February 8- 9, 2017


Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi (India)


10+ Sponsor


20+ Professional Speakers

Counterfeits hurt India's manufacturing sector:
Illicit market in seven select manufacturing sectors led to a loss of Rs 39,239 crore during 2014 — FICCI report

About this event:

The involvement of all stakeholders is extremely crucial for combating counterfeiting across sectors. Statistics reveal that Product counterfeiting in India resulted in loss of INR 39,239 crores to Indian economy in fiscal year 2013-14.

To tackle this alarming situation, we believe that it is imperative to take strong action. With this in mind, The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), in partnership with Messe Frankfurt India (MFI) is organising India’s first of its kind International Authentication Conference and Exhibition on 8, 9 February 2017 at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Man Singh Road, New Delhi. It is an honour and pleasure to invite you to be a part of this event.

If you are adopting authentication solutions or evaluating options on how to implement these, The Authentication Forum 2017 will be a valuable source of new ideas and practical insights.

Among a wide range of topics covered, this is the first time a conference will discuss the 360-degree approach required to fight fakes. We will evaluate and discuss everything from an overview of counterfeiting in India to problems and challenges faced across sectors, the anti-counterfeiting strategies beyond solutions, insight on new generation anti-counterfeiting solutions available globally, and case studies which will enhance your knowledge on the merits of each of the available anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies in order to make an informed selection which is best suited to protect your business, product and brand from losing out hugely to counterfeiting.

Apart from sessions and presentation slots specifically focused to your industry concerns, the various other sessions over the 2-day conference program are as much relevant for you with important and valuable takeaways. Host of additional valuable sessions such as “Global trends in counterfeit and brand protection”,`“Successful execution of raids” apply equally to any industry or sector which suffers from counterfeiting as a business risk.

Besides, the co-located exhibition shall showcase the latest advancements and offerings in anti-counterfeiting and authentication solutions and a gala cocktail dinner at the end of day-1 of the Conference program shall provide further networking opportunities with your industry colleagues as well as cross-industry peers.

We hope the program will help you in your battle against counterfeits and look forward to meeting you.

Stakeholders who can participate

  • Heads – Brand Protection, Security and Supply Chain
  • Heads – Legal Compliance, Product Packaging and Enforcement
  • Government officials, Department & Authorities involved in Consumer Protection
  • Revenue Agencies and Issuing Authorities
  • Customs and State Excise Officials
  • Law enforcement agencies and IP Organisations
  • Brand & Packaging Consultants, Investigation Agencies, Academicians
  • Producers and suppliers of Anti-Counterfeiting, Authentication, Serialization Solutions, material and services

Reasons to Attend

  • Discover new ways to protect your brand, enhance revenue and stop counterfeit and diverted goods.
  • Learn about the latest products, innovations and security features.
  • Meet the companies exhibiting their latest technologies and products.
  • Learn from industry speakers about their personal experiences.
  • Meet 150 professionals to discuss latest issues, strategies, best practices from around the world.
  • Better understand the drivers behind global trends in counterfeiting.
  • Listen to the challenges faced by the authorities and learn from practical examples.
  • Learn more about the latest authentication, tracking and verification methods.
  • Talk with specialist suppliers and compare authentication technologies.
  • Establish contacts and expand your outreach.

Conference Agenda

The conference will provide insight into multiple pertinent issues which affect the industries as a whole. From Auto-components to pharmaceuticals, from pesticides to daily personal care and other FMCG goods, counterfeit is a widespread, gangrenous menace. Apart from insights into sector specific challenges due to counterfeiting delivered by industry experts, the participants will get to know how terrorism is fueled by counterfeiting, various solutions offered in the market today and how to act beyond digital and physical solutions and conduct incursions successfully.

To know more on the sessions, presentations and panel discussions, Download the agenda.

EMINENT SPEAKERS AT FORUM / meet with greaters

Mr. Anil Rajput

Vice President, ITC

Mr. Mark Davison

Founder & CEO,
Blue Sphere Health

Dr. Mark Deakes

Director of Optical and Authentication Technologies |  IHMA General Secretary |  Reconnaissance International, 

Mr. Pradeep Shroff

Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, CEO Coach & Former President- ASPA

Mr. Rajat Wahi

Partner, Management Consulting,
KPMG India

Mr. Pramod Krishna

Director General, Confederation of Indian Alcoholic and Beverage Companies

Mr. Ravi Mathur


Mr. Robin MacKenzie

Marketing Director, De La Rue

Mr. Safir Anand

Senior Partner and Head of Department, Trademark Contractual and Commercial IP

Mr. Uday Devineni

ICE Representative, Department of Homeland Security, US Embassy

Conference or Event Schedule

Delegate Registration and Tea

Welcome Note

Welcome Note : Mr. Nakul Pasricha, Vice President – Authentication Solution Providers‘ Association (ASPA) & CEO, PharmaSecure

Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Inaugural Address

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon‘ble Minister, Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology*


Mr. Pradeep Shroff, Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, Former President, Authentication Solution Providers‘ Association (ASPA) & Former Managing Director – PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd

Mr. P V Rama Sastry, Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India
Dr. G. N. Singh, Drug Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
Mr. Arvind Gupta – National President (Convener), IT Cell, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)
Mr. Anil Rajput, Senior Chair – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry – Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (FICCI CASCADE) & Vice President - Corporate Affairs, ITC Ltd.
Mr. Rama Shankar Pandey, Co-Chairman, Consumer Affairs & Anti – Counterfeit Committee, Automotive Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ACMA) & Managing Director, Hella India
Mr. Vivek Padgaonkar, Director – Project & Policy, Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Exhibition Opens and Networking Tea Break

