The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   December 3, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 22

Please submit your vote for the IoPP 2013 Board of Directors
The IoPP Nominating Committee is pleased to present the IoPP 2013 Slate of Officers for your approval. It is the responsibility of the IoPP membership to elect these individuals to their respective positions of Chair, President, etc., as well as the VP of Education and VP of Certification. VP of Chapters and VP of Technical Committees are elected by their respective Committees to serve on the Board of Directors. IoPP members in good standing vote on this slate through a general election that ends on Monday, December 17. The election results will be announced shortly after. The term for the new Board runs January 1 - December 31, 2013.

For 2013 list of candidates, click here.
To place your vote, click here.

Industry Intelligence announces i2partnership with IoPP
Industry Intelligence Inc. partners with IoPP to assist in the IoPP's mission to create opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed. Industry Intelligence Inc., a market intelligence and information management company serving the forest products, packaging, and food and beverage industries announced a new partnership with IoPP through its i2partnership initiative. Through the i2partnership, IoPP members receive access to market intelligence on the packaging industry through Industry Intelligence. IoPP will provide information to its members about the Industry Intelligence service as well as sponsor the company's i2live webinar on flexible packaging on December 5. This webinar - Maintaining Stable Pricing for Flexible Packaging in Times of Turbulent Raw Material Markets and presented by Liam Barbary, Owner, Benchmark Consulting - will focus on challenges in maintaining stable pricing for flexible packaging in times of raw material market uncertainty.

For details and registration for the i2live webinar, click here.
For more information about Industry Intelligence Inc., click here.

Upcoming IoPP webinar focused on source reduction's effects on distribution
Companies today are looking to gain every possible time, cost and energy-savings efficiency in the transportation of their packaged products. Lightweighting is a strategy that has become more prominent in the distribution environment. It entails tactics such as using thinner package walls and finding alternative materials to gain efficiencies that lower transportation costs. However, lightweighting, also known as source reduction, comes with its own challenges, if not done carefully. Join IoPP for a Dec. 13 webinar for some tips and strategies to benefit your operations in the presentation Lightweighting (Source Reduction) and Its Effects on Distribution. Pat Nolan, President of DDL Inc., will be the speaker, and the webinar is made possible through IoPP’s Transport Packaging Committee.
For details and registration, click here

IoPP AmeriStar Package Awards competition now open for entries!
The 2013 AmeriStar Package Awards Competition is now open for entries! AmeriStar showcases the most ground-breaking, innovative packages of the year.
Does your package:

♦ Go beyond brand-owner expectations?
♦ Increase product sales?
♦ Boost brand image?
♦ Result in cost savings?
♦ Show an innovative way to protect product?
♦ Embrace the latest material technologies?
♦ Address environmental concerns?

If so -- ENTER NOW!

2013 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates announced
Start the new year right, expand your packaging knowledge and advance your career! IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology will be offered starting in January in Orlando, Florida. Semester 1 is taking place January 28-30; Semester 2: January 30-February 1; Semester 3: February 25-27; and Semester 4: February 27 - March 1. If you don’t have a packaging degree or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options, then IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course helps span the gap. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging. If you make one resolution for the New Year, resolve to grow professionally!
For 2013 schedule, click here 

Upcoming events

December 3-4
HealthPack Europe, Dublin, Ireland.
Click here for more information.

December 5
IoPP and Industry Intelligence Webinar: Maintaining Stable Pricing for Flexible Packaging, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org

December 6
Minnesota Chapter Presentation & Dinner: How Distribution Field Data Can Influence your Current Test Method Assurance Levels and Impact Future Packaging Cost, Roseville, MN. Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

December 6
Southeastern Chapter Holiday Lunch, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail southeastern@iopp.org.

December 12
Chicago Chapter Social and 2nd Annual Toy Drive, Des Plaines, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Marty Zei, e-mail mzei@ParkerPlastics.net.

December 13
IoPP Webinar:  Lightweighting (Source Reduction) and Its Effects on Distribution, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org

December 20
Western New York Chapter Holiday Party, Penfield, NY.
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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