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APPCON 2017 – ASEAN Pharma Packaging Conference

Date: 22nd March 2018 - 23rd March 2018 Location: Singapore


Asia’s Pharmaceutical Packaging Leaders Successfully Gathered In March 2017 In Singapore

ACI’s inaugural APPCON – Asean Pharma Packaging Conference was held on 16-17 March 2017 in Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore. It was successfully organised with 70+ pharma packaging leaders from South East Asia and 30+ packaging solution providers across the globe.
The main objective of this conference was to share best practice on creating secure and robust packaging material taking into local issues such as regulatory compliance packaging, serialisation, and tamper-proof packaging. The expert speakers also delved deep into the challenges surrounding cold chain, patient-friendly packaging, innovative materials, machinery, and technology. The line-up of speakers included experienced and innovative professionals from well-known pharmaceutical companies like GSK, Mundi Pharma, Abbott, and Sun Pharma who are directly responsible for delivering successful packaged pharmaceutical drugs.


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22nd March 2018
23rd March 2018
Event Category:


Oby George – Content
+91 (0) 20 6527 2804
Priyesh Waghmare – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+91 (0) 20 6527 2803
Vivek Hankare – Sponsorship
+91 20 6527 2803
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road 169075 Singapore + Google Map
+65 6733 0188

Some of the key topics we are covering in this conference are:

  • Regulatory Compliance Packaging
  • Serialization
  • Tamper-Proof Packaging
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions
  • Patient Friendly Packaging
  • Innovative Materials, Machinery and Technology
  • Cold Chain Packaging
  • Automation Packaging

For information on updated agenda, please contact:

Vivek Hankare

Tel: +91 (0)20 6527 2804

Email: vhankare@acieu.net

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Confirmed Speakers are:

  • Ahmad Zuhairi, Brand & Packaging Design Nutrition & Digestive Health, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
  • Subramaniam Swaminathan, Associate Director – Supply Chain & Packaging – Consumer Healthcare (APAC, MEA & LATAM), Mundipharma
  • Ong Lye Huat, Head Of Environment, Health, Safety & Security, Abbott Manufacturing Singapore, And Chairman of Singapore Packaging Agreement
  • Santanu Chowdhury, Senior General Manager , Packaging Development, Sun Pharma
  • Rajesh Kumar, CEO, RVK Meditech
  • Yiannis Korkovelos, Policy & Corporate Affairs Manager, European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)
  • LI Xu, Senior Scientist and Project Investigator, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Jackie Tan, Design Director, Orient Design
  • Paul Jenkins, Founder and Managing Director, ThePackHub
  • Sukhdev Saini, Packaging Manager  AMEA, General Mills
  • Guy Calcagno, Director, Sales Pharmaceutical Films, Asia, Klöckner Pentaplast
  • Aga Wirya, Sales Manager,  Uhlmann Singapore
  • Markku Pietarinen, Manager, Business Segments & Pharma, Specials EMEIA, UPM Raflatac
  • Andrea Verazzi, Business Unit Polyethylene, Versalis Spa
  • Laxman Murugappan, Co-Founder & Lead Consultant, Academy of Customer Experience

Many more 

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-35 minute presentation, please submit an abstract along with your bio to:

Oby George

Tel: +91 (0)20 4120 0839

email: ogeorge@acieu.net  



Types of Organizations VPs, Directors, Managers and Heads Of
  • Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers
  • Packaging
  • Biotechnology
  • Package Design & Innovation
  • Medical Devices
  • Packaging Operations
  • CMOs
  • Packaging R&D
  • Wholesalers/Distributors
  • Packaging Development
… and more!
  • Artwork
  • Labeling
  • Regulatory
  • QA & Validation
  • Packaging Technology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Compliance
.. and more


We create bespoke packages for individual firms, taking into account your strategies and budgets.

Thought leadership Showcase your technology Event partner branding
At this leading industry event, you can be sure you are demonstrating your thought leadership to a senior-level audience. Opportunities include:

-Solo keynote address

-Panel discussion alongside the biggest names in the industry

-In-depth workshop style extended sessions on the more technical topics

-Debates and other more interactive formats

If you wish to present a new technology, showcase your products and services or provide a meeting place for your representatives to speak to potential clients, we can tailor a space to your needs.

