The 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference, organized by ITENE and scheduled to take place in Valencia from June 17 to 21, 2024, has garnered substantial interest from the global scientific and business community. Over 200 abstracts from experts representing companies and research centres in 32 countries have been submitted, reflecting the conference's significance as the foremost scientific and technological event in the packaging sector.

Scheduled to coincide with ITENE's 30th anniversary, the conference has received abstracts spanning research, innovation, and technology. The international scientific committee, composed of packaging experts, is currently reviewing the submissions to curate a program that will feature projects either in a presentation taking place within four parallel rooms or through a scientific poster exhibition. The selected papers will also be published in a special book.

The scientific committee, consisting of international packaging experts, is presently assessing the most exceptional papers that will form the Congress program. Envisioning an attendance exceeding 400 participants, the event is positioned as a distinctive platform for disseminating innovations and advancements in the field of packaging.

Javier Zabaleta, the Managing Director of ITENE, has conveyed his enthusiasm for the positive response from the scientific and business communities: "The quality and quantity of the abstracts received underscore the global significance of the 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference. We are delighted to host numerous leading researchers and international experts in Valencia.

The conference, to be hosted at the SH Valencia Palace Hotel, will encompass a diverse range of topics, including packaging materials, product packaging, packaging technologies, packaging machinery and technologies, packaging design and development, packaging for goods distribution, packaging for dangerous goods and chemicals, packaging sustainability, and packaging.

Tickets are now available for purchase on the 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference website (https://iapri2024.itene.com) for researchers, academics, industry professionals, and packaging students seeking to explore the innovations and trends transforming the packaging industry, connect with prominent industry professionals and experts, and gain insights into ITENE on its 30th anniversary.

The conference is scheduled to start the 17th of June 2024, with a welcome reception and tours of ITENE facilities. Additionally, between the 18th and 19th of June, presentations and a poster exhibition will be held, followed by the concluding sessions, the IAPRI General Assembly, and the awards ceremony on the 20th of June. The event will conclude the 21st of June, offering attendees another opportunity to visit ITENE's facilities.

Complementary activities include guided tours of the city of Valencia, social gatherings, and an official dinner to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the research centre.

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