ASPA (Authentication Solution Provider’s Association) along with IPAMA (Indian Printing Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers Association) recently organized a technical seminar on Integration of Authentication Solutions: An overview on 4th February during recent Print Pack 2019 at India Expo Centre, Delhi NCR.
The purpose of the seminar was to create awareness about regulatory compliance, trends and innovations of the global anti-counterfeiting industry. The seminar was jointly inaugurated by Mr U.K. Gupta, President, ASPA & Mr Dayakar Reddy, President, IPAMA.
The seminar featured speakers representing ASPA who spoke on physical anti-counterfeiting technologies, serialization, traceability and security inks and papers.
Chander S Jeena, Secretary ASPA spoke about ASPA’s initiatives in the field of physical authentication technologies. He spoke about ASPA’s new initiative ‘Counterfeit News Repository’ – a record of incidents related to counterfeiting, theft and illegal diversion from across the world.
He also shared various examples of innovation in anti-counterfeiting industry and steps in developing anti-counterfeiting strategy. His key message was focused on the integration of physical anti-counterfeiting technologies with traceability technologies to make customized authentication solutions.
Mr Nakul Pasricha, Governing Body Member and CEO, PharmaSecure shared his views on recent regulations, benefits, application, challenges and implementation guidelines for serialization and traceability.
Mr Gaurav Sathaye, Governing Body Member and CEO United Speciality Inks shared an expert view on the latest developments in security inks. He shared his views on brand psychology, functional overview of security technologies and the need for collective work in securing value chain. The workshop was well attended by industry including representation from ASPA, ALPS and IPAMA members & others. This is the ongoing series of ASPA workshops planned for brand owners, Govt. authorities and industry professional involved in brand protection, revenue protection, supply chain management, quality and product packaging. It ended with a networking break and lunch. The next workshop will be held in April 2019.