LANXESS presents leather fashion trends for spring-summer season 2019

· Orientation for leather manufacturers

· Recipes and advice on processing

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, a world-leading manufacturer of leather chemicals, is unveiling leather trends for the spring-summer season 2019. The collection presents tanneries with numerous leather samples that reflect the trends in terms of color, structure, haptics and overall appearance.

LANXESS’s Leather business unit provides this service twice a year so that leather designers, producers and suppliers can react early to future trends and realize new creative items. Furthermore, tanneries receive relevant formulations and practical advice on processing. This unique mixture of upcoming fashion trends and new technologies as well as innovative chemical products creates significant added value to exclusive fashionable leather products in regard to quality, sustainability and ecology.

La forza della Natura

The colors are subdued and convey a calm feeling after the winter. We see a very subtle pastel color that can be chic depending on what is combined with it. A neutral tone which creates sophisticated environments and combines well with everything. For warm, cozy and very natural environments we see the colors of a paradise island. What color is the sea, what color is the sand? They are of soft blue or a very striking and seductive rose. The senses are awakened.

Aria d’Estate

Blues and greens which represent not only spring. Refreshing and calm at the same time, they invite us to breathe deeply, to oxygenate us. The trees are already leafy and the tones are stronger and embody a desire for connection with nature. The green with a more intense, spectral version invites you to think about the tropical and festive spirit.

There also appear proposals of reds that are more fashionable than ever in their soft versions, so that they cause an aura of innocence, tranquility and purity.

Dopo la prima metà

The blue is essential in any of it shades in this season – electric, marine or soft as the blue of a glacier illuminated by the sun. The colors of ripe fruits are presented along with pastel shades in this advanced stage of summer. They will appear in all versions and want to become companions – from candy-colors like lavender, purple to blue. A Mediterranean green is another color that this season could not miss – combined with earth tones. Citric yellow will appear at garments and accessories.

Caldo Abbraccio

The sun is at its highest, the heat embraces us and we feel the positivism and energy of the season. Colors like the orange set intensive accents – mixed with tones of earth or yellow. The color red and its varieties of shades – up to orange and rose – impose a Spanish touch.

LANXESS improves quality and durability of metalworking fluids

LANXESS is making sure everything runs smoothly when it comes to metalworking and the use of engines and machinery across virtually all sectors of industry. The specialty chemicals company offers a comprehensive range of products that enhance the quality and durability of lubricants. On November 28 and 29, 2017, the company showcased its portfolio to the industry at the “Kühlschmierstoff-Forum” (Metalworking Fluids Forum) in Fellbach, near Stuttgart.

Additives and base materials for the most exacting demands

The product range of the Additives (ADD) business unit at LANXESS includes synthetic lubricant base oils, lubricant additives, industrial additive packages and finished lubricants that are used over a whole variety of application areas and industries. A core competence are additives and additive packages for metalworking applications which are finding their use mainly in the automotive, aviation, shipbuilding and primary metalworking industries. Other key areas comprise products for refrigeration systems, food processing, mining and construction. They are used to protect engines and drive trains from wear and extend the service life of machinery.

The product line of additives and additive packages for industrial lubricants and greases is offered under the brand names Additin, Lobase, Hybase, Naugalube and Durad. The Hatcol and Synton brands are high-performance synthetic base oils, while Reolube hydraulic fluids are used in special application areas that require not just good lubrication, but the highest possible standards in flame retardance.

Effective preservation of metalworking fluids

Metalworking fluids are either oil based or water-based emulsions or solutions. In metal workshops, they are in permanent contact with not only tools and workpieces, but also air and must be protected against decay through bacteria, fungi and yeasts. Otherwise, they soon can turn into putrid waste. Metalworking fluids are therefore preserved with biocides.

LANXESS offers Preventol O Extra, Preventol ON Extra and Preventol OF 45 as effective protection. The products are based on o-phenylphenol (OPP), a mild-acting, stable fungicide, which is resistant even under difficult conditions, such as a high pH or high temperature. It acts on the cell membranes of the microorganisms, without being decomposed by their metabolisms. As a result, unlike most biocides, Preventol OPP is not consumed when eliminating microorganisms. Its most striking properties are an especially long effective life, good incorporation, outstanding stability in liquids with high pH values and excellent effectiveness even in the parts of a plant that only come into contact with metalworking fluids due to splashing. It is particularly suited to protecting non-synthetically produced, natural, difficult-to-preserve, contaminated substances such as emulsions containing mineral oil that are intended for use as metalworking fluids.

