AIP events & visits

  • Australian Institute of Packaging
  • Jo Webb

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 - Glass, 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, 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.


  • 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

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.


  • 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.


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

Understanding the Australian recycling label & packaging recyclability evaluation portal (PREP) will be topic of discussion at the AIP's technical lounge.

The Australia recycling rate for packaging has risen to be one of the highest in the world, but it hasn't increased since 2010. This indicates there is a need for a new recycling revolution, but this will require some innovation, leadership and an increased level of knowledge by packaging designers. In August 2015, Planet Ark launched the Australian Recycling Label, with Officeworks being the first business to adopt the label on its products to help its consumers to do the right thing.

Speakers: Anthony Peyton MAIP, Paul Klymenko and Jackie Smiles MAIP
When: Wednesday 23rd of March
Where: Oatlands Golf Course Club House


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

Do you have a unique packaging and processing design or innovation that you would like to talk about? Submit a paper for consideration no later than the 22nd of January.

The AIP national conference will take place on 1st and 2nd June, 2016.

 


Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Primary Packaging, Food Cans, Metal, Metal - Steel

Date: March 2, 2016
Start Time: 9:45 am
End Time: 11:30 pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Kyabram Food Can Manufacturing Facility where they will see the Tinplate food can and nutrition can manufacturing process.

Jamestrong Packaging has opened a 6500 square-metre warehouse in Kyabram, Victoria, adjacent to the can maker's existing manufacturing facility. The warehouse features a positive air-flow system that prevents ingress of air and any potential contaminants. The system makes the facility a clean environment for the manufacture of food packaging.

Jamestrong managing director John Bigley said the acquisition of the $2m-plus warehouse was another step in its commitment to enhancing food safety since it was acquired by Shanghai-YuanLong Investment Co Ltd. The existing Kyabram manufacturing facility produces steel food cans from 52mm to 153mm, and can ends can be supplied from 49mm to 153mm in diameter.


Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Home Care, Contract Manufacturing

Date: April 6, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 1:30 pm

Site Visit 1: Multipack RETAIL, 47 Heathcote Road, Moorebank, NSW 2170

Site Visit 2: Multipack FOOD, 28B Williamson Road, Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Multipack is Australia's leading FMCG contract packager, specialising in retail and promotional packaging of consumers goods on two distinct state-of-the-art sites – FOOD at Ingleburn, and therapeutics and household products at Moorebank. Attendees will start the tour at the Multipack head office and retail site at Moorebank and then head over to the new Multipack FOOD facility. The site visits will then be followed by lunch.


Oceania, Australia, Secondary Packaging, Labels, Recycling

Date: February 10, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm

Understanding the Australian Recycling Label & the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP)

The Australia recycling rate for packaging has risen to be one of the highest in the world, but it hasn't increased since 2010. This indicates there is a need for a new recycling revolution, but this will require some innovation, leadership and an increased level of knowledge by packaging designers.

In August 2015, Planet Ark launched the Australian Recycling Label, with Officeworks being the first business to adopt the label on its products to help its consumers to do the right thing. Importantly the ARL is underpinned by evidence, which is obtained from the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal, or PREP, that was developed by GreenChip and Planet Ark with the support of the APC. The dinner will include presentations from the three organisations who have lead this initiative so that packaging designers are better equipped to contribute actively to this recycling revolution. The presentations will then be followed by a panel discussion.


Oceania, Australia, Primary Packaging, Beverage Cans

Date: February 19, 2016
Start Time: 9:45 am
End Time: 12:00 pm

This site visit will provide attendees the opportunity to see both the state-of-the-art Beverage Can facility and the Visy Board site. The facility, costing approximately $86 million, is one of the most modern in the world. The plant was constructed to meet growing demand, as a result Visy customers will have access to a broad range of world-class lightweight cans.

The Yatala facility features the highest levels of automation, robotics and process control systems available to the corrugated packaging industry worldwide.

This site visit will take approximately two hours.


Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Beverages - Alcoholic, Beers

Date: February 18, 2016
Start Time: 2:45 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Description: All attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the Brewery Director about the processes and culture on-site as well as learn about the beer brewing process, the packaging of product and see first-hand the manufacturing process across the packaging hall and warehousing/dispatch hall. All attendees will be invited to finish the tour by enjoying some of the Tooheys product in the on-site Tap Room.

*THIS SITE VISIT IS FULLY BOOKED*
If you would like to be added to the "waiting list" please contact us with your details. We will advise you ASAP should any places become available.

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