The Singapore Packaging Council (PCS), an Industry Group of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), will be organising its inaugural conference – “Asia Future Packaging Innovation & Technology” on 24 June 2015. The conference will be held in conjunction with its flagship event, Packaging Star Awards Gala Dinner at Marina Mandarin Singapore.

Local and international packaging experts, including renowned speakers from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and Asia Packaging Federation (APF), will present on an array of key topics that focus on preparing the industry to be future-ready. Topics of interest include sustainable packaging trends, new packaging materials and technologies, as well as food packaging.

Mr Pierre Pienaar, Vice President of WPO, will be delivering the keynote address on the “New direction for the packaging industry”. Other esteemed speakers include Ms Mayuree Paklamjeak from APF, and representatives from both public and private sectors.

The conference will be an excellent platform for participants to gain a better understanding of the current and future trends of the packaging industry.  At the same time, participants will be able to network with like-minded business professionals, to explore business opportunities and foster strong collaborations.

 Sign up now to enjoy a special package rate* of $290 to attend the whole-day event consisting of the Asia Future Packaging Innovation & Technology Conference and Packaging Star Awards Gala Dinner.

*Ticket for the conference is sold separately at $160.


Pierre Pienaar,
World Packaging Organisation


Pierre is a Vice President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) responsible for Education and is the National Education Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging.

In addition, Pierre is the Managing Director of Pack Tech Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in topics related to packaging design, cost reduction and supply chain management topics, particularly for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

He has lectured in the technology and science of packaging at various universities and institutions and is currently a tutor for the correspondence course offered through the Australian Institute of Packaging.

Pierre has a Master of Science Degree (Packaging Engineering/ Technology) from Brunel University, UK. and a Master of Manufacturing and Production Degree from University of Hertfordshire, UK.

He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging, Professional member of the Australian Food, Industry and Science Technology and an honorary life member of the South African Institute of Packaging.


“New Direction for the Packaging Industry”

The power of packaging goes beyond simply promoting or protecting a product, in many cases the packaging becomes a core part of the brand value itself and is often what convinces a customer to like a product and to purchase again. It is believed that several key factors will shape the sector’s direction over the next decade, including technology, competition, changing industry structures and regulation. Have we thought, planned and ready to take what comes at us?

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