OPP is the preferred choice in applications where exposure, i.e. contact with people, plays a role. For example, it is used in disinfectants and crop protection agents and, unlike many other biocides, has no sensitizing (allergenic) effect. Despite its high stability, it is biologically degradable below the minimum concentration.

The use of OPP in concentrations up to 1,000 ppm in ready-to-use metalworking emulsions has been thoroughly tested. Roland Stopp, Product Manager in the Biocides business line at the LANXESS Material Protection Products business unit, summarizes the results: “The test series showed that effluents, after splitting off the emulsions, can as a rule be discharged to public sewage treatment plants without any additional processing and without exceeding the specified limits of the phenol index.” The toxicological evaluations of OPP likewise give no occasion for criticism. In practice, levels fall far below the MAK value of 5 milligrams OPP per cubic meter of air that was introduced in 2015. Tests in a facility with a central plant measuring 140 cubic meters found a maximum of 0.09 milligrams OPP per cubic meter of air, which was measured as vapor and aerosol.

Saltigo celebrates 50 years of pioneering chemistry

· Five decades of the Central Organics Pilot Plant (ZeTO) in Leverkusen

· EUR 60 million investment program completed successfully

· Capacity expansion by two multi-purpose production lines

· 10 new employees reinforce the ZeTO team

Saltigo GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, has not one, but two reasons to celebrate in November 2017. The Central Organics Pilot Plant (ZeTO) run by the custom synthesis specialist can look back on 50 years in operation at the Leverkusen site. The ZeTO accounts for around one-fifth of Saltigo’s total capacity and, with its 220 employees holds a unique position based on its versatility alone. In time for this anniversary celebration, work also was completed on the extensive expansion and modernization project started in 2015.

Some EUR 60 million were invested at the Leverkusen site, primarily in two new multi-purpose production lines at ZeTO and the construction of a neighboring tank container storage facility. This new active container storage area has up to 16 tank container locations.

“In the 11 years of Saltigo’s existence alone, a total of nearly EUR 300 million has been invested in the integrated production network at the Leverkusen site, over a third of that in ZeTO,” says LANXESS Board member Dr. Hubert Fink.

Saltigo Managing Director Dr. Torsten Derr is pleased with the full order books for the new production lines. “Production will already be up and running in the new facilities by early January 2018.” The additional capacities will be available at just the right time, on schedule and within budget as we had planned,” he says.

Following expansion, ZeTO’s total reactor volume will be 470 cubic meters. The largest of the 75 total stirred-tank reactors has a capacity of 16 cubic meters. Capacities for solids isolation have likewise been expanded significantly.

Still up to date even after 50 years

Even 50 years after it was built in 1967, the ZeTO is still one of the world’s most modern and flexible multi-purpose production facilities for fine chemicals. To safeguard this position, the company has made continuous investments in ZeTO to keep up with advancements in synthetic chemistry, process engineering and automation. “We incorporate our up-to-date systems and all our experience in every new project, in newly developed and improved production processes, thanks not least to our highly motivated employees who receive thorough and ongoing training,” says Dr. Boris E. Bosch, Plant Manager of ZeTO.

Uwe Richrath, Lord Mayor of the City of Leverkusen, emphasizes: “For 50 years, Saltigo’ s Central Organic Pilot Plant, or ZeTO for short, has been transforming customers’ needs into chemical formulas, process technology and products. The ZeTO existed long before the company’s name Saltigo was registered. That is what links it to Leverkusen, because our city did not bear its current name from the very beginning. With the expansion of the ZeTO and the latest investment of 60 million euros, Saltigo is continuing to pursue a sustainable location policy in the face of global competition”.

Commitment to the site

Saltigo, with its production facilities in Leverkusen and Dormagen, is committed to Germany as a business location. “The ‘Made in Germany’ label has an impressive ring to it again in the field of custom manufacturing, especially when faced with Asian competition. This applies particularly to regulated industries where meeting quality, scheduling and cost targets is the deciding factor for market success,” Derr explains.

However, the company’s ongoing support of the city and the region is demonstrated by more than just its investments in the plant. Saltigo also takes its responsibility as a center for vocational training very seriously. “We cannot afford to let the potential of junior talents go unused,” Derr emphasizes. Young people naturally also benefit from this attitude. For example, seven of the 10 new jobs created in ZeTO were filled with graduates of the in-house vocational training program. Three additional employees will join the staff in early 2018.

