WPO Board Meeting and WorldStar Ceremony

wpo logoWorldStar 2007 attracted 291 entries from 32 countries around the world. Out of this 166 were selected as WorldStar winners 2007 by the jury in their meeting in Athens, Greece, on October 24, 2007. Six of the entries were also nominated for the "best-of-thebest" President's Award. The jury consisted of 25 representatives from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and one representative from the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO).

This year's WorldStar jury meeting was held in Athens, Greece in connection with the WPO Board meeting. The meeting was hosted by AGMPM, the Greek Packaging Manufacturers Association.

The following WorldStar winners were also selected as nominees for the President's Award 2007:

  • Gerresheimer Plastic Packaging, Denmark, "Duma Desiccant Cap"Greiner packaging, s.r.o. Slusovice, Czech Republic, "Bonte"
  • Impress Metal Packaging - Centre De Recherche , France, "Heineken 10 L - Beer Keg"
  • Panther Packaging GmbH & Co. KG , Germany, "TransPanther"
  • Sigpack Systems AG , Switzerland, "BURGOPAK"
  • Usefulmodels, Spain, "Vaso Desechable con Cuchara Rotatoria"

Three President's Awards will be presented: one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze version.

The winners of the President's Awards will be announced and awarded at the award ceremony for the WorldStar Winners in Accra, Ghana, May 21st, 2008.

The list of WorldStar winners 2007 is enclosed as a pdf file here.

The full list of winners and pictures will be published in November on www.worldpackaging.org . For further information, please contact WPO WorldStar assistant Barbro Jander, barbro.jander@stfi.se , phone: +46 8 676 70 60 or WPO General secretary Carl Olsmats, carl.olsmats@stfi.se , phone: +46 8 676 70 78.

WPO – World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. The WPO secretariat is hosted by STFI-Packforsk – one of the world's leading R&D companies in the fields of pulp, paper, graphic media, packaging and logistics. STFI-Packforsk is located in Stockholm, Sweden (www.stfi-packforsk.se ).

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