At ProPak Asia, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will not only be exhibiting in the Australian Pavilion but will also be launching the inaugural Global Packaging Forum, in conjunction with the show organisers, to be held on 12 June.

"As the peak professional body for packaging training and education in Australasia, the AIP welcomes visitors to its stand to discuss professional and personal development,"  says execitive director Nerida Kelton, who will be in attendance on the AIP's stand.

Inaugural Global Packaging Forum – 12th June
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with UBM Allworld, will be running the inaugural Global Packaging Forum. Speakers will be coming from across the globe to discuss regional and global trends in sustainable packaging, touching on:

  • biodegradable and compostable packaging
  • 2025 sustainable packaging targets
  • how the industry can help minimise food waste
  • Save Food packaging design
  • regional and global trends in packaging, innovation, digital printing, robotics and automation, and more.

The speakers will come from both key global packaging associations and leading companies in these markets. All of industry is invited to attend and tickets will be free. Find out more here.

Sustainable Packaging Training Course – 14 June
The AIP will also be running its new ‘Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Training Course on 14 June for all of industry to attend.

Overview of the Sustainable Packaging Training Course
How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? This course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours -- while not spending any more money at the end.

The course will provide attendees with a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

Discussions will also cover plastic, glass and metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist a business to understand the full life of packaging. This will include the impact of ‘Food or Product Waste’.

Participants will be invited to bring with them a sample of their company’s packaging materials to use as a case study.

Course objectives:

  • To provide participants an understanding of the current environmental issues that are impacting the producers of packaging and the manufacturers and retailers of packaged product.
  • To provide participants an understanding of sustainable packaging design and the practical design guidelines and approaches required in the packaging design process including End of Life (EoL) thinking.
  • To provide participants with a better view of best practice examples and case studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations.

Who should attend?
If you are responsible for your business’s packaging design, performance or purchase specification, then you should attend. Packaging Designers, Technologists and Engineers, anyone responsible for Environmental Strategy Development, Marketing & Sales, Graphic Designers.

Registrations are now open.

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