International Association of Packaging Research Institutes - Event Information
29th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging - 2019
Perspectives on Packaging
6/11/2019 - 6/14/2019
With next year’s IAPRI Symposium in Twente, Netherlands (11-14 June 2019), less than nine months away, members are reminded that abstracts for general-stream papers and complete papers for the peer-review stream should be submitted by December 7.
Meanwhile, the University of Twente, which is hosting the event, has confirmed the following keynote speakers: Chris Bruijnes of the Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV); Patrick van Baal from FrieslandCampina; Martin de Olde from Ardagh Group; and Agnieszka van Batavia from the LCA Centre.
Roland ten Klooster, who is responsible for Packaging Design and Management courses at Twente, explains that the Symposium title ‘Serving Society: Innovative Perspectives on Packaging’ is all about “bringing packaging back to the reasons why we pack”.
“As packaging researchers, we have to explain more, and better, what we are doing and why packaging is needed (and when not),” he says. “We have to explain our role in society much better. The question we have to ask ourselves all the time is why we are executing this research, what the benefits are and how to explain this to society.”
Roland Klooster adds: “Society is asking why we need packaging. Plastics especially are seen as the cause of many environmental problems.”