European Packaging Symposium

19-21 October 2021 | Berlin, Germany

New date!

Due to the ongoing global public health situation, we have rescheduled the 2021 ISTA European Packaging Symposium to this fall, 19-21 October 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. 


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


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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • 18:30 Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • 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, October 21, 2021

  • 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.



$6,000 USD
$4,500 USD
$3,000 USD
On-site recognition at the Official Dinner Reception
Sponsor logo on Attendee bags
On-site recognition at the Welcome Reception
Discounts on Symposium Registrations via Sponsor Code (max 30 attendees)20% off10% off
Complimentary Exhibit Space
Complimentary Attendee Registration3 Registrations2 Registrations1 Registration

Ad in Symposium Guide (see page size)

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On-site recognition during General Session
On-site, Four-Color Signage
Sponsor logo included on select email blasts
Website Recognition
Social Media Promotion (LinkedIn)


We are pleased to be hosting the 2021 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

Rates & registration

Early-Bird Registration Rates (Valid until February 1, 2021):

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

Registration Rates (After February 1, 2021):

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

Multiple Person Discount
If you have more than one person registering to attend the Symposium from your company, please contact ISTA at or Lisa Bonsignore at (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 (may be purchased when registering)

Official Dinner GUEST Ticket
Official Dinner
$90 USD / 80 (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 12, 2021, 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.