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PACK EXPO welcomes IoPP as new partner

PACK EXPO producer PMMI announced the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) will present The Packaging Learning Center conference program at PACK EXPO International 2010 (October 31–November 3; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL).

The program, which runs November 1–3, includes sessions focusing on a range of topics that are top of mind with packaging professionals, including sustainability and food safety.

“IoPP is widely recognized for its comprehensive programming for packaging professionals, and with this partnership, we’re bringing it to PACK EXPO. The result will be enhanced educational opportunities for packaging professionals attending the show,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.

The sessions, open to all PACK EXPO attendees, will be led by a mix of end users, industry consultants and suppliers. Details are available on, under the “Conference” tab. A preliminary listing of sessions follows the body of this release.

“PACK EXPO is the leading trade show for packaging and processing professionals, and we’re pleased to be part of it. The Packaging Learning Center will give all attendees a chance to improve their understanding of packaging’s intricacies while they’re in Chicago finding solutions to their packaging challenges,” says Patrick Farrey, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals.

Sessions run from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Nov. 1-2, and from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on Nov. 3. Below is a preliminary list of sessions (updated July 14). For the most recent program schedule, visit and click the “Conference” tab.

Monday, November 1

Title: Food Safety and Packaging: The Hazards, Recalls, and New Strategies
Speakers: Deb Krug-Reyes, ConAgra; and Wynn Wiksell, General Mills
Sponsored by IoPP’s Food Safety Alliance for Packaging

Title: Required Packaging GMP’s (Pre-Requisite Programs): One Voice from the CPG Companies
Speakers: Mel Nauman, ConAgra; Tim White, Berry Plastics
Sponsored by IoPP’s Food Safety Alliance for Packaging

Title: Packaging HACCP: What to Expect from a Supplier and How Suppliers Can Initiate a Sustaining Program
Speakers: Danielle Hand, Campbell Soup Company; Suzanne Matuszewski, Graham Packaging
Produced by IoPP’s Food Safety Alliance for Packaging

Title: Sustainability in Wine, Sprits and Beer Packaging
Speakers: Patrick Field, President, EnVino; Marc Weinstein, California Natural Products;
Steve Rhea, Saint-Gobain
Produced by IoPP’s Wine and Spirits Task Force

Title: How Packaging Lines Can Easily Increase Profitability: The Importance and Proper Use of OEE
Speaker: Paul J. Zepf, P.Eng. M.Eng. CPP, Director of Engineering, Zarpac Inc.
Produced by IoPP’s Packaging Consultants Council

Title: Meet the Press:  A Panel Discussion on Packaging Trends
Speakers: Co-Moderated by John Kalkowski, Editorial Director, Packaging Digest; and Daphne Allen, Editor, Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging News

Tuesday, November 2

Title: The Real Green of Sustainability in Transport Packaging
Speakers: Arnold Barlow, Customer Solutions Manager, UPS; Cimberly Weir, Business Development Manager, PIRA
Produced by IoPP’s Transport Packaging Committee

Title: Simulating What Happens to My Goods from Point A to B
Speakers: William Kipp, CPP, W.I. Kipp Company
Produced by IoPP’s Packaging Consultants Council

Title: Cargo Securement for Intermodal Transit—Global Regulations and Methods Available
Speakers: Matthew Bullock, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Walnut Industries
Produced by IoPP’s Chemical Packaging Committee

Title: Packaging 360: Packaging as a Brand-Building, Business-Enhancing Function
Speaker: Dan Balan, President, INTRAQQ

Title: Packaging Law Right This Minute
Speaker: Eric F. Greenberg, Principal Attorney, Eric F. Greenberg P.C.

Title: The Effects of Cartons, Pressure Differential, and Hole Size on Microbial Ingress of Sterile Medical Device Trays
Speaker: Ondrea Kassarjian, PhD Candidate, MSU School of Packaging
Produced by IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee

Wednesday, November 3

Title: The Cost of Doing Business: Security Packaging and Compliance Packaging/Labeling
Speakers: Bruce Cohen, Principal, PackTechPlus LLC; James Ingram, Owner, Ingram Consulting Services
Produced by IoPP’s Packaging Consultants Council

Title: Packaging Scorecard Training
Speakers: Larry Dull CPP and June Anderson CPP, Partners, Packaging Knowledge Group

Title: Packaging Modeling Training
Speakers: Larry Dull CPP and June Anderson CPP, Partners, Packaging Knowledge Group

Title: Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
Speakers: TBD
Produced by the Pressure-Sensitive Tape Council

For more information about PACK EXPO International 2010, visit or contact PMMI’s Show Department: [email protected] or 703.243.8555.



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