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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   August 27, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 15
 

Learn to lead with confidence
The IoPP 2012 Leadership Conference, taking place September 19-20 at the Atlanta Marriott Airport hotel, Atlanta, GA, is focused on expanding and developing leadership skills to help packaging professionals in their careers as well as within the Institute. Full agenda includes Keynote speaker Scott Jost, Vice President, Innovation and Design, Berlin Packaging, as well as a series of TED® Conference-like 'mini' sessions focused on a range of leadership topics from fundraising to social media. The conference also includes the IoPP Awards Social, honoring the best chapters and technical committees of 2012. This awards event is taking place Wednesday, September 19 at the state-of-the-art Sealed Air Packforum facility. On Thursday, September 20, attendees will have an opportunity to tour Coca-Cola's Atlanta bottling plant. The IoPP Executive Committee meeting is taking place on Tuesday, September 18 and the IoPP Board of Directors will meet the morning of September 19 at the same location.
For details and registration, click here 

IoPP’s Pack Expo conference lineup packed with experts and insights
Save the dates! IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center returns to Pack Expo this fall at McCormick Place in Chicago. IoPP’s 23 presentations and nearly 40 speakers, providing education on a variety of packaging topics, will be a major component of the Conference at Pack Expo, Oct. 29-31. The Pack Expo trade show floor will be open Oct. 28-31. This is the third consecutive year that IoPP conference sessions will be part of Pack Expo, which is produced by PMMI. The IoPP sessions will cover trends and innovation, manufacturing solutions, pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, transportation and logistics, and food product/packaging safety. Speakers will include packaging experts from Néstle, GlaxoSmithKline, Estée Lauder, General Mills, Revlon, Bayer Consumer Care and ConAgra Foods. IoPP also will offer four panel discussions. These will include a special Spotlight Session featuring packaging professionals from InsightFarm, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods and Avery Office and Consumer Products. They will discuss the results of a groundbreaking study on arm amputees, how the results reflect Americans’ tendency for one-handed multitasking and what that could mean for package development.
For conference schedule, click here 

Next IoPP webinar addresses sustainability and package design
Many companies focus mostly on material choices when thinking about packaging and sustainability, but space utilization often can strongly affect the environmental impact as well. A more holistic approach to truly successful sustainable packaging will be discussed in an upcoming IoPP webinar, “Sustainability: Step 1 = Better Package Design.” Taking place September 11 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST, the presentation, delivered by Kevin Howard, Senior Packaging Consultant, Packnomics LLC, will focus on how to attain the highest density of products in fixed amounts of space. Also find out where and how a package design process is flawed if it follows the old six-step process, in which more packaging is added to survive a laboratory test that probably doesn’t really reflect the types of hazards the package must actually survive.
 
For details and registration, click here 

IoPP Professional Perspective focused in-house package development vs. using vendors
The September edition of IoPP's Packaging World Professional Perspective, addresses in-house package development versus using a vendor for such services. The article, titled "Should package development be done in-house or with vendor help?" and written by George Hill, Senior Research Principal-Packaging R&D, The Scotts Company, looks at the many decisions involved in a successful packaging project. These decisions, however, raise an important question about vendors: if you’re on the design team at a consumer products company, is it smarter to use external companies, or should your internal staff attempt to go it alone?
 
For complete article, click here 

Chemical Packaging Committee meeting taking place September 24-26
The next CPC meeting, at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, will focus on committee and industry updates. Registration is now open. For information, contact Carole Schiller at cschiller@iopp.org.
 
For details and registration, 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 

2012 WorldStar Student Awards open for entries!
The World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards is an international packaging design competition for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design.  Through publicity of WPO's global publications, student winners are provided the opportunity to gain professional acknowledgement and entrance into a career as a packaging professional. IoPP encourages all student members to participate in this worldwide competition. Entry deadline is October 19, 2012. 
For WPO Student Awardsd program details, click here 

Technical Bag Committee meeting taking place September 25-26
The next TBC meeting, at the Holiday Inn Biltmore West in Asheville, NC, will include a paper mill tour as well as an extrusion facility tour. Meeting focus will include new business and committee updates. Registration is now open.
 
For details and registration, click here

Upcoming events

August 29
Southeastern Chapter Golf Outing, Rome, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: southeastern@iopp.org.

September 11
Chicago Chapter Event: Impact Extrusion and the Aluminum Can Making Process for Aerosol Containers, TBD
Click here for more information.

September 11
IoPP Webinar: Sustainability: Step 1 = Better Design, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org.

September 11
Ontario Chapter 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, Burlington, ON.
Click here for more information. Contact: Cheryl Dupuis, e-mail cherly@blowmold.com.

September 12
New Jersey Chapter Social Hour, Sommerville, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jean Gerisch, e-mail jean.gerisch@tektronix.com.

September 14
Cincinnati Chapter Annual Golf Outing, West Chester, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

September 17-19
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 1, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

September 19-20
IoPP 2012 Annual Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail info@iopp.org.

September 19-21
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 2, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

September 18
IoPP UK Event - Retail and Pack Relationships, Notting Hill, London, England.
Click here for more information. Contact: iopp-uk@iopp.org.

September 19-20
IoPP 2012 Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information.

September 24-26
Chemical Packaging Technical Committee meeting, Alexandria, VA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

September 25-26
Technical Bag Committee meeting, Asheville, NC.
Click here for more information.

September 26
Minnesota Chapter Dinner & Tour: Imagine!, Shakopee, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

September 27
West Michigan Chapter Golf Outing, Ada, MI.
Click here for more information.

September 28
Steel City Chapter Golf Outing and BBQ, Gibsonia, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Falls, e-mail eric.falls@us.hjheinz.com.


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