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    Oceania, Australia, Beauty, Personal Care, Eating, Drinking, Home Care, Consumer Durables, Packaging Trade Associations, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in partnership with APCO, are pleased to advise that it has developed a new training course ‘Tools to help you meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets: PREP & ARL’ with the first two course dates set for July and August. The Training course will also include a tour of a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).

    OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE:

    Is your business doing enough to ensure that 100% of your packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025?
    Have you audited your current packaging for recyclability?
    Have you started using the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) during your design process?
    Are you looking for a way to validate your on-pack recyclability labelling?
    If a consumer picked up your product, would they easily understand which bin to put it in?
    Are you shifting your packaging design to incorporate the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL)?

    If you answered no to any of these questions, then this training course is for you.

    So where do you start? This training course will help attendees to better understand what tools are available, how to use them, why they are needed and how they link to the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

    The APCO Packaging Recycling Label Program is a nation-wide labelling program that provides designers and brand owners with the tools to inform responsible packaging design and helps consumers to understand how to correctly dispose of packaging. Led by the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO), in collaboration with Planet Ark and PREP Design, the program aims to increase recycling rates, educate consumers and contribute to cleaner recycling streams. The two elements of the program are the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) and the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL).

    TOOL 1: PREP

    PREP provides a way for brand owners, manufacturers and designers to assess whether an item of packaging could be classified as ‘recyclable’ through kerbside collection in Australian and New Zealand. PREP produces a report for each ‘project’ that is evaluated. A project will list the recyclability classification for each ‘separable component’ plus the user may nominate a scenario where the separable components are joined at the time of disposal (e.g. bottle and cap). Combining technical recyclability and collection coverage, PREP provides the evidence base for applying the Australasian Recycling Label on-pack.

    TOOL 2: ARL

    The ARL is an evidence-based, standardised labelling system that provides clear and consistent on-pack recycling information to inform consumers of the correct disposal method. The ARL is designed to be used in conjunction with PREP, which informs the user of the correct on-pack ARL artwork for each ‘separable component’ of packaging. It is a simple and effective method to improve consumer recycling behaviours.

    This course will help attendees to understand how to more accurately use PREP and the ARL including:

    How to complete a PREP evaluation
    How to convert PREP outcomes to an ARL artwork
    How to apply the ARL on-pack correctly

    Attendees will start the training course by visiting a Materials Recycling Facility to obtain a realistic view of the current recycling capabilities in Australia. Moving then into the classroom, you will learn about the APCO Recycling Label Program and consumer recycling behaviours. Attendees will then deep-dive in to the purpose of PREP, gain an understanding of the governance and data collection process behind PREP, review samples and material templates and work through sample assessment templates. Attendees will be able to undertake a hands-on interactive session using PREP to complete an evaluation, review a report and understand the reasons behind the assessment.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    This half-day training course will enable participants to gain a better understanding of how using PREP and applying the ARL can help your business to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. The course will also enable participants to have a better and more realistic view of what packaging is truly recyclable and being recycled in Australia. Understanding these tools will enable agencies and marketers to provide verifiable and consistent recyclability information to their consumers.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    Packaging Technologists and Designers, Brand Managers, Sustainability Teams, Marketing Teams, Graphic Designers and Agencies that specialise in packaging and brands.


    Beauty, Personal Care, Eating, Drinking, Plastic, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that due to popular demand and the recent success of the Future of Soft Plastics Technical event that was held in Victoria, a lunch time version will be held on the 17 of July in New South Wales and all of industry is invited to attend.

    The AIP, along with their many industry members, are concerned about current discussions and challenges directed at ‘single use plastic’ packaging and this technical seminar will help to guide you and your teams to better understand the current and true state-of-play with Soft Plastics in Australia.

    Discussions will include understanding the issues surrounding Soft Plastics and the important benefits this packaging format brings (food safety, convenience and reducing food waste). Speakers will provide insights into some of the excellent initiatives that are already underway in the country to effectively recycle this packaging format.

    This technical seminar will focus on soft plastics and the current recycling programs being undertaken and the evening is aimed at challenging the industry to be more involved in promoting a better understanding of the benefits and opportunities for soft plastics.

    To book your place visit aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=221


    Oceania, New Zealand, Eating, Drinking, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Due to popular demand The Australian Institute of Packaging's (AIP) Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design half-day training course will be heading back to New Zealand on the 17th of July. The training will start off with a tour of the Visy Recycling Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and then head into the classroom for hands-on interactive training.

