There are four categories of membership
Full membership is open to organisations where research into packaging or the
development of test methods in packaging or development and implementation of
higher educational programs are an important part of the work.
Full members are eligible to
a quarterly newsletter - packaging research and education
reduced price entry to IAPRI events
entry to IAPRI Symposia (once every two years)
membership to IAPRI working groups as follows:
Eligibility for IAPRI Scholarship
Listing on the IAPRI web site
Access to the member only part of the web site where papers from IAPRI events are made available
In addition Full Members can:
apply to host a IAPRI event
apply to become a IAPRI director
have voting rights at the annual General Meeting
The IAPRI Full membership fee is $650 per annum
To apply for IAPRI Full membership please click here for the application form
Associate membership is available to those organisations who may not meet all the
requirements for full membership at the time of application but will commit to a
2 year time period where they will get help to convert to full membership.
Associate members have all the same rights and entitilements as Full members with the exception of voting rights at the General Meeting and representation at the Board. Associate members are also not expected to apply to host an event.
The IAPRI associate membership fee is $650 per annum
To apply for IAPRI associate membership please click here for the application form
Affiliate membership is available to those organisations who do not carry out research
but have a definite interest in supporting packaging research.
Affiliate members have all the same rights and entitilements as Full members with the exception of voting rights at the General Meeting and representation at the Board. Affiliate members are also not able to host an event.
The IAPRI affiliate membership fee is $650 per annum
To apply for IAPRI affiliate membership please click here for the application form
Corporate membership is available to commercial organisation undertaking packaging research,
testing and/or higher education activities or having a demonstrable interest in
Corporate members have all the same rights and entitilements as Full members with the exception of voting rights at the General Meeting and representation at the Board. Corporate members are also not able to host an event.
The IAPRI corporate membership fee is $1,300 per annum
To apply for IAPRI corporate membership please click here for the application form
The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. Delegates and presenters at IAPRI events are used to finding themselves in impressive settings, and the Zhuhai Conference promises to be no exception, both in terms of the event venue itself and the locations for the social program.
Meanwhile, huge progress has been made by the International Scientific Committee in refining the final program. Zhi-Wei Wang is professor and assistant president at JNU as well as being Conference chair. He explains: “Of the 207 abstracts approved for the general stream, 122 are accepted as oral presentations and 85 as poster presentations. In the peer review stream, 22 full papers were accepted for review. According to Dave Shires of Packaging Technology and Science, the review process for the peer review stream will be completed by April.”
The seven keynote speakers kicking off proceedings will be just the first of many highpoints over the four days of the event. A floating Official Dinner on the Wednesday will see former IAPRI President Thomas Goedecke being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Presentations from contenders for IAPRI’s Student Exchange Scholarship (generously sponsored by PepsiCo) will be staged on the Thursday.
Regarding social activities, Zhi-Wei Wang says: “We plan to host the Official Dinner as a banquet in a ship-like restaurant off the coast, with local artistic performances. The view there is very beautiful, both of the sea itself and the newly-built Zhuhai Opera House.” Former IAPRI president Thomas Goedecke, of BAM, Germany, will be present at the onboard banquet to receive his Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his huge contribution both professionally and within IAPRI over the years.
In contrast to the Official Dinner, the Social Dinner will take place on the outskirts of Zhuhai, in “a place with a strong flavor of the countryside,” says Zhi-Wei Wang.
Three Working Group (WG) meetings will take place on the afternoon of the final day, after the IAPRI General Meeting, starting with the Packaging and Consumers WG and then with the Distribution Packaging and Sustainable Packaging
For more information and to register for the conference please click here
IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.
PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'
The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. The applications are in and video presentations will be made at the Confernce in China, then attending members will vote to select the scholarship winner.