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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   September 26, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 19
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Chicago Chapter makes donation to IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund
During their Fall Chapter Kick-off Meeting on September 8, the Chicago Chapter donated $5,000 to the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund. Chicago Chapter President Marty Zei, presented the check to Jim George, IoPP Director of Education.

For more information about the Packaging Education Sholarship Fund, click here
For more information about the Chicago Chapter, click here

IoPP to sponsor two packaging sessions at the AAPEX show in November
Two packaging-related sessions will be sponsored by IoPP at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show  November 1-3 in Las Vegas. The two IoPP sessions are "Packaging That Attracts Consumers: What Works in the Automotive Aftermarket," presented by Jim George, IoPP Director of Education; and "Making Packaging a Team Player in Brand Protection," presented by Keith Cutri, Director of Business Development, Kodak Security Solutions and Pat Arnold, Trademark Attorney, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd. The two sessions are taking place on November 2.

For more information about the AAPEX sessions, click here
For more information about the AAPEX show, click here

WPO WorldStar competition announces Call for Entries 
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced its Call for Entries into their WorldStar Package Awards Competition. IoPP AmeriStar winners are eligible and should sumit their entries now. Deadline for entering the WorldStar competition is October 14. Winners will be announced in December. Gain global recognition. Enter now!

For WorldStar entry details, click here

IoPP endorses the China International Transport Packaging Summit 2011
The China International Transport Packaging Summit will be held by Duxes Business Consulting Inc. on 27-28 October 2011 at the Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center. Eminent speakers from government organizations, leading associations and world renowned companies such as Sealed Air, Nefab, International Paper and UPS will be invited to update participants on the latest development trends and share their invaluable expertise on increasing the sustainability, effectiveness and quality of transport packaging while lowering costs.

For details, click here

IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics course taking place in October  
Are you up to speed with packaging machinery? Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 10-12, 2011 in the Chicago area, is for professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the packaging 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

To course details and registration, click here

WorldStar Student Packaging Awards competition is now open
The World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards competition is for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design. The WorldStar Student Awards, with its wide publicity throughout WPO’s global publications, will provide an opportunity for the winners to gain professional acknowledgement and entrance into a career as a packaging professional. The WorldStar Student Awards competition, organized by China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute (CEPI), will be a forum for the world’s student population to contribute its creativity in packaging design. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2011. Gain global recognition and enter today!

For competition eligibility, entry procedures and rules, click here

Upcoming events

September 26-28
Pack Expo 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail expo@pmmi.org.

October 7
Central Indiana Chapter Annual Golf Scramble, Greenwood, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Delbert Mimms, e-mail Mimms_Delbert_R@cat.com.

October 10-12
Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 11
Chicago Chapter Event: The Latest Package Printing Technologies, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Trevor Deck, e-mail tdeck@nosco.com.

October 19
Minnesota Chapter Oktoberfest Summit Brewing Tour, St. Paul, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

October 21
Cincinnati Chapter October Meeting at Schwan Food Company, Florence, KY.
Click here for more information.

October 24-26
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 3, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, bdykes@iopp.org.

October 26-28
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 4, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, bdykes@iopp.org.

October 27
China International Transport Packaging Summit 2011, Beijing, China.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail, rshi@duxes.com.

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