Brand owners and packaging converters to discuss standardization

IDEAlliance India to hold G7 meetings in Delhi and Mumbai on 14 and 17 February 2015


The Printpack exhibition in February 2015 will be an unprecedented
event not only because of the quality of the products on the exhibition
floor but also because it is increasingly becoming a knowledge event.
The one-day NPES conference at the last event is being followed at this
year’s event with a really excellent and worthwhile NPES-ICC Color
Management Conference on 12 February 2015. The conference is being
addressed by leading global and Indian color scientists, experts and

Amongst the speakers at the NPES-ICC conference is Steve Smiley a
leading color management and standardization expert who is also active
in the development of the packaging standards as the current chair of
Print Properties US, Co-Chair CGATS, Chair of GWG Colour Committee, ICC
member, ISO TC130 US Flexo expert, Convener of WG2, expert in WG3
Process Control and Metrology, WG4 Media and Material, and WG13
Certification. Steve Smiley has established brand standards and supply
chain protocols for Mission Foods, BirdsEye Foods, Scotts, Owens,
Diageo, Kraft Foods, Tyson, Dial, Hershey, PetSmart, Kimberly Clarke,
Smurffit Stone, TetraPak, Colgate, Del Monte Foods, Coke, Pepsi. Working
with the FTA, NPES, and CGATS Smiley has worked with many Consumer
Products Companies and Supply Chain partners.

Another speaker at the NPES-ICC Conference Dr Abhay Sharma, professor, School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University, has been a member of
the ICC and chairman of the working group looking at the issue of
profile quality assessment. He is author of the book entitled
Understanding Color Management that IppStar used as a textbook in its
Color Management Certificate courses at Don Bosco and Anna University in

Steve Smiley and Abhay Sharma are featured speakers at a
morning event being organized in Delhi on 14 February 2015 at the Crowne
Plaza, Mayur Vihar in Delhi. The half-day event is planned to bring
together brand owners and leading packaging printers and converters to
discuss the tools and workflows to bring about the quickest results for
standardization across supply chains. Similarly the Bombay Master
Printers Association and IDEAlliance India are together organizing a
brand owners and packaging printers and converters meeting on the
afternoon of 17 February 2015 at the Sunville Banquet in Worli where
Steve Smiley will be the featured speaker. Both these events are great
opportunities to create a platform for standardization across the
packaging supply chain.

It is important for the brand ownersmarketing and sales executives and those in charge of packaging design,development and production together with the printers and converters of
cartons, flexibles and labels to discuss the standardization process. It is also an opportunity to learn about the G7 standard from one of the leading experts who has helped establish the protocols and standards for global consumer product companies.

Those interested to participate can contact me at

Naresh Khanna :      Gaurav Mishra : 

In Mumbai, they can contact Tushar Bhotica who is developing the BMPA’s Share to Benefit Forum for Packaging at and Prashant Shah at

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.