PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is pleased to announce PACK EXPO’s support, as a Platinum Sponsor, of the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) WorldStar Awards ceremony. WPO will present the awards Thursday, May 13, during interpack (Düsseldorf, Germany; May 8–14).

The WorldStar Awards event honors packaging award winners from competitions around the world, selecting winners from 249 submissions.

“We’re pleased to support the WorldStar Awards ceremony, which draws additional attention to innovative packaging,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

WPO selects the WorldStar Award recipients from 249 winners of best packaging competitions in 35 countries. The entries are judged in seven categories: beverage, electronics, food, health and beauty, household, pharmaceutical and medical, and other.

WPO will also recognize 3 special categories, President’s, Sustainability, and Marketing awards at the May 13 event.

“PACK EXPO is the North American destination for innovative processing and packaging technologies and concepts. We sponsor this event as a demonstration of our commitment to both,” adds Yuska.

The awards event will include a drawing for a trip for two attendees to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5), provided by PMMI.

PMMI expects the co-located PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 to draw 50,000 attendees to see over 2,000 exhibiting companies – with more than 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space. Learn more and register for PACK EXPO International 2014 at or

Tickets to the ceremony may be purchased by contacting WorldStar Administrator Rachel Brooks: For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Schneider, president, WPO:

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10-12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

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About World Packaging Organisation
WPO – World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. For more information, contact WPO at