WPO confirms the WorldStar Award Gala Ceremony on May 06, during Interpack
World Packaging Organisation (WPO) confirms that the 228 winners of the WorldStar 2023 will be presented during a Gala Ceremony to take place on May 06, during Interpack (May 04-10), in Düsseldorf (Germany). In a record edition, the Award registered 488 entries, from 41 countries. In the previous edition (2022) there were 440 competitors from 37 countries.
In the 2023 edition, the top five most awarded countries are: Japan (26); Australia & New Zealand (19), India & Germany (18); Turkey (14); and Austria (13). The 2023 edition is also special due to the introduction of two new main Categories – Gift Packaging and Digital Packaging – and one new Special Category – Accessible Packaging. About this, WPO Senior Vice President Marketing, Luciana Pellegrino, completes: “With these and all the other categories, WorldStar echoes the importance of packaging innovation on a global level, fostering science, technology and innovation, recognising and encouraging packaging professionals to go beyond and engaging brands, packaging companies and design offices for greater possibilities.”
The complete list of winners is available both in WorldStar or WPO webpages. The registration to participate in the Gala Ceremony is open to the packaging professionals; register now using the link www.worldstar.org/registration.
Packages eligible for WorldStar Awards are those that have already received a national or regional packaging award from a packaging competition that is recognized by WPO during the last tzwo years. “As always, our aim is to promote packaging innovation in various sectors, proving that a good package can be an essential solution to many of the modern problems, especially sustainability, food waste and extending shelf life of food and agricultural products. That´s why we encourage all the companies from around the world to benefit from this global opportunity to promote their packaging by competing with the best of the best packaging innovation on a global scale”, explains Soha Atallah, WorldStar Coordinator and WPO Vice President of Events.