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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   June 14, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 12
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IoPP Packaging Learning Center Conference announced for Pack Expo Vegas  
If your packaging team has the budget to attend just one all-encompassing educational program on packaging this year, take a close look at the exceptionally strong lineup of topics and speakers that IoPP has announced for its Packaging Learning Center Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas, which runs from Sept. 26-28. Sessions will run the gamut from production line best practices to what’s next in packaging sustainability to serialization programs to package innovation. Also: contract packaging trends, HACCP, food safety, medical device packaging, and much more!!! Speakers will be from companies including Coca-Cola, Shire Pharmaceuticals, General Mills, and Kellogg’s, among others! More details to follow.

For information about speakers and presentations, click here

Tom Schneider CPP elected WPO President 
During its first board meeting of 2011 at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany, the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) elected Thomas L. Schneider, CPP, as WPO's new President for 2012-2014. Tom was elected by unanimous vote of the WPO Board. Tom served on the IoPP National Board as President and Chair in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He is a member of the IoPP College of Fellows and is also an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. "The opportunity to develop relationships with packaging leaders from almost 50 other countries is a special experience for me," said Tom.

For details, click here

IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics course taking place in October  
Often, professionals who are responsible for package development have little formal training in packaging machinery. Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 10-12, 2011 at Frain Industries in Franklin Park, IL, is for working professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the package development process.
In 2-1/2 days, you'll gain knowledge on a spectrum of machinery from learning how to create more effective packages by understanding how they run on line equipment to gaining “hands on” instruction that lets you see concepts in operation on actual machines. Taught by 20-plus-year veteran of packaging John Henry CPP, this course sells out fast so register now.

For course details and registration, click here

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology in June - almost sold out!
If you don’t have a packaging degree, if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options and if you need to grow your career, you don't want to miss IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course! Fundamentals teaches you about every major segment of packaging and helps you grow professionally. Chicago-based Fundamentals starts June 21 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL. Semester 1 - June 21-22; Semester 2 - June 22-24; Semester 3 - July 25-27; Semester 4 - July 27-29. Space is limitied. Register now!

For details and registration, click here
Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org


Upcoming events

June 16
Ontario Chapter Event: Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat? Mississauga, ON.
Click here for more information. Contact: Cheryl Dupuis, e-mail cheryl@blowmold.com.

June 17
Cincinnati Chapter Family Fun Event: Cincinnati Reds vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext. 108.

June 17
Michigan Chapter Golf Outing, Wayne, MI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Camille Chism, e-mail metrodetroitiopp@gmail.com.

June 17
Steel City Chapter Golf Outing, Cranberry Township, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Falls, e-mail eric.falls@us.hjheinz.com.

June 21-22
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 1, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org.

June 22-24
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 2, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here fore more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org.

June 22
Fox Valley Chapter tour: Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

June 24
Central Ohio Chapter Eighth Annual Golf Outing, Lockbourne, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.


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IoPP Education

Need packaging education? Fundamentals of Packaging Technology is for you!

Packaging Machinery: Basics helps you get up to speed on machinery!