India being one of the leading global producers of low-cost generic medicines has opened up the gates for counterfeiters making Pharmaceutical industry the most counterfeited industry in India. With the increasing trend of buying medicines online, there is a big rise in the number of online pharmacies which can be proved as dangerous trend in future if not regulated properly. Counterfeit drugs not only shrink profits of pharma companies, it also poses a greater threat to consumers causing serious health issues and can even lead to death.

It is imperative to develop and enforce appropriate mechanisms of effective collaboration between policy makers, police, customs, judiciary, manufacturers, retailers, health authorities & professionals and consumers to alleviate patient concerns and protection.

Move to curb fake drugs

India is the world’s third-largest drug producer by volume and its pharma market is expected to grow to $55 billion by 2020. To control the sale and purchase of counterfeit medicines in pharmacies and hospitals, the Union Health Ministry (UHM) plans to make barcoding mandatory on all medicines sold within India. This important step promises to ensure the authenticity of medicines.

Who Should Attend?
Drug regulatory agencies, customs
Packaging, labeling and converting companies
Healthcare research organisations
Healthcare professionals
Director, Head, VP - Security and Intelligence
VP, Head, VP – Packaging & Development
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
Pharmaceutical industry and professional associations
Authentication technology suppliers
Head - Quality Assuarance
Head - Supply Chain, Logistics
Head - Legal & Company Secretary


India is one of the world’s biggest producers of FMCG products. The burgeoning USD 13 billion FMCG sector in India- the fourth largest in terms of market size has reached Rs 3.4 trillion (US$ 52.8 billion) in FY18 and is estimated to reach US$ 103.7 billion in 2020. While the online FMCG market is forecasted to reach US$ 45 billion in 2020.

The FMCG market in India is largely fragmented and unorganized thus remains the worst affected industry due to counterfeiting which accounts for over 30% of business revenues, according to industry reports.

Huge income disparities are creating a market for cheap alternatives to branded products in the FMCG sector. Today’s new age consumer has a plethora of options to choose from the fancy platter of fakes ranging from soaps to detergents, toothpaste to creams, hair oil to aerated drinks.

A widespread market of packaged consumer goods has opened floodgates for counterfeiters seizing the benefit of exploiting the market with fakes produced at large quantities. Government initiatives such as the Food Security Bill, cash subsidies, foreign investment policies etc. will push the growth of the FMCG sector.

Who Should Attend?
CEOs /CXOs / CMOs & Key Decision Makers
Top Leadership of Big Retail Enterprises
Retail & eRetail Startup Founders
FMCG Professionals across Management Level
Supply Chain Heads
Technology Service Providers
FMCG product companies
Food processing companies
Food & Beverages, Household Care, and Personal Care
Store Supervisor & Inventory Controller (Materials)
Crop Protection (Pesticides, Insecticides, Seeds)

Crop Protection (Pesticides, Insecticides, Seeds)

India is one of the leading grain exporters in the world with a worth of $26 billion a year. Currently, Indian farmers spend $125 million on pesticides every year. Such great demand inevitably attracts counterfeiters. According to a report from the Indian Chamber of Commerce, the use of ineffectual, illegal products leads to the loss of 10.6 million tons of food per year.

Fake pesticides pose a real life challenge to India’s economy, it is not only compromising sustainable agriculture but also posing a direct risk to human health and the environment. With the increase in quantities of fake and illegal pesticides produced, it is easy to slip into the market because farmers are often not able to differentiate between genuine and counterfeit agrochemicals. It is estimated that almost 25 percent of the pesticide market in India is counterfeit or illegal.

Government of India is proactively working towards addressing the unmet needs of the farmers across the Agri-value chain through multiple initiatives like National Agriculture Market (NAM), Soil Health card scheme, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, etc. The crop protection industry will play a principal part in government’s aspiration to double farmer’s income by 2022.

Who Should Attend?
Crop/Plant Protection Officer
DGM, Manager, Head- Supply Chain
Manager, Head, Analyst- Quality & Assurance
Procurement Officer/ Manager- Agrochemicals
Legal Officer
Food certification companies
Vegetable Specialist
Agriculture Machinery
Head Sourcing, Procurement and Logistics
Head of Strategy- Agribusiness
Faculty of agriculture
Food Scientist
Crop protection companies


The global economy is swiftly moving towards digitization. With the Rise of Digital India, we see newer e-commerce websites popping up every day, tapping a huge number of tech savvy internet shoppers of today. The Indian B2C e-commerce market is estimated to rise to USD 200 billion in 2026, while B2B e-commerce was estimated to be around USD 300 billion.

Despite the development, Indian e-commerce has an acute counterfeit problem. Nearly one in three Indians have reported receiving a counterfeit product through online shopping, according to a survey by Velocity MR. The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report, 2018, estimated that losses suffered due to online counterfeiting globally amounted to US$323 billion in 2017.

To combat the above challenges of the digital counterfeit, Ecommerce companies are also taking firm steps to restrict the sale of counterfeit products on their platform, by delisting fraud sellers, using tamper-proof packaging, monitoring warehouses and intermediaries to name a few.

In February 2019, The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) released The National e-Commerce Policy draft which aims to create a framework for achieving holistic growth of the e-commerce sector focusing on data localisation, improved privacy safeguards and measures to combat the sale of counterfeit products and increasing safety of digital infrastructure.

Who Should Attend?
e-Retail Professionals
Business heads, C level executives of Retail & e-retail companies
e-Retail Startups, Serial Entrepreneurs
Brand/Category Heads
Director, Manager, Head- Category
Head, Manager, Director- Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehouse
Director, Head, VP- Customer experience
Research Companies & Consumer Intelligence Agencies
Merchandisers/Brand Heads/ Consultant/ Analyst
Trademark Owners
e-Retail Solution Providers across technology, security, social media, loyalty, and logistics
International retailers, importers, manufacturers, local manufacturers, brands & local retailers seeking distribution opportunity through e-retail
Automotive Components

Automotive Components

Today, the Indian auto industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets in Asia. The Indian auto components aftermarket is expected to touch 75552 crores by FY19-20 and is expected to register a turnover of US$ 100 billion by 2020 as estimated by Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India. However, the counterfeit business in the auto industry is a rapidly growing issue, affecting automotive parts, accessories, packaging and the vehicles segment as a whole.

The gravity of counterfeiting in auto components is on the extreme, as the market is full of forged goods ranging from fake engine components, fake engine oils, coolants, brakes to fake spare parts, increasingly putting consumer safety at risk. According to FICCI CASCADE, 20 per cent of road accidents in India are caused due to the poor quality counterfeit automobile parts.

The lack of a regulatory framework, poor surveillance and little checks have led to a rise in the grey market of automotive components. All stake holders have to come together to fight this extensive menace of fake putting not only brand reputation and profits at stake, however having the end consumers to deal with fatal road accidents caused by the fake auto parts fitted in their vehicles.

Who Should Attend?
GM, Head, Director, President- Aftermarket
Aftermarket Strategy Head
Head - Quality & Assurance
General Manager, AGM, DGM – Quality & Assurance
General Manager, DGM, Head – Exports
Director - Exports
Head, President, Director – International Business
General Manager/Head/DGM-Marketing
Chief Operating Officer
Director - Strategy
GM / Head/ AGM / DGM – Corporate Marketing (After Market)