June 2019
News and updates for our packaging community.

When is it Time to Make the Move to an Omni-Channel Package?

Michael Gorges, Managing Director of More from Less presented the following technical paper at ISTA's 2018 Forum held in San Diego, California.

The question I will attempt to answer in this paper is “When is it time to make the move to an omni-channel package?”.  The way the question is posed, there is an implicit suggestion that all product lines can be converted to an omni-channel package.  The truth of the matter is that some product lines will never be omni-channel packed.  That said, the main problem is that in order to answering the question you generally require a design solution to evaluate before arriving at a decision.  In other words, across product lines, you need to have an actual omni-channel package design to evaluate before you can decide if it will work for you or not. Read more.

See You in Chicago!

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 Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) training workshop on October 1st.
Why the Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference?
Driven by e-commerce, retail continues to change, and sales channels and traditional packaging continue to blur. The way product is sold and delivered to consumers is evolving at a rapid pace.  New packaging solutions must be discovered or created for today's unified retail market that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.  If packaged-product designs don't evolve, damage and waste in distribution will continue to grow.  This conference is a forum for stakeholders across the distribution chain to come together to discuss the solutions needed to combat the challenges created by Omni-channel distribution.

Last year's inaugural Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina was well received by professionals. Who presented on the 2018 program?
Speakers added to the program and registration is open.
We keep adding new speakers to the program as they are confirmed! Be sure to keep checking back as we add even more! Register now.

Inside ISTA Headquarters

2019 R. David LeButt Award
ISTA is pleased to announce Jay Singh receives the 2019 R. David LeButt Packaging Education Award.

Evaluating Packaging Performance and Sustainability in the Age of Ecommerce
Upcoming Webinar! Save the date | July 30th. This webinar developed jointly by the SPC and ISTA for their members.

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

Congratulations CPLP and RPbD Recipients
Congratulations to all of the individuals who have achieved CPLP and RPbD certification status!

Industry Job Postings in ISTA's Career Center
ISTA’s Career Center is a great resource to post and find a job within the packaging community. Check out the current postings!

Upcoming Events

ISTA China Packaging Symposium
New speakers added to the program
September 18-19, 2019
Shenzhen, China | Vienna Hotel Shenzhen

ISTA Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference
New speakers added to the program
October 2-3, 2019
Chicago, Illinois | InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

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

ISTA TransPack and TempPack Forum
We're going back to Disney!
March 16-19, 2020
Orlando, Florida | Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

ISTA InTouch E-Newsletter - June 2019