September 2022
News and updates for our packaging community.

Call for Speakers is open for the 2023 ISTA Forum, TransPack & TempPack events! Abstract submissions must be made using the online speaker form and must include an abstract title, topic description, and any practical takeaways. If selected to be a speaker, your attendee registration will be waived. See below for target topics of interest!

TransPack provides a balance of valuable presentations, case studies, research and solutions surrounding the optimization of packaging for transport. Target topics of interest include:
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


TempPack focuses on technical topics related to global temperature controlled performance packaging. Target topics of interest include:
Frozen Shipment Best Practices and Case Studies | Real-Time Monitoring & Monitor Qualification | Sustainability Case Studies of Re-Use vs. Single Use | New Methods for Protecting High Value Product in the Supply Chain | Use of the Internet of Things (IoT) for Gathering or Acting on Temperature Data Within a Supply Chain | Innovative Cold Chain Packaging Solutions


We're excited about the Marriott Marquis Houston!
The 2023 ISTA Forum is happening May 1-3 in Houston, Texas at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Houston. The Marriott Marquis will provide our attendees with a unique downtown Houston urban resort experience. With over 150,000 square feet of elegant event space, this is the perfect place for TransPack & TempPack sessions and on-site networking opportunities to connect with our packaging community. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, outdoor pavilion and the world's largest Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river! Check it out - We can’t wait to see everyone next May. Stay tuned for more program details and registration.

ISTA’s new Packaging Dynamics Professional (PDP) certification program is here! This new expanded educational opportunity replaces our Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) program. PDP was developed by ISTA in collaboration with experts in the packaging research, design & testing industry.

Participants will be required to complete and pass six PDP training modules and now you can choose how you want to learn and get certified. Choose the flexibility of learning on your own with ISTA's new Online Learning platform or the interactivity of Live Virtual or In-Person Training events. Check out the upcoming live virtual and in-person trainings below. Plus, ISTA is offering our education and certification programs to both members and non-members around the globe.




Learn at your pace, any place.
Meet your training and certification needs, on your own schedule, with ISTA's improved and revamped learning platform! The course module includes a pre-recorded video presentation and supporting text that provides a dynamic self-paced learning experience.


Instructor-led, real-time training in a virtual environment.

Get in-depth training by attending our scheduled virtual course trainings which features our instructor who walk through subject matter via a live video conference call. Virtual opportunities are scheduled throughout the year. 

Face-to-face training at ISTA events.

Interactive live events with our lead instructor and fellow attendees with our in-person events such as the annual ISTA Forum, TransPack & TempPack events.

Happening soon, you still have time to register! The ISTA European Packaging Symposium will be held 4-5 October, 2022 in Berlin, Germany at the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City CenterThis year’s program will provide insights on today's e-commerce and sustainability challenges and will offer new solutions to help shape the future of transport packaging. We have an incredible lineup of speakers in store for attendees! Check out the full event program & register today.


Happening October 20! PackSight Office Hours are live interactive sessions where the PackSight team will answer your questions about using PackSight. Bring your questions about the powerful new custom test builder or about any aspect of the PackSight tool. Ask questions live or use thisformto submit your questions prior to the sessions. We’re excited to have you join us and learn more about PackSight!  

Join ISTA October 23-26, 2022 at PACK EXPO International 2022 in Chicago, Illinois! Learn about trends affecting your bottom line, discover solutions to move your business forward and network with professionals from over 40 industry verticals. From connecting with old colleagues to forming new relationships, being at the show means being in the heart of the action. See it. Explore it. Experience it. Plan to be a part of it. Look for us in Booth #N-4537!


Do you know someone who has made notable contributions to education in transport packaging? It is easy to nominate them below!

The ISTA Educational Foundation (ISTAEF) is seeking nominations for the R. David LeButt AwardThis prestigious award honors packaging professionals in recognition of their excellence and continuing education in transport packaging. The R. David LeButt Award was established in 1999 in the memory of Dave LeButt, who served as an ISTA officer and participated in, and realized, the importance of packaging education. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2023


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