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3rd Edition APPCON 2018

Date: 14th March 2018 - 15th March 2018 Location: Singapore

After a successful inaugural launch in Singapore with 90+ high-level attendees and 7 sponsors, this APPCON edition promises to be bigger and better than its previous edition!  The 3rd Edition of APPCON is taking place on 14-15 March in Singapore 2018. This event promises to be the best learning and networking platform for Pharma Packaging professionals in South East Asia.

APPCON is designed for pharmaceutical packaging decision-makers, from directors to managers to package engineers and R&D team members. The conference program is developed with the assistance of an advisory committee of veteran professionals working in all corners of the industry.

Discover the hot topics

  • Serialization & Track-and-Trace
  • Child Proof Packaging
  • Latest Pharma regulations
  • Cold Chain Packaging
  • Supply Chain & Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Innovative Packaging Materials

Join an anticipated 15+ exhibitors and 130+ attendees for 2 days of conferences, exhibitions, and networking and get an update on the latest trends, developments and regulations impacting the pharma packaging industry.



14th March 2018
15th March 2018


Cheryl Williams – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0605
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434


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

In addition to the main two-day event, during the morning of Friday 16th March 2018, a limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to visit HP Graphic Solution Business (GSB) Centre of Excellence (COE). Transport to and from the facilities will be provided. There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are strictly limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is highly recommended to book early to guarantee availability.

 HP Graphic Solution Business (GSB) Centre of Excellence (COE)

It’s time to rethink your future with digital print. The HP Graphics Solutions Business enables more effective, engaging brand communications in a changing digital world. From postage stamps to packaging, offices to restaurants, HP is driving the digital print transformation for businesses and consumers alike. Learn how HP Graphics Solutions Business is investing in digital print technology and changing the way we communicate and secure your most valuable asset, your brand.

HP is the leader in digital printing and has developed the industry’s widest product range. Printing everything from wrapping paper to building wraps, the HP digital print portfolio includes HP Indigo, HP Latex, HP Scitex, HP Designjet, HP Inkjet Web Presses and HP Thermal Inkjet Technology. With 25 years of innovation behind it, HP digital print technology is re-envisioning the future of print.

Learn how innovative brands are using digitally printed packaging as a key differentiator to promote and engage with the new generation of connected consumers by using personalization, mass customization and security on pack as part of their activations.

Join us for a technical tour at HP’s Centre of Excellence in Singapore on Friday, 16th March 2018. This will start at 9:30 am and finish by 1:00 pm including networking lunch. Transportation from the conference venue to the COE and back to the hotel will be provided. This facility is built to help print service providers and pharma companies in Asia Pacific bring their ideas to life.

Places are limited so please book early!

For site visit registration and further information please contact Oby George on +91 9967 247 555 or WhatsApp +91 99 67 247 555. To register for the technical tour, you must register for the conference.






  • Shanti Marlina Sibuea, GMP Inspector, National Agency of Drug and Food Control Indonesia
  • Jack Wong, Head of Regulatory Affairs, APCA, Baxter Healthcare
  • Sachin Seth, Senior Director Supply Chain, Biocon Sdn. Bhd Malaysia
  • Oliver Nicolai, Director Supply Chain APAC Markets, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Swaminathan S V, Associate Director Supply Chain, Project Management, Mundi Pharma
  • Barun Kumar Dey, Director & Head Packaging Development, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Dimas Adityo, Head of Ethics & Business Integrity, Sanofi Indonesia
  • Jogesh Bhole, Maintenance Lead, MSD International
  • May (Chunfang) Wei, Vice President, Head of Regulatory, CMC and Production, Moleac
  • Chris Sweeney, Senior General Manager Biopharma, PT Kalbio
  • LI Xu, Senior Scientist and Project Investigator, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Joe Micsko, Operations Manager, PSC Biotech
  • Andy Siow, Manager, Technical Standards & Services, GS1
  • May Ng, Regulatory And Quality Consultant, Founder, ARQon
  • Eduard Lorenz, Head of Product Management and R&D, Dividella AG
  • Gerald Yee, Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis
  • Albert Lim, Chairman, Singapore Packaging Agreement, Director, Packagers
  • Laxman Murugappan, Co-Founder & Lead Consultant, Academy of Customer Experience
  • Prashant Patel, Packaging Development Nutrition and Digestive Health Category, GlaxoSmithKline(GSK)
  • Suzanne Ivory, Global Head of Quality, Perigord
  • May Ang, Regulatory And Quality Consultant, Founder, ARQon
  • Dimas Adityo, Compliance Director, Sanofi
  • Barun Kumar Dey, Director & Head Packaging Development, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Ian Hayes, Packaging Development Director-Nutrition & Digestive Health Category, GSK
  • 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
  • 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
  • Klöckner Pentaplast
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Esko
  • Versalis
  • Ekberg Emballage AB
  • Uhlmann


