IAPRI Board Seeking Nominations for the IAPRI Lifetime Achievement Award

The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor an individual who has done outstanding work and service over many years for the IAPRI packaging research community which have uniquely strengthened and advanced the growth of IAPRI and its reputation as the leading global research and education association. There should be evidence for sustained and recognized contributions to the work of IAPRI.

The Award is granted every two years at the IAPRI World Conference on Packaging.

Specific Eligibility Criteria
The individual must be or have been an employee of an IAPRI member institution. Current IAPRI Board Member are not eligible for nomination.

Nomination of Candidates
Calls for nominations will be sent to each IAPRI board member and all member organizations.
Nominations packets should contain the following information (in English and sent by email):
  1. Curriculum vitae of the candidate (not exceeding two pages).
  2. A statement of the reasons why the candidate has been nominated (not exceeding two pages).
  3. Name, address, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee.
  4. Name, address, e-mail and telephone number of the individual/group making the nomination.
  5. A recent photograph of the nominee.
Nominations should be received before February 1st of the year in which the award is presented and sent to the IAPRI Secretary General at sg@iapri.org.  All nominations will be acknowledged.

Selection and Award
The IAPRI president shall appoint a committee that will review the nominations and make recommendations to the IAPRI board. The committee shall develop and use an objective, criteria-based system for evaluating nominations to ensure consistency and fairness over time. The system is subject to the approval of the IAPRI board.

The IAPRI board will decide on the award recipient. If a suitable candidate is not found or there are no nominations, the award will not be presented during the next conference. All deliberations will be in private and the IAPRI board will not disclose the reasons for an award being declined.

Awardees will be recognized during the Official Dinner of the IAPRI World Conference, and the IAPRI President will present the award. The Awards consist of a commemorative plaque, a contribution to the airfare based on standard rate of up to $1,250 US and free registration for the conference.