TransPack Program


The following is an overview of ISTA's 2018 TransPack Program held March 20-23, 2018 in San Diego, California.

2018 TransPack Speakers

 
  MONDAY, MARCH 19th
7:30am 8:00am CPLP Breakfast - Rancho Sante Fe 2
8:00am 12:30pm Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) TECHNICIAN TRAINING (additional fee) - Rancho Sante Fe 2
12:30pm 1:00pm CPLP Lunch - Rancho Sante Fe 2
1:00pm 5:30pm Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) TECHNOLOGIST TRAINING (additional fee) - Rancho Sante Fe 2
  TUESDAY, MARCH 20th
7:30am 8:00am CPLP Breakfast - Rancho Sante Fe 2
8:00am Noon Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) Training EXAMS - Rancho Sante Fe 2
8:00am Noon Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) TRAINING (additional fee) - Grand Ballroom 1
Noon 1:00pm RPBD Lunch - Grand Ballroom 1
Noon 6:00pm Forum Registration - Grand Ballroom WEST Registration
1:00pm 3:00pm Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) EXAMS - Grand Ballroom 1
6:30pm 9:00pm Welcome Reception - Grand Terrace
  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st
8:00am 8:30am Networking Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30am 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15am 10:00am Keynote Presentation: Packaging in the Fourth Dimensions Brian Wagner, Ameripen
10:00am 10:15am Networking Morning Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:15am 10:45am How To Get Your Project Approved: The Business Case Matters Nancy Matchey and Kyle Ous, Chainalytics
10:45am 11:15am Pharma Packaging Through Single Parcel Shipments Sameer Upadhyaya, Genetech Inc.
11:15am 11:45am E-commerce Packaging in 2022: Future Winners and Losers in this Critical and Evolving Retail Channel Ciaran Little, Smithers Pira
11:45am 12:00pm ISTA Technical Update Presentation
12:00pm  1:15pm Networking Lunch - Marina Terrace
1:15pm 1:45pm Runaway - Transport and Shipping of Lithium Ion Batteries Bill Green, IBM
1:45pm 2:15pm Comparison of Vibration Simulation Methods (SDoF vs MDoF)
on Light Weighted Distribution Packaging
Ricky Speck, PhD and Patrick McDavid, Michigan State University School of Packaging
2:15pm 2:45pm When is it Time to Make the Move to an Omni-Channel Pack? Michael Gorges, More from Less
2:45pm 3:15pm Networking Afternoon Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:15pm 3:45pm Econometric Model of the Impact of Pallet Size Selection on the Cost of Operating Supply Chains Between Asia and North America Marshall (Mark) White, Virginia Tech
3:45pm 4:15pm Sustainable Flexible Packaging Larry Effler Ph.D., DowDuPont Inc.
4:15pm 4:45pm Lessons From 20 Years as a Packaging Engineer John Blanck, ASML
5:00pm 7:30pm Exhibitor Reception - Grand Ballroom 7-9
  THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd
8:00am 8:30am Networking Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30am 9:00am Effects of Social Media and Packaging on e-Commerce Shippers Ryan Germann, Pregis
9:00am 9:30am How to Develop a Sustainable Packaging Strategy Jan Gates, Adept Packaging
9:30am 10:00am Utilization of Multi-Axis Vibration Test System to Evaluate Unit Loads Kyle Dunno, Atlantic Packaging
10:00am 10:15am Networking Morning Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:15am 10:45am Leading in the Muddy Middle Robby Martin, Bush Bros.
10:45am 11:15am Analyzing Field Environments to Validate Old Test Methods and/or Generate New Test Methods Jade Vande Kamp, Vibration Research
11:15am 11:45am Evaluation of Stability of Unit Loads for Tilt and Shock Events During Distribution Jay Singh, Cal Poly Packaging Program
11:45am 12:00pm ISTA Technical Update Presentation
12:00pm 1:15pm Networking Lunch - Marina Terrace
1:15pm 1:45pm Afternoon Remarks
1:45pm 2:15pm Innovation in Sustainable Protective Packaging Daniel Beauregard-Long, Corruven Inc.
2:15pm 2:45pm E-Commerce's Effect on Packaging for Medium to Larger Goods Jim Lowry, Sonoco
2:45pm 3:15pm Networking Afternoon Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:15pm 3:30pm CPLP Recognition & David R. LeButt Award
3:30pm 4:00pm A Holistic Approach to Reducing Transportation Damage Jeremy Kell and James Stanley, Veritiv
4:00pm 4:30pm Let's Fix Re-Packing Michele Barone, PA Consulting
4:30pm 5:00pm Packaging and Logistics Sustainability for the 21 Century Paul Singh, Packaging Forensics Associates, Inc., Kevin Smith, USMC (ret.)
5:30pm 7:30pm Networking Social Event - South Poolside
  FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd
8:00am 8:30am Networking Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30am 8:45am Forum Video Highlights
8:45am  9:15am Shipping Damage Data Analytics using AI (Artificial Intelligence) like "Watson Analytics" Sharon Spaulding, IBM
9:15am  9:45am Stability Palletised Corrugated Packaging in Modern Supply Chains Gérard van den Boogaard, Smurfit Kappa Development Centre
9:45pm – 10:00am Networking Morning Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:00am  10:30am Optimisation of Biodegradable Bioplastic Film Packaging Size for Fruits and Vegetables Using a Numerical Model for Transpiration and Respiration Processes Alexander Bardenstein, Danish Technological Institute
10:30am  11:00am Test Evaluation Technology of Transport Packaging Zhi-Wei Wang, Jinan University, Packaging Engineering Institute
11:30am  12:00pm Influence of Design on Corrugated Fiberboard Container Bulge Under Compression, Nolan Newland and Adrian Rico, California Polytechnic State University
12:00pm  12:15pm Forum Wrap-Up Open Discussion
12:15pm  12:45pm ISTA Membership Meeting