Training

 
2013 NEW EVENTS
 
1 WEEK AFRICAN PACKAGING ORGANIZATION RESIDENTIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
CERTIFICATE IN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY (SEPTEMBER 17TH- 24TH 2013)
 
 
 
SMART PACKAGING SEPTEMBER 24TH- 25TH 2013 - LAGOS

Smart Packaging, 24-25 September, Lagos, Nigeria - supported by IOPG
If you are involved in the packaging industry in West Africa there is nowhere more important for you to be. 

It’s time the packaging industry paid attention to West Africa
In response to this market shift we felt the industry was in much need of a content rich event that provides real answers and solutions where you can gain deep insights into the role packaging plays in Nigeria's growing consumer economy. Discuss and debate key challenges including sourcing, budgeting, cost management, sustainability, marketing and branding.
 
This future-shaping event supported by World Packaging Organisation, Institute of Packaging Nigeria, Institute of Packaging Ghana, African Packaging Organisation and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control brings together regional leaders and local experts from the packaging industry to discuss the latest packaging developments in West Africa.
 
Meet the leading packaging experts:
            • Thomas Abaidoo, President, Institute of Packaging Ghana (IOPG)          
            • Kofu Ajelabi, Vice President, Institute of Packaging Nigeria (IOPN)
            • Dr. Joseph Hotchkiss, Director, Centre of Packaging Innovation and Sustainablity
            • Ransford Addy, New Product Development Officer, Premier Foods, Ghana
            • Noel Aderoju, Brand and Marketing Executive, Johnson Products, Nigeria
            • Odeme Ufot, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Nigeria

For the complete speaker list and full programme visit: www.smartpackagingwestafrica.com
 
Book Early
As a valued IOPG member, you are entitled to receive a special 20% discount. Book online: http://www.smartpackagingwestafrica.com

 
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Education

 

PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY COURSES
IOPG prepares students for entry to diploma examinations in Packaging Technology organized by The Institute of Packaging, South Africa, The Institute of Packaging, UK and the Indian Institute of Packaging. The modules include the following:-

  • Fundamentals of Packaging
  • Metals, Glass, Paper and Board, Plastics and Closures
  • Labeling and adhesives
  • Design and Marketing
  • Printing and decoration
  • Packaging Machines and processes
  • Commercial and Legislation aspects of packaging
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Packaging Specifications and Quality Management.
  • Packaging Development and Project Management
  • Environmental aspects of Packaging

SHORT COURSES, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

IOPG organizes 1-3 short day courses and training programmes on specific topics. These are targeted at staff involved in packaging related functions in industry as well as Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). Some of the regular courses include the following:
  • Introduction to Packaging - Role and Benefits
  • Selling More Through Effective Packaging Specifications and Quality Assurance
  • Effective Packaging Design for Enhanced Product Presentation
  • Increased Profitability Through Improved Packing Line Efficiency
  • Skills for Effective Buying and Selling of Packaging
  • Trends in Paper and Paperboard Packaging – Corrugated Box and Carton Board
  • Packaging for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Labels & Labeling, Coding & Bar Coding
  • Printing and Decoration
  • Packaging for Effective Palletisation, Distribution and Warehousing
  • Trends in Plastic Packaging –Flexible Films And Rigid Containers
  • Environmental Aspects of Packaging – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
Lecturers and presenters are drawn from local and foreign packaging specialists with several years of experience in industry and academia.

 

NEW One year Diploma in Packaging Technology

This is been offerred by the Institute of Packaging (SA), IPSA and conducted 'under license' by IOPG and it is accredited by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and by the Packaging Society, UK as well as the Australian Institute of Packaging.

The course is in progress. It started in February 2010 and will end in October 2010

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Trainers Packaging Application Forms
Training of Trainers Adverts

 


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