineering; contribute to the development of international trade; and stimulate education and training in packaging.
“By participating in the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference, WPO extends its reach and mission to those attending this high-level packaging event,” says Carl Olsmats, WPO general secretary. “The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference is an ideal venue that provides a standard of excellence in the global packaging marketplace, which is central to WPO’s mission. We are very pleased to be part of this premier event.”
The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference, sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), will host both the IoPP AmeriStar Package Awards Reception (evening of May 15, 2007) and the WPO WorldStar Awards Ceremony (evening of May 16, 2007).
“By hosting both IoPP’s AmeriStar and WPO’s WorldStar receptions, the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference represents a global gathering of packaging innovation and excellence,” says Tom Schneider CPP, IoPP past president and representative to WPO. “With an emphasis on package development through containers, materials, and contract packaging, these awards programs celebrate a world view of packaging. The Packaging Summit Expo and Conference widens its global message by presenting both prestigious awards programs together in one venue.”
AmeriStar and WorldStar winners will be prominently displayed in the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference Hall of Packaging Excellence.
For more information about the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference, visit www.pkgsummit.com or call 262-782-1900.