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Exploring the Future of Effective Package Design

We're thrilled to present the 10th edition of the ISTA European Packaging Symposium to be held 08-09 October at the Le Méridien Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany! This year’s program, including the general track and temperature-sensitive track will provide insights on today's hot topics and will offer new solutions to help shape the future of transport packaging.

The General Track covers topics such as sustainable packaging development, e-commerce packaging challenges, packaging performance testing, optimization, damage reduction success stories, research, best practices, and more. The Temperature-Sensitive Track includes innovative cold chain packaging, temperature monitoring strategies, sustainability case studies, design qualification guidance, and more.


Where Our Packaging Community Gathers to Connect!

The ISTA European Packaging Symposium program is uniquely designed to provide attendees with the chance to connect during shared meals, breaks, and receptions.

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Call for Abstracts

You're invited to submit an abstract for the 10th edition of the ISTA European Packaging Symposium. We're looking for thought leaders for both the general track and the temperature-sensitive track. If you are interested in pushing the packaging industry forward, we want to hear from you! Share your insights, expertise, experience and shape the future of transport packaging. Deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Monday 15 July.


General Track

Target topics of interest: Retail, Logistics, Packaging Trends | Packaging Performance Testing Applications & Research | Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Packaging | Quality Assurance & Validation Best Practices | Damage Reduction Success Stories | e-Commerce Packaging | Sustainable Packaging Development | Optimization of Packaging Systems and more.

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Temperature-Sensitive Track

Target topics of interest: Real-time Monitoring | Frozen Shipping Solutions & Guidance | Design Qualification Guidance | Temperature Monitoring Strategies | Ambient Temperature Lane Data | Continuous Monitoring Strategies and more.

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Frankfurt, Germany!

The 2024 European Packaging Symposium will be held at the Le Méridien Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Next to the main station and just a few steps away from the city centre, the hotel is a perfect base for the symposium.

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Companies Who Presented

The following companies presented on the 2023 program - keep checking back as we're working on the 2024 program!

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Schedule At-A-Glance

  • Monday 07 October

    Pre-Symposium ISTA Packaging Dynamics Professional (ISTA PDP) Certification (additional fee) 7:30-17:45

  • Tuesday 08 October

    Attendee Check-In 8:30-12:30

    Welcome Lunch 11:30-12:30

    General Sessions 12:30-17:00

    Afternoon Break with Sponsors 14:15-14:45

    Social Mixer 18:30-20:30

  • Wednesday 09 October

    General Sessions 8:30-17:00

    Morning Break with Sponsors 10:00-10:30

    Afternoon Break with Sponsors 15:00-15:30

    Official Dinner 18:00-22:00

Become a Sponsor and Make a Difference!

Join us in supporting the global transport packaging community by becoming a sponsor.

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2024 Premier Sponsors!

  • Cold Chain Technologies
  • Lansmont
  • SafeLoad
  • Smithers
  • Sonoco Thermosafe
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