Global Packaging Alliance Holds Annual Meeting in Hong Kong
The Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) recently held its annual meeting in Hong Kong, providing an ideal forum for its members to review industry trends and the latest developments in packaging innovation and sustainability. The group also focused on ways to further support international brands in growth markets.
GPA members opened the meeting by discussing packaging trends in their respective markets and sharing the latest developments in their packaging operations, including equipment investments, technical advancements, process improvements, new materials, and operating data for benchmarking.
The agenda also included a review of market developments in the Middle East and India with the possibility of adding a company to the GPA's current network in these regions. With this in mind, the next GPA annual conference is scheduled to take place in India in early 2012.
“Our customers – mostly international brand manufacturers – have already indicated a need for support, especially in the Middle East and India,” said Hans-Christian Bestehorn, GPA president and CEO of the rlc | packaging group, a charter member of the GPA. “As a result, the GPA is looking at ways to increase its presence in these regions.” >> more