The MinnPack show is a local show held at the Minneapolis Convention Center and in conjunction with Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis,  Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, PLASTEC Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, and Embedded Systems Conference Minneapolis. The show is produced and managed by UBM.  This is Minneapolis’ largest advanced design & manufacturing event.

This event showcases products like containers, contract services, custom automation equipment and components, machinery and machinery components, materials, package design and printing, robotics, software, automotive, transportation, bakery & snack foods, beverage, chemicals, allied products, computers, electronics, cosmetics, personal care, food and related products, household products, appliances, industrial products, instruments, controls, medical devices, pet products, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, printing, publishing, toys and games.


IoPP needs your help. Each year we have a booth at MinnPack promoting our organization and the benefits of IoPP membership. We need volunteers to help staff this booth. Being a volunteer allows you to score a free meal coupon for one of our upcoming meetings. It also allows you to experience MinnPack, possibly meet some of your clients or prospects there, and provides you with an inside view of this year’s event. We, as a chapter, need to get far more involved in the promotion and execution of MinnPack. It is, without a doubt, the largest source of income for our chapter. MinnPack provides dollars that we use for scholarships for packaging students as well as other expenditures. As we seek to make MinnPack a bigger and better show, we will need your perspective of the show. To volunteer, email your preferred date and time to

MinnPack 2017 Volunteer Schedule (Booth #737)
MinnPack 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Registration: 8 AM Daily Show Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM Show Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM
8:00 – 9:30 AM 1. Frank Claude, Controls Engineering Overload, LLC N/A
Booth Setup & Open 2. Sarah Wangler, Sweet Marketing Success
3. Kirsten Hill-Jacobson, American Corrugated Box
10:00 – 11:30 AM
1. Sarah Wangler, Sweet Marketing Success
1. Mike Beck, Boston Scientific
2. Trevor Russell, Packaging* Science Center, Inc. 2. Patricia Ewer, 3M
3. Mike Mattson, Boomchickapop 3. Robert Meisner, UW-Stout
4. 4. Michael Tesch, CHAINalytics
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
1. Jim Stinchfield, Packaging Solutions, Inc.
1. Anthony Peterson, WITC
2.  Dan Rooney, STANdard PACKaging LLC 2. Michael Juhl, WITC
3. Tom Blanck, Packaging Solutions Group 3. Patricia Ewer, 3M
4. 4. Bruce Van Clay, Mocon
1:00 – 2:30 PM
1. Jennifer Leonardson, OXYJEN Design
1.  Dan Rooney, STANdard PACKaging LLC
2. Sarah Wangler, Sweet Marketing Success 2. Reece Nauth, HTC Student
3. 3. Bruce Van Clay, Mocon
4. 4.
2:30 – 4:00 PM
1. Jay Zhang, Cortec Corporation
1. Jarvis Yang, Packaging* Science Center, Inc.
2. Kirsten Hill-Jacobson, American Corrugated Box 2. Chris Sorenson, American Chemical
3. Samuel Huppert, CHAINalytics 3. Frank Claude, Controls Engineering Overload, LLC
4. 4.
4:00 – 5:00 PM
1. Dave Bade, Impressions Incorporated
2. Kirsten Hill-Jacobson, American Corrugated Box

Scholarship Reception
November 9, 2017
11 o’clock
Room 212

2017 Scholarship Candidates

Jeremy Berg, Dunwoody
Fredrick Krieger  (Blake), Hennepin Technical College
Johnathon Kupsche, UW-Stout
Maranda Mrdjenovich, Dunwoody
Reece Nauth, Hennepin Technical College
Garrett Peterson, UW-Stout
Afton Voight, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Noah Zinn, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College


Early Bird Limited Hotel Accommodations:

The discounted hotel rates listed below are still available at this time. The rates below are on a first come first serve basis and will sell out quickly. Hotel reservations are flexible once confirmed, you can make changes to number of rooms, guest names and dates if needed closer to check in. Please contact me directly to reserve your room(s) today. If you have any questions please let me know.

Heather Berry
Reservation Analyst
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Hotel Options:

Hilton Minneapolis – 4 STARS
0.1 miles away from convention
$169 / per night

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – 3 STARS
0.2 miles away from convention
$189 / per night

Doubletree Guest Suites – 4 STARS
0.3 miles away from convention
$189 / per night

Best Western Normandy Inn and Suites – 3 STARS
0.3 miles away from convention
$169 / per night

Minneapolis Marriott City Center – 4 STARS
0.4 miles away from convention
$249 / per night

Crowne Plaza NorthStar Downtown – 4 STARS
0.6 miles away from convention
$189 / per night