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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   March 7, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 5
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IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference features Ronald deVlam, CEO, Webb deVlam 
Often, innovation isn't about inventing. It's about reinventing. In his don't-miss session at IoPP's Packaging & Leadership Conference - taking place May 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL - Ronald deVlam, General Manager and CEO, Webb deVlam, will guide attendees through the packaging innovation roadmap, which begins with the brand, the business, and the consumer. Supported by successful case studies, he'll shed light on the ingredients for innovative design, discuss the role of macro and micro trends, and how, by combining all of these ingredients together with a creative team, you can create memorable and practical design for today, and for the future. Ronald is just one of the dynamic speakers you'll hear at the conference, which is designed to deliver critical information to professionals who design, manage and influence how products are packaged. Also included is an exclusive networking reception, taking place on May 10, just before the much-anticipated AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner. On May 11, the conference focus shifts to Leadership, and provides a forum for IoPP members to exchange ideas and explore the future of the Institute. Register now!


For Packaging & Leadership Conference details and registration, click here


IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund deadline March 18
IoPP is proud to offer four $2,500 academic scholarships for 2011/2012 to recognize exceptional college students headed for a career in packaging. The scholarships have been created to support packaging education and to raise awareness of packaging as a career choice. The scholarships are funded by founding supporters, including the Central Ohio, Minnesota, Tejas and Chicago IoPP chapters and IoPP benefactor companies. Deadline for applications is March 18. Please submit now.  


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Packaging Machinery: Basics close to selling out! Register now!
Often, professionals who are responsible for package development have little formal training in packaging machinery. Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place March 28-30, 2011 at Frain Industries in Franklin Park, IL (near Chicago's O'Hare Airport), is for working professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the package development process. Taught by John Henry CPP, this course is close to selling out, so please register now to ensure your spot in the class.


For Packaging Machinery: Basics details and registration, click here


IoPP to sponsor the 2nd China Safe & Sustainable Packaging Summit 2011 
IoPP is pleased to be announced as a sponsor for the 2nd China Safe & Sustainable Packaging Summit, taking place March 23-25 in Hangzhou, China. This global event helps attendees understand China's packaging market and make appropriate strategies to strengthen their businesses in China. Besides government officials' in-depth analysis of pertinent policies and regulations in China, speakers from word-leading packaging manufacturers and brand owners will share with you their practice of sustainable packaging including sustainable resource use, low cost production, customer-friendly packaging and waste reduction through speeches and real-life case studies.


For event details, click here


SouthPack features new equipment and packaging technologies
At SouthPack, taking place March 16-17, in Orlando, FL, you can find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase your packaging efficiencies. You’ll see the latest in: bags, containers, contract services, custom automation equipment, machinery and machinery components, materials, packages, package design and printing, robotics, supplies, software...and more.


For event details, click here

Upcoming events

March 8-10
HealthPack, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact info@healthpack.net.

March 9
Meadowlands Chapter Meeting: 3N Night with the 'Ceuticals,' Orangeburg, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Al Grant, e-mail algrant@thecatenategroup.com.

March 9
Western New York Chapter tour: Coopervision, West Henrietta, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carol Herring, e-mail carol.herring@kodak.com.

March 9
New England Chapter tour: Wachusett Brewing Company, Westminster, MA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Pete Degnan, e-mail pdegnan@macaran.com.

March 15
Steel City Chapter tour: Greenstar Recycling Sorting Facility, Neville Township, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact Chris Ritz, e-mail ChrisRitz@PlanetR.net.

March 16
Central Ohio Chapter tour: Scott's EZ Seed Plant, Marysville, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

March 16-17
SouthPack, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail spinfo@cancom.com.

March 16-18
Sustainable Packaging Symposium, Chicago, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sue DaMario, e-mail damario@packworld.com.

March 17
Virginia/Carolinas Chapter Webcast, FDA Regulations Update with Eric Greenberg, Online, 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. EST.
Click here for more information. Contact Kevin White, e-mail kevinwhite227@yahoo.com.

March 22
New Jersey Chapter event: "Life Cycle Analysis," Bridgewater, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Terri Westerhaug, e-mail twesterhaug@yahoo.com.

March 23-25
2nd China Safe & Sustainable Packaging Summit 2011, Hangzhou, China.
Click here for more information.

March 24
Golden Gate Chapter tour: Graphic Packaging, San Jose, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Maggie Turner, e-mail maggie.turner@clorox.com.

March 24
Gulf Coast Chapter March Meeting, Houston, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: John Hayward, e-mail john.hayward@hp.com.

March 24
Minnesota Chapter tour: Quality Bike Products, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

March 25
Cincinnati Chapter March Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer at 513-936-8000, #108.

March 28-30
IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jennifer Acevedo, e-mail jacevedo@iopp.org.


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