Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the third ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium will be held April 17-19, 2018 in Seoul, Korea. This event is organized by the ISTA Asia Pacific Division Board and will be hosted by Korea Society of Packaging Science and Technology (KOPAST). The event is supported by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea Packaging Center, Korea Conformity Lab (KCL), Kyungyon Exhibition Co.

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The following is an overview of the symposium program by day:
  Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:30-13:30 Opening Ceremony for 21st KoreaPack and Korea Packaging Award Luncheon - Kintex
Hosted by: Hosted by Kyungyon expo., Korea Packaging Center
  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 Optional Field Trip - Visit to the Headquarters of Korea Container Pool and LogisAll Company, Seoul
16:00-18:00 Annual Board Meeting of the ISTA Asia Pacific Directors (APD) - Headquarters of Korea Container Pool and LogisAll Company
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner - Seoul
Prepared by ISTA, ISTA Asia Pacific Division
Sponsored by TAPS International
  Thursday, April 19, 2018
  ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium Program
Co-hosts: ISTA, Korea Society of Packaging Science and Technology (KOPAST)
Sponsors: Korea Conformity Lab. & Kyungyon Exhibition Co.
10:00-10:15 Welcome Remarks
Younsuk Lee, President, KOPAST
A.J. Gruber, President, ISTA
Jongkyoung Kim, Chair, ISTA Asia Pacific Division
10:15-10:45 Keynote Speech: The Future State of ISTA
A.J. Gruber, President, ISTA
  Session 1: Measuring Distribution Environment and Lab Testing
11:00-11:30 Distribution Multi-Axis Simulation Testing – In Pursuit of Laboratory Results That Are Closer to Reality 
Mr. David Jin, Asia Pacific Manager, NVT Group LLC
11:30-12:00 Insights Gained from Experiments and Simulation on Transport Hazards
Mr. Masahiro Takagi, eXcearch Corporation, Japan
12:00-13:00 Lunch & KoreaPack 2018 tour
  Session 2: Packaging Design and Development
13:30-13:30 Analysis on the test methods through gathering the distribution environmental loads of the parcel packaging delivered by means of e-commerce(O2O) in Korea
Jaeyoung Oh, Ph.D., KCL
13:30-14:00 Market growth of HMR and Cold Chain Packaging
Mr. Seok Choi, Thermo Lab Korea
14:00-14:30 Effect of Vibration Stress on Quality of Agricultural Products during Transportation
Prof. Hyun-Mo Jeong, Kyungbuk College of Science
14:30-15:00 Development of Plastic Bobbin and Pool System for Non-Ferrous Tube
Mr. Suhyun Kim, LogisAll
  Session 3: Bio-pharmaceutical packaging in Good Distribution Practice principles
15:20-15:50 Trends and Standardization of Pharmaceutical Logistics in China
Mr. Shiyuan Zhang, Sinopharm Logistics Co Ltd, China
15:50-16:20 Overview of Medical Packaging Regulation and Testing in Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Le Thi, Quatest3, Vietnam
16:20-16:40 International Standardization of Cold Chain and Bio-Pharmaceutical Packaging
Jong Kyeoung Kim Ph.D, KCL
16:40-17:20 Open discussion: “Directions of GDP standardization for biopharmaceuticals”
Panels: Tae Hee Yoo(PharmaFrontier), Jae Hong Lim(Pelican Biothermal), Yoon Sung Bae(TAPS international)

Discussion leader: Minjung Joo, Ph.D, KCL
17:20-17:30 Closing
Time TBD Official Dinner and Networking
Kintex - Main Ballroom; Steak or International Seafood Buffet Restaurant
Non-members: 300,000 Korean Won / $280 USD (includes lunches, handouts and gifts)
Members: (including both ISTA and KOPAST): 200,000 Korean Won / $190 USD (includes lunches, handouts and gifts)
Students: 50,000 Korean Won / $50 USD (Does NOT include lunches, handouts and gifts)

58 mapo-Daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea

Starting at KRW 143,000

One Breakfast Included.
Free Shuttle Service.

Hotel Contact:
Mr. Steve Joo
Mobile. +82-10-9914-2988

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Jongkyoung "JK" Kim, Ph. D.
Chair, ISTA Asia-Pacific Division

Phone: +82-10-9397-5344