Praise for PackChat

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

  • Friday

    Save the Date: IoPP Cincinnati Chapter - PackEx 101 Virtual Learning Event

    Oct 23, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (ET)
    Join IoPP's Cincinnati Chapter for PackEx 101 Virtual Learning Event! When: Friday October 23, 9:00AM - 11:30AM (EDT) Description: We consider the packaging design students at UC's DAAP the next generation of influence in our industry. We are inviting students and IoPP members for this unique virtual learning event. We will embark on a journey together to watch a couple student team presentations on what they are currently working on. We will host three industry leaders for Q&A discussions, and what we are the most excited about is the potential match-making opportunities for companies looking to support a student co-op for the upcoming 2021 year. We look forward to you joining us. REGISTER TODAY! Agenda: 9:00-9:10 - Welcome from IoPP Board President Todd Ford 9:10-9:50 - Student Teams Present 9:50-11:20 - Discussion forum with sustainability expert (30 minutes), protective packaging expert (30 minutes), packaging engineer expert (30 minutes) 11:20-11:30 - Wrap up virtual event The PackEx 101 Virtual Learning event is open to IoPP members only for a small registration fee in support and FREE to students. The virtual event link will be sent to all registrants on 10/22/2020, and again as a reminder on 10/23/2020. Not an IoPP member yet? Follow the link below to sign up and join us for this and future learning and networking events in and around Cincinnati, OH. Join IoPP!  Sneak Peek at one of the industry experts invited:   Damon Lucenta Protective Packaging Engineer Education: BS Packaging (Michigan State University), MBA (University of Illinois at Chicago) Damon has been in the industry for over 15 years in various roles, the bulk of his experience has been in packaging engineering with a focus on design. His design expertise spans a few different segments, including protective packaging, CPG and retail, and the quick serve food industry. Damon is currently managing Pregis Innovation Headquarters (IQ) in the Chicago area. https://www.linkedin.com/in/damon-lucenta/ REGISTER TODAY!

  • Wednesday

    IoPP Virtual Happy Hour Series: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere!

    Oct 28, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
    IoPP'S Virtual Happy Hour Series: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! It has been impossible not to notice the lack of quality networking opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. During this time, IoPP has noticed a fun trend taking shape - virtual happy hours. IoPP is excited to announce the newest member benefit: IoPP's It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! virtual happy hour series. Every Wednesday starting August 5th, we will be hosting a virtual happy hour at 5PM in alternating time zones. Join us for a wonderful virtual networking event! In order to register and participate, you must be an IoPP member at the Affiliate, Regular, Premium or Elite level. Host:   Rebecca Oesterle, IoPP Chair of the Board When:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Time:   5:00 - 6:00 PM ET MEETING DETAILS The meeting will be held via video conference using Ring Central. Detailed instructions will be available after you click "Submit and Complete Order" during checkout. Click "Add to Calendar" at the bottom of the receipt to add the meeting details to your calendar. Register Today! Please note specified time zone each week. You must register for each week separately as the call-in details will change weekly. 

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