After several years of quiet period in the informatively educational activities of the packaging industry in Latvia, certain elevation is seen this fall.
At the beginning of September the international food and packaging industry fair ‘Riga Food 2022’ was held. Not only packaging companies from Latvia, but also closest neighboring countries participated there. Within the exhibition the Packaging Association of Latvia exhibited the works submitted to the national packaging competition ‘Latvia Star 2022’. During the exhibition on September 9, 2022 Chairwoman of the Board of the Packaging Association of Latvia Iveta Krauja participated in the international conference ‘Innovative and Sustainable Solutions in Food and Packaging’. The conference was organized by Latvian Technology Center in cooperation with Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU). I. Krauja together with Dr.sc.ing., Sandra Muizniece-Brasava, Asoc.Prof. of Faculty of Food Technology, Head of Technology and Knowledge Transfer Office at LLU and other professionals took part in the panel discussion – ‘Challenges in Packaging Industry Today’.
Iveta Krauja on September 24, 2022 gave an interview on the national TV 1st Chanell in the program ‘Environmental facts’. She gave her opinion on packaging tendencies in Latvia and talked about Green packaging, which is not packaging in green color, but packaging where every detail is really necessary. Therefore it is the product manufacturer’s task to use most reasonable packaging for their products.
Next significant event in the informatively educational program was held at the end of September, when Latvian Packaging Certification Center organized an annual conference about ‘Novelties in Regulatory Acts on Packaging and Natural Resources Tax’for natural resources tax specialists of Latvia. Beside the analyses of regulatory acts national packaging competition project manager Nadina Neimane-Gardovica gave a special presentation on ‘Goals and Achievements of National Packaging Competition’.
At the beginning of November Packaging Association of Latvia plans take part in the international fair ‘Furniture & Design Isle 2022’, held in Riga. Association will participate in discussion organized by the Latvian Designers’ Society about ‘Packaging and Design Collaboration’ together with the leading design specialists. Moreover, during the fair Association will hold a special exhibition ‘Latvia Star Winners – WorldStar Winners’.