Session Introduction

Fake Auto Parts: Concern of Auto Industries

ZF India (Speaker name awaited)

Spurious Medicines: Problems & Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industries

Dr. Shailesh Iyyenger, President, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) & Managing Director, Sanofi India Ltd.*

FMCG Counterfeiting in India – Problems and Challenges

Mr. Rajat Wahi, Partner, KPMG

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Exhibition Opens and Networking LUNCH

Session Introduction

Fake Labels & Liqour: Challenges of Counterfeiting in the Liqour Industry

Mr. Pramod Krishna, Director General,
Confedereation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies

Challenges faced by the Indian Beverage Industries – Protecting Trademarks & Package Design Copyrights

Mr. Sundar Moorthi, Senior Manager – Packaging, Coca Cola India Pvt. Ltd. & Indian Beverage Association (IBA)

Counterfeit Mobile Phones and accessories: Recent Trends

Mr. Pankaj Mohindroo, Founder and National President,
Indian Cellular Association (ICA)

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Exhibition Opens and Networking Tea Break

Session Introduction

Chaired by Mr. Ranesh Bajaj, Executive Director, Creed Engineers

360o integrated approach against counterfeiting

Mr. Pradeep Shroff, Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, Former President ASPA & Former Managing Director – PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd.

ISO 12931:2012 - Performance criteria for authentication solutions

Dr. S N Bhattacharya, Noted Expert on Standards and Former Vice President (R&D) and Innovations, PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd.

Successful Execution of Raids : Legal and Law Enforcement Perspectives

a. Legal Insights

Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand

b. Law Enforcement Perspective

Mr. Vineet Vinayak, Joint Director – Economic Offense Zone -I (Delhi), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)*

Counterfeiting Fueling Terrorism – The Link that Exists

Mr. Uday Devineni, ICE Representative, Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, US Embassy, New Delhi, India Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Thank You Note by Cocktail Dinner Sponsor

De La Rue

Visit to Exhibition

Cocktails followed by Gala Dinner & Live Music

Delegate Registration and Tea

Session Introduction,

Chaired by Mr. G. S. Dhillon, Managing Director, Alpha Lasertek India Ltd

An Insight into New Generation OVDs

Dr. Mark Deakes, General Secretary, International Hologram Manufacturers Association, (IHMA)

Protect your brand with Security Labels

Mr. Ajit Surana, Director, Holoflex Ltd.

Solutions for Anti-Counterfeiting in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Solutions and Strategic Consulting

Mr. Mark Davison, Founder & CEO, Blue Sphere Health

Global Trends in Counterfeit and Brand Protection

Mr. Robin Mackenzie, Marketing Director, De La Rue

Food Safety - Innovative Raman based IOT moves testing from Lab to Field

Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, CEO, Oak Analytics

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Visit to Exhibition and Networking Tea Break

Session introduction

Chaired by Mr. Nakul Pasricha, Vice President – Authentication Solution Providers‘ Association (ASPA) & CEO, PharmaSecure

Case Study – Delhi Government Initiatives to combat Liquor Counterfeiting

Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Commisioner (Excise, Entertainment & Luxury Tax)

Success Stories: Authentication Solutions for Protecting Sports Brand

Mr. Diwakar Mahendru, Associate Vice President, Authentication Solutions, Holostik Ltd.

How Strategic and Tactical Consulting can help fight Counterfeit : Case Study and Lessons Learnt

Mr. Puneet Garkhel, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Global Standards and Solutions to curb Counterfeit – A Case Study

Mr. Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Visit to Exhibition and Networking Lunch

Session Introduction

Mr. Pradeep Shroff, Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, Former President ASPA & Former Managing Director – PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd

Protecting your brand from counterfeiting using Best technologies & Practices

Mr. Prashant Kumar Gupta, Country Head, Sales, Shriram Veritech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Selection & Integration of Best Authentication Solutions by Customers for AntiCounterfeiting Solutions


Mr. Pradeep Shroff, Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, Former President ASPA & Former Managing Director – PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Bejon Misra, Founder, Partnership for Safe Medicines India
Mr. Rajiv Hiranandani, Executive Director & Country Head, Onspot Solutions
Mr. Prashant Kumar Gupta, Country Head, Sales, Shriram Veritech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. U.K. Gupta, President – Authentication Solutions Providers‘ Association (ASPA) & Chairman & Managing Director, Holostik India Ltd.

Questions and Answers; Felicitation of Speakers

Concluding Remarks and Insights from the Conference

Networking Tea

Testimonials / See What People Say About Us

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The 2017 event will be held at TAJ MAHAL Hotel, No 1 Mansingh Road, 110011, New Delhi, India. Located in the heart of Lutyen's Delhi, Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi offers luxurious accommodation situated amidst 6 acres of landscaped grounds. Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi is within 2 km from the well-known Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is 18 km from the Delhi International Airport and 5 km New Delhi Railway Station.


Standard: INR 10,500 +15% taxes per delegate

ASPA members: INR 9,500 +15% taxes per delegate

Fees do not include travel, visa, accommodation or accompanying spouse or social partner fees for the evening reception.

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Event Location

The Taj Mahal Hotel
No.1, Mansingh Road,
India Gate, South Block,
Man Singh Road Area,
New Delhi, Delhi 110011

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Contact Us / get in touch

ASPA Address

Authentication Solution Providers’Association
21 Ground Floor, Devika Tower 6,
Devika Tower 6, Nehru Place,
New Delhi 110019, India

Telephone: +91 11 4161 7369

Delhi office

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India
502, 5th Floor, A Wing, DLF Towers,
Jasola, Behind Apollo Hospitals,
New Delhi, 110025, India

Tel: +91 11 6676 2388
FAX: +91 22 6144 5999