Thursday, 7 November 2019

  • 09:00 AM – 10:00 AMRegistration & Welcome

  • 10:00 AM – 10:40 AMInaugural Session: Lamp Lighting & Keynote Address

    Welcome Note by Mr Nakul Pasricha, President, Authentication Solution Providers' Association (ASPA)

    Address by Chief Guest:
    Chief Guest:
    Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to G7 and G20 and Former Union Minister, Government of India
    Special Address:
    Consumer Protection from Substandard and Falsified Medical Products: A Regulatory Perspective
    Guest of Honour:
    Dr V. G. Somani, Drugs Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

    Keynote Address:
    Role of Judiciary in Combatting Counterfeiting

    Hon’ble Justice Manmohan Sarin, Former Lokayukta, NCT of Delhi, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir & Judge, High Court of Delhi

  • 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM Session I:
    (Panel Discussion)
    Counterfeiting Landscape in India: Role of Government and Industry in Curbing Counterfeit Menace

    Empowering Brands & Consumers to Accelerate Economic Development

    The negative impacts of counterfeiting and piracy are projected to drain US $ 4.2 trillion from the global economy and put 5.4 million legitimate jobs at risk by 2022 (source: and India is not alone in facing this threat which is increasing at an alarming rate in the country.

    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to anti-counterfeiting. Hence, India needs a robust legal framework and an all-encompassing strategy involving policy makers and regulators to fight the global anti-counterfeit battle and stand strong on the mission of becoming a $5 trillion economy.

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Enterprise strategy & policy developments: Government’s role in battling the counterfeiters
    • Mega Trends that are disrupting existing anti-counterfeit technology and creating new ones
    • Role of anti-counterfeiting solutions in economic development
    • Consumer Protection Bill & product liability – opportunity for consumers & brand owners
    • Product recall and traceability – How technology can help
    • Session Moderator: Ms Supriya Verma, Associate Director- Forensic, PwC
    • Mr Ramashankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd. & Chairman, Aftermarket Committee, ACMA
    • Mr Nityanand S. Shenoy, Governing Body Member, ASPA and President & Managing Director, PRS Permacel Private Limited
    • Dr Bakul Joshi, Brand Protection Leader, FMC India Pvt Ltd and Leader for CropLife India Anti-Counterfeiting Committee
    • Dr Ali Mehdi, Senior Fellow and Project Leader, Health Policy Initiative, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
    • Dr S.K. Singh, Project Director, ICAR-Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Networking Tea Break

  • 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Session II
    (Panel Discussion)
    Counterfeiting Analysis: What global brands are doing to combat counterfeiting

    The counterfeit market is booming rapidly. In today’s global marketplace where counterfeiting is an issue in almost every single industry. Indian corporations need to know what is happening in different parts of the world to form a global approach to fighting counterfeiting.

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Review of anti-counterfeiting techniques & strategies: what’s working and what’s not?
    • Crackdown on counterfeiting: Role of policy makers and law enforcement bodies
    • Real challenge of counterfeiting: Analyzing local rules & regulations
    • Effective Brand Protection: International best practices & strategic initiatives
    • Consumer centric approach: Implementing a global anti-counterfeiting strategy to protect business & safeguard consumer
    • Current best practices and Strategies for Reducing Supply, Process and Demand Risks
    • Session Moderator: Mr Nakul Pasricha, President, ASPA and President & CEO, PharmaSecure
    • Mr Ajey Shiledar, Chief Marketing Officer, Jindal Stainless
    • Mr Ashraf Ali, Anti-counterfeit Manager – India, Bayer CropScience Limited
    • Mr Raju Kapoor, Director- Corporate Affairs, FMC Corporation
  • 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Networking Lunch

  • 02:00 PM – 03:10 PM Session III
    (Panel Discussion)
    Consumer Empowerment in The Fight Against Fakes

    Consumer awareness has become an important part of any anti-counterfeiting strategy in developed economies. On the flipside, in developing countries, it is still a major challenge. Perhaps, with the new consumer protection bill 2019 passed in Parliament, open opportunity for brand owners to re-look on their strategy for consumer engagement. In the light of these developments, the panel will discuss:

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Consumer rights, roles and power in today's environment
    • What brand owners can do to nab counterfeit activities- cross industry perspective
    • Rise of technology: Emerging Tech and latest solutions to nab counterfeiting
    • How brands and e-commerce marketplaces ensure consumer get quality products: Supply Chain management & Brand Protection strategy
    • Counterfeit goods and the internet: Challenges of ecommerce ecosystem and solutions to counter
    • Session Moderator: Mr Bejon Misra, Founder Consumer Online Foundation and International Consumer Policy Expert
    • Dr Jayashree Gupta, President, Consumers India
    • Mr Rakesh Kher, President- Minda Distribution and Services, UNO Minda Group
    • Mr Vikas Ranjan, Former Brand Protection Manager India and South East Asia & Member- Global IPR, Adidas
    • Dr Sreejith Shankar, Ramanujan Fellow and AcSIR Assistant Professor (Chemical Sciences), CSIR - National Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Technology (CSIR – NIIST, Government of India)
  • 03:10 PM – 03:30 PM Special Address
    Worldwide Regulatory Requirements for Traceability
    Keynote by: Ms Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office, Brussels

  • 03:30 PM – 03:50 PM Networking Tea Break

  • 03:50 PM – 05:00 PM Session IV
    (Panel Discussion)
    Implementing an End-to-End Anti-Counterfeiting System- Perspectives from different Industries

    There is a need to create a resilient anti- counterfeiting strategy to counter direct threat to brand owners, profits, brand reputation and customer safety and loyalty. This session will give a deep dive into how brand owners today can create a refined course of action and outline strategies for fighting illicit trade in their dominion.

