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

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  • Thursday

    IoPP Premium Webinar - Behind General Mills’ Commitment to a More Recyclable Future

    Dec 9, 11:00 - 12:00 (ET)
    IoPP Premium Webinar - Behind General Mills’ Commitment to a More Recyclable Future IoPP Premium Webinar Behind General Mills’ Commitment to a More Recyclable Future Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST Description General Mills is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its packaging. This presentation will take you behind the scenes of that effort. A panel of General Mills packaging experts will share what they are doing to make the company a sustainability leader across the food industry. This presentation will open with a discussion of General Mills’ “sustainability ambition statement” for packaging. Then, it will segue into a pair of case studies involving Annie’s Inc.’s conversion from recyclable plastic to recyclable paper and Nature Valley’s commitment to a more recyclable future. Come prepared with your questions! Panelists Frédéric Chapuis, Packaging Technology Leader, General Mills He leads the implementation for General Mills’ global packaging sustainability strategy across all the product platforms. Frédéric has more than 20 years’ experience in international and multi-cultural environments across multiple industries and cross functions. David Chmura, R&D Senior Manager, General Mills He leads packaging strategy and development for the Snacks Operating Unit, bars, fruit snacks, salty snacks and Totinos, sponsoring the company’s packaging sustainability efforts. David has more than 20 years’ experience in packaging across plastics and food consumer packaged goods, and 15 years at General Mills in packaging and processing R&D, operations and supply chain. Patrick Keenan, R&D Principal Engineer, General Mills He is a Packaging Engineer for new product development on the Annie’s brand, with a focus and passion on sustainability. Patrick has 15 years’ experience in packaging research and development across packaging manufacturers and consumer product companies. He sits on the editorial advisory board for Packaging World magazine. Cost IoPP Premium and Elite Members: FREE IoPP Regular Members:   upgrade your membership   (it’s only $80 to upgrade to a premium member) or pay $99 to attend this webinar. This webinar is not open to non-members. To participate in this webinar,   join now! Register Today!

  • Thursday

    IoPP Gateway Chapter: Annual Holiday Event @ Blues Arena

    Dec 9, 17:30 - 21:00 (CT)
    Join the IoPP Gateway Chapter for their annual holiday event at the Blues Arena! The night is open to colleagues, business partners, friends, and spouses. They have reserved the Fan Deck with some seats plus an arena for standing, socializing, and eating. The Blues will be playing the Detroit Red Wings. When: Thursday December 9th, 2021 Meet at Sydberg's prior to the game at 5:30PM Game starts at 7:00PM Where: Meet Before the game at Syberg's Market 2211 Market St St. Louis, MO 63103 Blues Arena Enterprise Center (formerly Scottrade Center) 1401 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO 63103 Cost: $54 per person (plus fees) REGISTER TODAY!

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    St. Louis, MO, United States

  • Friday

    IoPP Cincinnati Chapter: Annual Holiday Celebration!

    Dec 10, 18:00 - 20:00 (ET)
    You are cordially invited to the IoPP Cincinnati Chapter's annual holiday celebration! Join them Friday, the 10th of December from 6:00 - 8:00PM (EST) at the Miamiville Trail Yard located at 368 Center Street, Loveland, OH 45140.  Help celebrate the 2021 year in packaging at their Annual Holiday Party! They will also be gifting their proceeds from the IoPP Cincinnati golf outing to the UC DAAP school of design. Please let them know if you'll be joining them! Please RSVP by: December 10th, 2021 to Cincyiopp@gmail.com  

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    Loveland, OH, United States

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