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Shaping the Future of Transport Packaging

Join us at the 2024 ISTA Forum, including TransPack & TempPack events, on April 22-24 at the beautiful waterfront hotel, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California.

Our signature event, the ISTA Forum is where the packaging community comes together to tackle today's challenges, explore industry best practices, and shape the future of transport packaging.

This year's program covers hot topics such as sustainability, e-commerce, packaging performance testing, optimization and damage reduction success stories, temperature-controlled packaging innovations & guidance, and more! Gain valuable insights and stay updated on the latest trends in the packaging industry.

Two Events, Endless Knowledge & Networking


TransPack provides a mix of presentations, research and solutions surrounding the optimization of packaging for transport.

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TempPack focuses on technical topics, insights and presentations related to global temperature-controlled performance packaging.

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Where Our Packaging Community Gathers to Connect!

The TransPack & TempPack programs are uniquely designed to provide attendees with the chance to connect during shared meals, breaks, and receptions. The ISTA Forum registration rate includes all sessions from both TransPack and TempPack events, with no additional cost.

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San Diego, California!

The 2024 ISTA Forum will be held at the beautiful Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. The Marriott Marquis is located along the waterfront of downtown San Diego and features spectacular views of the skyline, bay and Coronado Island.

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Companies Presenting

The following companies will be presenting on the 2024 ISTA Forum program. More being added daily!

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Schedule At-A-Glance

  • Monday, April 22

    Pre-Forum ISTA PDP Certification & Trainings (additional fee) 8:00am-5:00pm

    Attendee Check-In 1:00pm-6:00pm

    Forum Welcome Reception 4:00pm-6:00pm

    ISTA Educational Foundation (ISTAEF) Fundraising Event at Mike Hess Brewing (additional fee) 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Tuesday, April 23

    TransPack Sessions 8:00am-5:00pm

    TempPack Sessions 8:00am-5:00pm

    Forum Sponsor Exhibition Reception 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Wednesday, April 24

    TransPack Sessions 8:00am-5:00pm

    TempPack Sessions 8:00am-5:00pm

    Forum Closing Celebration Dinner 6:30pm-8:30pm

Featured Presentations

Bringing together thought leaders from diverse backgrounds within the transport packaging industry to share their knowledge and experiences with our packaging community.

  • Transport Stresses in e-commerce Logistics and Its Effects on Multiple Packaged Products
    Roger Källberg, Director Packaging Performance, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
  • How Do I Design a Test If I Don't Know My Supply Chain? Part Deux
    Paige Mueller, Packaging Engineer, SC Johnson
  • How Do I Design a Test If I Don't Know My Supply Chain? Part Deux
    Rodney Prater, Principal Packaging Engineer, SC Johnson
  • Optimizing Packaging Sustainability Through Vibrational Analysis: Bridging the Lab-Field Gap
    Jay, Singh, Professor, California Polytechnic State University
  • Machine Learning for Packaging Dynamics
    Khadijeh Shirzard, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
  • The Critical First Step in Tapping AI and Other Emerging Tech to Improve Packaging Processes
    Matthew Wright, Founder and CEO, Specright
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Become a Sponsor and Make a Difference!

Join us in supporting the global transport packaging community by becoming an ISTA Forum sponsor.

LOOKING TO EXHIBIT? This year, sponsors will enjoy a fully assembled exhibit kiosk displayed in the 'Forum Networking Hub' for all three days of the ISTA Forum.

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ISTA Forum Premier Sponsors!

  • DDL Testing Experts. Service specialists.
  • EFP
  • Lansmont
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • SafeLoad
  • Smithers
  • Specright
  • Sonoco Thermosafe
  • TemperPack
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