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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   June 4, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 10
 

IoPP U.K. announced
To announce the newly established Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) U.K., a champagne reception took place May 28 at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, London, England. The reception was the inaugural event for the U.K. division of IoPP, which represented packaging professionals on a global level. IoPP U.K. was formed to respond to the growing global nature of the packaging business – including the influx of IoPP members all over the world – connecting packaging professionals in a more comprehensive way regardless of geographic boundaries.
For more information about IoPP U.K., click here

Corporate licensing now available for online Fundamentals training
Today’s packaging teams often are decentralized and work globally, making a common understanding of general packaging technologies critical to each team’s success. IoPP’s newly introduced online version of its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course makes this shared understanding possible from wherever you are, with the added convenience of learning on your own time—while also keeping the budget in mind. Corporate licensing is now available at discount pricing for Fundamentals training for five or more users from the same company.  E-Learning: 42 modules. 25+ hours of training. And no traveling to take classes! For details about corporate licensing, contact Jim George, Director of Education, at jimg@iopp.org, or 630-696-4011.
For details about IoPP's E-Learning program, click here 

Two webinars, two perspectives on supply chain optimization
Supply chain enhancement has become an essential strategy for success. IoPP and the Contract Packaging Association are collaborating to present the second part of two separate spring webinars on this important topic. Presentation 2, taking place online June 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST, is A Chain Reaction: Leveraging Packaging to Create Sustainability and Cost Reductions Throughout the Supply Chain and is presented by Tom Blanck, Prinicpal and Practice Leader, Packaging Optimization Practice, Chainalytics, Inc.
For details and registration for both webinars, click here

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology begins this June in Chicago
By completing IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course, you take a major step in the road toward earning certification. The Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course can get you started toward providing better value for your company-and enhancing your career. All four semesters of the course are coming to Schaumburg, IL (suburban Chicago) this summer: June 18-22 (Semesters I and II) and July 23-27 (Semesters III and IV). 
For details, click here 

Upcoming events

June 4
Fox Valley Chapter Golf Outing, De Pere, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail: brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

June 6
New England Chapter: "Sustainability Solutions in the Printed Paperboard Industry and tour of Boutwell-Owens, Fitchburg, MA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jason Gardner, e-mail: JasonG@BoutwellOwens.com.

June 7
IoPP Webinar: A Chain Reaction: Leveraging Packaging to Create Sustainability and Cost Reductions Throughout the Supply Chain, Online. Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org.

June 7
Central Indiana Chapter tour: Crawford Industries, Crawfordsville, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: David Giffel, e-mail: d.giffel@kpfilms.com.

June 12
Heart of America Chapter event: T-Bones baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas.
Click here for more information. Contact: Tres Wood, e-mail tres.wood@gmail.com.

June 15
Cincinnati Chapter monthly meeting & facility tour: E-BEAM Services, Inc., Lebanon, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

June 17
Cal-Poly Student Chapter to host IAPRI World Packaging Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Click here for more information.

June 17
Western New York Chapter 2012 Golf Tournament, Brockport, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact: Tom Falls at 585-225-5135.

June 18-20
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semesters I-II, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

June 20-22
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semesters III-IV, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

June 22
Central Ohio Chapter 9th Annual Golf Scramble, Lockbourne, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Chris Ragusa, e-mail cragusa@praxispackaging.com.

June 22
Michigan Chapter Golf Outing, Wayne, MI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Camille Chism, e-mail metrodetroitiopp@gmail.com.


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