WPO Schedules Its First Online Packaging Education Program

09 September 2020 11:46

WPO (World Packaging Organisation - www.worldpackaging.org) first online Packaging Training Program is scheduled for September 21 to 24, through Zoom platform. The idea is to join 30 students from different parts of the world in the training 'Introduction to packaging'. According to Aslihan Arikan, WPO Vice President Education, the format will allow the same interaction with the trainers and the same valuable content. "After much discussion with the trainers we have agreed to a format that will guarantee the students the same quality of training that we have provided for years in face-to-face classes.” 

"Over the past few years, WPO has been responsible for more than 52 packaging training courses in 15 countries that has impacted more than 2,141 packaging professionals. And even with Covid-19, this mission continues”, explains President, Pierre Pienaar. Pierre, together with WPO Ambassador, Kishan Singh, will be the trainers in this first online edition.  

The official language of WPO online packaging training will be English and during the 4 days of the program, students will train 3 hours per day. Everyday, training will commence at 12h00 (Central European/Vienna time zone). The registration fee is €100.

In fact, this online training will be the second held by WPO in 2020. At the begining of March, before the pandemic, WPO organized training in Legon, Accra (Ghana). The trainer was Global Ambassador, Kishan Singh, and the event had the support of WPO local member, IOPG (Institute of Packaging Ghana); 26 students participated.

"More than ever before, WPO has to continue stimulating education and training in packaging. It is our area of expertise and we work closely with our members around the world to develop and organize programs that can help local packaging professionals to improve their skills in packaging”, states Pierre Pienaar. He also says that packaging is related to almost everything in terms of ensuring the safe delivery of the final item to the customer, an important issue in these pandemic days. "We will keep our mission of encouraging the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; contribute to the development of international trade; support local industries and professionals create their own packaging organisations; and promote the exchange of technologies.”

To register to WPO first online Packaging Training Program access the link 


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