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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   August 22, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 17
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Bush Brothers manager to discuss Total Cost Ownership in IoPP session at Pack Expo
Robby Martin is an “ideas” person, and he will bring this approach to Pack Expo Las Vegas Sept. 26 when he discusses “Total Cost Ownership: A Brand Owner’s Key for Managing Vendors.” Martin is Senior Engineering Project Manager at Bush Brothers & Co.
Martin will discuss where and how relationships play important roles in successfully achieving Total Cost Ownership goals in the procurement and implementation of new processes and packaging equipment. Martin’s session will be among the nearly 20 IoPP Learning Center Conference presentations at Pack Expo, Sept. 26-28. The conference also will include multiple presentations by IoPP’s Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Technical Committee and its Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee.

For complete Packaging Learning Center Conference schedule, click here


WPO announces WorldStar Student Awards competition Call for Entries
The World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards competition is for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design. The WorldStar Student Awards, with its wide publicity throughout WPO’s global publications, will provide an opportunity for the winners to gain professional acknowledgement and entrance into a career as a packaging professional. The WorldStar Student Awards competition, organized by China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute (CEPI), will be a forum for the world’s student population to contribute its creativity in packaging design. IoPP encourages all student members to participate in this worldwide competition. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2011. Gain global recognition and enter today!

For competition eligibility, entry procedures and rules, click here


Speaking of Pack Expo...come see us!
IoPP will be well-represented at Pack Expo Las Vegas, taking place September 26-28. Come visit IoPP National at booth 474. Discuss food safety and packaging at IoPP's Food Safety Alliance for Packaging technical committee at booth 480.

For more information about Pack Expo, click here


Southeastern Chapter Nextpack event draws record attendee numbers
On May 19, the IoPP Southeastern Chapter held its second annual “NextPack” summit. 250 professionals registered for this event held at Coca-Cola’s World Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. This number trumped the chapter’s inaugural event last year by about 50%. 22 corporate sponsors also participated by showcasing their offerings in NextPack’s exhibition space. Participants were given great opportunities to network and experience the exhibition space throughout the course of the event.

For event wrap up, click here


Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee meeting taking place August 25-26  
Don't miss the IoPP Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee meeting, taking place August 25-26 at the Marriott Trenton Hotel in Trenton, NJ. Meeting will focus on packaging design trends, life cycle assessment tools, setting sustainable goals, and more. Speakers include: Jim George, Director of Education, IoPP; Todd Van Gordon, CPP, Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Shanna L. Moore, Sustainability Director, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. Register now!  

For details, click here
 


Guide to Packaging Law, 2nd Edition available in IoPP bookstore
Law for non-lawyers!
Includes over 40 new glossary entries and is the best way to get familiar with key legal concepts that affect your business. This essential reference on packaging law for managers focuses 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 Guide to Packaging Law, 2nd Edition also contains handy resources like lists of relevant laws, government bodies and trade organizations. Eric F. Greenberg P.C., internationally recognized leader in Food and Drug Law and a packaging law columnist, authored the book and utilizes his expertise to give non-lawyers a concise guide to the legal issues they face in their packaging-related issues.

For more information and to order, click here


IoPP’s "Fundamentals" course comes to Atlanta this fall  
IoPP is bringing its highly regarded Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course to Atlanta this fall for the first time. Mark your calendar now for dates in late September (Sept. 19-23) and late October (Oct. 24-28). At a time when a career in packaging means expanding your knowledge wherever possible as packaging options become more numerous and complex, the Fundamentals course is the premier vehicle to expanding your knowledge and helping you do your job better. Register now before the seminar sells out. 

For details about Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, click here
 


IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics course taking place in October  
Are you up to speed with packaging machinery? Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 10-12, 2011 in the Chicago area, is for professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the packaging 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
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To course details and registration, click here
 


Upcoming events

August 25-26
Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee Meeting, Trenton, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Dennis Gros, e-mail dennis@grosrecruiters.com.

September 13
Shelf Impact's Package Design Workshop, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Courtney Richards, e-mail crichards@summitmediagroup.com.

September 15
Central Indiana Chapter Tour: Keller Crescent, Indianapolis, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail - dluedke@clondalkingroup.com.

September 15
Minnesota Chapter Target Field Tour & Networking Event, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

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

September 19-21
Chemical Packaging Technical Committee Meeting, Alexandria, VA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

September 19-21
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 1, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

September 21-23
Fundamentals of Packaging Technlogy - Semester 2, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

September 22
Ontario Chapter 2nd Annual Networking Golf Tournament, Burlington, ON.
Click here for more information. Contact: Cheryl Dupuis, e-mail cheryl@blowmold.com.

September 23
West Michigan Chapter Golf Outing, Caledonia, MI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Suzanne Fisher, e-mail suzanne.fisher@comcast.net.

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.

October 21
Cincinnati Chapter October Meeting at Schwan Food Company, Florence, KY.
Click here for more information.

October 24-26
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 3, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, bdykes@iopp.org.

October 26-28
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 4, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, bdykes@iopp.org.
 


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