IoPP is a not-for-profit professional association, headquartered in Naperville, IL. The organization has many local chapters throughout North America. The Chicago Chapter of IoPP is the local chapter of the organization. Our chapter's members are generally from the Chicago area, but we welcome anyone to attend our events. We especially like to have guests who are interested in joining the Chicago chapter at our meetings and also love to have visitors from other chapters who may find themselves in town on our meeting days!

Events are held throughout the year. The chapter strives to hold monthly meetings, which, are by tradition on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings range from informative meetings, packaging speakers, technical presentations to company/facility tours. We also like to sneak in fun social events every now and then, with the most popular social event being our annual golf outing.

As an organization we try to encompass all areas of the packaging industry and provide individuals with opportunities to enhance their careers through education, training and interaction with their packaging industry peers. Our members are from a wide range of packaging disciplines and industries. If you attend one of our meetings don’t be surprised to find yourself talking with a Packaging Designer for a major food company or an Equipment Engineer at a pharmaceutical company. You just might meet a Packaging Materials Buyer for a cosmetics company or a Professor who teaches packaging concepts to our future Packaging Professionals. The combinations of rank, industry and title are endless: Package Design, Purchasing, Contract Packaging, Packaging Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Senior Buyer, Packaging Specialist, V.P. of Marketing, Regional Sales Director, Student, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food, Material Supplier, Transportation, Distribution, Contract Packaging.

We invite all of our members to become more active in the workings of our group. We are always looking for members who want to assist in event planning, membership growth, newsletter development, and many other programs. To get more information or to become more involved in the chapter please email membership@ioppchi.org. We hope to see you at our next event!

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