December 2022
News and updates for our packaging community.

Announcing the TransPack & TempPack Programs!
We are thrilled to be hosting the 2023 ISTA Forum, including TransPack & TempPack events May 1-3 in Houston, Texas at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Houston.  Our signature event, the ISTA Forum is where the packaging community comes together to tackle today’s challenges, explore industry best practices, discover latest trends, and shape the future of transport packaging. The following companies will be presenting on the program - check back as more are added:


Check out the Programs!
We have a great line-up of programs in store for the 2023 ISTA Forum. The event schedule includes:
  • Pre-Forum trainings
  • TransPack sessionsA balance of valuable presentations, case studies, research and solutions surrounding the optimization of packaging for transport.
  • TempPack sessions: Focus on technical topics related to global temperature controlled performance packaging.
  • Networking & Exhibitor opportunities
  • Early-bird registration ends March 3rd!

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!


Happening Monday, January 23! In this Live Virtual Training led by ISTA Pharma Committee member & industry leader Carolyn Williamson, attendees will take the fundamentals of the first class and putting it into practice. The following topics will be discussed:

  • How to create a robust URS  
    • Highlight both major and minor attributes of a URS 
  • How to design and implement your OQ process  
    • Highlight the design qualification tests 
    • Execution of an OQ protocol 
    • Documentation  
      • Test Protocols and Reports 
      • Temperature Recording Device Settings 
      • Operational SOP/WIs 
      • Staff training 
      • How to select and implement a pre-qualified shipper 
    • Navigating Change Control to Implement your Qualified System 
    • Lessons Learned on Implementing a Qualified Shipping System 
    • Case Studies 

Happening Thursday, January 26! 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!  

Did you know? ISTA has a helpful Support Center that allows you to browse through a collection of articles and FAQs? The knowledge base includes popular topics surrounding Testing, Certification, Membership and so much more. If you can’t find an answer to your question, submit a ticket and we’ll get back to you.
Here's a popular question we're being asked right now:

How do I get certified as a Packaging Dynamics Professional (ISTA PDP)?


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


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