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Webinar: Global Trends in Packaging

  • 29 Mar 2022
  • 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Via Zoom


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Find out more about the latest trends and innovations in sustainable packaging and circular design from all corners of the globe.


Nerida Kelton is the Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Vice President Sustainability & Save Food and the ANZ Board member for the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). She is also a Member of the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO). 

She has worked in the Packaging industry for over 22 years, is the AIP lead for the Save Food Packaging Consortium project within the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and was on the Department of Environment and Energy's National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee. 

Nerida is passionate about educating the industry on the important role that packaging plays in minimising Food Waste and how designing Save Food Packaging can make a difference. She is also one of the creators of the annual Xmas Foodbank hamper program which is designed to help those who are vulnerable and in need. The volunteer program has packed over 12,000 hampers to the value of over $1 Million AUD over the last 10 years. 

Nerida is also committed to helping educate and train packaging professionals in the importance of sustainable and circular packaging design and recognising best practice in this area.

Pierre Pienaar President at World Packaging Organisation

Pierre Pienaar’s interest in packaging started in 1984 after having studied pharmacy. Soon after joining a large pharmaceutical company, Pierre became concerned about a number of packaging-related issues in the pharmaceutical world. After 13 years in pharmaceuticals, Pierre was invited by a confectionery company to become their Operations Director which is where he stayed until he immigrated to Australia in 1999.

Pierre is currently the President of the World Packaging Organisation which has over 60 member countries. This role takes him to expos and conferences around the world where is often invited to speak on some aspect of packaging. Pierre works closely with the United Nations to research improved, more sustainable packaging for the global markets.  This role also means Pierre enjoys an enviable global network with packaging specialists.

As Education Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Pierre is responsible for the education program where he frequently lectures on their behalf in all areas of packaging technology, science and engineering. As a lecturer or a consultant or an expert witness, Pierre’s greatest asset is that he has worked for over 3 decades with all forms of packaging materials including glass, board, metals and plastic as well as consulting to companies on best practice in the supply chain.

He has been President of the South African Institute of Packaging (IPSA), an honorary life member of (IPSA), President of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Professional member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), member of the Refrigerated, Warehousing and Transport Association of Australia (RWTA).

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