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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

  • Monday

    PACK EXPO Las Vegas

    Sep 23 - 25, (PT)
    AmeriStar AmeriStar awards will be displayed at IoPP’s booth and in the Showcase of Packaging Innovation (TBD), be sure to check out the AmeriStar awards on the show floor and vote for your favorite. The AmeriStar Award with the most votes will receive the ‘People Choice Award’ AmeriStar submissions for 2020 will open at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.   Forum Session - Session 1: “The Need for Education: Help Develop a Course for Medical Device Packaging Professionals” Monday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m. at (C-1053) IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee’s hot topic—Fundamentals course development. There is significant need to educate junior-level engineers and those new to packaging on the basics of packaging specific to medical devices. In this interactive session, MDPTC members will describe the industry’s need for experienced packaging engineers in the medical community and lead a discussion designed to generate ideas for the outline of a packaging fundamentals curriculum for the medical device industry. Join us and pay it forward! Facilitated by IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee Jennifer Benolken, CCPL, MDM/Pharma Packaging Specialist, Tyvek®, DuPont Jeff Schwartz, Senior Packaging Engineer, Boston Scientific David DiVaccaro, President, DiVaccaro Consulting Group   Forum Session - Session 2: “Addressing Transportation Questions in Today’s Ever-Changing Marketplace” Tuesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. at (C-1053) Experts in various aspects of transportation methods utilized in today’s marketplace will provide an overview and advice on how to select and test packaging so it meets your package requirements. In addition to e-commerce, packaging engineers are designing packaging that must meet requirements for other types of transportation on a global platform; it must be cost-efficient to optimize ever-increasing transportation costs. In this session, you will hear of and discuss key considerations to determine the type of packaging and testing you will should perform to ensure your package is delivered intact to your customer.     Facilitated by IoPP’s Transport Packaging Committee Brian Stepowany, CPP, Senior Manager, Packaging R&D, B&G Foods    Meet and Greet (host by PMMI and CPA in Association with IoPP and CPC) Come to the IoPP booth (C-1361) and network with fellow IoPP members as well as industry peers connected with CPA, CPC and PMMI. Tuesday, September 24 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the booth    CareerLink Live at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Connect with students pursuing careers in packaging and processing at PMMI's in-person career fair during PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Register your company for just $49 today! Tuesday, September 24 Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N237 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register Now Contact Kate Fiorianti, PMMI senior manager, education at  kate@pmmi.org .    Register for PPWLN’s Breakfast  The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) invites you to join Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to ever go to space, for a breakfast keynote at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Tuesday, September 24 Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N247 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Register Today    

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    Las Vegas, NV, United States

  • Wednesday

    MinnPack Minneapolis

    Oct 23 - 24, (CT)
    Connect Across Markets in Minneapolis MinnPack is joining four complementary industries — medtech, automation, plastics, and advanced design and manufacturing technology — in America’s Heartland this October. This multi-market event gives you the power to brainstorm new ideas, solve problems, and learn with the best and brightest. Sign up for the free expo or register for the conference so you can access exclusive technical training for food packaging, beverage packaging, 3D printing, and more. Please view the PDF and Website Link below for more details on this event! Connect_Across_Every_Link_of_the_Supply_Chain_at_MinnPack_Minneapolis.pdf

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    Minneapolis, MN, United States

  • Tuesday

    IoPPNE Student Scholarship Presentation Ceremony & Talk with Tim Saarinen

    Oct 29, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
    IoPP - New England is proud to present two worthy students with $1,000 scholarships ! Join us for the ceremony followed by a talk by Tim Saarinen. Please view the PDF document for more details on this event! IoPPNE_-_Scholarship_Winners_and_Tim_Saarinen.pdf Agenda Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00PM - Safety Lecture 5:05PM - IoPP - New England Awards Ceremony 5:20PM - Tim Saarinen
    Lowell, MA, United States

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