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Brand owners at war against counterfeiting: Is brand protection alliance a solution?
    • Online marketplaces perspective
    • Protection and tracking products along the distribution chains- Supply Chain perspective
    • Session Moderator: Mr Rajat Wahi, Partner, Deloitte India
    • Mr Harendra Bana, Associate Director – Security, PepsiCo, India Region
    • Mr Arvinth Siva, President & Business Vertical Head, Minda Corporation Limited – Aftermarket Division, Spark Minda Group
    • Dr L. C. Rohela, Sr. General Manager - Quality Assurance, Insecticides (India) Limited
    • Mr Mandeep Vats, Country Head, India, Fasiculus India Private Limited
  • 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Networking Dinner & Cocktails

Friday, 8 November 2019

  • 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Session V
    Overview of Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting

    Brands are incorporating anti-counterfeiting technologies into end-to-end anti-counterfeiting solutions to create value and capabilities that enhance counterfeit detection, supply chain efficiencies and brand loyalty. The solutions are opening opportunity to reduce cost of product recall, better insights to forecast accurate sales, manage efficiently production, avoiding product shortages and data intelligence. The session will focus on evolution of anti-counterfeiting technologies to solutions strengthening brand protection eco-systems.

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Brand protection in the age of:
      • - Regulatory push in various industries by Govt. around the world
      • - Consumer engagement and brand loyalty
      • - Futuristic packaging technology
      • - Data intelligence for counterfeit detection

    Topic: What is ASPA and What is it doing lately

    • Mr Chander Shekhar Jeena, Secretary, ASPA

    Topic: Advance Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies used to Fight with Counterfeiting

    • Mr. Inder Sharma, General Manager - Sales & Marketing, Holostik India Ltd.

    Topic: Brand Protection, Loyalty Rewards & Referral

    • Mr Sundeep Daga, Chief Digital Officer, Kumbhat Holograms

  • 10:45 AM – 11:15 PM Networking Tea

  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Session VI
    Emerging Technology in Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting

    This session will continue with latest innovation and emerging technology showcase for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection including:

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Emerging Tech in protecting and tracking products along the distribution chains- Supply Chain perspective
    • Smart, secure & interactive solutions: need of the hour
    • Latest trends and developments in brand protection & anti-counterfeiting technologies (overt, covert, forensic and nanotechnology)

    Topic: Brand Protection: Digital Printing for forward looking supply chains and consumer engagement platforms

    • Mr Yoav Lotan, HP Indigo Labels Business Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan

    Topic: Using Blockchain technology to fight Counterfeit Goods- Retail, Pharma, FMCG perspective

    • Mr Abhishek Kishore Gupta, Partner, KPMG India

    Topic: The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to strengthen brand protection

    • Mr Nishith Pathak, VP & Head of Emerging Technologies, Publicis Sapient

  • 12:15 PM – 01:00 PM Session VII
    Town Hall with Key Experts: Open House with Thought Leaders

    Gear up for one of our most interesting and exciting Open House with thought leaders and panel of key experts from different industries addressing your questions on the subject of counterfeiting, brand protection & consumer awareness. A dedicated session for the attendees at the forum to explore what is new and next for India to focus on in order to combat this global menace.

    • Session Moderator: Mr Ashish Chandra, Member (Governing Body), ASPA and Director, De La Rue India Private Limited
    • Mr Arun Malhotra, Auto Industry Expert & Former Managing Director, Nissan India
    • Mr Amit Kale, Assistant Vice President- SME Packaging, Automation & Quality Control, Reliance Industries Limited
    • Mr Pramod Krishna, Vice President RAIDAtech & Advisor O4S
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Networking Lunch

  • 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Session VIII
    (Panel Discussion)
    Supply Chain Security & Traceability

    A Supply Chain Management Perspective: Avoidance- Detection- Mitigation- Disposition and Communication

    Poor visibility of the supply chain leads to product shortages, returns and recalls, resulting in higher costs for brand owners and stakeholders. This session aims to scrutinize how companies develop comprehensive anti-counterfeiting system in their supply chains in order to mitigate the risks of product counterfeiting, fraud and enhance revenue. For example, the successful implementation of technology help Turkey govt. in an increase in revenue of USD 1.8 billion.

    Discussion Highlights:

    • How do counterfeit products generally enter a supply chain?
    • The risks and impacts of counterfeit parts infiltratThe risks and impacts of counterfeit parts infiltrating the supply chain
    • How can stakeholders/intermediaries tackle counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain
    • Current best practices and Strategies for Reducing Supply, Process and Demand Risks or Improving Opportunities in Healthcare Supply Chain Processes via the Internet of Things & Block chain Technology
    • A New Anti-Counterfeiting Supply Chain: Use of authentication technologies
    • Breaking counterfeit: Robust track-and-trace regime
    • Session Moderator: Mr Jeevan Prakash Sharma, Senior Assistant Editor, Outlook Magazine
    • Mr Pankaj Kumar Patodi, Head Supply Chain, Godfrey Phillips India Limited
    • Mr Amartyaa Kumaar Guha, Associate Director- Supply Chain, Flipkart
    • Mr Yash Pal Sachar, General Manager- Corporate Affairs, Honda Cars India Limited
    • Ms Xelene Aguiar, Strategy Lead (Anti-counterfeiting solutions), Manipal Technologies Limited
    • Mr Deepak Mittal, DGM- Quality Assurance, Mother Dairy Fruits & Vegetables Ltd
  • Closing remarks & Vote of Thanks by Mr Sanjay Kumbhat, Governing Body Member, ASPA