India Summit Special: 25 Speakers on 19 March

The Largest Indian Smart Packaging Event to Date!

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With 25 speakers covering almost every aspect of smart packaging technologies the AIPIA India Summit will be the most comprehensive event of its kind for the South Asian markets. Topics covered include Track & Trace for Food and Pharmaceuticals, Anti-Counterfeiting, Authentication, enhancing the shopping experience with Connected Packaging, Recycling and the Circular Economy, ‘printing’ without ink, Augmented Reality, Printed Electronics, Monitoring Food Freshness and of course the all-important Brand Protection.

Speakers at the Smart Packaging Solutions for India and South Virtual Congress on 19 March
Speakers at the Smart Packaging Solutions for India and South Virtual Congress on 19 March

See the full agenda here: https://events.bizzabo.com/SmartPackagingIndia/agenda

Several keynote speakers have been lined up, including Stephane Pique of Accenture, the current chairman of AIPIA’s Advisory Board, and Nakul Pasricha, President, of the Authentication Solution Providers Association (ASPA) who will give an overview of the Anti-Counterfeiting scenario in India and Asia.

Another important feature of the Summit are the Round Tables where delegates will be invited (it is by invitation only) to have more in-depth discussions with presenters. For example, Systech, a very active AIPIA member (part of Markem-Imaje) which provides packaging coding, product authentication and traceability solutions will host a Round Table on Challenges in brand protection and opportunities for implementing anti-counterfeit and market diversion systems. Another, hosted by Morphotonix will cover the Pros and cons of various product / packaging-embedded commercial anti-counterfeiting solutions – with a focus on rigid plastics.

The focus of the Summit will be very much on providing real solutions for the issues facing India’s Brand Owners, Packaging Converters & Designers and Logistics providers who all face major challenges from counterfeit goods, market diversion, unregulated supply chains, and the need to engage more directly with consumers who are becoming more and more demanding about the quality, provenance, and authenticity of the products they are buying.

Commenting on the Program, Eef de Ferrante, managing director of AIPIA said, “We are delighted to see so many experts in the Smart Packaging space from India. It is important for us to gain insights from them on the particular needs and priorities in both India and the Rest of South Asia.”

There is a good mix of both Indian and Western technologies, often these compliment each other. Companies are using this Summit as a springboard to get more recognition in the marketplace or are highlighting their partnerships with local companies – such as Evigence Sensors with Lisaline LifeScience Technologies or VerifyMe with TechInd. We hope AIPIA and its partner IPPStar can be a portal where companies can make contact to do business together,” he added.

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Smart Packaging Solutions Virtual Congress -19 March 2021

The Smart Packaging Solutions for India and South Asia Virtual Congress on 19 March focuses on food and pharma supply chains, brand security, and sustainability. Organized jointly by IPPStar and the AIPIA, the virtual congress’s topics include brand authentication, condition monitoring, and active and intelligent packaging that contributes to the safe delivery of authenticated products leading to safety, security, and customer engagement. Please look at the agenda of the conference here, and for registration, please click here. You can also email Ruchi at conference@ippgroup.in or Umesh at subscription@ippgroup.in. Call us in Noida at 120-4546988 or 4326053 – Umesh at Xtension 30; Ruchi at Xtension 33; Gaurav at Xtension 23; and Mohit at Xtension 25.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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