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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   February 7, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 3
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IoPP 2011 Salary Survey now open
IoPP surveys professionals employed in the packaging field to determine salaries, total compensation and job satisfaction. This information is compiled and analyzed by an independent research firm, and the results are published in the IoPP Salary Survey. 2011 survey is based on information from 2010. Survey closes February 25. Please participate now to help make this year's Salary Survey IoPP's best yet.


To participate, please click here


IoPP Mastermind Group provides concentrated forum for packaging professionals
When confronted with a packaging or professional issue, it is becoming more and more difficult to find like-minded peers who may be faced with similar issues. Where do you go if you need to drill down deep to find specific strategies/applications for your packaging operations? What if you want to concentrate on professional development tools and goals? While IoPP's mission is to help packaging professionals connect with each other, the newly developed IoPP Mastermind Group program gives members the opportunity to address common challenges that other members may be experiencing. Whether concentrated on packaging issues, professional growth or education, IoPP's Mastermind Group program provides a forum for focused and success-minded connections and support from others with similar interests, challenges and goals. Connect more deeply with your peers today! Join an IoPP Mastermind group!


For details about the IoPP Mastermind program, visit www.iopp.org/mastermind


IoPP welcomes Packaging Digest as new Benefactor
IoPP is pleased to announce Packaging Digest as a new Benefactor to the Institute. Packaging Digest communicates with the packaging industry through a wide range of print products including a monthly magazine, annual Buyers Guide and PACK EXPO Insider show supplement. Packaging Digest offers reader/visitors critical packaging information and provides advertisers with unique marketing opportunities. Packagingdigest.com features daily news updates, a nine-year library of magazines, packaging channels focused on key markets and products, online buyers guide directory, webcasts, podcasts, blogs, industry events calendar and a Resource Center housing videos, white papers and other "must-have" packaging information.


For more information about Packaging Digest, please click here
For more information about IoPP Benefactors, click here 


Call for Presentations announced for IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference 2011
New for 2011, IoPP is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating the two-day IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference, taking place May 10-11, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL. This event includes high-level speaker presentations on the latest packaging innovations and trends. We are currently accepting proposals for a limited number of presentations on the following topics: Packaging ROI; Packaging and Materials Technology; Sustainable Packaging; and Packaging Innovations and Trends. Deadline for proposals is February 25, 2011.


For details and to submit your proposal, click here
Questions about presentations can be directed to Jennifer Acevedo at jacevedo@iopp.org



IoPP Packaging Learning Center conference sessions available online now
There is no question that the demand for online learning is at an all-time high. Many who have to further their professional development lack the time to commit to the travel and interruption of their already packed schedules. Recognizing this trend, IoPP is proud to announce that more than a dozen Packaging Learning Center sessions from Pack Expo 2010 are now available for purchase online, on-demand. Sessions include topics ranging from topline subjects like food safety, packaging trends and sutainability to tactical solutions involving food and beverage, medical device packaging and line optimization. Costing only $99 per session (or $499 to purchase all the available sessions), each session is led by a mix of brand owners, industry experts and consultants. Invest in your career with professional development sessions that are on-demand, according to your schedule, and at your pace.  


To browse and order sessions ON-DEMAND, click here


2011 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates announced
Make an investment in your professional development in 2011 by attending
 IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology next year! Fundamentals is focused on every major segment in packaging and blends lectures, workshops, videos and group discussions to deliver the maximum information in the most effective way possible. 2011 locations and dates are:


  • Orlando, FL - February 21-25 (Semesters 3 & 4)
  • Chicago, IL - June 20-24 (Semesters 1 & 2) and July 25-29 (Semesters 3 & 4)
  • Atlanta, GA - September 19-23 (Semesters 1 & 2) and October 24- 28 (Semesters 3 & 4)
And if you're thinking about CPP certification, Fundamentals is a great way to brush up on skills and round out your knowledge of packaging before taking the exam. Start 2011 right! Register for Fundamentals now! 

For Fundamentals of Packaging Technology details, 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


WestPack features new equipment and packaging technologies
At WestPack, taking place February 8-10, 2011 in Anaheim, CA, 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. Avoid long lines onsite - register online now at www.westpackshow.com for a free Resource Hall admission pass using this promo code: BB.


For event details, click here

Upcoming events

February 8-10
WestPack, Anaheim, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail wpinfo@cancom.com.

February 15
Southeastern Chapter event: Sustainable Packaging Roundtable, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail southeastern@iopp.org.

February 16
Minnesota Chapter event: Quantifying and Qualifying Interfacing Between People and Packaging, Golden Valley, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

February 16-18
IoPP Chemical Packaging Committee meeting, Sarasota, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

February 22
New Jersey Chapter Quiz Night, Bridgewater, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Terri Westerhaug, e-mail twesterhaug@yahoo.com.

February 22
Steel City Chapter meeting: Sustainability 101, Cranberry Township, PA.
Click here  for more information. Contact: Chris Ritz, e-mail ChrisRitz@PlanetR.net.

February 23
Wisconsin Chapter event: A Discussion on Eco-Packaging, Brookfield, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jeff Corbat, e-mail jcorbat@yahoo.com.

February 24
Cincinnati Chapter February meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000 ext. 108.

February 24
Golden Gate Chapter 2nd Zanker Tour, San Jose, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Maggie Turner, e-mail maggie.turner@clorox.com.

February 24
Western New York Chapter Foodlink event, Rochester, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carol Herring, e-mail carol.herring@kodak.com.

February 25
Southeastern Chapter event: 48-Hour Re-pack Student Packaging Redesign
Click here for more information. Contact: Sylvia Kay, e-mail Sylvia@unitOneAtlanta.com.

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