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PackChat is a great way for packaging professionals to share advice and perspective as well as build relationships and networks. With so many shared challenges facing the packaging industry today, it is an effective way for people to collaborate on common solutions.

—Mike Ross, IoPP Member
Senior Packaging Manager, Hair Europe

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday

    IoPP Technical Bag Committee Meeting

    Jan 21 - 22, (ET)
    January 2020 IoPP Technical Bag Committee Meeting January 21 and 22, 2020 Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Boulevard Treasure Island, FL 33706 (727) 360-5531 Book your room now. The Technical Bag Committee Meeting group rate is $129 per night. Cost to attend: $175 Register for this meeting. Executive Committee: Executive Chair Mike Jenkins Chair Michelle Diaz Vice Chair Kevin Rich Secretary Jason Coleman Our Vision The Technical Bag Committee is recognized as the leading expert group in the body of knowledge related to shipping bags - sharing knowledge and ideas through a network of manufacturers, users and shippers to advance commercial bag applications through technological innovation. Our Mission The Technical Bag Committee provides a forum for members to advance professional development, exchange technical information, present innovative products and services, network with industry leaders, stay abreast of technology trends / regulations, and ultimately, continuously improve the products we market. Activities Three meetings per year are held. An agenda is published prior to each meeting. Agenda items are primarily, committee business issues, plant tours, presentations and special events of interest to the committee. Meetings are open to Committee members, potential members (you), and invited guests. Sounds interesting? 'Want to come and check it out? Click here -->   Send the Chairman an email .  We look forward to seeing you. Task Forces may be formed to address specific "common" committee issues in problem resolution, product development and continuous improvement in products or services. Technical Bag Committee may provide information and assistance to the IoPP Technical Committees, Governmental Agencies, and to Industry. Committee Scope PAPER, MULTIWALL AND TEXTILE BAGS SINGLE AND MULTI-PLY POLYMER BAGS FLEXIBLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINERS MANUFACTURING, FILLING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT INNOVATIVE MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION SAFETY Membership The Committee is open to all persons interested in packaging within the committee's scope. Typical membership functions consist of: Packaging Engineers, Purchasing Agents/Mgrs., Technical Support, Technical Sales/Product Development, Regulatory Expert, and Trade / Technical Councils.
    Treasure Island, FL, United States

  • Thursday

    IoPP-MN: Bix Produce Company Tour & Networking Event

    Jan 23, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
    Bix Produce Company is known for processing and delivering the highest quality produce with unmatched customer service. Bix buys the best quality, processes with pride, packs for perfection, delivers daily, and constantly listens to their customers to continuously exceed expectations. Stir-fry blends, grab-n-go, salsas, soups, herbs, perfectly peeled potatoes, cheeses, bases, specialty and hard to find are just a few product highlights. Bix has been growing their business, team and relationships for over 80 years and recently moved from an 80,000 square foot facility to a new 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Tour the new facility, watch produce being custom cut and packaged, view the freshest produce and specialty items in the warehouse and hear about what makes Bix extremely successful. Network over dinner at the Little Venetian. The restaurant’s owners first food venture was a vegetable stand on Rice Street in 1928 and now we can enjoy Italian family recipes that date back to Palermo, Italy. WHEN: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 TOUR ADDRESS: Bix Produce Company 3060 Centerville Road Little Canada, MN 55117 https://bixproduce.com/ (651) 487-8000 DINNER ADDRESS: Little Venetian 2900 Rice Street, Suite 240 Little Canada, MN 55113 651-486-7719 https://littlevenetian.squarespace.com/ COST : $40 – Tour only $40 – IoPP Members (tour and dinner) $50 – Non-members/Guests (tour and dinner) $20 – Students (tour and dinner) Please  register  by Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Little Canada, MN, United States

  • Thursday

    IoPP Chicago Chapter - Burgers & Brew (NEW LOCATION!)

    Jan 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
    Chicago, IL, United States

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