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Packaging World’s Leadership in Packaging Category Leaders announced

Summit Media’s Packaging World magazine has announced the Category Leaders of the 2012 Leadership in Packaging program.
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Judging for WorldStar Student Awards to be Held at Pack Expo

Pack Expo International 2012 will be the site for judging the World Packaging Organization's (WPO) 2012 WorldStar Student Awards, an international packaging design competition; WPO will conduct the judging on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
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PMMI Announces New Board Members

The PMMI membership elected seven members to four-year terms on the PMMI Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors chose its Executive Committee for 2013 at PMMI's Annual Meeting in Spokane, WA.
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AIMCAL issues call for papers

Presentations on converting issues of the day are now being sought.
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Contract packaging sessions at Pack Expo

IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center hosts kitting, supply chain sessions by the Contract Packaging Association.
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Intelligent packaging congress announced

A congress on active and intelligent packaging has attracted international speakers from many of the companies developing the latest technologies for active and intelligent packaging solutions.
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Material specification or performance specification?

An essential decision regarding the specification of packaging materials, containers, and components is the choice of the type of specification.
Pat Reynolds will be on the IPPO program at Tokyo Pack 2012.
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Packaging World’s Reynolds to present at Tokyo Pack

As a result of an exclusive cooperation agreement signed between the Tokyo Pack Secretariat of Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) and the International Packaging Press Organization (IPPO), a Press Mission consisting of 13 professional packaging editors and journalists from nine countries will be attending Tokyo Pack 2012 to report on this exhibition, the largest and most significant packaging exhibition in Asia (2 – 5 October 2012, Tokyo Big Sight).
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Packaging Hall of Fame Class announced

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
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Thinking about starting a consulting business?

Entrepreneurs looking to gain client confidence and make their business succeed can gain strategic insights via Gerstman+Meyers’ new book.
Evan Cernokus, a grad student in Cal Poly's Packaging Program, demonstrates testing equipment in the Cal Poly labs.
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A place where next-gen packaging professionals are trained

Research has been the theme here at the 18th World Packaging Conference, an event hosted by the Packaging Program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Bosch Prevas Achema
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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: A global community convenes in Frankfurt

Paying employees to handle at least one assignment in a foreign market pays off for Bosch Packaging Technology.
ChooseCartons
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New Web site touts carton environmental benefits

Florida’s Natural, HomeMaker, and Prairie Farms Diary noted as Evergreen Packaging’s partners on interactive choosecartons.com site.
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Healthcare Packaging selected as PACK EXPO’s media partner

Summit Media Group’s Healthcare Packaging to promote PACK EXPO Intl.’s Pharmaceutical Pavilion from now throughout the Oct. 28-31 event in Chicago.
David Harvey Scholarship
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Summit Media Group Establishes David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

The Summit Media Group announces the establishment of an educational scholarship in memory of the founding publisher of Automation World magazine at the inaugural Automation Conference event (www.automationworld.com/tac2012); the 2012 recipient is the Purdue Calumet University School of Technology.
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Automation Evangelist asks: Are you certifiable?

A leading consultant says automation pros are under-appreciated, and makes a compelling case for nascent certification programs.
Mark Jacobson, 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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In memoriam: PMMI past chairman Mark Jacobson of Econocorp

Mark Jacobson, a 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, was an active member of PMMI, serving on PMMI’s Board of Directors (1995-1997 and 2000–2003) and serving as Chairman of the Board in 1996.
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The necessity of memberships for packaging professionals

Memberships are a smart component of a career strategy.

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