European Packaging Symposium Program


The 7th ISTA European Packaging Symposium to be held on 5-7 March 2019 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


The following is an overview of the 2019 symposium program:
  Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
18:30 Welcome Reception sponsored by SEALED AIR, THP SYSTEMS and SAFE LOAD TESTING TECHNOLOGIES Location: Sorels Bar and Lounge Marriott Hotel (Guest tickets available)
  Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
8:15 Breakfast Reception
9:00 Welcome
9:15 Meet your fellow delegates
9:30 Future-proof eCommerce Packaging Gérard van den Boogaard, Smurfit Kappa Development Centre
10:00 Web Retail Packaging: Quo Vadis? Michael Nieuwesteeg and Zezia Zlaouia, NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre
10:30 Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:00 Keeping Pace with Performance Demands and Evolving Retail Eric Hiser, ISTA
11:30 Packaging Dynamic Study for International Express Indoor Environment Tony O'Donovan, Intel Corporation
12:00 Pushing the Boxelope: An Amazon Case Study Katie Exum and Gary Dong, Amazon/Lab126
12:30 LUNCH with the Exhibitors sponsored by VIBRATION RESEARCH
14:00 Shipping Damage Data Analytics using AI (Artificial Intelligence) like "Watson Analytics" Sharon Spaulding, IBM
14:30 How to Monitor Critical Parameters in the Distribution of Fresh Products for Quality Assurance of Transported Goods José Ignacio Garrigós, ITENE
15:00 Effect of Digitalization on the Distribution of Palletized Unit Load Gerrit Hasselmann, Fraunhofer Institute Material Flow and Logistics
15:30 Coffee Break
15:45 Packaging Automation and Fulfilment Excellence in the E-commerce Sector Lester Barrat, Sealed Air
16:15 3DP Applications & Business Development Manager Marga Bardeci, HP, Inc.
16:45 Panel Discussion: How is the Industry 4.0 Changing the Packaging as We Know It
17:30 Close of Day 1
19:30 Official Dinner sponsored by SMURFIT KAPPA Café in the Waag (Guest tickets available)
  Thursday, March 7th, 2019
9:00 Packaging with a Democratic Design Allan Dickner, IKEA of Sweden AB
9:30 Cosmetic Products Business Case Across Testing Unit Load Stability Enrique de la Cruz, Safe Load Testing Technologies
10:00 Insulated Containers Used for Winter-Shipments on the Silk Road Stefan Wenner, HP Deutschland GmbH
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Stability of Transported Goods: Detection and Simulation of Long Horizontal Accelerations Phenomena Victor Huart, METROPACK
11:30 Analyzing Field Environments to Understand Product Failure Aaron Offringa, Vibration Research
12:00 Question Cards
12:30 Closing remarks
12:45 Lunch with Exhibitors