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The Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya (IOPPK), as an education and training service provider to packaging professionals in Eastern Africa, aims to enhance knowledge around the fundamentals of packaging technology, the development process, machinery, and sustainability.

The institute is a member of the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and the African Packaging Organization, which both aim to improve the standards and skills of packaging by supporting their members, building packaging capability, and seeking to increase trade.

The IOPPK in collaboration with her Networks offers Certified Professional Packaging (CPP) programme under License and in collaboration with the Institute of Packaging Professionals, USA. It is a Mark of Excellence programme, which if the industry adopts, will increase global competitiveness in packaging of local persons to work anywhere in the world. The Diploma programmes, specifically Diploma in Packaging Technology are widely recognized by the packaging industry and are accredited by WPO, APO, the UK packaging society, and the Australian Institute of Packaging, IOPPK runs this program under license online and in person.

Internships are key for trainees and IOPPK undertakes to play a key role in providing as well as recommending trainees for internship acceptance.

Certificate and Diploma programs

Fundamentals of packaging (3 days)
Members – Ksh 40,000
Non-members – Ksh 50,000

Packaging development process (1 day)
Members – Ksh 15,000
Non-members – Ksh 20,000

Packaging Machinery (4 days)
Members – Ksh 50,000
Non-members – Ksh 60,000

Sustainable packaging for brands (3 days)
Members – Ksh 40,000
Non-members – Ksh 50,000

IOPPK WPO packaging technology (5 days)
Members – Ksh 40,000
Non-members – Ksh 50,000

On going 1 day training programs

  1. Packaging design 
  2. Structural and Graphic
  3. Labels and labelling
  4. Export packaging
  5. Printing and packaging
  6. Paper packaging
  7. Plastics packaging
  8. Glass packaging
  9. Cartons packaging
  10. Corrugated packaging
  11. Packaging and environment
  12. Packaging safety, health and environment
  13. Introduction to packaging technology
  14. Packaging quality assurance and improvement
  15. Flexibles packaging
  16. Metal packaging
  17. Packaging machinery
  18. Basic bar-coding seminar
  19. Advanced bar-coding seminars
  20. Packaging and brand development
  21. Packaging and traceability
  22. Measuring and optimizing operational efficiencies in manufacturing
  23. International WPO Approved Training Programs-South Africa, India, USA, UK, AUSTRALIA, The Netherlands Online, Virtual, Distance.
    Inhouse Training on need basis.

Costs: - Short courses are booked and paid for in advance.

This covers all training materials and venue costs.

Course Fees: Members is Ksh.10,000 per day
Non-members is Ksh.15,000
Course duration: 1 day Contact the secretariat for details and booking at

Cheques Payable to Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya
Bank: Bank of Africa Kenya
Account Name: Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya
Branch: Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Account No: 0841 533 0000
Swift Code: AFRIKENX
MPESA Paybill: 972900 Account: 0841 533 0000


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