Five webinars to watch out for next week

The WhatPackaging? team compiles five insightful webinars slated for next week that will focus on the Indian food processing, pharma and packaging industry

25 Apr 2020 | By WhatPackaging? Team

Unlock the Covid-19 Impact on the processing and packaging industry

Date: 27 April 2020, 03:30 pm (IST)

Organiser: Messe Duesseldorf India

Description: The world has seen unprecedented changes in the last three months. There are two drastic views that experts foresee: on one side there are experts that predict a slowdown, whereas on the other hand there are those who predict that – it is in such times that new leaders will emerge for existing business models. India is rightly poised to become the global hub for manufacturing. And it is the small and medium sized businesses that will help India achieve this unique position.

• Sribash Dasmohapatra, executive director, Plastics Export Promotion Council
• Subodh Gupta, chairman, Indian Institute of Packaging and director, Triveni Polymers
• Prof NC Saha, former director, Indian Institute of Packaging, chairman, Sectional Committees-Bureau of Indian Standards ( BIS), Govt of India
• Kamal Chopra, general secretary, Offset Printers Association, Ludhiana and CEO Foil Printers, Ludhiana
• Pankaj Poddar, chief executive officer, Cosmo Films
• Ritu Ranade, vice president global sales and marketing, Bizongo
• Amit Banga, Managing Director, SB Packagings

Moderator: Naresh Khanna, editor- Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia

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Packaging: A guardian of public health and essential lifeline of economy

Date: 28 April, 11:00 am (IST)

Organiser: Reed Exhibitions

Description: The Covid-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the Indian packaging industry. The industry is facing many challenges aroused due to this lockdown. Availability of raw materials, prevention of infection via packaging, recyclability and safety are the major concerns that needs to be addressed.

• Chakravarthi AVPS, global ambassador, World Packaging Organisation
• Sukhdev Saini, head of packaging, Colgate Palmolive
• Sanjay Gupta, vice president, DS Group
• Suneet Gupta, product line manager - confectionery, Syntegon Technology
• Vivek Chinoy, marketing director, Sigma CapSeal
• Sachin Agrawal, co-founder and CEO, Bizongo

Moderator: Deepak Manchanda, director, The Packaging Consortium

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Covid- 19 crisis: Challenges and solutions for food and beverage industry

Date: 28 April 2020, 04:00 pm (IST)

Organiser: Informa Markets

:  The webinar will focus on the potential long-term impact on F&B companies, including sourcing strategies, distribution networks, and labor management. Key questions about alternative channels, and on-going relationships with key suppliers and customers. And next practical steps, including contingency plans for supply chain disruptions. In addition, the government support required for business continuity and scaling up the productivity post lockdown.

• Nitin Seth, managing director, GD Foods Mfg (I) 
• Anil Rajput, head corporate affairs, ITC 
• Amit Ray, executive director, Uflex 
• Girish Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Processpack 
• Aditya Bagri, MD, Bagrrys India 
• Jayesh Gosrani, joint MD, Goma Engineering

Moderator: Sagar Kurade, MD, Suman Food Consultant

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Hand sanitiser (a new staple product): How to increase bottling production safely?

Date:  30 April 2020, 12:30 pm (IST)

Host: Serac

Description: The session will focus on the packaging trends of hydro alcoholic gel in the Asia market, considerations when bottling hydro alcoholic product, explosion-proof filling and capping line, bottle requirement and handling system. The webinar will also provide insights on existing production lines.

Guest speakers: 
Nicolas Ricard, dusiness development director (Asia), Serac Asia Sdn Bhd
Stephane Fournier, product manager, Serac
David Borde, project manager, Serac 

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Covid-19: Impact on Indian pharma industry. How to deal with business continuity and way forward?

Date: 04 May, 11.00 am (IST)

Organiser: Informa Markets

Description: The main objective of this webinar is to understand how different segments in the pharma industry are currently dealing with the crisis, what is the impact and what measure should be taken moving ahead. The panellists from represent product segments such as APIs, finished dosage, excipients, machinery and R&D.

API Manufacturer: Dr Dinesh Dua, chairman - Pharmexcil, CEO and director, Nectar Lifesciences
Excipient: Wilson Dsouza, director - sales and marketing - Signet Excipients 
Machinery: Shankar Gupta, president and COO - ACG Engineering
Finished dosage formulations: Atish Majumdar, president, Mankind Pharma

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