With the growth of the food packaging sector nearly doubling to 13.7% in the last four years and the rising concerns over food quality, there is an increasing focus on regulatory aspects related to the packaging designs, labelling and printing regulations. While maintaining quality and reducing wastage has been at the forefront for increased production fuelled by rising consumer demand it has become important for food companies to have a competitive edge by developing an integrated system of packaging which is not only safe but also cost-effective for the companies. The government has been initiating various steps which include tightening labelling rules and making it mandatory for companies to clearly mention the dates of manufacturing as a part of its ‘Make in India’
Since the last three years UBM India’s InnoPack F&B has been a platform for industry leaders from the food and beverage (F&B) sector to discuss relevant topics related to the business needs of the packaging companies. Keeping in mind the recent food quality and safety concerns plaguing the food industry, the 4th edition of InnoPack F&B to be held on 12 and 13 April 2016 at The Leela, Gurgaon will provide a platform for over 250+ international and national F&B packaging professionals to deliberate and brainstorm ways to overcome this crisis through innovations in packaging.
This year the InnoPack F&B conference will see industry experts sharing their experiences and case studies on various aspects of packaging such as global trends, anti-counterfeiting, aseptic packaging, latest technologies and techniques, labelling and printing, regulatory guidelines, sustainability and many more topics.
Keith A Pearson who is the general secretary of the World Packaging Organisation will be speaking about the WPO approach on food safety and packaging at the event. Marcel Keuenhof from Wessanen, Netherlands will be presenting an international perspective on quality packaging. The conference will also see participation from eminent speakers such as Kousik Saha, associate director – head packaging commercialization, Pepsico; Prabodh Shirish Halde, head – global regulatory, Marico; Gagan Talwar, manager – packaging development, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages; Sukhdev Singh Saini, packaging lead, General Mills AMEA; BK Karna, director- Packaging Clinic & Research Institute; and Anand Sarkar, former packaging development leader, Amira Pure Foods India.
This year this conference will see a number of innovative networking formats such as world cafe, F&B knowledge quiz, speed geeking and speed networking to provide an enriching experience to the audience and also facilitate long lasting business relations between the industry and solution provider