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  • Your Input is Needed – Take the 2021 Salary Survey

    Don’t Wait, Complete the 2021 Salary Survey

    Input from IoPP members is crucial for the annual Salary Survey report – the only benchmarking tool for employment trends and salary data in the packaging industry. Given COVID-19’s impact on the world, responding to this year’s IoPP Salary Survey is more important than ever. Data from the survey will provide a clear look into how the pandemic has affected packaging professionals’ employment and salaries.

    With just a few minutes of your time, your thoughtful responses to these open-ended questions, along with IoPP’s partnership with Packaging World and the Australian Institute of Packaging will all contribute to this important industry staple.

    The report created from this survey reports salary data, touches on your current employment status, educational factors, future career prospects and more. Want to know the best part? Those who complete the survey receive a complete, final report for FREE! Be sure to complete the survey by March 24, 2021.

    IoPP thanks you for your valuable input!

  • IoPP's Brand-New Member Referral Program is Here!

    We are thrilled to announce the official launch of our brand-new IoPP Member Referral Program! This new program offers you exciting new member benefits via reward points for each new member you refer. We look forward to seeing you take advantage of the Member Referral Program and are excited about the potential benefit of growing membership for the Institute.

     

    Here’s how it works…

     

    IoPP Members in good standing (that’s you!) earn points based on the member type that joins. The individual who joins MUST identify YOU (the member who referred them) in the “How did you learn about IoPP?” field on the membership application in order for you to earn the points toward the membership referral program. 

     

    Points System:

    • 1 point/Regular member referred
    • 1.5 points/Premium member referred
    • 2 points/Elite member referred

     

    Members earn points on a continuous basis and points are accumulative. Your points will not expire unless you drop or cancel your IoPP membership.

     

    Once you refer people to become members of IoPP, you can redeem your points! To redeem your points, submit a request to info@iopp.org.

     

    Points needed per reward:

    • Upgrade from Regular to Premium Membership: 1 point
    • Upgrade from Premium to Elite Membership: 2 points
    • Upgrade from Regular to Elite Membership: 3 points
    • One Year of Free Membership: 6 points
      • One-year free membership is for a total of 12 months from the member’s anniversary date and will extend the member’s current membership expiration date by one year

     

    Don’t wait – take advantage of this amazing new perk today and start referring people in your professional packaging network to join IoPP!

  • John Bitner

    IoPP is saddened to share the news of John Bitner's passing. John was a member for over 30 years and very involved in IoPP's leadership for many years. IoPP and the packaging industry will dearly miss John.

    A link to the obituary is below. 

    John's wife, Deb, has requested a  virtual “Zoom Irish Wake” for John on Friday, May 29th, starting at 5:00 pm Eastern. The format will be people telling the story of how they met John and then share one story of working with him. After that it will hopefully become a truly virtual Irish wake.
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    Topic: John Bitner Wake 
    Time: May 29, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • PMMI's Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame

    Every two years PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame commission convenes to choose industry professionals for induction into the Hall of Fame. This fall, PMMI will recognize the Class of 2020. You’re invited to nominate a leader from your company or community. 

    Inductees are chosen based on their industry dedication, demonstrated by expanding industry knowledge, volunteer leadership or contributions that have advanced packaging and processing. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor our industry bestows on packaging and processing professionals. 

    Take some time to identify a leader and submit his or her name for consideration; there is no cost to do so, and our form will guide you easily through the process. 

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