    Course: Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design
    Date: Wednesday 17 July, 2019
    Time: 9am - 3.30pm
    Location: Visy Recycling New Zealand, 29 Victoria Street, Onehunga, Auckland

    The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

    Discussions will also cover Plastic, Glass and Metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist their business to understand the full life of packaging. This will involve the impact of 'Food or Product Waste'.

    As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e. the current five material beneficiation processes).

    Limited places are available so book your spot today. http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=220


    Oceania, Australia, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Associations, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Course: The use of lifecycle assessment tools for sustainable packaging design
    Date: Wednesday 5 June, 2019
    Time: 10am - 3.30pm
    Location: RMIT, Green Brain Room, Storey Hall, 342–344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that they have created a new training course on ‘The use of Life cycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design’, with the first course being held on Wednesday the 5 of June in Melbourne. This course is supported by APCO and RMIT.

    The Use of Life cycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design half-day training course is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply life cycle thinking to their working contexts. This includes an understanding of the reasons why life cycle thinking is critical, as well as how the method may be used for packaging design projects they manage.


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Plastic, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events

    Date: May 8, 2019
    Location: Melbourne

    The future of soft plastics

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with SPE, will be running a technical dinner to discuss the Future of Soft Plastics on the 8 May in Melbourne and all of industry is invited to attend.

    Both the AIP and the SPE, along with their many industry members, are concerned about current discussions and challenges directed at ‘single use plastic’ packaging and this dinner will help to guide you and your teams to better understand the current and true state-of-play with Soft Plastics in Australia.

    Discussions will include understanding the issues surrounding Soft Plastics and the important benefits this packaging format brings (food safety, convenience and reducing food waste). Speakers will provide insights into some of the excellent initiatives that are already underway in the country to effectively recycle this packaging format.

    This technical dinner will focus on soft plastics and the current recycling programs being undertaken and the evening is aimed at challenging the industry to be more involved in promoting a better understanding of the benefits and opportunities for soft plastics.

    Speakers will include: Fiona Baxter, Coles Group Manager Responsible Sourcing, Coles, Peter Tamblyn, Sales & Marketing Manager Asia Pacific, Close the Loop, Mark Jacobson, Marketing Director, Replas, Elizabeth Kasell, Director of Development, REDCycle and Anthony Peyton MAIP, Director, PREP Design.

    To book your place visit http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=210


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Primary Packaging, Primary Boxes, Cases, Secondary Packaging, Secondary Boxes, Cases, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    AIP Foodbank Volunteer Day

    10 September 2019

    Foodbank Warehouse, Yarraville, Victoria

    AIP Members and industry colleagues are invited to participate in the Foodbank Victoria Warehouse Volunteering Program. The AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will provide you the opportunity to better understand how Foodbank works and will be a combination of picking and packing of on-line food orders and packing mixed grocery boxes. 

    The on-line orders have been placed by many of the 470 charity partners who look after the thousands of Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity. The mixed groceries items are donated by school students, community groups, clubs and corporate organisations who run food drives to provide the ingredients for the food boxes. 

    Their charity partners are able to order these boxes which they then pass on to those families or individuals who need that extra help with grocery items.  Each volunteer would have the opportunity to work in both areas. 


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Beverages - Non-Alcoholic, Carbonated Drinks, Beverages - Alcoholic, Wines, Beers, Primary Packaging, Bottles, Bottles - Roll On, Bottles - Soft Drink, Jars, Pots, Jars - Food, Machinery, Glass, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    O-I Sydney Site Visit

    9 May 2019

    170 Andrews Road, Penrith, NSW 2750

    AIP Members and Industry Colleagues are invited to visit O-I Sydney facility which has been manufacturing glass containers in Penrith since 1971. Every day, around 4,000,000 beer, wine, spirit and soft drink bottles and food jars roll off the Penrith production lines.

    The O-I Sydney plant has a long history of manufacturing glass containers from recycled glass containers. Glass containers manufactured at the O-I Sydney site are stored in a purpose-built warehouse. From there, containers are sent away to breweries, wineries and other beverage and food suppliers.

