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 ( 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.

Save the date! Mark your calendars for the week of 17 to 21 June 2024! During these dates, ITENE will host the 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference in the vibrant city of Valencia, an event that will bring together international leaders in packaging to showcase the innovations and trends that are transforming the industry.

This scientific and technological congress will be the highlight of the packaging world in 2024. The event boasts an impressive line-up of over 400 attendees, more than 30 exhibitors and 150 speakers from 30 countries. Speakers will include representatives from IAPRI’s 85 research centres around the world, as well as innovators from leading companies eager to share their knowledge and expertise.

IAPRI 2024 facts

Become a Speaker

Professionals from companies and researchers from universities and research centres who wish to become speakers and present their innovations to an international audience can submit their abstracts before 19 November 2023.

Those selected by the Scientific Committee will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation or create a poster to be presented at the conference. In addition, these papers will be published in a special book.

Attend the World Conference

Tickets are now available for this prestigious event. In addition to gaining an insight into the latest advances and trends in packaging science, attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network through a variety of social activities included in the event programme.

Scientific bodies, innovative companies involved in the manufacture and end-of-life of packaging as well as companies in which packaging is a key element will attend and present the results of their research. Save your seat!

24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference ITENE
24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference at ITENE

For more details on the event, abstract submission, programme, speaker line-up and registration, please visit the official IAPRI 2024 website.

Join Us in Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary

In conjunction with the IAPRI conference, ITENE will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary as a European leader in packaging research, development and innovation. In 2024, we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate how knowledge and technology applied to packaging can contribute to a safer and more sustainable future.

Get inspired, learn and collaborate with world leaders in research and industry. See you in Valencia! See you in the future of packaging!

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The research center ITENE has been chosen by the International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) to host the IAPRI's World Packaging Conference in June 2024. The 24th edition of the scientific event is expected to be attended by more than 300 researchers and experts from the packaging sector with the aim of presenting and sharing the latest developments in the field of packaging.

The news has been communicated today through the IAPRI website by Edward A. Church , Secretary General of the association, after the celebration of the 23rd edition of this conference that took place from 12 to 16 June in Bangkok (Thailand).

ITENE will bring to this event 30 years of experience, since that same month of 2024 the research center will celebrate three decades of activity dedicated to generating scientific-technological knowledge to transfer it to companies through R&D&I projects, consultancy, testing, and training services.

In addition, ITENE already organized in 2015, at its headquarters in the Technology Park of Paterna (Valencia), the 27th IAPRI Packaging Symposium, a scientific congress only for members of this association, which gathered 120 researchers from 27 countries, who submitted 135 presentations.

In the case of the World Packaging Conference that ITENE will host in 2024, the event will be open to all scientists and attendees who want to get updated about all the news in this field. In this sense, the CEO and Managing Director of ITENE, Javier Zabaleta, has expressed that "the IAPRI World Packaging Conference will make Valencia the showcase for Spanish and international companies to know in situ the main advances of the R&D in packaging at the global level”.

The proposal sent by ITENE to IAPRI highlights the existing knowledge hub in Valencia, which hosts several centers and institutions dedicated to research, several organizations supporting technology transfer and scientific and technological dissemination, as well as a Technology Park made up of about 450 organizations and companies, where ITENE has its headquarters.

IAPRI is the leading global body for packaging research. It is responsible for promoting the exchange of initiatives between experts from 85 research centers and packaging companies from 31 countries that make up the association.

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