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January 2018

IoPP Presentation and Networking Event
January 24, 2018
3M Innovation Center

Presentation and Networking Event:

Learn about and enjoy the 3M Innovation Center as well as listen to 3M Packaging Engineering Manager Chris Lancette talk about Packaging Sustainability trends for the industry. Presentation highlights include:
  • Industry trends with what is going on currently in the industry.
  • Certain state regulations and selected laws.
  • Current legislation.
3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, 3M’s innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world.


The centerpiece of the 3M Innovation Center is the World of 3M Innovation. The World of 3M Innovation is comprised of interactive displays, films, presentations and stories that provide us with the opportunity to connect our customers to the depth and breadth of everything that 3M has to offer.

3:30 to 3:45 Check in for attendees.
3:45 to 4:00 Proceed to the Innovation Center theater.
4:00 to 5:00 3M Omnitheater
5:00 to 5:30 Presentation
5:30 to 5:45 Question & answers.
5:45 to 6:00 Travel time to the Green Mill
6:00               Dinner


3M Innovation Center
2350 Minnehaha Ave E
Maplewood, MN 55119
(651) 737-3575

Dinner Address:

Green Mill
6025 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 735–1000


Future Meetings

February 22 or 27, 2018 – Retail Speaker at General Mills & Dinner

March 29, 2018 – MOCON Tour & Dinner

April 10, 2018 – Hennepin Technical College Tour, Hennepin Technical College
Automated technology in today’s workplace calls for individuals who are highly skilled and able to work on many different systems involving Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, and Robotics.  In the packaging field, the systems utilized vary according to the product manufactured, the process and machinery used, and the utilization of the product. What they have in common is the need for automated machine mechanics or technicians who have knowledge and hands-on experience.  Come explore the equipment and the different courses that Hennepin Technical College uses to train our future workforce.

May, 2018 – Member Company Showcase & Dinner

June, 2018 – Pearson Candy Tour & Dinner

TBD – Amazon Distribution Center Tour & Dinner