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2019 APPMA Scholarship winner

“The 2019 APPMA Scholarship finalists are: Brittany Puyol, Product & Packaging Designer at Edlyn Foods; and Janell Siek, Packaging Technologist, and Karunia Adhiputra, Packaging Technologist – Technical & Production, both with Nestlé Australia.

“And the 2019 APPMA Scholarship winner is Janell Siek!

“Janell views packaging as perhaps the hardest-working component of any retail product. She believes it has a profound impact in a product’s lifecycle, and, being a very visible part of the waste problem, hopes to build her packaging foundations so she can better innovate and problem solve. Janell, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology, believes the Diploma in Packaging Technology will lead to opportunities to be part of bigger projects and advance her career towards a Senior Packaging Technologist and becoming a Certified Packaging Professional.

“We congratulate Janell on her continued persistence in learning and professional development, and on winning the 2019 APPMA Annual Scholarship.”

Mr Dingley said, “The APPMA board and I would like to show our gratitude to our sponsors. So a very hearty thankyou to SMC for sponsoring the Gala Awards Ceremony and to each of the individual award sponsors.

“This is a fantastic night of networking, and celebrating innovation and our industry in general.”

The Award Ceremony was held in the Sovereign Room at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The night was hosted by Peter Rowsthorn.

The APPMA Awards of Excellence were held alongside AUSPACK 2019 and as part of Packaging and Processing Week. AUSPACK 2019 was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 26-29 March 2019. Please visit for more information.