Chief Guest:

Ms. Rita A. Teaotia

Secretary, Department of Commerce

Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Ms. Rita A. Teaotia is an IAS officer of 1981 batch.. Ms. Teaotia was Special Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. She has previously worked as Principal Secretray in the Ministry of Rural Development; Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and at various positions in the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. She serves as a Director at Export-Import Bank of India. Ms. Teaotia has got a post graduate degree in History; training in financial management from IIM Bangalore and training in Administrative Law from the National Law School of India University amongst other certifications.

Guest of Honor:

Dr. N C Saha

Director and Principal Executive Officer

Indian Institute of Packaging


Prabir Das

Vice President - Packaging

Mylan Laborataries

Manish Bajaj

Vice President - India Business

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Prasad Satam

GM - Packaging Development


I am a Packaging professional, a science graduate and certificate course in Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging , Mumbai.

I am having 26 years of industrial experience . I have worked in converter as well as user industry of packaging . (Converter – manufacturer of packaging components, User – User of packaging components, e.g Pharmaceutical company).

I have worked in Pharma companies like M J Biopharm (Taloja) , Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Mumbai), Famy Care Ltd (Navi Mumbai) and presently working with Aurobindo Pharma Ltd (Hyderabad).

I am Currently working as Head Packaging Development (General Manager) at Aurobindo Pharma Ltd at R & D.

I have exposure to packaging development of all dosage forms of Pharmaceutical formulations for Regulated and Semi- Regulated Market.

Neelam Lalwani

Director – Packaging Developement

Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Munindra Roy

Functional Lead - Packaging Development

Gland Pharma Limited

Anahita Karande

Sr. Manager - Packaging Development Cell

Alembic Pharmaceutical Limited

Prof. B K Karna


Packaging Clinic & Research Institute (PCRI)

Rajesh Mishra

Head – Packaging Development

Abbott Healthcare

Pradeep Dhargalkar

heading Packaging Development

Unichem Laboratories Ltd

Mr. Pradeep Dhargalkar is heading Packaging Development of Unichem Laboratories Ltd. for the last 16 years. He has total 33 years rich Industrial experience. He started his career from US Vitamin in 1983. His basic qualification is post graudate in Microbiology from Mumbai university. He switched over to ONGC in 1984, he is our country’s first microbiologist to work on offshore platforms of Bombay High. He later switched over to 2 big MNC’s viz – Procter & Gamble & Johnson & Johnson where he contributed more on Quality Assurance and Packaging. Before joining Unichem, he also worked with Kopran’s USFDA facility at khopoli.

Mr. Pradeep has presented his paper in many National & International seminars. His extensive research work on the effect of sulfate reducing bacteria on corrosion of oil well pipelines was recognized with an ‘Outstanding performance award’ by Govt. of India. He was the solitary Asian to speak in 6th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was a member in a delegation team of PACE – 2008 in , Vienna Austria. In November 2008, he spoke on the similar subject at (IBC) International Business Center – Singapore. He is actively involved in projects of - CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

Barun Dey

Director – Packaging Development

Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Santanu Chowdhury

Senior General Manager - Packaging Development

Sun Pharma

Philippe Lauwers

Business Unit Director PFS

Nipro Pharmapackaging International

Philippe Lauwers is Business Unit Director Pre-Fillable Syringes at Nipro PharmaPackaging, a division of Nipro Corporation.

He graduated in Biotechnology from the Ghent University, Belgium, and worked as a scientific researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Upon obtaining an additional degree in Biomedical Engineering, Philippe moved from an academic to an industrial environment.

