December, 2016

Date – 16-17 December 2016

Venue – Hall II – Bombay Exhibition and Convention Center

Location – Goregaon East, Mumbai

Organizers – IppStar and Messe Düsseldorf India

The first annual IppStar-PackTech India Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology Conference is jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf India and IppStar on 16 and 17 December 2016, alongside the biannual International PackTech India / FoodPex India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. While the PackTech India / FoodPex India will take place from 15 to17 December 2016, the first annual IppStar-PackTech India Packaging Design, Innovation and Technology Conference will take place at the conference hall at the same site on 16 and 17 December.

IPP Services Training and Research Pvt. Ltd. has more than 20-year history of conferences and training events that began in 1994. We are pleased to partner with Messe Düsseldorf in developing a meaningful knowledge event for the packaging industry in Mumbai this December. Known for extremely interactive, nuts and bolts events our conferences have great take home value for both speakers and the participants. The special emphasis on appropriate food processing and packaging for emerging economies is timely since our country is the second largest producer of fruit and vegetables in the world and the single largest producer of milk.

Who will attend?

Designers, packaging developers, and product managers of global and Indian consumer product companies in the food, FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors. Influencers from printing and packaging companies and converters, contract packaging and bottling companies, premedia and design companies. Consumables, materials and equipment suppliers for the packaging industry.


16 December 2016

900   Registration

930    Welcome and lamp lighting

1000   Keynote on Save Food – Werner Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Dusseldorf and one of the key founders and proponents of the Save Food movement initiated at Interpack

1030   United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Research of Food Wastage in India – Case Study on Food Losses and Potential Solutions in the Rice, Milk, Mango and Chickpea value chain in Andhra Pradesh – Venu Gopal Chintada, Director, Sathguru Management Consultants

1100   Design, innovation and sustainability: The global trends – Gérard Caron, Chairman of the Pentawards jury and Co-founder of French design marketing agency Carré Noir

1150   Tea and coffee

1210   Packaging design looks at the Save Food issues – Dare to make the difference – Rob Vermeulen, Director, Vermeulen Brand Design Netherlands, a global consultant and a featured speaker at the Save Food Congress, Interpack in 2014

1300   Lunch

1345   Food safety orders, laws, compliances and packaging & labelling regulations – Dr Prabodh Halde, Head – Technical Regulatory Affairs at Marico Ltd. to speak on food safety compliance

1445   Technology innovations to prevent post-harvest food wastage – Sachin Gangal, Country Head – EVAL Division, Kuraray India. Panelist – Venu Gopal Chintada

1530   Tea and coffee

1600   Appropriate technology and automation for food packaging in emerging markets – K. Ravi, Managing Director, Hassia Packaging

1715   Interaction for packaging designers and students

1900   Evening get together


17 December 2016

930   Modernization of the food economy – processing to packaging and from retail to consumer – Parakh Agro and government institutions in food production and processing. Gopal Naik, Sr. VP and head of compliance and legal of Aditya Birla Retail. The consumer psyche on sustainable packaging and food safety – Saswata Das, Director, Wow Design and Gérard Caron

1015   New subsrates, materials and structures in the context of food packaging and sustainability – Sukhdev Singh Saini, General Mills. Reducing the packaging carbon footprint – Amit Kale, Asst. VP, Packaging Automation & QC, Reliance

1100   Active and intelligent packaging – The way forward in reducing food waste – Debabrata Deb, Director of Future Formats

1140   Tea and coffee

1200   Customer-driven sustainable innovations in packaging – Bill Perell, President, PopPack LLC. New packaging paradigms – A. Appadurai, Country Manager, HP and Kajal Anand, Managing Director, Debon Herbals

1300   Lunch

1345   Innovations in cartons and labels – Denver Annunciation, Director, Janus International. Innovative technologies for packaging design and brand management – Arun HS, Business Development Manager – Software, Esko

1430   Innovations in flexible packaging – Vinay Nalawade, Director, Parakh Flexipacks. Safety & sustainability in inks & coatings – RS Prasad, Senior GM Technical, Sakata Inx.

1530   Tea and coffee

1600   Simplifying packaging structures – Deepak Manchanda, Director, Firstouch Solutions. Food Packaging sustainability – a global perspective – Cheryl Harrison, Chairman, Vivia Foundation & Director of Marketing, PopPack LLC

1645   Design, sustainability and Save Food supply chain – The Zero Landfill Movement – Swati Singh Sambyal, Centre for Science and Environment. Panel with Deepak Manchanda, Gerard Caron, Rob Vermeulen, Cheryl Harrison, Saswata Das, major brand owners and food industry institutions

Registration Details

Registration Fee – Rs. 5,000

To register contact – Gaurav Mishra +91 9540975239 or