The 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference reveals its full program, featuring 173 presentations by international experts from companies and research centers across 32 countries

  • Mattia Pellegrini (European Commission) and Remigio Marano (EFSA) will be Keynote speakers at the opening of this international scientific and technological event organized by ITENE in Valencia (Spain).

  • The conference will bring together representatives from the entire packaging value chain, including prominent international organizations such as Dow Chemical, Nestlé, Ube Corporation, and Ioniqa, among others.

The 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference, to be held from 17 to 21 June in Valencia, Spain, has unveiled its full programme featuring 173 papers international experts from companies and research centres spanning 32 countries. The conference, organized by ITENE research centre, will gather representatives from the entire packaging value chain to discuss the latest trends in materials, sustainability, design, technology, and machinery.

In addition, the opening ceremony on 18 June will feature keynote speakers Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit “From Waste to Resources” at the European Commission, and Remigio Marano, Official Food Contact Materials Scientist at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The 24th edition of the IAPRI World Conference will bring together representatives of the entire packaging value chain from leading international organisations such as Dow Chemical, Nestlé, UBE Corporation, Ioniqa, Grupo Lantero, Persán, Polinivo, Capsa, Cadel Recycling Lab, Metsä, PTT MCC Biochem, Cadel Recycling Lab, A. Hatzopoulos, Sanopack Innovation, AdBioplastics or Packaging Forensics Associates.

Moreover, this significant scientific and technological congress, the most important in the sector and in the history of IAPRI (International Association of Packaging Research Institutes), will host representatives from leading universities and research centres in the packaging field worldwide.

An event for the entire Packaging Value Chain

24 IAPRI Conference

Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of ITENE, the conference will cover a wide array of topics, including packaging materials (53 papers from 8 countries), sustainability in the supply chain (32 papers from 18 countries), packaging design and development (24 papers from 18 countries), product conditioning and packaging technologies (24 papers from 18 countries), packaging for goods distribution (17 papers from 17 countries), and packaging machinery (8 papers from 7 countries).

These research, innovation, and technology papers will be presented during the conference either in one of the five parallel halls or as scientific posters in the exhibition area. Additionally, they will be published in a special book.

More than 400 attendees are expected, but tickets are still available for purchase on the 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference website ( for researchers, academics, and packaging industry professionals interested in discovering innovations and trends, networking with leading professionals and experts, and exploring ITENE on its 30th anniversary.

The conference will commence on 17 June 2024 with a welcome reception and tours of ITENE facilities. Presentations and poster exhibitions will take place from 18 to 19 June, followed by the final sessions, the IAPRI General Assembly, and the awards ceremony on 20 June. The event will conclude on 21 June, offering attendees another opportunity to visit ITENE’s facilities. Social gatherings and an official dinner will also mark the technology centre’s 30th-anniversary celebration.