    Today the plant supplies all major users of glass containers in NSW and a number of major customers in both Victoria and Queensland.  Two furnaces and six machine lines produce Beer, Food and spirit containers in a variety of colours including – Flint, Amber, Emerald Green, French Green and Antique Green.

    The plant is the largest glass container manufacturing plant in Australia. The output exceeds 3.7 million units per day, 23 million units per week, or 1.37 billion per year.          

    Limited places available. Follow the link (above) to register.  


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Primary Packaging, Primary Boxes, Cases, Secondary Packaging, Secondary Boxes, Cases, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    AIP Foodbank Volunteer Day

    2 July 2019

    Foodbank Warehouse, Yarraville, Victoria

    AIP Members and industry colleagues are invited to participate in the Foodbank Victoria Warehouse Volunteering Program. The AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will provide you the opportunity to better understand how Foodbank works and will be a combination of picking and packing of on-line food orders and packing mixed grocery boxes.

    The on-line orders have been placed by many of the 470 charity partners who look after the thousands of Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity. The mixed groceries items are donated by school students, community groups, clubs and corporate organisations who run food drives to provide the ingredients for the food boxes.

    Their charity partners are able to order these boxes which they then pass on to those families or individuals who need that extra help with grocery items.  Each volunteer would have the opportunity to work in both areas. 


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Beverages - Non-Alcoholic, Milk, Dairy Based Drinks, Carbonated Drinks, Plastic, Plastic - PET, Glass, Contract Filling, Bottling

    Coca-Cola Amatil Site Visit

    6 March 2019

    Coca-Cola Amatil, Gate 1, 260 Orchard Road, Richlands QLD 4077 

    AIP members and industry colleagues will be able to see Coca-Cola Amatil’s new bottling and warehouse facility, which is now the company’s largest plant in Australia. The facility supports hundreds of jobs and it is capable of manufacturing more than 90 million unit cases of drinks for national and export markets each year.

    Attendees will be able to tour the plant and see high-speed beverage manufacturing including cans, PET and Glass across several lines producing CDSs, Sensitive Beverages and Dairy Products.

    Limited places available. Follow the link (above) to register. 


    Oceania, Australia, Machinery, Tree Derivatives, Paper, Recycling

    Orora Botany B9 Paper Mill Site Visit  

    13 March 2019

    Orora Botany Paper Mill, 1891 Botany Rd, Matraville NSW 2036

    AIP Members and industry colleagues are invited to attend a site visit to Orora Botany Paper Mill on the 13 March.  All attendees will have the opportunity to obtain an overview of the Recycling and Paper making side of the Orora business.

    The Orora Recycling business provides services including the collection, sorting and recycling of waste from industry, supermarkets and households. Visitors will see a state-of-the-art high-speed paper machine that manufactures 100% recycled packaging paper and better understand the Orora Botany Paper Mill.                  

    Limited places available. Follow the link (above) to register. 


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Primary Packaging, Primary Boxes, Cases, Secondary Packaging, Secondary Boxes, Cases

    AIP Foodbank Volunteer Day

    1 April 2019

    Foodbank Warehouse, Yarraville, Victoria

    AIP Members and industry colleagues are invited to participate in the Foodbank Victoria Warehouse Volunteering Program. The AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will provide you the opportunity to better understand how Foodbank works and will be a combination of picking and packing of on-line food orders and packing mixed grocery boxes. 

    The on-line orders have been placed by many of the 470 charity partners who look after the thousands of Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity. The mixed groceries items are donated by school students, community groups, clubs and corporate organisations who run food drives to provide the ingredients for the food boxes.

    Their charity partners are able to order these boxes which they then pass on to those families or individuals who need that extra help with grocery items.  Each volunteer would have the opportunity to work in both areas. 

    http://aipack.com.au/wp-content/uploads/AIP_VIC_Foodbank_volunteering_flyer.pdf


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Consumer Durables, Media, Books, Tools, Hardware, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Reusable Packaging, Plastic, Plastic - Bioplastic, Glass, Metal, Recycling, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Course: Sustainable Packaging Design Training Course + Materials Recycling Facility Tour
    Date:
    3 April 2019
    Location:
    Visy Recycling Smithfield, New South Wales

    How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) half-day training course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours; while not spending any more money at the end. 

    The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

    Discussions will also cover Plastic, Glass and Metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist their business to understand the full life of packaging. This will involve the impact of ‘Food or Product Waste’. 

    As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes). 

