Formed in September 1974, the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO) is an independent and non-profit making society of more than 85 professional journalists from 32 countries worldwide specialised in writing and reporting packaging and the packaging supply chain.
IPPO is unique in the publishing industry - nothing like it exists for any other industry...
IPPO is not an association of publications, journals or magazines, Each member is a journalist in their own right, and while the publications they work for may be in competition, members find common ground in our dual professions: journalism and packaging.IPPO provides a forum for our worldwide members to collaborate and exchange information and views about our industry.
The organisation's aims are:
All IPPO members are peer-reviewed and membership is held by individual professional journalists independent of the packaging media they contribute to.
IPPO members come from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests ranging from technology to sustainability to design.
As an organisation IPPO is unique in the world of the media; since our membership is truly global, and based on individual qualities and abilities as journalists (not on the company or publication they work for), commercial competition is not a factor.
Some members have reached the peak of the profession as editors and publishers; others are quite new to the industry; still others are self employed as freelance journalists.
Yet all members of this friendly association, however diverse, exchange views and information freely because all IPPO members share a common passion for packaging.
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