The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   January 7, 2013 • Vol. 11, Issue 1

2013 IoPP Board of Directors announced
IoPP is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors for 2013 as elected by the IoPP general membership. Terms run from January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2013.

For 2013 Board of Directors, click here

IoPP webinar focused on worldwide packaging trends
IoPP's next webinar, "Business Trends and Opportunities in the Global Packaging Market," presented by Tom Schneider, president, World Packaging Organisation and taking place January 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST, will focus on global packaging opportunities and how to break through the maze of worldwide complexity in the field of packaging. Schneider will help you find out how you can attract the growing middle class in China or consumers in developing nations in Africa. He will also address where and how new packaging players will enter developing markets overseas and how different cultures apply the values of packaging in different ways.

For details and registration for this webinar, click here

New book available in IoPP bookstore: Creating Value Through Packaging
This book fills a deep need in the packaging industry—a methodical guide to managing packaging that also demonstrates how packaging, considered in a total context, benefits all phases of a business and its customers. Starting from the premise that packaging is implicated in a network of material, social, economic and psychological factors, the book offers a comprehensive strategy highlighting packaging's value-adding roles in creating successful products and enhancing the experience of customers—B2B as well as consumers. But the book's practical applications are deeper. By illuminating the multiple relationships of packaging to organizations and cultural trends and linking them to one another and to business drivers, the book offers a useful new way to think about packaging, one that includes and goes beyond cost analysis to demonstrate how packaging is a corporate asset needed to innovate and increase profits.

For details and to order, click here

Online Fundamentals course adds four new bundling options
To make related lessons more targeted and economical for the online Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course, IoPP has added four new bundling options. New bundles target flexible packaging, closures, adhesives and the environment/sustainability. Each of these lesson bundles requires just one to two hours of your time is priced at a 10% discount off the cost of purchasing the lessons separately. Each of the new bundles is priced at $180 to $450. The new lesson groupings bring the total number of course bundles available to 12. Access the complete listing of online course bundles.
For more information, 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!

2013 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates announced
Start the new year right, expand your packaging knowledge and advance your career! IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology will be offered starting in January in Orlando, Florida. Semester 1 is taking place January 28-30; Semester 2: January 30-February 1; Semester 3: February 25-27; and Semester 4: February 27 - March 1. If you don’t have a packaging degree or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options, then IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course helps span the gap. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging. If you make one resolution for the New Year, resolve to grow professionally!
For 2013 schedule, click here 

IoPP's New England Chapter turned recent meeting into a 'hands-on workshop'
IoPP’s New England Chapter turned its Nov. 29 meeting into a workshop. Perimeter Brand Packaging led a workshop on “Addressing Consumer Needs in the Fuzzy Front End” at its headquarters in Northborough, MA.  Says New England Chapter President Eric Cunningham: “The workshop exposed our members to important techniques used to develop innovative packaging concepts that will serve the needs of the consumer. It was exciting for our members to get to work on the creative side of the packaging process for one evening.” The workshop included an exercise in which chapter members split into teams to learn about and attempt concept generation and rapid prototyping to solve consumer “pain points” related to packaging. Each team presented its end-solution to a panel of real-life consumers, who voted for their favorite solution.

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 

Connect, Discover, and Advance Your Knowledge at WestPack – February 12-14, 2013
Leave your office behind for a day (or two) and attend WestPack, February 12-14, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  As a comprehensive resource for packaging professionals, WestPack 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. Also, there is a new line-up of WestPack Seminars – six interactive learning forums to choose from – designed to tackle your greatest technical and strategic challenges.  WestPack is supported by the IoPP. For more information and to register, visit www.WestPackShow.com.
For information about WestPack 2013, click here 

Upcoming events

January 11
Southeastern Chapter event: Trends, Design & Strategy, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact E-mail southeastern@iopp.org

January 13
IoPP Webinar: Business Trends and Opportunities in the Global Packaging Market, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jimg@iopp.org.

January 15
Central Indiana Chapter Tour: Fagerdala Packaging Inc., Plainfield, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Wayne Funk, e-mail wfunk@locl.net.

January 15
Minnesota Chapter Dinner and Tour: Allied Waste, Inver Grove Heights, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net

January 17
IoPP Central Florida Chapter Tour: Steripack, Lakeland, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Janice Loppe, e-mail jloppe@itape.com.

January 22-23
IoPP Technical Bag Committee Winter Meeting, Treasure Island, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jessica Bodine, e-mail jbodine@mica-corp.com.

January 28
Fox Valley Chapter Chili Cook Off Winter Social, Greenville, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail: brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

January 28-30
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 1, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

January 30 - February 1
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 2, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

February 6
Chemical Packaging Committee meeting, Sarasota, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

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