LibreOffice 5.4.4 available for download

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.4.4, the fourth minor release of LibreOffice 5.4 family, one month before the major announcement of LibreOffice 6.0. Although it still represents the bleeding edge in term of features, conservative users and enterprises can start the update process from their current LibreOffice 5.3 implementation.

TDF suggests to conservative users and enterprises to deploy LibreOffice with the backing of certified developers, migrators and trainers (an updated list is available at https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/). This is extremely important for the growth of the LibreOffice ecosystem.

LibreOffice 5.4.4 includes over 80 bug and regression fixes. Technical details about the release can be found in the change logs: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.4/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.4/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.4.4 is immediately available for download at the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/. Donations help TDF to maintain its infrastructure, share knowledge, and fund the presence of volunteers at events like FOSDEM, where they can meet with free software advocates coming from all of Europe.

Several companies sitting in TDF’s Advisory Board (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) provide either value-added LTS versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

CPhI-P-MEC India expo 2017 catapults the pharma sector to new heights

UBM India celebrates the industry with a dazzling array of comprehensive, path-breaking events under the India Pharma Week umbrella

– South Asia’s largest pharma event at a glance:

– 1550+ exhibitors

– An increase of 20 per cent in the number of attendees over last year

– 40 countries represented

– 4 days of exhibitions in 2 different venues

– Over 10 events across different parts of Mumbai in the 2nd India Pharma Week

– Innovation Gallery, Supplier-Finder, Exhibitor Showcase, on-site entertainment: features that kept attendees engaged

– Vital thought leadership garnered from events such as Pre-Connect, Women in Pharma, and CEO Roundtable. Based on the recommendations of industry leaders, a White Paper Report is being prepared to be presented to key policy makers and visionaries.

– The 5th edition of the India Pharma Awards received more than 270 nominations from over 145 companies this year, revealing a growth of over 35 percent

Mumbai, December, 2017: UBM India, India’s leading B2B exhibition organizer, enthralled the pharma industry and brought it to a standstill with the grand 11th edition of its signature event, CPhI & P-MEC India 2017, that was held at two venues in Mumbai – MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (27th to 29th November) and Bombay Exhibition Centre (28th to 30th November). A record breaking number of exhibitors and visitors, the expo, along with the 2nd India Pharma Week, of which it is a vital part, proved to be a stunning success with an expanded exhibition platform, enhanced bespoke programmes catering to different segments of the domain, much needed networking opportunities, and key industry analysis.

Th CphI &P-MEC India expo got off to a flying start with an inauguration that occurred first at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex in the presence of an august gathering of industry leaders including Shri. Satish Wagh, Chairman, Chemexcil; Mr. Jime Essink, Chief Executive Officer, UBM Asia Ltd; Mr. Aasif Khan, Director, Fabtech Technologies; Mr. Rajendra Khimsaria, Director, Khimsaria Associates; Mr. Khaja Nizamuddin, Director, Pharmapack Packaging Equipment; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India; and Mr. Rahul Deshpande, Group Director, UBM India, along with other key dignitaries on November 27. The expo was also inaugurated at the Bombay Exhibition Centre on November 28.

Originating from CPhI Worldwide, the CPhI & P-MEC India was first introduced in 2006. Today, it has become South Asia’s leading pharma meeting place, covering every step of the supply chain, from drug discovery to finished dosage. CPhI is an industry platform encompassing CROs, CMOs and manufacturers of API, Generics, Excipients and Drug formulation, Fine chemicals, Biosimilars, Finished Formulations, Lab chemicals and Biotechnology. P-MEC, on the other hand, includes manufacturers of Pharma Machinery and Equipment, Analytical Equipment, Automation & Robotics, Packaging Equipment & Supplies, Plant/Facility Equipment, Automation & Controls, Processing Equipment, RFID, Tableting / Capsule fillers, Clean room equipment, Filling equipment and Laboratory products.

The show has grown exponentially over the years to become a trusted barometer of the burgeoning Indian pharma story, with domestic & foreign exhibitors and visitors engaging over significant levels of business. This year, the expo comprised exciting facets such as the Supplier-Finder Desk (a digital floor plan that enabled visitors find exhibitors based on services or company names), Innovation Gallery (an arena where participating pharma companies were encouraged to showcase innovations on an international platform) and Exhibitor Showcase (a platform where exhibitors demonstrated how their new product launches are going to be efficacious.)

