The training is provided by the World Packaging Organization (WPO), the only Georgian full member of which is PMAG packaging cluster since 2020. Currently the WPO unites 65 members from 45 countries.
The initiative provides a 4-day training program that will allow trainees to gain basic knowledge of packaging technology in general, circular economy, environmental sustainability and current news and issues in the sector, as well as quickly transform this knowledge into their daily activities.
The course will take place on October 5-8 via the Zoom online meeting platform. To register for the training, go to the registration link:
The following topics will be covered during the course:
5th of October (10:00-13:00):
6th of October (10:00-13:00):
7th of October ი (10:00-13:00):
8th of October (10:00-13:00):
Information about trainers:
The course will be led by Professor Pierre Pienaar and Professor Kishan Singh.
Professor Pierre Pienaar is currently the President of the World Packaging Organization. His interest in packaging and career started in 1984 after having studied pharmacy and joining a large pharmaceutical company.
Pierre went on to do a Master of Science Degree (Packaging Engineering/ Technology) from Brunel University. He also has a Master of Manufacturing and Production Degree from University of Hertfordshire. He is a registered Certified Packaging Professional (CPP). Pierre lectures in the science of packaging to numerous universities across the globe. Pierre has over 35 years’ experience in the field of pharmaceutical, confectionery, food and beverage packaging and runs his own packaging consulting business.
He is responsible for the education program of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and his 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.
As the President of the World Packaging Organization he is passionate about the future of global packaging particularly regarding sustainability and striving for a Circular Economy.
Professor Kishan Singh is a specialist in chemistry and biochemistry, by profession. However, he has a master’s degree in business management and holds the black belt of Lean Six Sigma.
With 32 years of training and consulting experience in the fields of Business Systems Design and Development, Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Business Risk Management and Packaging Technology, Kishan is now the Managing Director of Global Integrated Business Solutions (Pty), certified Management Training and Consulting firm that specializes in Business Systems Optimization through the effective application of ISO systems.
Very recently, Kishan achieved the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) qualification. He also sits on the Executive Board of the World Packaging Organization (WPO), contributing to strategic global decisions on packaging related trends. Kishan remains the key Packaging Training support structure for WPO into the future.
As an Ambassador to WPO, Kishan’s focal areas are: