International Leadership Summit on Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection


Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) is the world’s first and only self-regulated non-profit organization that represents the entire authentication solutions industry globally. The organization recently announced the dates for leadership summit i.e.; 15-16 March 2018 at Hotel Taj Mahal , New Delhi.

On the occasion, U.K. Gupta, president of ASPA said, “At a time, when counterfeiting costs the global economy $1.77 trillion and the Indian economy Rs. 324 billion every year it has become necessary for us to fight this issue. The new consumer protection bill passed by the Government of India is the very big initiative and positive step towards consumer empowerment in our country. We are enthusiastic with the response and willingness from Government and industry in the fight against the fakes. After a successful first edition, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Authentication Forum 2018. It is part of our 20-year celebration. We are also working on developing a Counterfeit News Repository (CNR). Further, this year, we will expand our Make Sure India and Brand Awareness Campaign across the nation which will be an extension to our 20-year celebration.”

Luv D Shriram, general secretary of ASPA, said “The 20 year celebration marks our commitments and presence in the industry. It also make us one of the world’s oldest and leading associations in anti-counterfeiting industry. Today, our members companies are protecting more than 15000 brands across the globe and the 20th anniversary celebration belongs to the Authentication Industry’s commitment towards its ethics, innovation and commitment towards providing new generation anti-counterfeiting solutions which are important for the government, industry, brand owners and consumers in their fight against fakes.”