Sr No Business Name
1 AAStar Pte Ltd
2 Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific
3 Apex Pharma Marketing Pte Ltd
4 ARQon Pte Ltd
5 Astellas Pharma Singapore Pte. Ltd
6 Avery Dennison Singapore (Pte) Ltd
7 Beacons
8 Beacons Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd
9 Biospectrum Asia
10 Bobst Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (280839-P)
11 Constantia Flexibles International GmbH
12 Datwyler Sealing Solutions
13 DKSH Singapore Pte Ltd
14 Dnahc Cambodia
15 European Chamber Of Commerce (Singapore)
16 Goldplus Universal Pte Ltd
17 HGP Asia Pte
18 ICM Pharma Pte. Ltd.
19 LF Asia Distribution
20 Medicell Pharmaceutical (S) Pte. Ltd
21 Mundipharma
22 National Environment Agency
23 Nicosia Creative Espresso Pte Ltd
24 Opto-Pharm Pte Ltd
25 Orient Design
26 Parexel
27 Parexel International Pvt Ltd
28 Pharma Pharmaceutical Industries
29 PT Bayer Indonesia
30 PT Kalbe Farma
31 PT Kino Indonesia
32 PT. Galenium Pharmasia Laboratories
33 RVK Meditech
34 Sanofi
35 Santen Pharmaceuticals Asia Pvt Ltd
36 SHL Group
37 Softbox Temperature Control Packaging Systems Pte Ltd
38 SPA Governing Board
39 Tesa Scribos GmbH
40 Teva Pharmaceutical
41 Abbott Manufacturing Singapore, Singapore Packaging Agreement
42 Academy Of Customer Experience
43 General Mills
44 GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
45 Institute Of Materials Research And Engineering, Agency For Science Technology And Research (A*STAR)
46 Klöckner Pentaplast
47 ThePackHub
48 Uhlmann Singapore LLP
49 UPM Raflatac
50 Versalis Spa
51 Ekberg Emballage AB
52 Esko Graphics
53 SICPA Product Security (Beijing) Co. Ltd
54 Versalis
55 Y.S.P. Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)

Association Partner

GS1 Singapore is part of the not-for-profit Global Standards 1 (GS1) organisation based in Belgium, Brussels with offices in 115 countries and is affiliated to the Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

GS1 Singapore has close to 2,000 member companies across multiple sectors and is working with organisations and public agencies such as SPRING Singapore, iDA, CUSTOMS, HSA and e2i to promote and drive adoption of standards, in turn helping Singapore companies improve their competitiveness and operational efficiencies.

GS1 Standards leverage on technology tools such as RFID, Barcoding, Electronic Data Interchange (eDI) to facilitate interoperability and provide structure to many industries and sectors.


Media Partners

ARQon is a regulatory consultancy for medical devices, IVD’s and drug companies. We assist our clients in aspects of regulatory and quality from development to product registration submission to attain market approval in ASIA, ASEAN, EU, US, and the Rest of the World. Our team consists of professionals with broad 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. Our range of clients includes researchers, manufacturers and traders from both start-ups and MNCs. Our services include Product Registration and Development, Distributor Search, Regulatory & Quality Management, Manufacturing set-up& process validation, clinical trials and training.



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.

Hyperlink: http://www.pharmaasia.com/

”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.”

Visit us at http://www.worldpressonline.com/Pages/Principal/home.aspx

PharmaVOICE magazine, reaching more than 34,000 BPA-qualified life-sciences executives, is the forum that allows business leaders to engage in a candid dialogue on the challenges and trends impacting the industry. PharmaVOICE provides readers with insightful and thought-provoking commentary in a multiple-perspective format through forums, topics, and articles covering a range of issues from molecule through market. PharmaVOICE subscribers are also kept abreast of the latest trends and information through additional media resources, including WebLinx Interactive WebSeminars, Podcasts, Videocasts, White Papers, E-Surveys and e-Alerts. Additionally, PharmaVOICEMarketplace.com provides a comprehensive directory of products, services, and solutions for the life-sciences industry.

To Raise Your VOICE, contact [email protected].


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.


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

Founded in January 2009, YES ASIA is specialized in printed and online advertising for industrial, commercial sectors in Vietnam and Asia.

YES have a team of trained and talented professionals, with publishing Vietnam Manufacturers Directory and Today Exhibitions Magazine, we promise to bring your brand and products to potential customer”


Pharma Technology Focus is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the pharmaceutical industry, bringing you the latest news and analysis in an exciting, interactive format. Published monthly and free to read online and on iPads, this digital magazine brings together the latest insights and innovations from across the industry, including new discoveries, R&D and clinical trials, manufacturing technologies and supply chain management, as well as insiders’ views and in-depth analysis of the latest market and investment trends and regulatory changes affecting the industry.