-Site visit sponsor

Feature your logo on all the event materials and choose from the following options:

-Lanyard Sponsorship

-Networking drinks reception sponsor

– Event Catalogue sponsor

1-2-1 Meeting Rooms Hospitality Bespoke packages
Arrive at meeting with a full schedule of meetings with your prospects organised for you by our VIP team.

We leverage our excellent relationships with packaging experts to ensure you get time in their diaries, and ensure the meeting only goes ahead if it’s of mutual benefit.

Take this opportunity to associate your brand with the following options:

-Welcome drinks reception sponsor

-Networking drinks reception sponsor

-Lunch reception sponsors

-Coffee and Refreshment sponsor


We create bespoke proposals for companies, creating the best marketing opportunity for you and your budget.


  • POSITION yourself as a thought leader in the industry
  • DELIVER a product presentation in the networking area
  • SHOWCASE your products and services in the exhibition area
  • BRAND your company on our conference materials
  • ADVERTISE your solutions in the on-site delegate booklet
  • DISTRIBUTE your literature to all the attendees


Serialization Materials Machinery Services
Track and Trace Additives, coatings & inks Adhesive application Package design
Bar Coding Adhesives/tape Bag/pouch fill/seal (pre-made) Contract packaging
Anti-counterfeiting Blisters/clamshells Blisters/clamshells
Cartons and boxes Bulk packaging
Closures Cartoning
Containers Case erect/seal
Flexible packaging Coding/marking
Labels Container handling/feeding
Plastics Controls & machine components
Protective packaging Converting machinery
Resins Digital printing
Filling/capping–dry and liquid
Multipacking/shrink bundling
Retail Ready
Shrink wrapping
Stretch wrapping
Tamper-evidence machinery
Tray sealing
Weighing/combination scales

For information on updated floor plan, sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Vivek Hankare

Tel: +91 (0)20 6527 2804

Email: vhankare@acieu.net


The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is a global leader in providing packaging, printing, and specialty solutions serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage, and card markets among others. With a broad portfolio of rigid plastic films and services powered by innovation, Klöckner Pentaplast plays an integral role in the customer value chain by marketing and protecting product integrity, safety, consumer health, and, ultimately, brand reputation.

Founded in 1965 Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility in Montabaur, Germany, to effective operations in 12 countries with 18 production sites. Within the last financial year, the company had sales of over € 1.284 billion and currently employs over 3,000 people committed to serving customers worldwide. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by an investor group led by SVP Global. For more information, visit our web site at www.kpfilms.com




UPM Raflatac is a leading global supplier of pressure sensitive labeling solutions. Our films and papers are used for product and information labeling across a wide range of end-uses  from pharmaceuticals
and security to food and beverage applications. UPM Raflatac paper and film laminates are delivered in rolls and sheets. Our customers include large and small label printers who focus on roll-to-roll printing, and packaging providers. We also provide sheet products for offset and screen printers in the graphics industry, which are distributed by paper merchants in Europe.




Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity.


The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers, packaging manufacturers and print service providers. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers and graphic designers, and MediaBeacon digital asset management (DAM) solutions, are part of Esko.




SICPA is a leading global provider of secured authentication, identification and traceability solutions and services. Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, SICPA is a long-trusted adviser to governments, central banks, high-security printers, and a close partner to different business and industry sectors.

Continuous innovation and R&D are at the heart of SICPA’s approach. With high-technology security inks and technologies at the core of its expertise, the company protects the majority of the world’s banknotes, security and value documents.

In addition to meeting the needs of governments, SICPA provides tailored product and brand protection solutions and services to industry clients who aim to protect their products and ensure supply chain integrity. Integrated and multi-layered authentication, anti-tampering and identification solutions are core elements in the offering. Such solutions and services have already been delivered to companies in industry sectors as diverse as healthcare, food and beverage, fast-moving consumer goods, luxury goods and spare parts.

Today, SICPA integrates ink-based covert features and other sophisticated technologies to offer solutions applied at both the national and international level as a support for enabling trade. SICPA is a global company operating in more than 30 countries on five continents, with about 3,000 staff of over 50 nationalities.

For more information visit www.sicpa.com



Versalis S.p.A.

Ekberg Emballage

Ekberg Emballage AB the small company with the big ideas.

  • Aluminumcans with associated lids for VMS, supplements. Not only most stylish on the market but they also offers the best protection for Your products. All articles offer Tamper Evidence and some with desiccant.
  • Two Function Closure, with granted patent in 37 countries the best dispensing closure.

