Submissions are open for the tenth annual APPMA Scholarship program, which will enable one packaging technologist, designer or engineer in Australia the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology through the Austarlian Institute of Packaging to the value of $9,000.

The scholarship, won last year by Nathan Leong of Primo Smallgoods (pictured above left with Mark Dingley, APPMA chair), is useful for those with backgrounds in technical, sales/marketing, QA, purchasing, engineering or design, said Nerida Kelton, executive director of the AIP.

“Completion of the Diploma in Packaging Technology demonstrates your commitment to your career and to the industry,” said Kelton. “Delegates who successfully complete the Diploma are equipping themselves for senior positions within the packaging industry.”

Submissions for the scholarship will close on 22 February, with the winner to be announced on 27 March at the APPMA 2019 Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner as part of AUSPACK 2019.

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Food & Drink Business

It was a full house at Melbourne’s Arts Centre for the annual Food & Drink Business + PKN LIVE breakfast forum, where guests, speakers and an industry panel shared methods, insights and discussions on what it means to be a brave brand.

Kellogg’s Australia has announced a partnership with B2B marketplace Yume, to help reduce food waste from its manufacturing processes. It is the first Australian manufacturer to do so.

Media reports from Singapore claim its government will introduce health warnings on packaging and ban advertising for sugary drinks across all media platforms, including online and social media.