THE PHARMA WORLD is the first and the only bi-monthly Pharmaceutical and Health Journal of its kind in Bangladesh catering to the needs of Pharmaceutical Industries, Physicians, Healthcare Providers, Indentors and all other stakeholders related to this sector. The Journal is also designed to disseminate information about the advancement of research & development in pharmaceutical sector and medical science, thereby constantly updating readers on this multi-dimensional segment.


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.

The Packaging & Food (PF) magazine is a specialized business magazine, which provides information about the latest development and technologies in the Packaging, Printing, Plastic and Food Industries. PF readers are widely distributed over various trades, such wholesalers, importers / exporters, suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations, chambers of commerce and so forth. For more details, please visit the website: www.alta.com.tw

Serving as a bridge between buyers and sellers in the industry of packaging, food processing, pharmaceutical equipment and plastic & printing machine. Companies can put their product’s introduction and their contact information on our website. Buyers also can put on their inquiry, to help them find the machine they want. It makes both company and buyer can easily find their potential customer and their ideal products. For more details, please visit the website: https://www.allma.net/en/

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.

Starting in the year 2000 Modern Plastics India Magazine has been in the fore front of the Indian Plastics Industries. It was a time when Indian Markets were just opening up for new technologies and products when manufacturing was taking a boom in India in every sector be it in the field of IT or Metal or Plastics.

Mr.Ginu Joseph the Editor in Chief of Modern Plastics India Magazine started this publication when some of the Plastics Companies in India were looking to have a Indian Edition of MPIM which would benefit the Indian Plastics Manufacturing Sectors, with his vast experience in the field of plastics and his contacts, today Modern Plastics India Magazine is the only Indian Plastics Magazine which has been publishing monthly from last Seventeen Years from Mumbai, India”s Finnancial Hub. MPIM is the first Plastics Magazine in Asia to be available online for free. Which can be downloaded on your Laptops, iPhones, iPads and Window Devices for free reading.




Dividella develops and produces Pharma Packaging Solutions and  Systems for the secondary packaging of for example Vials, Ampoules, Syringes and Pens, Combination packs and much more.

Our customers are Pharma & Biotech Companies, amongst them most of the Top 30 largest manufacturers in these fields of business

Dividella draws from 40 years experience in packaging- and machine-development of our Toploading systems. The sustainability and modularity of our solutions characterize us.

Our customers benefit from extensive consultation. We work together to find reliable solutions for the safe packaging of sensitive drugs. The goal is the low cost of ownership through the use of 100%  mono-material packaging, optimized pack sizes for the cold chain, as well as ease of use for the end user.




From small-scale workshop to major industrial cooperative. From key player in Italy’s ceramic and packaging industry boom to worldwide industrial plant engineer with production facilities, distribution and service companies and manufacturing/sales networks spanning five continents. This, then, is the Sacmi Group, which in 2014 celebrated 95 years of history and now heads over 80 companies in 30 countries that have achieved success in several businesses areas: from machines and complete plants for the ceramic, beverage, packaging and food processing industries to process control solutions and quality control systems.



Perigord are specialists in the provision of labeling and artwork outsource services and management solutions to the Life Science Industries globally.

We believe in partnership and our successful track record allows us to build on our long-standing relationships with all of our Life Science customers.

Through our extensive production knowledge we have developed GLAMS – a Global Artwork Management System. GLAMS allows our customers to control and manage their digital labeling and artwork assets.

Servicing global brands in the Life Science industries, our combination of labeling and artwork creation expertise and software solutions deliver process, compliance and cost benefits to our customers.



Essentra is a leading provider of printed primary and secondary packaging and support services to healthcare customers throughout the world. Our packaging portfolio includes cartons, tapes, leaflets, foils, labels and brand protection technologies, which can combine to provide a multi-functional product choice for our customers.

Essentra is a FTSE 250 company with global network extends to 33 countries and includes 48 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales & distribution operations and 4 research and development centres.



CILICANT is well known as the premier Desiccant manufacturer in India holding a Type III Drug Master File with U.S. Food & Drug Administration and have also obtained International Certifications such as ISO 15378:2011 & ISO 9001:2015.

At CILICANT, every stage of production is controlled to warrant the highest quality and most efficient performance of the product. It has an in-house R&D and testing laboratory at par with international standards.

CILICANT offers effective and affordable solutions to protect processed food from moisture, oxidative damage to improve shelf life longevity.

Products specially designed for the food processing industry comprise of:

CILICANT Oxygen Absorbers

CILICANTFG Desiccant Pouches

For details, visit our website www.cilicant.com

Email: [email protected]







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 Artwork
Cartons and boxes Bulk packaging Labeling
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


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Ketan Kulkarni

Tel:: + 91 (0) 20 6527 2807

Email: [email protected]


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