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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   September 12, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 18
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Two IoPP members inducted into PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame
IoPP is proud to announce that two of its illustrious members have been inducted into the PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame class of 2011: Lawrence Dull, CPP and Tom Schneider, CPP. Induction into the PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame is one of the Packaging Industry's highest honors, recognizing a lifetime of innovation and achievement. All inductees will be honored at the Packaging Hall of Fame Ceremony, taking place at Pack Expo Las Vegas on Monday, September 26 at 4:15 p.m. at the Ballroom at the Las Vegas Hilton.

For more information about the Packaging Hall of Fame, click here
For Larry Dull and Tom Schneider bios, click here

Chicago Chapter makes donation to IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund
During their Fall Chapter Kick-off Meeting on September 8, the Chicago Chapter donated $5,000 to the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund. Chicago Chapter President Marty Zei, presented the check to Jim George, IoPP Director of Education.

For more information about the Packaging Education Sholarship Fund, click here
For more information about the Chicago Chapter, click here

Packaging editors and panelists to discuss industry trends in IoPP sessions at Pack Expo
Packaging professionals know what’s hot now. But what does the future hold? What new trends are on the horizon that will shape tomorrow’s packages and refined approaches to developing packaging?
IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 26-28) will tap into the expertise of some of the industry’s leading packaging magazine editors, in two different sessions. On Sept. 27, Packaging Digest Editor Director John Kalkowski and Editor Lisa Pierce, along with Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News Editor Daphne Allen, will lead what promises to be a lively “Meet the Press” panel discussion. They will be joined by Mike Marcinkowski, Principal Engineer, Gillette; Garry Kohl, Senior Director of Packaging Research and Development, Frito-Lay/PepsiCo; and Mark Green, Manager Packaging Equipment Engineering, Global Engineering and Supply Chain, Abbott Nutrition. And on Sept. 28, Pat Reynolds, Editor of Packaging World, will bring his seasoned insights on what the future will hold for the industry as he discusses “What’s Coming Down the Packaging Pike.” He will share his expertise on a variety of trends and technologies that packaging professionals should be watching closely, from digital printing to in-pack microwave pasteurization.

For more details and registration, click here

WorldStar Student Awards competition is now open
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. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2011. Gain global recognition and enter today!

For competition eligibility, entry procedures and rules, click here

September edition of IoPP Professional Perspective now available
The latest edition of IoPP's Professional Perspective in Packaging World magazine is focused on "Package Purchasing in One Easy Step." Written by Suzanne Fenton, CPP, Director of Marketing, TricorBraun, the article addresses how to make the best purchasing decisions possible when it comes to packaging. The key, writes Fenton, is to make the most efficient use of your resources, including time, dollars, space and personnel

To read the September edition of Professional Perspective, click here

IoPP endorses the China International Transport Packaging Summit 2011
The China International Transport Packaging Summit will be held by Duxes Business Consulting Inc. on 27-28 October 2011 at the Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center. Eminent speakers from government organizations, leading associations and world renowned companies such as Sealed Air, Nefab, International Paper and UPS will be invited to update participants on the latest development trends and share their invaluable expertise on increasing the sustainability, effectiveness and quality of transport packaging while lowering costs.

For details, click here

WPO WorldStar competition announces Call for Entries 
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced its Call for Entries into their WorldStar Package Awards Competition. IoPP AmeriStar winners are eligible and should sumit their entries now. Deadline for entering the WorldStar competition is October 14. Winners will be announced in December. Gain global recognition. Enter now!

For WorldStar entry details, 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

To course details and registration, click here

Upcoming events

September 12
Missouri Gateway Chapter Tour & Lunch:Spartech's New Innovation Center, Manchester, MO.
Click here for more information. Contact: Karen Van Berkel, 636-227-5666 x 1102.

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
Gulf Coast Chapter Social Event with Lejo Brana, Houston, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: John Hayward, e-mail john.hayward@hp.com.

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 22
Southeastern Chapter Event: Packaging, Design & Efficiency, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail southeastern@iopp.org.

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 19
Minnesota Chapter Oktoberfest Summit Brewing Tour, St. Paul, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

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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