Counterfeit products market across 58 thousand million- U K Gupta, President, ASPA
India’s first international Authentication Conference to be launched in Delhi.
ASPA & MFI Join hands to host first international Authentication Conference
New Delhi:- Spurred by rising cases of infringements, adulteration, foray of counterfeit products in India, Authentication Solutions Providers Association (ASPA) has joined hands with Messe Frankfurt India (MFI) to host India’s first International exhibition cum conference on authentication solutions “The Authentication Forum” at The Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi. The Forum aims to raise awareness and bring together industry stakeholders and decision-making bodies at a platform to analyze the problem of counterfeiting in the country and provide the solutions to combat this menace.
On the occasion of announcement Mr. U K Gupta, President, ASPA said, “Counterfeiting is a multi-billion-dollar business today and referred as Crime of 21st century. Even, the established link between terrorism and counterfeiting is exposed. In India also, it is impacting on almost all sectors. According to sources, from the counterfeiting activity the Government of India incurred the loss of INR 26,190 crores in year 2011-12 which has increased to INR 39,239 crores in 2013-14 which reflects the growth of 49.8 per cent in two years. This is a serious menace and we aim to create more awareness among the government, general public and exhibitors about the problems created by counterfeiting, IPR infringement issues among others. This conference will have positive step on our existing Country campaign “MAKE IN INDIA” & ASPA’s campaign “MAKE SURE INDIA”.
In addition to this Mr. Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd said: “Counterfeiting affects the business of our customers across all sectors and we have been committed to taking steps for protection against brand and product piracy through our internationally awarded “Messe Frankfurt against Copying” campaign. In India, we have extended this initiative to the auto and pharma sectors through our trade fairs and conferences. With ‘The Authentication Forum’ we intend to work closely with the industry sectors, government bodies and organizations in the field of protection of IPRs to encourage knowledge exchange and extend this initiative to all sectors impacted by counterfeits.”
About ASPA: The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) is a self-regulated, non-profit organization of authentication solution providers. Formed in 1998 with the objective to curb counterfeit product in various sector, it is the only association of its type in the world primarily focused on the adoption and advancement of authentication technology and solutions for brand, revenue and document protection. As an industry body of authentication solutions providers, ASPA encourage its members to adopt best practices, standards and usage of advance technology in providing cost effective anti-counterfeiting solutions against counterfeiting. ASPA members protect over 10,000 brands worldwide through the identification of genuine products and documents. ASPA works closely with global authorities such as International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), Counterfeit Intelligence Bureau (CIB) and Interpol. ASPA members protect over 10,000 brands worldwide through the identification of genuine products and documents.
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