The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   February 18, 2013 • Vol. 11, Issue 4

Where do you stand? IoPP seeks your input for the 2013 Salary Survey
As the definitive salary survey in the packaging business, the IoPP annual Salary Survey has grown with a greater focus on your career in packaging as opposed to just reporting numbers. The survey addresses how today's economy impacts your career and how you feel your job has evolved (or not) duing the past year, if you feel secure in your position, and if you're moving upward or backward. Your participation is very important to IoPP so please anticipate taking 5-10 minutes to complete the survey.

To participate in the annual IoPP Salary Survey, 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!

IoPP webinar focused on supply chain engagement
IoPP's next webinar, "Best Practices in Supply Chain Engagement," presented by Jay Edwards, Founder, Pack2Sustain and taking place February 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST, will focus on the attributes successful supply chains share, and what the initiatives are for getting there. How do you improve collaboration among internal and external resources to fully engage all stakeholders to develop the best possible package? Find out at this engaging webinar.

For details and registration for this webinar, click here

IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund submissions due March 18!
The Institute of Packaging Professionals is pleased to offer four $2,500 academic scholarships for 2013-2014 to recognize exceptional college students headed for a career in packaging. Do you know of any students pursuing a career in packaging that would benefit from this excellent opportunity? The scholarships have been created to support packaging education and to raise awareness of packaging as a career choice. As an added bonus, the top talent identified through this program will be shared with IoPP Benefactor companies as a recruiting tool for their organizations. This could be that post-graduation foot in the door that jump-starts packaging careers! Applications are due soon - deadline for submissions is March 18.
For submission details, click here 

Top Suppliers, new technologis, and networking opportunities at SouthPack
Leave your office behind for a day (or two) and attend SouthPack, March 6-7, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  SouthPack 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. Make sure you stop by the NEW Networking Reception on Wednesday, March 6th from 2:30-3:30pm on the show floor for complimentary drinks and snacks. SouthPack is supported by the IoPP. For more information and to register, visit www.SouthPackShow.com. Use promo code QB for free admission.
For information about SouthPack 2013, click here 

Recognize your fellow IoPP members!
IoPP recognizes its members' contributions with the following National Awards: Member of the Year, Honorary Life Member, and Fellow Member. Members who volunteer their time to IoPP deserve recognition so please submit your National Awards nominations now. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013 and winners will be announced during the IoPP Leadership Conference in August 2013.
For National Awards details and to nominate an IoPP member, 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 

MSU's Student Packaging Jamboree taking place March 21-23
From March 21-23, Michigan State University’s School of Packaging will be hosting the 28th annual Student Packaging Jamboree.  The Jamboree will provide an opportunity for packaging students throughout the nation and Canada to unite for a weekend of networking and learning.  An anticipated 250 students will attend this three day conference that's themed: Innovation in Design and Sustainability. The conference will consist of presentations from prominent industry professionals, an opportunity to interact with industry experts through a formatted panel discussion, a showcase display of innovative packages, and a design competition that will incorporate all attending students.
For information about the Student Packaging Jamboree, 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. Speakers and topics will be announced shortly. 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

Upcoming events

February 18
Western New York Chapter Board Meeting.
Click here for more information.

February 19
IoPP Webinar: Best Practices in Supply Chain Engagement, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org.

February 20
Minnesota Chapter Event - Sustainability: Industry Trends & Drivers, Golden Valley, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.com.

February 20
West Michigan Chapter Tour: Praxis Packaging Solutions and GRBC, Grand Rapids, MI.
Click here for more information.

February 21
Central Florida Chapter Meeting: "A History of ConMed Linvatec," Largo, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ismael Santiago, e-mail isantiago@allesinc.com.

February 21-24
Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mary Von Qualen, e-mail mvonqualen@contractpackaging.org.

February 22
Cincinnati Chapter Monthly Meeting and Facility Tour, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

February 22
Golden Gate Chaper Event: The Salvation Army Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, San Jose, CA.
Click here for more information.

February 27
New England Chapter Plastics Technology Summit, Lowell, MA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jared Ward, e-mail Jared.ward@ipaper.com.

February 27-28
Packaging Innovations 2013, Birmingham, UK.
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February 28
Golden Gate Chapter Tour: Sonoco's ThermoSafe Manufacturing Site.
Click here for more information.

February 28
Gulf Coast Chapter event: "What's New in Packaging/Meet Your Supplier."
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February 28
Tejas Chapter Event: Top Golf Social, Dallas, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brendon Quick, e-mail brendon.quick@wicdallas.com.

February 28
Western New York ChapterTour: Maco Bag, Newark, NY.
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