International Packaging Conclave 2016 to Usher in Winds of Change

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The big question facing the printing and packaging industry in India today is whether it is ready to make the transition to a different level. Experts and industry veterans believe there is a substantial gap that needs to be plugged before the Indian printing and packaging industry can scale up to that level. Duplication by brand pirates have become a serious problem in the Indian market and one of the ways that brands can tackle this problem is by upgrading their printing and packaging to G7 levels.

The International Packaging Conclave 2016 is an initiative aimed addressing precisely this issue and it couldn't have come at a better time, especially with the present government's energetic pursuit of Make in India that I aimed at enhancing India's industrial production. The conclave will be held over three sessions that will primarily focus on print optimization and color management for flexible packaging.

Among the eminent experts who will address the conclave is Amitava Ray of Uflex, who will deliver the keynote address, Hiro Fukui San (Itochu) of Unicharm India Ltd. which  owns the renowned babycare brand, Mamy Poko Pants. In fact, all the panelists who will address the respective sessions are experts from different segments of the printing and packaging industry. They will share their experience along with case studies, know-how as well as know-why.

The International Packaging Conclave 2016 will be conducted across three sessions:
Session 1 – Prepress, Color Management, Work Flow
Session 2 – Implementation of Color Management in Print
Sesion 3 – Design Color and Print Innovation

These sessions are expected to introduce large segments of the Indian printing and packaging industry to the present day realities and why the Indian industry can't afford to ignore it for long. This conclave will be extremely helpful for brand owners, package converters, packaging technologists, procurement professionals, print specialists, QA managers, prepress and premedia professionals, designers, material and equipment suppliers and consultants.

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