February 2019
News and updates for our packaging community.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT PROGRAM LINED UP IN DENVER - packaging optimization, e-commerce, freight trends, thermal packaging systems, emerging markets, and more! Join us at the ISTA Forum, May 13-16 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Learn from global industry experts as they share packaging innovations and strategies to shape the future and meet the real-world challenges of today!

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Early-bird registration ends March 29th! Register today!

The ISTA Forum brings together the packaging community through two co-located events, TransPack and TempPack. The program is packed with case studies, research, and innovations exploring themes of optimization of packaging for transport and temperature-controlled performance packaging.

The following companies will be presenting at the Forum. Check out the entire program.

Inside ISTA Headquarters

New Industry Job Posting Added to ISTA's Career Center
ISTA’s Career Center is a great resource to post and find a job within the packaging community. We've recently added an industry job that may be of interest.

Annual Test Protocol Review: 3A and 3E
Your feedback matters! As part of ISTA’s annual protocol review, the Testing Council is seeking your feedback, through a brief survey.

Welcome to Our Newest Members!
ISTA is happy to announce the following new members have joined our community in February!

Valuable Marketing Opportunities
Reserve ad space in ISTA's InTouch E-Newsletter.

Get In Touch!
ISTA’s InTouch Online Community is a new place for ISTA members to connect, ask questions, contribute comments, exchange ideas and experiences, and learn from each other.

We’re excited to announce the second annual ISTA Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference will be held October 2-3, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois at the beautiful InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel. The conference will also offer a pre-conference training workshop on October 1st.

Last year’s inaugural conference in Charlotte, North Carolina was well received by professionals challenged with developing solutions to meet the demands of Omni-Channel distribution. Through a balance of valuable presentations from leading experts and corporations, The Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies 2019 Conference will once again offer solution driven discussions around the complexity channel-proliferation introduces for stakeholders across the distribution chain. Registration is open!

Speaking at ISTA’s 2019 Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference provides numerous benefits for you, your projects and your company including exposure and credibility as an industry forerunner.

If you are interested in speaking at the conference and have an informative topic or case study, we want to hear from you. We're looking for interesting content related to:
  • Omni-channel case studies (new design, redesign, root cause analysis).
  • Innovations in retail automation and technology impacting packaging.
  • Packaging innovations for omni-channel retail.
  • Supply chain evolution and innovation.
  • Marketing strategies impacting packaging for omni-channel.
If selected to be a program speaker, your attendee registration will be waived. Submit an abstract today for consideration.

Becoming a sponsor of ISTA’s Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference provides your company with a unique opportunity to connect with our community as an industry leader. Strengthen your brand’s identity and marketing efforts by sponsoring this important educational event. Click here for sponsorship levels.

Upcoming Events

ISTA Forum | TransPack & TempPack
May 13-16, 2019
Denver, Colorado | Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


ISTA China Packaging Symposium
September 18-19, 2019
Shenzhen, China | Vienna Hotel Shenzhen

ISTA Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference
October 2-3, 2019
Chicago, Illinois | InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium
October 24, 2019 | Manila, Philippines

ISTA InTouch E-Newsletter - February 2019