Speakers and panelists at Elite Plus conference 2019

Expert talks on trends and issues in packaging

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Sonali Kulkarni, president and chief executive officer of Fanuc India, will present note on 'How automation is changing the face of manufacturing.'

The 7th Injection, Blow, Roto and PET Moulding International Summit will take place on 19 and 20 June 2019 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. The conference will have speakers and panelists address the current issues and opportunities in the industry.

Day 1 will commence with a welcome note by Nidhi Verma, director, Elite Plus Business Services. It will be followed by a keynote address on ‘Opportunities for the rigid packaging in the current scenario’ by Ajay Shah, president of Polymer Chain, Reliance Industries. Navneet Saluja, managing director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare will speak about the ‘Changing world of consumer service and role of packaging in the interconnect world.’ Sonali Kulkarni, president and chief executive officer of Fanuc India, will present note on ‘How automation is changing the face of manufacturing.’

The second day will have multiple talks and business sessions. Vimal Kedia, managing director, Manjushree Technopack will discuss on the topic, ‘Shaping the new plastic economy and future disruptions in plastic packaging.’ Venkatesh Kini, co-founder, Ubuntoo.will focus on ‘Plastics and sustainability – a global perspective’ and Manu Anand, former president, Mondelez International will talk about ‘How packaging can be the dierentiator.’ Pradeep Banerjee, executive director, Supply Chain, Hindustan Unilever will discuss ‘Brand owner’s expectations from the packaging industry: The way forward.’

The business sessions will include a talk by Dave Morton, vice president, Multi-Layer Technology Solutions Injection Moulding Systems, Husky on ‘Breakthrough multi-layer technologies – premium packages, ultimate protection and increased sustainability.’ A session on ‘Single-stage PET processing, latest developments for large PET containers’ will be undertaken by Constantinos Sideris, director, CYPET Technologies. The panel discussion on PET sustainability will include Dr Vijay Habbu, senior vice president (Polyester Sector), Reliance Industries, Prof. DD Kale, advisor,

Chandra Mohan Gupta, director Corporate Affairs, INSWA Business Unit, Coca Cola India, Rajesh Gauba, vice president, Recycling and Sustainability, Reliance Industries, Virander Behl, director, Unitec Fibres, and Harshad Barde, director, SWaCH Pune Seva Cooperative.

The business session ‒ Voice of Convertor ‒ will include a panel discussion on ‘Global mega trends in plastic packaging’ by Vinay Agarwal, director – Marketing, Creative Group of Industries and Hersh Agarwal, director, Creative Group of Industries.

The session ‘Convenience and customer centricity in packaging’ will be headed by Daksh Dhawan, director – Operations, SSF Plastic India. A talk on ‘Driving circular economy in India through better plastic’ will be delivered by Mani Vajipey, co-founder and chief executive officer, Banyan Nation. The day will end with a gala dinner and Achiever’s Award recognizing the efforts and contributions of industry leaders.

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