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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   April 4, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 7
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IoPP Leadership Meeting update  
The IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference, scheduled for May, has changed its focus. Due to the positive responses we've been receiving regarding the IoPP Packaging Learning Center Conference at Pack Expo last year, we are moving the previously scheduled May 10 seminar offerings to Pack Expo in Las Vegas this fall. However, the annual and much anticipated AmeriStar Reception and Awards Dinner will still be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL (same location as last year) the evening of Tuesday, May 10. On Wednesday, May 11, (also at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare) the annual IoPP Leadership Meeting will provide a forum to exchange ideas and explore the goals and mission of the Institute. Everyone is welcome to both events.

 

For Leadership Meeting details and registration, click here
 

 


IoPP announces AmeriStar Award winners 
IoPP is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 AmeriStar Package Awards competition. Over 100 packages were submitted for awards consideration in North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from over 17 categories at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, on February 10, 2011. Top winners included the Best of Show Award, sponsored by Lansmont and the 3M Sustainability Award, sponsored by 3M. Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing. Award winners will be honored at the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner, taking place May 10 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

 

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

 


2011 Salary Survey results are in
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.

 

For 2011 Salary Survey, click 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
 


Upcoming events

April 7
UW Stout Chapter Annual Student Packaging Jamboree, Menomonie, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail iopp@uwstout.edu.

April 7
Western New York Chapter Event: 2011 Sustainability Forum, Rochester, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact: Diana Melvin, e-mail dianamelvin01@gmail.com.

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

April 21
New England Chapter Event: Sustainability in Healthcare Packaging, Mansfield, MA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Cunningham, e-mail ecunningham@lacerta.com.

April 26
Packaging Automation Forum, Rosemont, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sue DaMario, e-mail damario@packworld.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 3
Tejas Chapter Golf Outing, Dallas, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: Grace Shipley, e-mail gshipley@guardianpackaging.com.

May 5
Minnesota Chapter: 3D Packaging Design and Communication. Details TBD.

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

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


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