ZF India (Speaker name awaited)
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
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.
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.
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)
ZF India (Speaker name awaited)
Dr. Shailesh Iyyenger, President, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) & Managing Director, Sanofi India Ltd.*
Mr. Rajat Wahi, Partner, KPMG
Mr. Pramod Krishna, Director General,
Confedereation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies
Mr. Sundar Moorthi, Senior Manager – Packaging, Coca Cola India Pvt. Ltd. & Indian Beverage Association (IBA)
Mr. Pankaj Mohindroo, Founder and National President,
Indian Cellular Association (ICA)
Chaired by Mr. Ranesh Bajaj, Executive Director, Creed Engineers
Mr. Pradeep Shroff, Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, Former President ASPA & Former Managing Director – PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. S N Bhattacharya, Noted Expert on Standards and Former Vice President (R&D) and Innovations, PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Uday Devineni, ICE Representative, Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, US Embassy, New Delhi, India Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations
De La Rue
Chaired by Mr. G. S. Dhillon, Managing Director, Alpha Lasertek India Ltd
Dr. Mark Deakes, General Secretary, International Hologram Manufacturers Association, (IHMA)
Mr. Ajit Surana, Director, Holoflex Ltd.
Mr. Mark Davison, Founder & CEO, Blue Sphere Health
Mr. Robin Mackenzie, Marketing Director, De La Rue
Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, CEO, Oak Analytics
Chaired by Mr. Nakul Pasricha, Vice President – Authentication Solution Providers‘ Association (ASPA) & CEO, PharmaSecure
Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Commisioner (Excise, Entertainment & Luxury Tax)
Mr. Diwakar Mahendru, Associate Vice President, Authentication Solutions, Holostik Ltd.
Mr. Puneet Garkhel, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Mr. Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India
Mr. Pradeep Shroff, Noted Anti-Counterfeiting Expert, Author, Former President ASPA & Former Managing Director – PRS Permacel Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Prashant Kumar Gupta, Country Head, Sales, Shriram Veritech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
“Counterfeit products are not impossible to locate, it is challenging to eradicate it completwly and we need industry intelligence networks to be more pro-active in this. The significance of dealing with the concept of counterfeiting is in itselfe inique and i appreciate the organizer’s efforts to draw attention on this present-day vital issue.”
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.
Authentication Solution Providers’Association
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Devika Tower 6, Nehru Place,
New Delhi 110019, India
Telephone: +91 11 4161 7369
Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India
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Jasola, Behind Apollo Hospitals,
New Delhi, 110025, India
Tel: +91 11 6676 2388
FAX: +91 22 6144 5999