    Course objectives:

    1. To provide participants an understanding of the current environmental issues that are impacting the producers of packaging and the manufacturers and retailers of packaged product.
    2. To provide participants an understanding of sustainable packaging design and the practical design guidelines and approaches required in the packaging design process including End of Life (EoL) thinking.
    3. To provide participants with a better view of Best Practice Examples and Case Studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations. 

    Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today using the link above. All of industry is invited to attend. 


    Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Awards

    2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards

    30 April 2019

    SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney, New South Wales

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise that submissions are now open for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.

    The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging materials within each of these five manufacturing categories:

    FOOD
    BEVERAGE
    HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLNESS
    DOMESTIC & HOUSEHOLD
    LABELLING & DECORATION *NEW AWARD

    There will be three special awards available:

    SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD
    SAVE FOOD PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD
    ACCESSIBLE PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD *NEW AWARD

    In addition there are three awards designed for people who have made specific contributions to the packaging industry.

    These Individual Awards will include:

    YOUNG PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR.
    INDUSTRY PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR.
    PACKAGING NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP (This annual scholarship will offer one person from New Zealand the opportunity to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology course; an internationally recognised and accredited course.)

    The PIDA Awards are the exclusive award program for all Australia and New Zealand entries into the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

    Entries close 8 March 2019.


    Oceania, New Zealand, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Reusable Packaging, Plastic, Plastic - Bioplastic, Glass, Metal, Recycling, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Course: Sustainable Packaging Design Training Course + Materials Recycling Facility Tour
    Date: 13 February 2019
    Location: Visy Recycling OneHunga, Auckland, New Zealand

    How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? This course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours; while not spending any more money at the end. 

    The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

    Discussions will also cover Plastic, Glass and Metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist their business to understand the full life of packaging. This will involve the impact of ‘Food or Product Waste’. 

    As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes). 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    1. To provide participants an understanding of the current environmental issues that are impacting the producers of packaging and the manufacturers and retailers of packaged product.
    2. To provide participants an understanding of sustainable packaging design and the practical design guidelines and approaches required in the packaging design process including End of Life (EoL) thinking.
    3. To provide participants with a better view of Best Practice Examples and Case Studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations. 

    Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today. All of industry is invited to attend. 


    Oceania, Australia, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Reusable Packaging, Plastic, Plastic - Bioplastic, Glass, Metal, Recycling, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Course: Sustainable Packaging Design Training Course + Materials Recycling Facility Tour
    Date: 20 February 2019
    Location: Visy Recycling Smithfield, New South Wales

    How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? This course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours; while not spending any more money at the end. 

    The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

    Discussions will also cover Plastic, Glass and Metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist their business to understand the full life of packaging. This will involve the impact of ‘Food or Product Waste’. 

    As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes). 

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    1. To provide participants an understanding of the current environmental issues that are impacting the producers of packaging and the manufacturers and retailers of packaged product.
    2. To provide participants an understanding of sustainable packaging design and the practical design guidelines and approaches required in the packaging design process including End of Life (EoL) thinking.
    3. To provide participants with a better view of Best Practice Examples and Case Studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations. 

    Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today. All of industry is invited to attend. 


    Asia, Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Beverages - Non-Alcoholic, Carbonated Drinks, Primary Packaging, Bottles, Bottles - Glass, Glass, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Date: Wednesday 27 February
    Location: Coca-Cola Northmead Facility

    Coca-Cola Amatil is one of the largest bottlers and distributors of non-alcoholic and alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia Pacific, and one of the world’s larger bottlers of the Coca-Cola Company range.

    CCA is one of the world’s top five Coca-Cola bottlers, working with some of Australia’s most famous brands including Coca-Cola, Mount Franklin and Sprite to name a few. CCA prides itself on its innovative focus to ensure their business has a strong foundation for an even brighter tomorrow. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the largest NSW manufacturing facility and distribution centre located at Northmead. A presentation will also be provided on the site as well as a guided audio-tour of the facility.

    Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today.


    Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Product Development Services, Package Design, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Awards, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    2019 AIP National Technical Forum
    30 April 2019
    SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney, New South Wales

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that the biennial National Technical Forum is moving alongside the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards for Australia and New Zealand.  Having served the industry for over two decades the AIP National Technical Forum brings together packaging technologists, designers, sales and marketing people from all industries to better understand the technical side of packaging design.

