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PackSight Office Hours | Bring Your Questions!

PackSight Office Hours are live sessions where the PackSight team will provide a demo and answer your questions about using the PackSight tool. Bring your questions or simply join to listen & learn. You can ask your questions live or use this form to submit your questions prior to the session. We’re excited to have you join us!
Location: Webinar

Packaging Dynamics Professional (ISTA PDP) Certification Live Virtual Training

Packaging Dynamics Professional (ISTA PDP) Certification Live Virtual Training

This Live Virtual Training event covers all six (6) courses required to obtain your ISTA Packaging Dynamics Professional (PDP) Certification.  Once you complete these courses and pass the exam, you will receive your certification as an ISTA Packaging Dynamics Professional.

PDP 101: Principles of Distribution Packaging is an introduction to various topics that affect distribution package design.  Topics include understanding the various levels of packaging, corrugated fundamentals, sustainability, and the implications of packaging decisions.  The hazards of supply chains, transportation modes, and different commerce channels will also be discussed.

The training objectives for this course include:
  • A better understanding of the roles of the different layers of packaging in distribution
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of corrugated and making sustainable packaging decisions
  • An understanding of the importance of preshipment testing and the role ISTA plays in the development & implementation of test standards
  • An understanding of various commerce and supply chain channels
  • A better understanding of the decision-making process related to packaging design and sustainability 
PDP 101 is the first of 6 courses in ISTA’s Packaging Dynamics Professional (PDP) certification program.   

PDP 101 is followed by 5 additional 200-level courses:
  • PDP 201:  Atmospheric & Compression Hazards in Transit
  • PDP 202:  Shock & Drop Hazards in Transit
  • PDP 203:  Vibration Hazards in Transit
  • PDP 204:  Test Laboratory Operations & Instrumentation
  • PDP 205:  Test Procedures & Enhanced Simulation Testing

PDP 201 through 205 build on what is learned in PDP 101 to examine the hazards packages experience in our global distribution environment.  The morning session will focus on packaging design, optimization and testing challenges associated with atmospheric, compression, shock, drop & vibration hazards in transit.  The afternoon session will examine the importance & process of using test procedures in the lab to simulate shipping hazards in the environment.  PDP coursework will emphasize techniques to get accurate & reliable data using test instrumentation.  Finally, trainees will learn about the latest technology in test planning & reporting. PDP 201 through 205 are the continuation of ISTA’s Packaging Dynamics Professional (PDP) certification program. 


  • Larry Dull, ISTA Lead Instructor 


  • Instruction: 9:00am-12:00pm EST
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
  • Instruction: 1:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • Exam: Online
Rates to attend:
  • ISTA Member Discounted Rate: $1350
  • Non-Member Rate: $1950
  • Student Rate: $1200

Location: Virtual Training

Registration ends on 8/6/2024

2024 China Packaging Symposium
9/5/2024 - 9/6/2024

Location: Wyndham Shanghai Nanxiang

Registration ends on 9/2/2024

2024 European Packaging Symposium Attendee Registration
10/8/2024 - 10/9/2024

The 2024 ISTA European Packaging Symposium will be held 08-09 October 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany at the Le Méridien Hotel.

Symposium Early-Bird Registration Rates (Valid until 30 August, 2024):
ISTA Member Discounted Rate: $1100
Non-Member Rate: $1200

Symposium Registration Rates (After 30 August, 2024):
ISTA Member Discounted Rate: $1300
Non-Member Rate: $1400

Multiple Person Discount:
If you have more than one person registering to attend the Symposium from your company, please contact Lisa Bonsignore at lisa@ista.org or (517) 333-3437 for the multiple person discount code. Verification of one full paying registration is necessary to obtain the discount code. The code will discount your registration rate by $115 USD.

Social Mixer Reception GUEST Ticket:
$45 USD (may be purchased when registering)

Closing Dinner GUEST Ticket:
$90 USD (may be purchased when registering)

Cancelation Policy:
After registering, if you have no replacement and need to cancel the registration, you must do so in writing by email lisa@ista.org, to be received no later than 5:00pm EST, 30 August 2024, to obtain a full refund of registration fees. After this cancelation deadline, only 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. We reserve the right to cancel or change a topic or speaker.
Location: Le Méridien
Wiesenhuettenplatz 38
Frankfurt 60329

2024 European Packaging Symposium Sponsor Packages
10/8/2024 - 10/9/2024

Sponsoring ISTA's European Packaging Symposium is your opportunity to connect with the global transport packaging community as an industry leader. Strengthen your brand‘s identity and marketing efforts by becoming a sponsor of the industry‘s premier educational events.

Sponsor exhibit space details and schedule:

  • Banner stands at Symposium.
  • Note: Sponsorships are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability. Logo placement/order will be based on the first-come, first-served basis. Items subject to change.

Location: Le Méridien
Wiesenhuettenplatz 38
Frankfurt 60329