-No overdosing

-Prolonged shelf life

-Ready to go products possible for today’s effervescent products like painkillers etc

-Environment friendly, no need for aluminiumfoils

-Includes desiccant to protect Your product.

-Easy to handle in production, just fill and snap on

-We can also help You fill the powder.


  • MultiDosingDevice, our latest invention for infant/milkpowder, coffee, tee or other powders.

Replaces todays big tins or aluminum pouches as well as singledosage packagings for coffe, tee etc. Ask for more information.

Please contact us for more information.

Ekberg Emballage AB
Terminalgatan 8
235 39  VELLINGE
Tel 0046 40429950



Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG  is one of the world’s leading systems suppliers for the packaging of pharmaceutical products in blisters and bottles. A comprehensive range of machines, services and support measures covers all steps of the pharmaceutical packaging process.



APPCON 2017 –Conference Pass (Inc. Documentation Package)

Limited Pharmaceutical Company,

Academia & Government Representatives

VIP Invitation Only*

Solution Providers


Documentation Package Only


* If you would like to be considered for a VIP Invitation please contact Kinjal Patil by phone +91 20 6527 2804 or email kpatil@acieu.net

Solution Providers kindly contact Vivek Hankare by phone  +91 (0)20 6527 2804 or email vhankare@acieu.net

Supported By:


Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN

Associate Partners

European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)

European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)

The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (EuroCham) has the mission to represent the common interests of the European business community in promoting bilateral trade, services and investments between Europe and Singapore and Asia-Pacific. It was established in 1991 as the European Business Association and has been active since 2001 when it became a Chamber of Commerce.

EuroCham is a non-profit membership fee-based organisation with a membership composed of the European National Business Groups (NBGs) in Singapore as well as direct corporate members. EuroCham provides its members with an information and exchange forum and a lobbying channel to Singaporean and European political & economic circles. EuroCham is the sole European representative at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Council.


Latvian Export & Import Directory

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia


The Pharma Times portal provides pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and  others in the industry with the most comprehensive suite of web-based  tools and pharma information available. The vast pharmaceutical and biotech industry is comprehensively covered to keep you up-to-date on  breaking news, company announcements, trends and analysis.

Media Partners



In the realm of Packaging & Labelling, where innovation is rapid, Packaging-Labelling.com stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

Packaging-Labelling.com is essentially a B2B online business and technology media platform that has under its wraps the largest global database of packaging and labelling buyers and suppliers.

Packaging-Labelling.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, www.packaging-labelling.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.

 : “In the realm of Pharmacy, where innovation is rapid, Pharmaceutical-Tech stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space. Pharmaceutical-Tech is essentially a B2B online business, technology media platform and global magazine that have under its wraps the largest global database of Pharmacy buyers and suppliers.

Pharmaceutical-Tech.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics. With services like search engine optimization, global magazine, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, www.pharmaceutical-tech.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.”



In the realm of plastics, where innovation is rapid, plastics technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, banner advertising and event marketing within our platform, www.plastics-technology.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact”.



The Voice of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

PharmaAsia, published by Contineo Media, is the authoritative source of information for pharmaceutical manufacturers in Asia. It provides the most compelling and in-depth industry information about the latest trends and technologies of all aspects in drug manufacturing. PharmaAsia.com is a free-access website that provides daily news updates and the latest happenings in the industry complemented by specialised knowledge channels.


PkBR (Packaging Business Review) is a well established online knowledge portal for the entire packaging community, covering Packaging Materials, Specialised Packaging, Packaging Technology and Green Packaging. Each industry sector has its own landing page with homepages and network sites drilling down into the relevant subsectors, providing you with the latest industry news, white papers, feature articles, supplier’s directory, newsletters and more. For latest industry news, sign up to our free newsletter http://bit.ly/2hhkZeA


PlasticPortal.eu® is a business portal for the professionals in the plastics industry in Czech and Slovak republic. The purpose of the portal is a comprehensive support for managers in carrying out tasks associated with increasing sales, supplies the best solution in the field of raw materials, machines and equipment, company promotion and human resources seeking. PlasticPortal.eu® visits everybody who is looking for information on plastics, packaging, technologies and recycling.


