Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium

December 2, 2021 | Jeon-ju, South Korea

The 2021 ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium will be held December 2nd in Jeon-ju, South Korea. The Symposium is hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea Conformity Lab (KCL), organized by ISTA's Asia Pacific Division and supported by the Korea Society of Packaging Science and Technology (KOPAST), Jeon-ju University.

Registration Open Soon!

Call for Speakers

If you are interested in speaking at the Symposium and have an informative topic or case study, we want to hear from you! Please submit your proposal if you have interesting content related to:

  • Packaging Performance Testing Applications and Research
  • Challenges of Protective Package Design
  • Damage Reduction Success Stories
  • E-Commerce Packaging
  • Sustainable Packaging Development
  • Optimization of Packaging Systems Case Studies

Rates & registration

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Registration Open Soon!


The following is an overview of the upcoming ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium program. All times are listed in Korea Standard Time (KST).

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

  • 20:00 - 21:00 ISTA Asia Pacific Division Board Meeting
  • 14:00 - 18:00 ISO Meetings (closed)
  • 20:00 - 22:00 ISO Meetings (closed)

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Keynote Presentation
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

  • Session 1: Focusing on Global Issues and Trends
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Presentation
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Presentation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
  • Session 2: Focusing on Asia Pacific Issues and Trends
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Presentation
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Presentation
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Presentation
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Presentation
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Coffee Break
  • Session 3: Focusing on Active and Intelligent Packaging
  • 15:20 - 15:50 Introduction
  • 15:00 - 16:20 Presentation
  • 16:20 - 16:40 Presentation
  • 16:40 - 17:20 Presentation
  • 17:20 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Networking Dinner


We are pleased to be hosting the 2021 ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium at the Lahan Hotel in Jeon-ju, South Korea.

Lahan Hotel: 85 Girin-daero, Pungnam-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

Hotel Room Rate: $120 US dollars / night (tax included) or 135,000 Korean Won. This rate applies to Twin/Double rooms.


Phone: You can reserve your room by calling the Lahan Hotel Jeonju directly at +82-63-232-7000. Mention reservation code "KCL" to receive the group rate.

Email: Reserve your room by emailing the Lahah Hotel Jeonju at Mention reservation code "KCL" to receive the group rate.

Exploring Jeon-ju

The city of Jeon-ju is rich in Korean history and authentic beauty, making it the best travel destination for visitors looking to truly experience Korean traditions and culture. In particular, there are about 700 hanok buildings at the Jeon-ju Hanok Village, the city’s major tourist attraction. Within the hanok village, cultural heritage sites such as Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeonjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School and Omokdae & Imokdae can also be found. In addition to the city’s well-preserved beauty, Jeon-ju is also famous for mouthwatering exclusive delicacies. To learn more, click here.

Covid-19 Safety

We are so excited to see everybody at the Symposium and are focused on making sure everyone at the event is safe and comfortable. We plan to follow all guidance surrounding Covid-19 from the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea.

All travelers to Korea must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of their departure.

Only limited categories of vaccinated travelers may apply for a quarantine exemption certificate at an overseas Korean Embassy or Consulate prior to travel.

Please visit the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea for the most up to date information.