Update News from the 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will be held at Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhuhai, China from 19 - 22 June, 2018. The conference is organized by Jinan University via its Packaging Engineering Institute (PEI) and Hunan University of Technology.

In General Stream, the conference have received many abstracts, among which 209 abstracts have been accepted according to the review by the International Scientific Committee of the conference. 125 abstracts are accepted as oral presentation and 84 abstracts are accepted as post presentation. 

In Peer Review Stream, 22 full papers were selected for review after editorial peer review. Up till now, 7 papers need major revision, 4 papers need minor revision, and another 11 papers are still in review. According to PTS chief editor David Shires, the review will be finished by April for peer-reviewed full papers.

There are 7 invited keynote speeches which will be presented in two mornings. The presenters are from United States, Australia, European Union, Korea and China. The keynote speeches have a wide range of topics covering the hot issues of packaging, including transport packaging, intelligent packaging in supply chain, multiaxial vibration of packaging product, packaging material, food packaging safety, modified atmosphere packaging, and evaluation and regulation of food contact materials.

The arrangement of social activities has been going on as well. We plan to host the banquet in a ship-like restaurant on the sea coast, with local art performances. The view is very beautiful there. From there people can see the sea view and the newly built Zhuhai opera house. We will also choose a nice place for welcome reception where people can discuss freely. The participants can enjoy wine, beer, beverages and various delicious cakes and pastries. The social dinner will be hold in the outskirt of Zhuhai, a place with a strong countryside flavor. The organizing committee will try their best to organize the conference. Welcome to the conference!

Up till now, 170 attendees have registered on the conference website. We’d like to remind you to register as soon as possible. Before April 6, there is discount for the registration. Later the registration fee will rise to the original price. At present there is discount for booking the hotels. We advise you to book the hotels early for more choices and lower prices.


(from Professor Zhi-Wei Wang, Chair of the 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging)


Dear members,


We are delighted to have the opportunity to invite you to the

21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging

From 19-22 June, 2018

At Zhuhai International Convention Center, Zhuhai, China


The conference is organized by Jinan University via its Packaging Engineering Institute (PEI) and Hunan University of Technology. The IAPRI conference has become a very prestigious forum in the field of packaging and logistics. You will have the opportunity to share your research and learn about exciting development and innovations from experts from all over the world.

Papers can be submitted through the peer-reviewed and general streams. Papers submitted through the general steam will be published in the conference proceedings, and paper submitted through the peer review stream will be published in Packaging Technology and Science, respecting the journal’s editorial policy. Please pay attention to the conference website for the details. We welcome you the share your research.

Please kindly remark below Submission and Notification Dates:

Full Paper Submissions to the General Stream:Before May 10, 2018.

On behalf of Jinan University and Hunan University of Techonology, we welcome you to IAPRI 2018, in Zhuhai, China.

The Organizing Committee

If you have any inquiry, please contact:

  • General information about the event, invitation letter for visa: Info@2018IAPRIConference.org

  • Registration issues: Registration@2018IAPRIConference.org

  • Paper submission: Paper@2018IAPRIConference.org

Event Execution By:


Start Date - End Date

June 19th, 2018 - June 22nd, 2018

Start Time - End Time

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Event Location

Zhuhai International Convention Center


Jinan University


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