As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world concern for member health and safety, airline restrictions, and travel warnings affected the IAPRI World Conference on Packaging and caused its cancellation. The University of Monterrey is looking at alternative means of delivering the research content of the papers with the packaging community.

The COVID-19 virus has disrupted all our lives in many ways. The IAPRI Board of Directors has met and will continue to meet to assess how to proceed in the future as the situation and path forward for everyone around the world becomes clearer. As an organization of institutes from over 30 different countries the impact will vary and the time back to business as usually will be different.

For many of us, right now we are working from home. IAPRI implemented a fully virtual workplace with the necessary technology when we hired Ed Church, our Secretary General so that operation is unaffected. We are here and are available during this time if we can be of any assistance to you or your organization.