He has been active in the medical and pharma packaging sector for the last 10 years in various roles

Dr. Volker Rekowski


Quality Europe & India Tubular Glass Converting

Dr. Volker Rekowski gained his PhD in chemistry in 1996. In April 2014 he joined Gerresheimer, where he is responsible for the quality of tubular glass converting production operations in Europe and India. He is also Chairman of the Gerresheimer Group's Quality Council. Before joining Gerresheimer Dr. Rekowski was Group Vice President of Innovation & Technology at Klöckner Pentaplast. Prior to that he spent more than 12 years at Dupont de Nemours in various functions, ultimately as Global Quality Director of Dupont Packaging Graphics.

Yanik Beaulieu

Product Line Manager

Optel Vision

Yanik Beaulieu has been with Optel for a total of 8 years, holding various positions in project management, PMO supervision, solution design and, more recently, product line management. Through this valuable experience, he has gained in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and customer needs, as his roles have combined the technical aspect, implementation, as well as the business aspect, allowing him to provide excellent insight into the serialization process. Yanik Beaulieu holds a college diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology as well as PMP certification.

Rohit Mehta

Corporate Director

SMI Coated Products Private Limited

Rohit Mehta after completing his MBA in HR and Marketing from IIPM, joined his family business and is Director in SMI Coated Products Pvt Ltd . His youthful enthusiasm and modern approach has rubbed into the organization and inspired Team SMI to reach for greater heights in a short span of time. His down to earth approach and affable nature has impressed one and all , both, in SMI and the industry as well . He has been instrumental to implement Lean management system in SMI . He has been responsible to develop website , company Brochure , Technical guide for products as well as standard operating procedures in SMI .

He has developed a SMI App , SMI Product Selector, to aid one and all to identify the right product , based on the most important criteria , to aid one and all to identify the right product available from the vast range of products from SMI for satisfying the application. For him it is truly ... Your applications .... Our Label Stock Solutions.

Alpesh B. Gandhi

Technical Director

Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Gandhi is a founder & technical director of Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, INDIA, where he covers projects worldwide. He hold B.E. degree in rubber technology from L.D. College of Engineering at Ahmedabad (INDIA) & completed his MBA in marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (INDIA). He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in rubber technology and dedicately catering his experience to pharma, biotech, food processing & engineering sectors. He has expertise in polymer chemistry and a deep understanding of the business & an important customer base for the company. Under his leadership APPL has acquired number of milestones & APPL currently is one of the top most companies in Indian market.

Sanjeev Sondhi



Mr. Sanjeev Sondhi is heading the R&D division of zircon for the past 13 years.He started his career in the pharma Industry working with Glaxo smith kline then moved on pursue his passion in the packaging Industry. He has developed many printing technologies which are patent pending and has also licensed his technologies globally on royalty basis.

He has a vast array of experience in the field of packaging starting from Labels to high security printing on aluminium foil for pharma Industry.

He currently take cares of all new technological developments at zircon technologies and has helped company to come out with extraordinary printing innovations in the last decade.

Ashis Bhattacharya


Sergusa Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Ashis Bhattacharya is one of the founding members of Sergusa and has been with associated with the Company since 2011. Ashis took over as the CEO of Sergusa Solutions in 2016 and today, oversees critical functions such as Manufacturing and Operations. He also manages the Sales & Marketing and Technical Development functions within the Company. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry with expertise in Operations, Automation and Printing Technology.

Prior to taking up this role, he held several senior positions in the printing and packaging industry such CEO of Ess Dee Aluminium Ltd., a listed primary packaging company dealing in PVC films and aluminium foils. Before Ess Dee, Ashis was the Vice President – Production & Engineering with Bennett, Coleman & Co. Limited (The Times of India Group) and Head Operations – South Asia with Goss International Corporation USA. Previous to that, he had successful stints with the RPG Group and Ananda Bazaar Patrika, an Indian media company headquartered in Kolkata. Ashis started his career in 1986 with Larsen & Toubro in Mumbai.

Ashis is a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and has a Post-Graduation Certification in Operations Management from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is also on the board of Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), a Ministry of Commerce enterprise.

Manoj Gada


Multiplast Polymer Pvt. Ltd.

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