The Irish Packaging Society
The Irish Packaging Society is an all island organisation, which is an affiliate of The Packaging Group, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) the UK based professional body.
We link professionals in packaging development, design, manufacture, packer / filler, retail, sustainability and recovery to promote the sharing of knowledge and best practice across the Pharma, Food & Drink, Life Science, Medical Device and Industrial sectors.
Our goal is to promote packaging learning and knowledge development through networking, formal training courses, events and specific subject matter webinars.
Promote the science, technology and benefits of packaging materials and components including the supply chain processes in which packaging is used and disposed of, in the circular economy.
Arrange webinars, conferences, meetings, factory visits and other events for professional development and networking.
Encourage careers in packaging.
Promote training programmes on packaging related topics, such as packaging technology, sustainable packaging, print for packaging, introduction to packaging courses and sector specific training programs.
Benefits of being a TIPS Member
Membership of The Irish Packaging Society will provide a great opportunity for networking with other packaging professionals, both in your own industry, and also with the wider community of professionals working with packaging design, manufacturing, usage and recovery and will help expand your knowledge and build your professional network
Members get first access to accredited training courses.
Exclusive invitation to TIPS Events
Members will get access to early sign up to TIPS events
Connection with the greater packaging community in the UK and abroad, including the World Packaging Organisation.
Member's Only Section of the Website
Additional access to careers information and networking events.
As a member of The Irish Packaging Society, you will have access to our knowledge base and recorded events.
What we do
The Irish Packaging Society has been heavily involved in training Packaging Technologist for over 20 years.
We also run factory visits, webinars and information days for our Members.
If you would like us to run a specific subject matter webinar or, are looking for packaging training, do feel free to contact us.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Many of our courses and programs, qualify for CPD recognition.
Links to courses such as our Diploma in Packaging Technology or the Certificate in Sustainable Food Packaging.
Keeping our members up to date with current and new packaging technology and legislation.
Opportunities for networking at both in-person events and through online webinars and other events throughout the year.
Education & Lobbying
Working with external bodies to ensure that the packaging profession has a voice in the wider industry in relation to packaging and its use in the modern world.