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ISTA’s Educational Webinar Series features the Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) program along with presentations from our top rated speakers from our most recent TransPack Forum.

The CPLP program recognizes your development and excellence in packaging laboratory professionals and certification is particularly valuable for enhancing the credibility of people involved with ISTA testing and ISTA certified laboratory operations.

The top rated speakers from the TransPack Forum webinars include useful ideas and information that are a great way for you and your team to stay abreast of the best practices and current issues in the responsible transport packaging industry.


Wednesday, February 17th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
WEBINAR: Adapting to the Re-configuration of the Retail Supply Chain

Greg Fornasiero, Sr. Manager Packaging, The Home Depot

Many of the major retailers today must sell through both retail outlets and online channels to remain competitive and relevant. This change in the delivery process is transforming retail supply chains from a unitized bulk storage operation to a single package environment. However, in the current transition state, retailers are challenged with managing the balance between cost and performance. The task of package design and test requirements becomes more challenging when products are established in a “Brick and Mortar” retail business, and begin to rapidly gain sales in the online environment.

Takeaways: Understand the difficulty of designing universal packaging and to explore options for finding the appropriate balance between the right “retail” package and the right “E-Commerce” package. Explain different ways, data, testing and research can help strike the right balance for the design approach.

ISTA Members: FREE Non-Members: $55

Greg Fornasiero Biography: Education: B.S. Packaging - Michigan State University, MBA University of North Carolina Wilmington. Activities: Member ISTA; IoPP Southeastern Chapter, Featured Speaker, Competition Judge, Member at Large, IoPP Transport Packaging Technical Committee. Achievements: GE Manufacturing Engineer of the Year Award, Six Sigma Black Belt, US Patent Award, 2011 New York Times Feature Article, 2013 CEO Award for Management - The Home Depot.


It's Here! TransPack Forum Program is Available
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2016 TransPack Fourm at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts on March 21-24. This year’s program provides a balance of valuable presentations, case studies, research and solutions from world-leading experts. New this year is a special segment dedicated to the challenges of packaging today’s consumer products. The program is designed to create opportunities for you to network and gain direct access with like-minded professionals who are facing the same challenges.
Check out the 2016 program and join us by registering today!



Upcoming RPbD Training Programs
for those who are interested in learning how to implement the process in their company. Whether you’re seeking to test the waters, committed to implementing the program, or desiring to obtain a professional certificate, the RPbD training program can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to build your company’s reputation as an environmentally and socially conscious corporate citizen – and drive profitability.

Dates and locations for upcoming RPbD Training Programs are being planned. The format for the program includes a full day in-person session followed by a half day web meeting. Contact Lisa Bonsignore ( at ISTA Headquarters for upcoming dates and locations or to request a Training Program to be held at your company.

RPbD Guide Available to ISTA Members and Non Members
The Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Guide is a step-by-step process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory expectations. The RPbD Guide is available as a member benefit at no additional cost under a licensing agreement to ISTA members classified as a Business Primary Location. Individual members and university members are not eligible for this benefit. Non-members may purchase the Guide for an annual license fee of $750. Simply visit the ISTA E-Market at