    The 2019 AIP National Technical Forum will be designed to focus on showcasing best-practice and award-winning Save Food & Sustainable Packaging Designs and Innovative packaging across Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Domestic Household. This educational event will allow attendees the opportunity to be inspired by what other companies are already developing in key industries and markets. Walk away with new ideas and inspiration for your next packaging project.


    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    • Charlotte Way
    Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Supply Chain Services, Sustainable Solutions, Shows, Associations, Media, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? This course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours; while not spending any more money at the end.

    Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP Education Coordinator, Australian Institute of Packaging
    February 13
    Onehunga, Auckland


    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    • Charlotte Way
    Asia, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events

    ProPak Philippines together with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) bring you 3 new seminars to develop and upgrade your business.

    These seminars are free-to-attend, will be conducted in English but places are limited.

    Seminar 1:

    Understanding the value of Sustainable & Save Food Packaging to your business
    24 January 2019 14.00 - 15.30 Hrs.
    Hidalgo Room, World Trade Centre, Manila

    Seminar 2:

    Understanding the economic value of costeffective Packaging
    25 January 2019 10.30 - 12.30 Hrs.
    Hidalgo Room. World Trade Centre, Manila

    Workshop:

    A better understanding of the value and benefits to introducing new and innovative automated packaging systems into your business
    25 January 2019 13.00 - 14.30 Hrs.
    Hidalgo Room, World Trade Centre, Manila

    Seminars & Workshop Presenter will be:

    Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP
    Education Coordinator
    Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)

    Click here to register.


    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    • Jo Webb
    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Beverages - Alcoholic

    Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer – a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of the industry. They have over 200 outstanding brands – old and new, large and small, global and local, with brands sold in 180 countries at almost every price point, in every category to meet consumer demand. Every year they produce more than 6.5 billion litres of their brands, from more than 100 manufacturing sites in 30 countries.

    With Diageo Australia producing close to 100 million litres of the world-famous brands attendees will be able to tour the Huntingwood facility that comprises filling lines, mixing operations, raw material and finished goods storage together with quality control, maintenance and administration facilities. Attendees will be able to see the Aluminium can line, Carbonated glass bottle line, Spirit bottle line, Bag in box and automated warehousing.

    See where great brands like Bundaberg Rum, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and UDL among others are blended and packed in a tour of the production and warehousing facilities.

    Thursday 8th November
    4 Distillers Place
    Huntingwood NSW 2148


    Oceania, Australia, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events

    Every year the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in collaboration with other industry associations, spend their Christmas Party differently. Rather than holding the standard Christmas Party the AIP Members are invited to be a part of something very special; packing 1000x Family Hampers and 300x Ladies Hampers which are given to Foodbank to help those in need during the holiday season.

    Over the last seven years, our industry has packed over 6500 hampers to the value of in excess of $700,000 for people in need, with all of the items either donated, or the funds raised by the Association and the wider industry. The AIP invites you, your staff, colleagues and families to come and help us pack the hampers on the 7 of December. All ages are invited to attend this special event with the oldest volunteer to date being 85 and the youngest 5. Help us make a difference in someone else’s life.

    This year, the AIP packing day will be running from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday 7 December at Eagle Farm Race Track - Function Area 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot 4007

    Friday 7 December 10.00 am arrival The packing day will be running until approx. 3.00 pm Eagle Farm Race Track - Function Area, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot 4007.

    • AIP Members: $30 inc GST
    • Non-Members: $35 inc GST
    • Under 18: Free to Attend

    This price will include lunch and two drinks vouchers. A cash bar will be operating for those who wish to purchase additional drinks. Please wear closed in shoes and comfortable clothing. Feel free to wear Festive Holiday shirts and outfits to make the day more enjoyable. Ample parking will be made available on the day at the racecourse. Marshals will direct cars to parking area.


    Oceania, Australia, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that our first Foodbank Victoria Volunteer Packing Day will be held on the 29th of October at Yarraville. The AIP Team will be split over two sections – the Mixed Grocery Hamper Section and the Pick Pack Food Order Section. With limited spots available for each packing day and a large list of Members interested, please ensure that you confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

    To confirm your attendance book on-line via http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=172. For anyone that is unable to attend the first packing day you will be added to a list for the next available packing day.

