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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   April 18, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 8
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IoPP Scholarship winners for 2011-2012 announced  
IoPP is pleased to announce the winners of the Institute's academic scholarships for 2011-2012. Four $2,500 academic scholarships were awarded, recognizing exceptional college students headed for a career in packaging. The 2011-2012 winners – all student members of IoPP – are: Robert Bruce Duncan, University of Massachusetts - Lowell; Ian Thomas McClaire, University of Wisconsin - Stout; Alexandria Leigh Siciliano, Michigan State University; Emily Ruth Wiggins, Michigan State University.

For more information and winners, click here
 


IoPP Leadership Meeting focused on IoPP goals, mission  
The IoPP Annual Leadership Meeting - taking place Wednesday, May 11 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL - is focused on expanding and developing leadership skills to help packaging professionals in their careers as well as within the Institute. Agenda includes presentations covering packaging trends and leadership techniques while providing a forum to exchange ideas and explore the future of IoPP. Special IoPP hotel room rate of $159/night ends April 20! Reserve your room now!

For Leadership Meeting details and registration, click here
 


AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner celebrates the best in packaging 
The much anticipated AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL the evening of Tuesday, May 10 - the night before the IoPP Leadership Meeting. Don't miss this program honoring the 2011 AmeriStar Award winners and the IoPP members who have provided outstanding service to the packaging community. Networking Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with Awards Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.

To register for the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner, click here


2011 Salary Survey results published in Packaging World
Over 1,900 packaging professionals participated in IoPP's 2011 Salary Survey. As in previous years, this year's survey shows that membership in IoPP has its rewards regarding salary. Simply, IoPP members make more money. Even higher on the salary scale are Certified Packaging Professionals. Packaging Professionals who are CPP designated tend to make about 7% more in total compensation compared to non-certified professionals. Results and analysis were published exclusively in the April 2011 issue of Packaging World magazine.

For 2011 Salary Survey, click here
Packaging World story can be found here

 


Special EastPack 2011 offer to IoPP members
IoPP members are eligible for a complimentary admission to EastPack, taking place June 7-9, 2011, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.
Find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies. You’ll see the latest in: bags, containers, contract services, custom automation equipment, machinery and machinery components, materials, packages, package design and printing, robotics, supplies, software...and more. Simply click here where you will find detailed information and easy online registration for your complimentary admission. While you're at EastPack, visit IoPP at Booth #3361.

 

For details, click here
 


Fispal Tecnologia helps you expand globally  
Fispal Tecnologia - produced by Brazil Trade Shows (BTS), and taking place June 7-10 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - is one of the largest packaging trade shows worldwide. Fispal Tecnologia presents major packaging trends on a global level, providing attendees with the most innovative solutions in the packaging business from around the world.

For details, click here
 


Upcoming events

April 18
Southeastern Chapter Webinar - "Can You Use LinkedIn to Increase Top Line Sales?"
Online 12:00 p.m. EST. Open to all IoPP Members at no cost.
Click here to register and for more information. Contact: e-mail southeastern@iopp.org.

April 18
Western New York Chapter Meeting, Rochester, NY.
Click here for more information.

April 19
Central Ohio Chapter Meeting, Columbus, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

April 21
Central Indiana Chapter Tour: Sun King Brewing Company, Indianapolis, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Dustin Boyer, dustin@sunkingbrewing.com.

April 26
New Jersey Chapter Quiz Night, Bridgewater, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Terri Westerhaug, e-mail twesterhaug@iopp.org.

April 26
Packaging Automation Forum, Rosemont, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sue DaMario, e-mail damario@packworld.com.

April 26
Wisconsin Chapter Quiz Night, Milwaukee, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jeff Corbat, e-mail jcorbat@yahoo.com.

April 27
West Michigan and Glass City Chapters Technical Conference: "Growth Through Efficient & Innovative Packaging," Grand Rapids, MI. Contact: Joy Vaughan, e-mail jvaughan@actionpackaging.com.
Click here for more information.

April 29
Cincinnati Chapter Meeting, Loveland, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext. 108.

May 2-4
IoPP Chemical Packaging Committee Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, 630-544-5050 ext. 106, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

May 3
Tejas Chapter Golf Outing, Dallas, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: Grace Shipley, e-mail gshipley@guardianpackaging.com.

May 7
MidSouth Chapter 5th Annual Golf Tournament, Memphis, TN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Charlie Robnett, e-mail charlie.robnett@smith-nephew.com.

May 10
IoPP AmeriStar Reception and Awards Dinner, Rosemont, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact, e-mail info@iopp.org.

May 11
IoPP Annual Leadership Meeting, Rosemont, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact, e-mail info@iopp.org.

May 12
Central Indiana Chapter Tour: Acquire Automation/Clarke Engineering Services, Fishers, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Marylou Riley, e-mail RILEY_MARYLOU_K_NONLILLY@LILLY.com.

May 15
IoPP Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labeling Committee Spring Meeting, Research Triangle Park, South Carolinia.
Click here for more information.

May 16
Missouri Gateway Chapter Tour: Alberici Building, St. Louis, MO.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim Thompson, e-mail jthompson@wspackaging.com.

May 17
Central Ohio Chapter 3rd Annual Happy Hour and Putting Contest, Dublin, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

May 18
Minnesota Chapter MOCON Tour, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information.

May 19
New England Chapter May Event "Sustainabilty: A Manufacturing and Materials Perspective,"
White Hyannis, MA. Click here for more information. Contact: Joe Iannone, e-mail Joseph.Iannone@MTS-MT.com.

May 19
Southeastern Chapter "NEXTPACK," Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail southeastern@iopp.org.

May 20
Cincinnati Chapter May Meeting, West Chester, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext. 108.

May 26
Healthcare Packaging & Conference Workshops, Princeton, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sue DaMario, e-mail damario@packworld.com.

June 7-9
EastPack, New York, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact, E-Mail epinfo@cancom.com.

June 7-10
Fispal Tecnologia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Click here fore more information.

June 10
Minnesota Chapter First Annual Golf Tournament, Ham Lake, MN.
Click here for more information.
 


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