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WPO Training Program

In partnership with Chamber of Printing & Packaging Industries, Egypt, ProPak MENA training program will host  international top professionals in the packaging industry who manage Packaging associations in several countries.

The Training will provide attendees with knowledge and techniques to implement in their packaging manufacturing businesses that would help them take their products to the next level of sustainability and quality. 


Featured  Trainer

After obtaining his BSc degree at the University of Durban Westville, South Africa, in 1987, with Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, Kishan completed his post graduate qualification in Management Sciences, also in SA. He then achieved the City and Guilds (Quality Management) through the UK, obtaining distinctions in both the modules and recently acquired the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt status through Dr Mikel Harry’s Six Sigma Management Institute, USA. Kishan holds a Masters degree in Quality and Business Process Re-engineering and has just submitted a thesis on Metal Packaging Circular Economy and Sustainable Development towards his PhD.


With almost 35 years of training and consulting experience in the fields of Business Systems Design and Development, Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Business Risk Management and Packaging Technology, Kishan is the Managing Director of Global Integrated Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a DNV.GL ISO9001:2015 certified Management Training and Consulting firm that specialises in Business Systems Optimisation through the effective application of ISO systems. Under his leadership, GI Business Solutions is now contractually responsible for the design, development, and execution of all IPSA’s (Institute of Packaging South Africa) Packaging Training and Education Programmes globally. 


In 2018, Kishan was appointed as the CEO of MetPac SA, and in addition to his current focal areas, he is now also focussed on the circular economy of metal packaging in SA, showing that metal packaging boasts an impressive collection rate of around 73% in South Africa. Some of MetPac SA core objectives are:


• Federation of Industry Waste Management Plans is the single most important initiative at present and the timing for submission to Department of Environmental Affairs South Africa is 16 September 2018. The entire South African packaging industry, through dedicated Producer Responsibility Organisations are all currently working together to achieve this deadline.

• To increase membership to MetPacSA by creating awareness and education on NEMA specifically around regulation 28, and the consequential importance of being members of MetPac SA.

• To harmonise raw material suppliers, primary packaging converters, fillers / bottlers as well as brand owners, for synchrony and synergy within the SA Packaging Industry.

• Through a unified voice, to promote the benefits of metal packaging, and to demonstrate manufacturer responsibility on efficient use of raw materials.

• To monitor changing local and international legislative and regulative requirements that could have an impact on the SA packaging industry, enabling coordinated and effective industry responses to such requirements.

Kishan Singh


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