Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award

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WPO Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award

is open for nominations


Keith ChesellGill LoubsterShahid Sheikh

2019 winners were Keith Chessell (Australia);

Gill Loubser (South Africa) and Shahid Sheikh OBE(UK).


July 2019 - WPO (World Packaging Organisation – is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth edition of its Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award as part of the WorldStar program. This initiative was established with the aim of acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application across every country around the world. “WPO is in a unique position to identify leading practitioners across the globe, states WPO President, Pierre Pienaar.


In May 2019, WPO honoured three highly qualified recipients during the WorldStar Awards ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic. The winners were Shahid Sheikh OBE (UK), Gillian Loubser (South Africa) and Keith Chessell (Australia). Annually, each WPO voting member is able to make one nomination through an online registration form.


The first group of honorees of the 2020 edition  will be selected by December of 2019 and will be recognised during the WorldStar Awards Ceremony in Düsseldorf, Germany, on the 8 May, during interpack 2020.


For further information contact:


Rachel Bayswater –

+44 1476 513885 or visit


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