European Packaging Symposium

Postponed to Fall 2022 | Berlin, Germany

Discover and Grow! Exploring the Future of Effective Package Design

ANNOUNCEMENT: Given the uncertainties with COVID-19, the 2022 ISTA European Packaging Symposium has been postponed to this Fall of 2022. We are currently exploring alternative dates with the Courtyard by Marriott in the Berlin City Center and are looking forward to being back together again, in-person, to network, learn and engage with each other. Shifting the dates will ensure we are able to do just that! New dates to be announced soon!

Exploring the future of effective package design, the program will provide insights on today's e-commerce and sustainability challenges and will offer new solutions to help shape the future of transport packaging. New to the program, sustainability, e-commerce design and testing panels of experts discussing important topics and big trends.

Presentations from the following organizations with more to come!

The ISTA European Packaging Symposium provides a broad international platform for directors, managers and technicians of logistics, packaging, production, purchasing, R&D, product design and development of companies in the following sectors: Packaging industry; fast moving consumer goods industry; computer, electronics industry; retail sector; logistics, transport and storage; test laboratories; test equipment manufacturers and all other professionals whose activities are related to distribution packaging.

Symposium registration

Upcoming Webinars!

The ISTA European Division Board has organized webinars focused on transport packaging with the European market in mind. The webinars are open and complimentary to anyone interested in attending!

View ISTA Europe webinars



Rates & Registration

Symposium Early-Bird Registration Rates (Valid until January 28, 2022):

  • ISTA Member Discounted Rate: 975 EUR / $1100 USD
  • Non-Member Rate: 1075 EUR / $1200 USD

Sympoisum Registration Rates (After January 28, 2022):

  • ISTA Member Discounted Rate: 1150 EUR / $1300 USD
  • Non-Member Rate: 1250 EUR / $1400 USD

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Multiple Person Discount
If you have more than one person registering to attend the Symposium from your company, please contact Lisa Bonsignore at or (517) 333-3437 for the multiple person discount code.  Verification of one full paying registration is necessary to obtain the discount code.  The code will  discount your registration rate by $115 USD.

Welcome Reception GUEST Ticket
Welcome Reception
40 EUR / $45 USD (may be purchased when registering)

Official Dinner GUEST Ticket
Official Dinner
80 EUR / $90 USD (may be purchased when registering)

Cancellation Policy:
After registering, if you have no replacement and need to cancel the registration, you must do so in writing by email, to be received no later than 5:00pm EST, February 1, 2022, to obtain a full refund of registration fees. After this cancellation deadline, only 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. We reserve the right to cancel or change a topic or speaker.


Sponsoring ISTA's European Packaging Symposium is your opportunity to connect with the global transport packaging community as an industry leader. Strengthen your brand’s identity and marketing efforts by becoming a sponsor of the industry’s premier educational events.

Click here to download a PDF version of the sponsorship packages and details.

Sponsors will enjoy the following benefits and privileges (based on sponsorship level). If you have questions regarding sponsorship, please contact us!


Sponsorships are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability. Logo placement/order will be based on the first-come, first-served basis. Items subject to change.


5,300 EUR

$6,000 USD


4,000 EUR

$4,500 USD


2,600 EUR

$3,000 USD

On-site recognition at the official dinner reception

Sponsor logo on attendee bags

Sponsor Spotlight: Zoom meeting for sponsoring company to present content of their choice. Content may be commercial in nature but must meet ISTA's code of conduct. These spotlight sessions will be held in the weeks prior to the start of the main program.  Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. One hour maximum for zoom meeting and this benefit is optional.

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Official Dinner
Wednesday, 2 March

Please join us for dinner and drinks at the Berlin Television Tower, a must-see landmark and an iconic symbol of Germany‘s capital city! You'll enjoy a high-speed elevator ride to the observation deck high above the city. The fantastic panorama of the cityscape from here includes many of the city‘s well-known sights, from the Reichstag Parliament building to the Olympic Stadium.

We will enjoy a private Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Buffet at the restaurant that sits at an altitude of 207m. You will have a bird‘s eye view of Berlin – and beyond!

This event is free to all Symposium attendees and guest tickets may be purchased separately.


We are pleased to be hosting the 2022 ISTA European Packaging Symposium at the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center in Berlin, Germany. The Courtyard Berlin City Center is located in Berlin's Mitte district, placing you near landmarks like Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz. You will find it easy to relax in your modern, well-appointed hotel room; the spacious rooms showcase free high-speed Wi-Fi access, luxurious Marriott bedding, an ergonomic desk, a mini-fridge and more.

Book hotel room

Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center:
Axel Springer Strasse 55
Berlin, 10117 Germany

Rate: 170 EUR/night
Room block deadline: Ends Monday, 31 January, 2022

Covid-19 Safety

We are so excited to see everybody again and are focused on making sure everyone at the event is safe and comfortable. We plan to follow the guidance resources listed below as part of our Covid-19 policy. At this time, the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center requires guests to show a proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test at the time of check-in. In addition, restaurants and bars also require proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test.

ISTA will continue to monitor and update the policy around Covid-19 as we get closer to the event dates as needed.

Upcoming Webinars!

The ISTA European Division Board has organized the following webinars focused on transport packaging with the European market in mind. The webinars are open and complimentary to anyone interested in attending!

An Implementation of Machine Learning for Packaging Evaluation

Euihark Lee

Euihark Lee, Assistant Professor Michigan State University

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Mega Trends and the Impact on Packaging to 2026

Adam Page

Adam Page, Director of Research and Reports, Smithers

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Impact of a Non Constant Acceleration Pressure on the Toppling of a Load

Baptiste Boutrige

Baptiste Boutrige, Researcher, METROPACK

Webinar Learn more and register