IOP: The Packaging Society Takes First Steps Forward
The first meeting of the new Packaging Board representing IOP: The Packaging
Society took place on 16 May at the headquarters of the Institute of
Materials, Minerals and MIning (IOM3) in London.
The combined Board, led by new chairman Heather Kendle, had a significant
agenda to cover the combined activities of the fomer IOM3 Packaging Group
and that of the former IOP. With equal representation from both
organisations, and Paul Butler as Vice Chair of the Group, they were keen to
start the process of bringing the two organisations together.
Determined to move the new organisation on quickly for the benefit of its
members, various working groups were established to pick up on critical
areas such as: education and training; Branch activities; Starpack:
conferences: membership communication.
The Board rounded off its long day with a dinner to which past Trustees and
other key figures were also invited. "We were keen to recognise the people
who had worked so hard to put this merger together", says Heather Kendle.
"They have put us in a strong position to develop our relevance to industry
and membership. Various links with groups within IOM3 are already paying
dividends and I hope that we will see many more over the next few months. We
are delighted that we have taken almost 100% of our membership across to the
new organisation, and we will use this next year to reinforce the benefits
this new group can bring."
The first major event being put together under the new organisation is the
annual Packaging Industry Dinner, incorporating the Starpack Awards, which
takes place in London on 30th June and gives recognition to key players who
see packaging as a key part of their business succes.
For further information, Heather Kendle, Chair, Packaging Board, 01223
577800, Email Heather.Kendle@iom3.org.
Date Posted: 3 June 2005