The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   September 23, 2013 • Vol. 11, Issue 18

2013 IoPP Leadership Conference focused on Institute initiatives
IoPP is undergoing some changes regarding programs, certification and membership structure. These initiatives were the main focus of the IoPP Leadership Conference, which took place August 19-20 in Chicago, IL. IoPP Honors & Awards recipients were announced during a reception on the evening of August 19th. Photos from the event and presentations are now available.

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Fall IoPP Machinery seminar nearly sold out - register now!
Need to learn more about the machines your packages will run on? Do you lack formal training in machinery, yet you manage or work closely with machine operations? IoPP’s Packaging Machinery: Basics seminar gives you the essential knowledge you need to do your job better. The instructor will take the class to the company’s on-site shop to view and discuss actual packaging machinery—giving greater insights than a lecture course alone. Taking place October 7-9 at Frain Industries in Carol Stream, IL.

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IBM engineer to offer insights into reducing package damage in upcoming IoPP webinar 
Join IoPP and the Contract Packaging Association for an Oct. 1 webinar that will explore where and how this package damage occurs, and how to avoid it. In "Judging a Package by Its Cover, Combating Superficial Package Damage," Bill Green, Worldwide Packaging Engineering Team Lead at IBM, will address the practicality and impact of packaging for business-to-business transactions, and also share insights on how IBM has reduced package damage by millions of dollars while also educating its customers about the nature of slightly damaged packaging.

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New IoPP Corporate Sponsor PLUS program allows deeper participant reach   
In addition to the benefits of being an IoPP Corporate Sponsor, a Corporate Sponsor PLUS organization is given more exposure through Who's Who in Packaging advertising, direct mail/e-mail to the membership, as well as three individual memberships as part of the sponsorship. Those interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor PLUS participant can contact Michael Greskiewicz at michaelg@iopp.org.
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Looking for a career in packaging?
IoPP's Career Center covers the gamut of packaging jobs. Listings are at an all time high and are arranged to help you find your best fit. This resource includes packaging jobs in design, engineering, marketing and sales, and more. If you have not used the IoPP Career Center as a job resource, you may be missing out on important career opportunities.
For packaging jobs, click here

Connect, discover, and advance your knowledge at TexasPack
Leave your office behind for a day (or two) and attend TexasPack, October 15-16 2013 at the Reliant Center in Houston, TX. As a comprehensive resource for packaging professionals, TexasPack offers the ideal opportunity to discover the newest packaging 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 6 seminars with the Houston Seminar Series. Choose from 2-hour segments featuring a diversity of practical case studies, expert panel discussions, and innovation showcases.

For information and how to register, click here

Upcoming events

September 23-25
Pack Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
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October 1
IoPP Technical Bag Committee Meeting, Nashville, TN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mike Jenkins, e-mail mjenkins@itwdynatec.com.

October 4
Cleveland Chapter 2nd Annual Golf Scramble, Broadview Heights, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jason Kallenbach, e-mail jason.kallenbach@jmsmucker.com.

October 7-9
IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics, Carol Stream, IL,
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 8
Chicago Chapter Presentation and Plant Tour: Parker Plastics, Pleasant Prairie, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail communications@ioppchi.org.

October 15-16
TexasPack, Houston, TX.
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October 25
Cincinnati Chapter 3rd Annual Packaging Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

October 30
West Michigan Chapter Tour: MSU School of Packaging, East Lansing, MI.
Click here for more information.

For more information about IoPP, and other IoPP programs, visit www.iopp.org. Newsletter comments? Email us at cbarry@iopp.org.

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