” Since 2001, WorldPressOnline is the n°1 newswire dedicated to the packaging, printing and beauty industries. Press release distribution is the most powerful and cost-effective form of communication to get your message to the market and raise visibility for your company. With WorldPressOnline, your press release will reach the right people at the right time.”





KONGPOSH Publications Pvt. Ltd.

The Pharma Review® is one of India’s leading BI-monthly Pharma journals, appropriately referred to as the Umbrella Journal of the Pharma Industry. With its high quality of content, it is abstracted and Indexed by the International Pharmaceutical Abstracts & Chemical Abstracts-USA, Index Copernicus-Poland and is listed in Ulrich Database-USA.

packaging herald

Packaging Herald is a state-of-the-art B2B bimonthly magazine about packaging news and trends, which provides practical tips and in­novation insights for daily business. It creates communication and an infor­mation exchange platform for all participating parties that deal with packaging and related services: the packaging producers, packaging technology pro­viders, designers and retailers.

Packaging Connections

Packaging Connections

Founded in 2005, Sanex started with an online platform as “your destination for anything in packaging”. The company progressed with innovative models of bringing new technologies to world through support to foreign packaging companies. Sanex is a company by packaging professionals who have worked on successful projects with multinationals for live packaging projects. This is first packaging consulting company to have ISO 9001:2008 certification. Sanex is Indian partner for top German pharma companies and have a wide network of packaging professionals across the globe. Witnessing fast brand recognition and network growth, company has come up with various verticals in packaging. The company has given niche solutions to packaging industry like “packaging yoga (job dedicated portal), online packaging material store and also packaging books. The newest service is into Packaging Education and the company has launched “The Big Book of Packaging – Science, Art & Technology”. Please find more details on www.packagingconnections.com/about-us.htm

Products– Stand up pouches, paper envelope, tamper evident bags, bubble pouches, packaging e-commerce, innovation books, lenticular sheets, The Big Book of Packaging, HOT TEA FLASK

Webpac Logo


Webpackaging, part of the Webpac Digital Media Group’s suite of online services, is the best global platform available for connecting packaging buyers with packaging suppliers. It is the packaging industry’s most powerful search engine scanning news, products, specifications, web sites, documents, videos, and more.

The site contains 10,000+ comprehensive company portals with over one million pages of tagged content and features the 3D Design Studio, Packaging Catalogs, Packaging Maps, Packaging Trends and Innovations, Packaging Events, and more.
Webpackaging is where successful brands source packaging.

VR Verpackungsrundschau

VR Verpackungsrundschau


ARQon (Asia Regulatory & Quality Consultancy)

ARQon (Asia Regulatory & Quality Consultancy) is a regulatory consultancy for medical devices and drug companies, in the aspects of regulatory and quality from product development to product registration to attain market approval in ASIA, ASEAN, EU, US, and the Rest of the World.

Its team consists of individuals with different product category experiences in medical device and drug manufacturing sites, trading industry, ex-regulators from Singapore Health Sciences Authority and trainer for Asia and ASEAN regulators.

Product registration

Quality management


Product development

Others: Process Validation, Clinical Trials, and Training


PolyComply Hoechst

We focus on supporting the plastics and plastics-converting industry in Europe in its compliance management. We closely watch the development of all rules and regulations in Brussels which are relevant to the plastics-converting industry. Where necessary, we become involved in the legislation process. We do this in close cooperation with a european network, which we have built up over many years. We have an operative office in Brussels at the association of the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) with which we closely collaborate. We have emerged from the central department for ecology and product safety for plastics and films of the former Hoechst AG, Frankfurt-Höchst.

Allied Market Research

Allied Market Research consistently offers diligent business insights to global corporations. Our vision is to become the one of the leading market research firms across the globe. Through our research reports on varied topics, including packaging, we provide an in-depth market analysis that facilitate success-oriented strategic business decisions for our clients. Our reports include comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research, which projects future market trends based on various parameters that impact the drivers and restrictors of the market in the analysis period. Moreover, we offer customized reports according to the client requirements to help them understand the competitive scenario by providing company profiles and studies from any specific geographic regions. At present, we are based in the U.S. with multiple office locations across the globe.


BioSpectrum Asia is the most influential source of information for life sciences industry and is uniquely positioned as a specialized B2B information platform in Asia Pacific region. The magazine provides comprehensive coverage and useful insights in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, research & development and policies.”

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