The World Containerboard Organisation (WCO)

.. was formed to fill an important gap in information for containerboard producers:
Around 1998-99, with new containerboard capacity coming on stream in Australia and in developing parts of the world, such as China and Eastern Europe, industry leadership realised the need for a broader association that would promote the business interests of the worldwide containerboard industry through various kinds of services and activities.

It was intended to support and supplement those services provided by the national and regional trade associations that focused on a specific geographic area.

In 2000, after significant groundwork for the new organisation was completed, 40 companies met in New Orleans, La., to establish a mission statement and set up goals for the World Containerboard Organisation.

Today, WCO members include containerboard producers from every continent that has mills. In less than a decade of existence, WCO has established itself as a major source of information to containerboard manufacturers globally, as well as an association promoting the interests of the papermaking community.

BRAZIL 2017 


ICCA and WCO have made the difficult decision to cancel the ICCA/WCO 2017 Global Summit to be held October 17 - 19, 2017 near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The decision to cancel was not made lightly and the associations have informed all registrants of the cancellation individually.   




WCO / ICCA Global Summit 

  The Global Summit Returns IN 2019

The associations remain committed to high-quality conferences that offer information, excellent speakers and the idea exchange that can only be found when bringing together global leaders for the Global Summit. Save the date for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held May 20-22, 2019 at the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. More information will be available in the next few months.

We hope you will plan to return to the 2019 Global Summit!