The following is a general program layout along with pdf versions of ISTA's 2017 European Packaging Symposium brochure.

ISTA's European Packaging Symposium Brochure (ENGLISH Version)

ISTA's European Packaging Symposium Brochure (SPANISH Version)


Tuesday 7th March, 2017
19:30 Welcome Reception sponsored by SEALED AIR
Javier Zabaleta- Chair of ISTA Europe Board/Managing Director, ITENE



Wednesday 8th March, 2017
08:30 Breakfast Reception

09:30 Welcome
AJ Gruber- President, ISTA
Javier Zabaleta- Managing Director, ITENE

09:45 Meet your fellow delegates

10:00 e-Commerce from a consumer packaging perspective
James White- Project Manager, SMITHERS PIRA

10:30 e-Commerce shipping systems in China

11:00 Coffee with the Exhibitors

11:30 Success in e-Commerce and export
Eva Zurita- Product & Purchase Manager, RAJAPACK

12:00 The NVC Innovation project web retail packaging: Working together on the sustained future of e-Commerce
via packaging innovation

Michael Nieuwesteeg- Managing Director, NVC NETHERLANDS PACKAGING CENTRE

12:30 Finding answers to the logistics needs of e-Commerce food shippers
Martin Seburschenich- Packaging Consultant, UNITED PARCEL SERVICE DEUTSCHLAND

13:00 Lunch with the Exhibitors

14:00 HIGH-IMPACT PRESENTATION: The investigation of shock and vibration of tracks during transport for museum objects
Hiroshi Wada- Senior Manager of Preventive Conservation, TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

14:30 Advancements in testing for e-Commerce and other technical developments
Eric Hiser, Vice President - Technical, ISTA

15:00 Short break- Coffee available

15:10 Virtual simulation of package testing: Considerations for material characterization, modeling & simulation for testing of engineered packaging solutions
Matt Thompson- Executive Director, Packaging Technology, SEALED AIR

15:40 Testing and verification of packaging solutions needed in multichannel retailing
Allan Dickner- Acting Packaging Manager, IKEA OF SWEDEN

16:10 Benefits of multiaxial testing for a more accurate simulation of distribution
Joan B. Alcaraz- Product and Packaging testing, Business Manager, ITENE

16:40 Panel discussion

17:10 Demo session in the Transport Simulation Center of ITENE

18:00 Close of day 1

19:15 Guided tour of Fallas monument set up "plantà" and streetlights display

20:30 Official Dinner sponsored by DS SMITH-TECNICARTON



Thursday 9th March, 2017
09:00 Guided boat tour of the Valencia Port

11:00 Coffee break

12:00 Pallets get smart
Gerrit Hasselmann- Project Manager/ Head Laboratory, Packaging Test & Research, FRAUNHOFER IML

12:30 Dimensional weight: A game of fractions
Robert Meisner- Packaging Program Director and Associate, Professor- UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STOUT

13:00 Analysis of a transportation by drone
Victor Huart- Research and Development Manager, METROPACK

13:30 Lunch with the Exhibitors

14:30 HIGH-IMPACT PRESENTATION: Innovation process in packaging design as a competitive factor
Antonio Cebrián- Marketing Director, DS SMITH-TECNICARTON

15:00 Moving Goods Safely – It Impacts YOU! – Dow Solutions for Improved Load Stability
Giulano Butti- Value Chain Manager EMEA, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, DOW EUROPE
Antonio Manrique- Industrial & Consumer Packaging Application Technology Leader, DOW CHEMICAL IBÉRICA

15:30 Corrugated boxes: HP setting a new internal standard for box strength calculation and how to make use of semi chemical papers for airfreight weight reductions
Stefan Wenner- Packaging Logistics Program Lead, HP

16:00 Competitiveness, load stability, cargo securing and sustainability travel together. A Real Business Case
Ángel David Hernandez- Senior Consultant & EUMOS Founding Member, VALUEING
Juan Luis Miranda- Operational Excellence Director, COCA COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS

16:30 Panel discussion

17:00 Closing remarks

17:30 End of Symposium