The International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO) is a professional group of individual editors, journalists and writers from around the world who cover packaging and the packaging industry from various perspectives.

IPPO is also a friendly, independent, not–for-profit society of colleagues who support each other – and share a passion for packaging.

Founded in 1974, IPPO is truly an international organisation, with members in more than 30 countries. All IPPO members are peer–reviewed and accepted based on individual qualities and abilities – not on the reputations of the companies or publications for which they work.

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 organization’s aims are:

  • To be a friendly society for its members;
  • To promote and cooperate in the international exchange of information;
  • To develop closer understanding and links with industry and society;
  • organize study trips throughout the World between members and the packaging industry;
  • To help and protect the interests of members.

All IPPO members are peer-reviewed and membership is held by individual professional journalists independent of the packaging media to which they contribute.

IPPO members come from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests ranging from technology to sustainability to design.

As an organization, IPPO is unique in the world of media. Since our membership is truly global, and based on individual qualities and abilities as journalists (not on the reputations of the companies or publications for which they work). 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.