IAPRI members have hosted world conferences and member conferences (formerly called symposia) since 1970. These events provide an opportunity for packaging researchers to meet and exchange views and present the latest findings in their areas of expertise. IAPRI World Conferences are held in even number years and are open to all. Member Conferences take place in the following year and are open to members only.

IAPRI member institutes interested in the possibility of holding an IAPRI World Conference or Member Conference can get the Guidelines and Application Form by clicking here.

In 2019 the 29th IAPRI Member Symposium, "Serving Society - Innovative Perspectives on Packaging" will be held at the University of Twente in the Netherlands from 11-14 of June. Organizations providing keynote speakers will include (Dutch) Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging, Ardagh Group and FrieslandCampina. The Social Dinner will be held at the Groisch Brewery, with a tour and the Official Dinner will take place on the De Wilmersberg estate. Information at

The following is a list of IAPRI events hosted by members since 2010: There are proceedings from conferences and symposiums available to members in the member login center.

2018 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology 19-22 June, Zhuhai, China. "Packaging: Driving a Sustainable Future".

2017 28th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging hosted by the School of Engineering and Management Vaud (HEIG-VD)and Nestle Research, 9-12 May, Lausanne, Switzerland

2016 20th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging hosted by CETEA, 12-15 June Sao Paulo, Brazil

2015 27th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging hosted by ITENE, 8-11 June, Valencia, Spain

2014 19th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging hosted by the Engineering Packaging and Research Group, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

2013 26th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging hosted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, June 10-13, Espoo, Finland

2012 18th World Packaging Conference hosted by CalPoly State University, June 18-21, San Luis Obispo, California

2011 25th IAPRi Symposium on Packaging, hosted by BAM Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, May 16-18, Berlin, Germany

2010 17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging, hosted by China Packaging Research Test Centre (CPRTC) in collaboration with Jinan University, BIGC, Jiangnan University,Tianijin University and CEPI, October 12-15, Tianjin, China