When COVID hit our shores in early 2020 the AIP were very lucky that the Institute already had established on-line Degrees and courses available for the industry. Thankfully the Diploma in Packaging Technology, the Certificate in Packaging and the Fundamentals in Packaging Technology were already on-line.
Where the Institute needed to ‘pivot’ was moving the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards on-line and creating a virtual ceremony that was the first-of-its-kind in this industry, re-writing and adapting our 5 hour training courses to a virtual program, and building a unique platform to offer a 4 day, 20 session, 28 hour biennial conference. The conference was also a first-of-its-kind for the industry and something that we are very proud of. In 2020 the AIP has offered its Members and the wider industry over 25 webinars, 7 training courses, a 4 day conference, a 2-day awards ceremony; and a site tour all virtually.