    The mixed grocery volunteering program involves physically packing hampers of food staples that have been donated by generous members in our community via workplace, school and individual food collections. These mixed grocery hampers are distributed via their network of 470 charities they support in Victoria, to pass on to the many disadvantaged Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity. Currently 1 in 7 people in Victoria lack access to nutritional and affordable food. This is why these mixed grocery hampers are vital to our community.


    Oceania, Australia, Printing, Supply Chain Services, Coding, Traceability, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events, Packaging Trade Associations

    When: Friday 3rd August, 2018
    Time: 9am to 5pm
    Where: Monkey Baa Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

    Learn first-hand from local and international printing experts and leading packaging technologists.

    From FMCG to point-of-sale, to cartons for ecommerce, packaging and brands are fast being transformed into multichannel media.
    This inaugural Print21 + PKN LIVE event will explore exciting new developments in packaging and print technology that help brands push boundaries in consumer engagement.

    A first for the packaging and printing industry, this not-to-be-missed forum will examine growing opportunities for printers in packaging in the digital age, and review the technology driving this change.

    Who should attend?

    Packaging Converters / Printers
    Brand Owners / Managers
    Brand & Packaging Designers / Graphic Arts Professionals
    Commercial Printers
    Printing Technology Suppliers

    Sessions will cover:

    • Digital disruption and what it means for print
    • Consumer engagement via packaging and POS
    • Packaging design trends ?? what brands and printers need to know
    • Game-changing printing technology and the advantages for printers and FMCG brands

    Save almost 45% on standard tickets in this exclusive offer for Australian Institute of Packaging members. Use code PACKVIP to secure your ticket for $250.


    Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Primary Packaging, Product Development Services, Package Design, Brand Design, Branding, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    Are you wanting to jumpstart your packaging career? New to the industry? Looking to gain non-technical knowledge and understanding of packaging?

    Well the Certified Packaging Professional In Training (CPIT)® recognition is now available in Australasia through the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP). Isn’t it time that you were recognised as a packaging professional who is serious about a long-term career in the industry.

    The Certified Packaging Professional In Training (CPIT) designation is a registered trademark of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and is now internationally recognised by both IoPP and AIP.

    More importantly your CPIT designation is the first stage in attaining the internationally recognised Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation; a credential that validates your competency as a truly qualified packaging professional at an international standard.

    What are the benefits?

    • Gain a broad base of non-technical knowledge of packaging in a short amount of time.
    • Learn practical applications for packaging.
    • Learn about an extensive amount of packaging substrates and applications in everyday language.
    • Better understand packaging terminology, packaging functions, brand identity and design, printing, environmental issues, sustainable packaging, packaging substrates, closures, adhesives, machinery, applied packaging, law, economics of packaging and much more; all developed by industry experts working in the industry.
    • First stage of attaining the internationally recognised Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) Designation.
    • Those attaining the CPIT recognition are permitted and encouraged to use the suffix CPIT after their name, on their business cards and resumes.

    Who is eligible?

    • Individuals new to the packaging industry.
    • Individuals looking to expand their non-technical knowledge of packaging.
    • Individuals wanting to jumpstart their packaging career.
    • Individuals who may not have Degrees in Packaging, Food or Engineering.
    • People serious about a long-term career in the packaging industry.

    Make history by being one of the first certified packaging professionals in training (CPIT) in Australasia...

    To find out more about the CPIT program, costs and eligibility criteria please contact the aip on educate@aipack.com.au or ph: +61 7 3278 4490.


    Oceania, Australia, Product Development Services, Package Design, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Associations, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    When: Wednesday October 12th
    Where: ASB Showgrounds, Epsom, Auckland
    Presenter: Michael Grima MAIP, Founder, QDesign Enterprises

    This half-day training course will allow attendees to become aware of the required design requirements and understanding the Ease of Use packaging design tools which includes examples from around the world. It will also provide information on changing household demographics, meal preparation requirements and case studies from users. Attendees will learn measuring techniques, injuries caused by packaging and current consumer satisfaction levels with packaging accessibility.

    The course offers an activities based approach, hands-on team exercises letting participants understand the constraints on current packaging designs for people with disabilities, arthritis sufferers, children and the ageing population. This will include simulation gloves that have been developed by Georgia Tech Research University in the US and reading glasses from a UK researcher. Attendees are sure to leave the course with a different approach to design, an approach that includes all sectors of our community.


