At the recent IAPRI conference hosted by Cetea, near Sao Paulo, in Campinas, Jay Singh was confirmed as the new President. He has served on the Board for a period of 4 years and takes over from Thomas Goedecke, from BAM, Germany, who stepped down earlier this year. The IAPRI Vice President is Renee Wever from Linkoping University, Sweden.
New Board appointments confirmed included, Greg Batt from Clemson Univesrity, USA, Maria Jose Gallotto, University of Santiago, Chile and Changfeng Ge from RIT, USA.
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. For more information 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. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.
The deadline for submissions is 19th February 2018. Full details will be found at http://iapriweb.org/about-us/iapri-prizes-and-scholarships/