European Packaging Symposium

1-3 March 2022 | Berlin, Germany

The next in-person ISTA European Packaging Symposium will be held 1-3 March, 2022 in Berlin, Germany at the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center. The safety and well-being of everyone participating remains to be our top priority. Check out the European-focused webinars below to be held this November, December and January!

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Webinars | Start Learning Now!

The ISTA European Division Board has organized the following webinars to be held this November, December and January with the European market in mind. Scheduled during convenient times for people in Europe, the webinars are open and complimentary to anyone interested in attending!

Correlation Between Horizontal Acceleration Testing and Tilt Testing for Load Stability

Enrique de la Cruz

Enrique de la Cruz, R&D Manager - Safeload

Webinar Learn more and register

Protective Packaging & Explosive Growth of e-Commerce

Johan Kennis

Johan Kennis, Marketing Director, Pregis

Webinar Learn more and register

An Implementation of Machine Learning for Packaging Evaluation

Euikark Lee

Euikark Lee, Assistant Professor Michigan State University

Webinar Learn more and register

Mega Trends and the Impact on Packaging to 2026

Adam Page

Adam Page, Director of Research and Reports, Smithers

Webinar Learn more and register

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

Baptiste Boutrige

Baptiste Boutrige, Researcher, METROPACK

Webinar Learn more and register

Symposium 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:

  • Trends Retail, Logistics, Packaging
  • Cold-Chain
  • Packaging Performance Testing Applications and Research
  • Challenges of Protective Package Design
  • Quality Assurance and Validation Best Practices
  • Damage Reduction Success Stories
  • e-Commerce Packaging
  • Sustainable Packaging Development
  • Optimization of Packaging Systems Case Studies
  • Digital Simulation
Submit an abstract

Rates & registration

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

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

Sympoisum Registration Rates (After January 28, 2022):

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

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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
$45 USD / 40 EUR (may be purchased when registering)

Official Dinner GUEST Ticket
Official Dinner
$90 USD / 80 EUR (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.


The following is an overview of the upcoming ISTA European Packaging Symposium program:

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

  • 18:30 Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

  • 8:15 Breakfast Reception
  • 9:00 Welcome
  • 9:15 Meet your fellow delegates
  • 9:30 Presentation
  • 10:00 Presentation
  • 10:30 Coffee Break with Sponsors
  • 11:00 Presentation
  • 11:30 Presentation
  • 12:00 Presentation
  • 12:30 Lunch with Sponsors
  • 14:00 Presentation
  • 14:30 Presentation
  • 15:00 Presentation
  • 15:30 Coffee Break with Sponsors
  • 15:45 Presentation
  • 16:15 Presentation
  • 16:45 Panel Discussion
  • 17:30 Close of Day 1
  • 19:30 Official Dinner

Thursday, 3 March 2022

  • 9:00 Presentation
  • 9:30 Presentation
  • 10:00 Presentation
  • 10:30 Coffee Break with Sponsors
  • 11:00 Presentation
  • 11:30 Presentation
  • 12:00 Questions
  • 12:30 Closing remarks
  • 12:45 Lunch with Sponsors


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.

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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Complimentary exhibit space
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On-site recognition during general session
On-site signage
Sponsor logo included on select email blasts
Website recognition
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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.

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