ISTA EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
ISTA regards Education and Networking as cornerstone activities and considering today's economic challenges, knowledge is more important than ever. ISTA offers many educational opportunities to help you stay current with relevant industry issues and keep up-to-date on the newest innovations and best practices in transport packaging. We are committed to providing quality educational events that will deliver direct benefits to you and your company.
We Want to Hear From You! Call for ISTA Webinar Series Speakers
ISTA's 2013 webinar series was very successful and many of you took advantage of the learning opportunity! We are looking for speakers to participate in our 2014 series. We want to hear from you if you have an interesting and informative topic or case study related to transport packaging! Here are a few topics of interest but the webinars are not limited to these specific areas:
• Experiences with shipping into and out of new and emerging
FREE WEBINAR: Responsible Packaging by Design
This ISTA webinar will introduce you to Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD), a recommended practice from ISTA that describes the considerations for designing sustainable (responsible) packaging. We will discuss the eight step process that takes a packaging engineer from ideation to market introduction. Because of the short time frame of a webinar format, the Responsible Packaging by Design process is introduced at a fairly high level. However, this webinar will give an understanding of the entire process. If additional detail is sought, ISTA offers a one-day training seminar resulting in the issuance of a training certificate.
Registration Fee: ISTA Members - FREE; Non-Members - FREE
We are pleased to announce that ISTA will be holding the 2014 TransPack Forum next April 22-25, 2014 at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Orlando, Florida. Be sure to mark it on your calendars and include it in your budgets. New to the Forum program this year is a special sustainability segment where attendees will hear first hand the latest news and trends from the executives of the leading associations involved in packaging sustainability issues. This session will also include a panel discussion.
Click here to visit the current list of speakers on the 2014 TransPack Forum Program.
The TransPack Forum is the most well attended educational event providing the latest ideas and advancements of responsible transport packaging and the physical distribution of products. The international educational and networking advantages are superior!
The Forum provides attendees with quality presentations and valuable case studies from world-leading experts along with opportunities to interact with industry peers to discuss critical issues, share solutions, gain ideas and ultimately become a more knowledgeable packaging professional. It has been developed for the seasoned professional or the newcomer and is the largest dedicated event for packaging and distribution professionals working in all areas of the industry.
The TransPack Forum is a great place to connect and network. The program is solid with packaging experts from around the world, and yes, you will walk away enlightened and definitely smarter but don’t underestimate the value of hallway conversations and informal exchanges you'll experience. The Forum is your best source for the recommendations you need and to learn new ways of doing business that apply to your world. The Forum brings us together and the Forum keeps us together.
ISTA Schumacher Packaging Box Plant Tour
THIS TOUR IS FULL! If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Lisa Bonsignore.
- do your networking while visiting the world’s
largest corrugated box manufacturing plant
We are pleased to announce that ISTA Europe has arranged for a special tour of the Schumacher Packaging Plant in Ebersdorf, Germany on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The Schumacher Packaging Box Plant tour will cover Corrugated Cardboard Production, Processing (Classical Processing of Regular Slotted Boxes), Die cutting (Flatbed and Rotary) and Logistics (Pallet Handling and Tracking as well as conventional storage and high-bay storage).
All other travel/hotel arrangements are to be paid by the attendee.
The tour will also include a luncheon provided by Schumacher. To learn more about Schumacher Packaging, download their brochure by clicking here.
Please note: Schumacher and ISTA wishes for the visit to be as open as possible to companies from throughout the packaging supply chain, but Schumacher reserves the right to reject registrations from direct competitors. We trust that companies directly involved in corrugated manufacture/supply will understand the commercial sensitivities and understand this restriction. National/German competitors will not be able to attend. European competitors will need direct approval from Schumacher. If you need approval, please contact Franziska Sommer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Romantik Hotel Goldene Traube
The Romantik Hotel Goldene Traube is situated in the centre of Coburg. Parking is limited at the hotel but there is a public parking garage (parking garage Mauer) about 50m from the hotel.
Arcadia Hotel Coburg
The Arcadia Hotel Coburg is situated outside the centre of Coburg.. The hotel offers underground parking for a fee.
Other hotels in Coburg can be found online at http://www.booking.com/.
Please use google maps for directions.
Upcoming RPbD Training Programs
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 (email@example.com) 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