    Oceania, Australia

    When: Wednesday November 23rd
    Where: Quaff Restaurant, 436 Toorak Road, Toorak, VIC 3142
    Time: 6.30-10.30pm

    Located in the heart of Toorak village, the Quaff Restaurant is the perfect place to get together and enjoy sumptious food from a sophisticated modern Australian menu which is seasonally crafted by the chief, John Pfanis.

    The AIP private dinner will be in the spacious upstairs Crystal Room, which has its own bar and outdoor courtyard.

    The Christmas Dinner will include three courses, beer, wine and soft drinks.


    Oceania, Australia, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    When: Wednesday 5th of October
    Where: Viewpoint Centre, St Kilda, VIC
    Presenter: Sharon Givoni, Intellectual Property lawyer and General Editor of the reputable Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and the Internet Law Bulletin, published by LexisNexis

    The Owning It: Copyright, Contracts and the Law Half-Day Training Course will provide attendees with a broader understanding of how Intellectual Property Laws impact on packaging, food, beverage and manufacturing businesses. The focus will be on how to be proactive rather than reactive and preventing problems for arising and also how to protect what YOU OWN.


    Oceania, Australia, Product Development Services, Package Design, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Associations, General Business Services, Educational, Training Services

    When: August 3rd
    Where: Viewpoint Centre, St Kilda, VIC
    Presenter: Michael Grima MAIP, Founder, QDesign Enterprises

    This half-day training course will allow attendees to become aware of the required design requirements and understanding the Ease of Use packaging design tools which includes examples from around the world. It will also provide information on changing household demographics, meal preparation requirements and case studies from users. Attendees will learn measuring techniques, injuries caused by packaging and current consumer satisfaction levels with packaging accessibility.

    The course offers an activities based approach, hands-on team exercises letting participants understand the constraints on current packaging designs for people with disabilities, arthritis sufferers, children and the ageing population. This will include simulation gloves that have been developed by Georgia Tech Research University in the US and reading glasses from a UK researcher. Attendees are sure to leave the course with a different approach to design, an approach that includes all sectors of our community.


    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    • Jo Webb
    Oceania, Australia, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events, Packaging Trade Associations

    When: Wednesday 1st June
    Time: 6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks
    Where: Crown Promenade, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

    Don't forget everyone is welcome to attend the conference dinner on Wednesday 1st of June irrespective of whether you attend the 2016 AIP National Conference.  The Conference Dinner is a great chance to relax, network and catch up with your colleagues and clients.  Bring your partner, your staff or your clients and have some fun!


    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    • Jo Webb
    Oceania, Australia, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events, Packaging Trade Associations

    When: Tuesday 31st of May
    Time: 4.30 pm until 5.30 pm
    Where: Crown Promenade 8 Whiteman Street Southbank, VIC 3006

    All AIP members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting.


    Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Eating, Drinking, Food, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Shows, Events, Interpack, Packaging Trade Associations

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has established the Save Food Packaging Awards for Australia and New Zealand, that recognises companies who are developing innovative and sustainable packaging that minimises food losses and food waste, extends shelf life and improves the supply of food.

    Packaging’s role in reducing food waste is the next challenge for Packaging Technologists, Designers and Engineers. Are you up for the Challenge? To find out more about the ANZ Save Food Packaging Award program, click on the link above.


    Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Trade Associations

    If you have been thinking about becoming a member of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), now is the perfect time to apply.

    BONUS 1 (WIN)

    All 12 month membership applications received and paid for by the 31st of March 2016 will automatically be entered into the membership renewal draw to win a 64GB iPad Air 2 (wi-fi).

    BONUS 2 (SAVE)

    Save up to $200 when registering for the 2016 AIP National Conference being held on June 1st & 2nd at the Crown Promenade, Southbank, Victoria.

    AIP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    Membership not only provides the opportunity to attend our up-coming 2016 AIP National Conference at a discounted member rate it also offers substantial savings when attending our Training Courses, Technical Seminars, Branch Technical Meetings and Site-Visits.

    Membership to the AIP is open to any persons interested in packaging and the industry in general. Membership levels are graded by a committee of Fellows and peers in industry. Membership is personal and can be invaluable when seeking employment or promotion, as the qualification standards are a clear indication of the level of academic achievement and packaging industry experience. The AIP post nominals can be used by all members on their business cards, resumes and portfolios.

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