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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   June 27, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 13
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Coca-Cola’s Scott Vitters to headline IoPP conference sessions at Pack Expo  
If you’re planning to attend Pack Expo Las Vegas this September, and you want your company’s packaging operations at the leading edge of “earth-friendly” in ways that make a difference on the bottom line, you’ll want to have anyone involved in the decision-making attend Scott Vitters’ engaging presentation Monday, Sept. 26. Vitters, Sustainable Packaging Director at the Coca-Cola Co., will provide an update on what’s next in sustainable packaging best practices—from the giant beverage company whose approach to green packaging initiatives is among the best in consumer packaged goods. Scott’s presentation is just one highlight of IoPP’s three-day Learning Center Conference at Pack Expo. Besides the latest on sustainability and packaging, choose from sessions including a discussion of serialization best practices and pharmaceutical products, total cost ownership and managing vendors, four update sessions from IoPP’s Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Technical Committee, and the ingredients for successful packaging innovation.

For session schedule, click here

Latest IoPP "Professional Perspective"  column in Packaging World
The July edition of IoPP's "Professional Perspective" column in Packaging World magazine is now available. The article, titled Assuring brand loyalty: Make yourself a 'need' rather than a 'want' - written by IoPP member Christopher Nutley, president and co-owner, MSW Packaging  - is focused on making sure that your company provides services that are indispensable. To do so, you need to ask the following: "Is our company adding value?"; "Is our company's service still relevant?"; "Is our company a key component for our customer's business?"; and "Do our company's customers need us any longer?"

For Packaging World's July edition of "Professional Perspective," click here

IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics course taking place in October  
Does your job or management scope cover packaging machinery? Do you need to integrate package development with machine capabilities? Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 10-12, 2011 at Frain Industries in Franklin Park, IL, is for working professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the package development process.
In 2-1/2 days, you'll gain knowledge on a spectrum of machinery from learning how to create more effective packages by understanding how they run on line equipment to gaining “hands on” instruction that lets you see concepts in operation on actual machines. Taught by 20-plus-year veteran of packaging John Henry CPP, this course sells out fast so register now.

For course details and registration, click here

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology in July - almost sold out!
If you don’t have a packaging degree, if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options, and if you need to grow your career, you don't want to miss IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course! Fundamentals teaches you about every major segment of packaging and helps you grow professionally. Semesters 3 (July 25-27) and 4 (July 27-29) of Fundamentals are taking place at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL, and are nearly full. Don't miss this Chicago-based opportunity! Register now!

For details and registration, click here
Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org


Guide to Packaging Law, 2nd Edition now available in IoPP bookstore
Law for non-lawyers!
Over 40 new glossary entries! The best way to get familiar with key legal concepts that affect your business! The Guide to Packaging Law, 2nd Edition, written by Eric F. Greenberg, is focused exclusively on packaging and delivers information in a way that packaging professionals can easily understand. Organized around a glossary of legal and regulatory terms, the book also contains handy resources like lists of relevant laws, government bodies and trade organizations.

To order the Guide to Packaging Law, 2nd Edition, click here

Upcoming events

July 13
Chicago Chapter Annual Golf Outing, Wheeling, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Wil Benjamin, e-mail wbenjamin@valspar.com.

July 13
Fox Valley Chapter Family Social Event - Timber Rattlers Game, Appleton, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

July 25-27
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 3, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

July 27-29
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 4, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

September 16
Cincinnati Chapter Golf Outing, West Chester, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext. 108.

September 26-28
Pack Expo 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail expo@pmmi.org.

October 10-12
Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

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