• Nerida Kelton, AIP executive officer at Interpack promoting the AIP conference and the 2018 WorldStar Aawrds to be held in Australia in May 2018.
    Nerida Kelton, AIP executive officer at Interpack promoting the AIP conference and the 2018 WorldStar Aawrds to be held in Australia in May 2018.
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During Interpack it was announced that the Australian Institute of Packaging will play host to the 2018 WPO WorldStar Awards.

The WorldStar Awards are run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging.

WorldStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.

WorldStars are presented only to those packs which, having already won recognition in a national or regional competitions, are compared by an expert panel of judges to similar packs from around the world.

The 2018 WorldStar Awards will run as a part of the biennial AIP National Conference, which will be held on 2 and 3 May at the Marriott Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

Food & Drink Business

Queensland’s Food Technology and Manufacturing Exhibition returns to Brisbane this month! The triennial FoodTech Qld expo is on 28-30 July 2019 (Sunday to Tuesday) at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year’s theme is “Creating new lines in manufacturing” and aims to deliver nothing less.

Findings from a study of more than 100,000 people over nine years suggests that reducing sugary drinks may reduce cancer risk.

Drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus will soon be trialled for suitability in Australian conditions, with researchers from the University of Adelaide hoping the vines will be able to grow “with minimal to no irrigation”.