The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   December 17, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 23

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 today. 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

IoPP webinar focused on worldwide packaging trends
IoPP's next webinar, "Business Trends and Opportunities in the Global Packaging Market," presented by Tom Schneider, president, World Packaging Organisation and taking place January 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST, will focus on global packaging opportunities and how to break through the maze of worldwide complexity in the field of packaging. Schneider will help you find out how you can attract the growing middle class in China or consumers in developing nations in Africa. He will also address where and how new packaging players will enter developing markets overseas and how different cultures apply the values of packaging in different ways.

For details and registration for this webinar, click here

IoPP to develop packaging conference at HBA Global Expo 2013 in New York
IoPP and UBM Live announce a partnership through which IoPP will develop and promote a one-day packaging education conference at HBA Global Expo & Conference 2013. UBM Live is the producer of the trade show and conference, which will be in its 21st year. The IoPP conference will take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. As the leading product development event for the cosmetics, fragrance, personal care and skin industry, the international show draws more than 15,000 industry professionals, and will run June 18-20, 2013.
For HBA Global Expo 2013 details, 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 

IoPP UK to sponsor the Packaging Innovations Conference & Exhibition 2013
Packaging Innovations 2013, taking place February 27-28, 2013 in Birmingham, UK is the only show of its kind in the UK concentrating on packaging design. The event is ideal for marketers, designers, buyers and technologists. It is estimated that over 5,000 will attend the show from a range of packaging concentrations. As part of the sponsorship, IoPP UK is organizing speakers for 'learnshops' that occur throughout the exhibition. These 'learnshops' are 30 minutes in length and are focused on brand inspiration, creation, successes and pitfalls. If you would like to an opportunity to speak at this event, contact Adele Balzan at abalzan@iopp.org.
For information about Packaging Innovations 2013, click here 

Connect, Discover, and Advance Your Knowledge at WestPack – February 12-14, 2013
Leave your office behind for a day (or two) and attend WestPack, February 12-14, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  As a comprehensive resource for packaging professionals, WestPack offers the ideal opportunity to discover the newest packaging and processing technologies, connect with suppliers one-on-one, network with industry leaders and peers, and compare solutions side by side. Also, there is a new line-up of WestPack Seminars – six interactive learning forums to choose from – designed to tackle your greatest technical and strategic challenges.  WestPack is supported by the IoPP. For more information and to register, visit www.WestPackShow.com.
For information about WestPack 2013, click here 

Upcoming events

December 20
Golden Gate Chapter Annual Salvation Army Toy Sorting Event, Santa Clara, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Madeline Kwicien, e-mail madeline.kwicien@gmail.com.

December 20
Western New York Chapter Holiday Party, Penfield, NY.
Click here for more information.

January 11
Southeastern Chapter event: Trends, Design & Strategy, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact E-mail southeastern@iopp.org

January 13
IoPP Webinar: Business Trends and Opportunities in the Global Packaging Market, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org

January 17
IoPP Central Florida Chapter Tour: Steripack, Lakeland, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Janice Loppe, e-mail jloppe@itape.com.

January 28-30
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 1, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

January 30 - February 1
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 2, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

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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