World Packaging Organisation (WPO) member The Lebanese Packaging Center (LibanPack –www.libanpack.org) will assume WorldStar Packaging Award management from the start of next year.
Since 2010, the world’s most coveted global packaging competition has been successfully organised by WPO British member IOM3.
“As IOM3 has decided not to continue this task in the future, WPO Board members and myself issued a tender for the WorldStar Award Management, among our members, in March this year”, explained WPO President, Pierre Pienaar.
He highlighted the “wonderful work” IOM3 has done during the last 10 years, especially WorldStar coordinator, Rachel Bayswater. IOM3 will continue to organise and plan the WorldStar Award until December 31, 2020.
“It is really a great honour and privilege for LibanPack and Lebanon to assume the responsibility of the management of this prestigious internationalpackaging competition, WorldStar Award, organised by WPO. LibanPack has a long experience in organising and managing packaging competitions and we are full of ideas to increase, even more, its importance globally. Some of them include optimising the judging processs and adding new categories to reflect the latest consumers trends”, said Soha Atallah, Executive Director of LibanPack and Vice President Conferences, Exhibitions and Awards of WPO.
In an official communication to all WPO members, Pierre Pienaar also thanked the members whom applied for the WorldStar Management tender. He said: “The decision was certainly not easy and was made after careful consideration by the Board members and myself”.