APPMA Awards of Excellence entries closing soon


Gala tickets on sale: 65% already sold

Entries for the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence are closing soon.

The Awards are open to APPMA members and exhibitors at AUSPACK 2019. Entries must be submitted via the official online portal before January 26th, 2019.

APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley said, “Judging begins on January 28th, with the finalists announced on February 20th. Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on March 27th.

“There are only 450 tickets available for the Gala Awards Ceremony and these are already over half sold. It’s fantastic to see people so keen to share in this night of networking, and celebrating innovation and our industry in general.”

Entertainment on the gala night will be provided by multi-skilled performer Peter Rowsthorn as MC, with music from the elegant, soulful group Lil Miss Jazz playing original compositions, jazz and acoustic versions of popular tunes. The three-course menu is designed to reduce food waste, with food sourced from online marketplace Yume, which rescues surplus top-quality-label food from being thrown away.

Mr Dingley said, “AUSPACK is only three months away, so I encourage people to get in quickly and secure their tickets for the Gala Awards Ceremony. I also strongly encourage exhibitors and APPMA members to get their Award submissions in before January 26th, 2019. You can enter as many of the five categories as you like. Aside from winning and being a finalist, there are so many benefits to entering these national awards. So submit now!”

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AUSPACK 2019 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 26-29 March 2019. Please visit for more information.