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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   April 16, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 7
 

Packaging training. On your own time. At your own pace
Answering the growing demand for education on your own time, at your own pace, and from wherever you are, IoPP's first series of educational programs are now available via the Internet. Developed in cooperation and funded by Kraft, General Mills, Clorox and Ecolab, the E-Learning platform creates and offers downloadable-on-demand training content through the IoPP Packaging Learning Center. IoPP's first E-Learning offering will be its signature seminar, Fundamentals of Packaging Technology. You now have instant access to the Fundamentals curriculum without having to travel to take classes! Online Fundamentals is available 24/7. It entails 42 prerecorded modules and more than 25 hours of content closely resembling IoPP's popular in-person Fundamentals course. Expand your knowledge, advance your career - from your office, your living room, from anywhere!
For details about IoPP's E-Learning program, click here 

2012 Salary Survey results published
Over 1,450 packaging professionals participated in IoPP's 2012 Salary Survey (developed in cooperation with Gros Executive Recruiters and media sponsor Packaging World). 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 survey report, click here

Have you signed up for the AmeriStar and IoPP Awards Reception & Dinner yet?
Over 150 packages were submitted for IoPP AmeriStar awards consideration in North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. Top AmeriStar winners included the Best of Show Award, the 3M Sustainability Award, sponsored by 3M and, new for 2012, the Design Award for excellence in structural & graphic design. Winning packages will be honored at the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Reception & Dinner, taking place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Marriott Chicago O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois. Celebrate the winners! Register now!
For winning packages, click here
For Reception and Dinner registration and details, click here

Support the IoPP Education Scholarship Fund - Play Golf!
IoPP invites you to join your fellow members and packaging professionals for a day of fun in the sun golfing at The Traditions at Chevy Chase in Wheeling, IL. Taking place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, you can play golf and support IoPP's Education Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from this outing will benefit the scholarship fund in assisting students who are pursuing careers in packaging. Shotgun start is 11:00 a.m. Format for the outing is 4-person scramble. Single golfer and foursome packages and sponsorship packages are available. What better way to give back to the packaging field! Register now! 
For Golf Outing details registration, click here 

SPTC includes high-level speakers, tour of Envision Plastics
The IoPP Sustainable Packaging Technical Committe's (SPTC) next meeting, taking place May 17-18 at the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport, North Carolina, includes a tour of Envision Plastics as well as high-level speakers. Meeting speakers include Ray Howard, Vice President/General Manager, Sonoco Recycling; Jim Kohm, Associate Director for the Enforcement Division, Federal Trade Commission; Joan Pierce, founding Executive Director, AMERIPEN (The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment). Attendance for this meeting is limited, so please register now.
For details and registration, click here

EastPack focused on packaging innovations
EastPack, taking place May 22-24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, is a comprehensive resource for packaging professionals. Enjoy this convenient opportunity to experience the newest innovations in packaging first-hand, compare solutions side by side, and get your questions answered in person by knowledgeable suppliers. No matter your industry, you'll find what you need to improve and accelerate your packaging project here. IoPP members can attend EastPack for free by using code BB when registering.
For details and registration, click here

Upcoming events

April 17
Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting & Tour: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: John Hayward, e-mail john.hayward@hp.com.

April 20
Cincinnati Chapter Monthly Meeting & Facility Tour: Kroger Ice Cream & Beverage Plant, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

April 25
Minnesota Chapter Educational College tour - Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

May 7-9
Chemical Packaging Committee Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

May 8
Fox Valley Chapter Board Meeting, Appleton, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

May 15
Central Ohio Chapter Putting Contest and Happy Hour/Networking Meeting, Dublin, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Chris Regusa, e-mail cragusa@praxispackaging.com.

May 17-18
SPTC Meeting and Tour of Envision Plastics, Raleigh-Durham Airport, NC.
Click here for more information. Contact: Dennis Gros, e-mail Dennis@GrosRecruiters.com.

May 22
IoPP National Golf Outing, Wheeling, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

May 22
Ameristar and IoPP Honors & Awards Reception and Dinner, Chicago, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

May 22-24
EastPack, Philadelphia, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact - E-mail: packaginginfo@ubm.com


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