The future of the packaging and logistics industries are being put on full display at a forthcoming event in Dortmund, Germany. Experts from across the two sectors will gather to discuss industry challenges around global packaging development, standards and practice, management and logistics.

The event, ‘Industry Meets Research’ will be held on 15 May at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund, Germany.

Hosted by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, the educational and networking event will include presentations from Marcel Ströhmer, Hella GmbH & Co., Stephan Schreib, SCUS, Philipp Wrycza, Fraunhofer Institute IML and A. J. Gruber, ISTA

ISTA President, A.J. Gruber, comments: “Packaging has always been important, but it’s potentially never been more visible than it is today. It’s increasingly shaping customer opinions and influencing purchasing.

“Companies need packaging strategies that deliver on effectiveness, efficiency and environmental. This helps meet a multitude of business and market demands. Achieving this requires in-depth research and testing to develop solutions that deliver optimal performance in fast evolving supply chains.”

Guests at the event will be invited to attend a special tour of the Fraunhofer Institute Facility and the IKEA Distribution Centre located in Dortmund-Ellinghausen.

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