The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   October 8, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 18

Refer your peers to IoPP - it's a win, win!
As an active IoPP member, you know first-hand the value of membership. Share your personal and professional experiences with colleagues so they too can discover IoPP and all it has to offer! Let them know that by joining IoPP, they can advance their careers through the Institute's professional development programs and networking events. When you refer new members by the upcoming PACK EXPO, you will be entered for a chance to win an iSomething - an iPad, iPhone or free IoPP membership! Send your peers to www.iopp.org/referralprogram and have them put YOUR NAME in the "Referred By" field on the membership join form. The more people you refer, the better your chances to win!

For details, click here.

Final 2012 Fundamentals sessions this month
If you plan to take IoPP's "Fundamentals of Packaging Technology" seminar this fall, there are just two sessions left in 2012, and they're scehduled for later this month. Semester 3 is October 22-24 and Semester 4 is October 24-26, both in Atlanta, GA. "Fundamentals" is designed for working professionals. It is tailored for packagers who wrestle with increasingly complex projects. In just 2.5 days, "Fundamentals" helps those who need to know more about packaging. For more information, contact Barbara Dykes at bdykes@iopp.org

For details, 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 focused on packaging sourcing
If your job requires you to source package components, and you’re looking for ideas to keep costs in check while making the best of available internal resources, plan to attend IoPP's next webinar “Dynamics of Packaging Sourcing,” taking place online November 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST. This webinar, presented by Maryann Jashinske, Consulting Engineer, Packaging Engineering Solutions, LLC, will focus on the multiple disciplines involved in sourcing packaging components, as well as the many factors that affect the overall packaging costs, and how to evaluate them. Finally, the webinar will recommend a sourcing process for best overall results.

For details and registration, click here.

Come see IoPP at PACK EXPO!
IoPP will be at PACK EXPO October 28-31. Make sure to stop by the booth (C-32) and say hello. New this year - AmeriStar winners will be on display at the IoPP booth! Check out the winning packages and meet who was behind the innovations!
For details, 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 Awards program details, click here 

Upcoming events

October 8-10
IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 10
Meadowlands Chapter Event: Linticular Printing - 22nd Century Printing - NOW, Lyndhurst, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sami Hemsey, e-mail shemsey@estee.com

October 12
Central Indiana Chapter Annual Golf Scramble, Greenwood, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Caesar Watkins, e-mail caepac@att.net.

October 16
Central Ohio Chapter Tour: Kroger's Columbus Bakery, Columbus, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail Info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

October 18
New England Chapter Fall Event: Natick Labs Meeting, Natick, MA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Cunningham, CPP, e-mail nechili@yahoo.com

October 18
New Jersey Chapter Show and Tell and Socialize, Sommerville, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Terri Westerhaug, e-mail twesterhaug@ddpack.com.tr.

October 19
Cincinnati Chapter Monthly Meeting & Facility Tour: Chester Packaging, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, phone: 513-404-0219.

October 22-24
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 3, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 24-26
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 4, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 25
Glass City Chapter Event: BGSU Packaging Lab Dedication, Bowling Green, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brian Walker, e-mail bwalker@gbp.com

October 28-31
Pack Expo, Chicago, IL.
Click here for more information.

For more information about IoPP, and other IoPP programs, visit www.iopp.org. Newsletter comments? Email us at cbarry@iopp.org.

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