The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I) organised the second edition of BCC&I Packaging e-Conclave on August 2 with ‘Indian Packaging: Preparedness for Global Play’ as the theme.
The e-conclave focused on the sustainability, need of standardisation of packaging in India, innovation and packaging raw materials and machineries.
The daylong programme was divided into four sessions — Opening Session on Indian packaging: Preparedness for Global Play, Experts’ Roundtable on Raw Materials & Machines: Two guiding forces in Next Gen Packaging, Experts’ Roundtable on Unity in Diversity Need of Standardisation of Packaging in India and Fireside Chat on Commitment towards Sustainable Packaging: Industry Perspective
In recognition of consumer expectations, industries across the spectrum are upgrading their products and systems to become smarter. The boom in the e-commerce and the organised retail sector in India has brought tremendous opportunity for packaging innovations. Brands are using innovative packaging solutions to enhance consumer experience and increase the shelf appeal of products.
The global consensus to reduce negative environmental effects of packaging was also discussed.
Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice-chairman & CEO of Flex films; Debashish Bhattacharjee, vice-president of Technology and New Materials Business, Tata Steel Limited; Sumit Gupta, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group; were among the guests present at the e-conclave.
The distinguished speakers discussed about the current scenario of packaging industry and what to expect in the future.
Ronojoy Basu, chairman, The Next Gen Packaging Committee, BCC&I, and area sales manager (Middle East & South East Asia) of Emerson + Renwick Group, urged the central government to think of ways to promote smaller companies in the industry.
“Collaboration is the need of the hour. The packaging industry should collaborate with the Government and make products with better quality,” said P. Anand, mentor, The Next Gen Packaging Committee, BCC&I and VP (M&S), The Tinplate Company of India Ltd.