Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging

Eminence Business Media’s maiden “Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” summit successfully concluded on August 29th & 30th, 2019, at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai

The theme of the summit was “Trends that have revolutionized the Pharma Packaging World”.The event had 150+ delegates attending the conference with Karomi Technologies, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd, Condot Systems, Original 4 Sure, Great Four Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Bobst India, Novel Automation Ltd., Bullion Flexipack Pvt. Ltd, Pharma Secure, AptarPharma, NiproPharma Packaging, Systech International, Immer Group, Sun Packaging, Nuplas Industries, Pharma Mantra, GS1 India, PCRI & ASPA partnering the event.

The two-day event ensured the continuous engagement of the audience, speakers and exhibitors through networking activities and discussions on the ever-evolving challenges of the pharmaceutical companies with regards to packaging and brand protection and how to overcome those challenges.

The event saw as many as 15+ sessions and a panel discussion over the two days, attended by the CEO’s, MD’s, CXO’s, Presidents, Sr. VP’s, VP’s, Directors, Associate Directors and Functional Heads of Packaging, Procurement, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing and Production and Supply Chain of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies.

The day started with Ms. Guneet Kaur Hayer, Managing Director, Eminence Business Media, wel-coming all the delegates and thanking all the partners for their contribution towards the event. She also spoke about Eminence Business Media’s vision on Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging.

The event was inaugurated with the opening remarks by the chairperson Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS – Global Ambassador of World Packaging Organization in the presence of various eminent personalities from the pharma industry. He presented a bird’s eye view of where the Indian packaging industry is heading in the pharma sector. The opening remarks were followed by the presentation on Interactive Packaging and it’s Generation, Development & Evaluation by Mr. Sanjay Dave, CCO – Anfarnd Consultancy and former Head R&D Packaging, Cipla Ltd.

The other presentations on day one included: “Are you equipped enough to design a Global Artwork Management System by Mr. Saravanan TJ, Director Packaging Quality, Biocon Ltd; Ensure Brand Consistency and Automate your Packaging Artwork Management Process by Mr. Vilva Natarajan, CEO, Karomi Technologies Pvt. Ltd; How QR Codes help in Product Verification & Diversion Control by Mr. ArshKabir Singh Gujral, Head of Sales, Original 4
Sure; How is Primary Packaging Market shaping up for Pharma by Prof. Braj Kumar Karna, Director, Packaging Clinic & Research Institute; Pharma 4.0 Automation: Packaging goes Digital with Industrial IoT by Mr. Srinivas Reddy Gurram, CTIO Technology Innovations, MST Sicherten; Is your QA/QC team working on maximum automation, match up with Industry 4.0 and avoiding recalls by Dr. Udaykumar Rakibe, Founder Pharma Mantra and Former Sr. VP Quality, Wockhardt; Checkmate – Carton Inspection Machine – ensures 100% defect free cartons by Mr. Ashok CN,  Managing Director, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd.; What impacts USP 661.1 & ICH Q3d have on packaging material qualification by Mr. Soumyanath Mishra, Head Packaging Development, Mankind Pharma; How regulations and Compliance strengthen packaging resilience, Mr. Chandi Prasad Ravipati, Sr. GM Packaging Development, Aurobindo Pharma.

Day one also witnessed a panel discussion on “Are we impacting packaging Quality in the rush to save on cost and Inefficiency” with panel members including Mr. Sanjay Chavan, Head Procurement of Packaging Asia, China, JPac, Sanofi Ltd; Ms. Tripti Nakhare, Sr. GM Regulatory Affairs and PDD, FDC Ltd; Dr. Udaykumar Rakibe, Founder, Pharma Mantra; Ms. Neeta Jha, Director Quality Operations, Johnson & Johnson ; Mr. Sateesh Pandey, Global Head Packaging Development, Alkem Labs; and Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS, Global Ambassador, World Packaging Organization, as the panel moderator.

The sessions on day two included: What does Serialization mean to your business by Mr. Ajay Bapat, Head Packaging Development, Emcure Ltd; How to choose appropriate software and hardware for Track & Trace by Mr. Jigish Chiniwala, CMD, Condot Systems Pvt. Ltd; Beyond Serialization: Role of Data Collection and its unique utilities by Mr.Madhav Zaveri, Director and IT Business Partner for Quality, Cipla Ltd; What is the role of packaging and labeling in Supply Chain Efficiency by Mr. Prabir Das, Head Packaging Development, Mylan Labs; End to End Traceability using GS1 Standards by Mr. Bijoy Peter, Head Technical Services, GS1 India; Anti-Counterfeiting: A Major Concern by Mr. Pradeep Dhargalkar, Head Packaging Development, Unichem Labs; and a special discussion session on “Are your current packaging software future ready” by Mr. Bharat Kumar Reddy Gujavarthi, Vice President Operations, Great Four Technologies Pvt. Ltd along with Mr. Muntajeebuddin Mubashir, Head Sales, Great Four Technologies Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Sanjeev Mishra, Head Packaging Development, JB  Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Day two of the summit also witnessed a special networking session for the event partners where they interacted with all the delegates in the conference hall and presented their solutions and services. Eminence Business Media organized a special activity for rejuvenating the attendees and partners on day two of the event. The event was concluded with the closing remarks by the Chairperson, Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS, followed by a group photo of the delegates and event partners of the event.

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