The key companies that exhibited at the 2017 edition of the signature show included Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Granules India Pvt. Ltd., Hetero Labs Limited, Signet Chemical Corporation Pvt. Ltd, DKSH India Pvt. Ltd., Morepen Laboratories Limited, N V Organics Pvt. Ltd. amongst others. On the other hand, some of the leading companies such as West Pharmaceuticals Packaging India Pvt. Ltd., Cadmach Machinery Co. Pvt. Ltd., Brothers Pharmamach (I) Pvt. Ltd, NPM Machinery Pvt. Ltd., Jekson Vision Pvt. Ltd., ACG Worldwide Solid Dosage Consumables and Machinery, Ace Technologies & Packaging Systems Pvt. Ltd, Fabtech Technologies International Ltd., Jagson Engineers, Bosch Limited, Agilent, Food & Pharma Specialities, amongst others, exhibited at P-MEC.

Alongside the expo, UBM India launched the second edition of the India Pharma Week (IPW), an attractive platter of more than ten trend-setting events, that had debuted last year to celebrate the ten years of CPhI& P-MEC in India. Focusing on the pillars of business, knowledge, leadership, innovation, recognition and networking in the pharma domain, the IPW included a Plant Visit, Pharma Leaders’ Golf, Pre-Connect Congress, Women in Pharma, the India Pharma Awards & Networking Evening, a closed door CEO Round Table, and many more engagements. The IPW has transformed the CPhI & P-MEC exhibition from a wall-bound show to an all-encompassing mecca of new trends, industry deals and insights.

What led to the phenomenal increase in numbers this year in an already well-entrenched show like CphI &P-MEC India along with IPW was the even more comprehensive agenda that was established for each of the trail-blazing events. These were based on the feedback & glowing testimonials received from customers & industry stalwarts from across the globe, as well as key governmental associations, thereby creating ample thought leadership and business to propel the industry to the next level. UBM India was also honoured to have the presence UBM’s global leadership team led by Mr Tim Cobbold, CEO, UBM plc; Ms Marina Wyatt, CFO, UBM plc; Mr Jime Essink, CEO, UBM Asia; and Mr Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia, during the show.

Assessing the impact of the 2nd edition of the India Pharma Week and the CPhI-P-MEC 2017 expo, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The record-breaking attendance at this year’s CphI-P-MEC India expo, along with IPW reveals the vastness of the industry’s overall strength, and the esteemed regard with which our offerings are held globally. Since the inception of the IPW, we have brought in increased & enriched content, and captured more parts of the supply chain to keep pace with the growth in the sector. Besides, we not only provide a vital platform for the industry, we also have the privilege of knowing that these engagements will result in policy initiatives & future innovation to shape the course of the pharma sector. This provides us great impetus to be continually committed to the enhancement of our platforms and initiatives.”

Renowned as the pharmacy of the world, the Indian pharma economy has been lauded for its rapid growth in recent decades. This has cooled down in recent years, but the industry is again growing strongly. With a compounded annual growth of 17.6%; Indian pharma is expected to be worth 55 billion USD by 2020. In line with this, the life science sector in India is also expected to employ close to 3.5 million people by 2022, a 100% increase in under a decade. The Indian pharma industry owes its success to its bold, ambitious approach, history of innovative and an ability to constantly adapt to the dynamic global market.

ISHRAE Thane Chapter ‘URJAVARAN’ showcases sustainable living in India’s emerging cities

With the view on environment challenges, sustainable development and futuristic living of the emerging cities in India, a congregation of key industry players like architects, planners, builders and other construction professionals came together shoulder to shoulder to share knowledge and ideas in developing the emerging cities of India. The one day conference ‘URJAVARAN’ 2017-18 emphasised on the sustainable futuristic living in India’s emerging cities.

The conference was organized by the Thane Chapter of Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) that witnessed the presence of many renowned professionals from the region.

The flagship conference discussed and also conducted panel discussions based on various topics from HVAC Smart Homes, HVAC&R, Electricals, Fire & Safety, Building Automation & far reaching to High-performance Glass, Energy-efficient lightings, Water-treatment products.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bharat Jare, President ISHRAE Thane Chapter, said “By 2025, 50 – 55 crore people will be living in urban areas and hence it is important that the emerging cities develop sustainable buildings. Also, the energy consumption per capita in urban areas in last 6 to 8 years has been around 24% to 26% which is also to bound increase in years to come.


URJAVARAN 2017 is a premier platform which serves dual purpose of business networking for constructions and buildings industry professionals where the supplier and manufacturer showcase the latest technologies, systems, market of ideas and latest products. Our aim is to create a sustainable environment with maximum utilization of available resources which will help the generations to come”, he further added.

“Ishrae Thane Chapter has done a commendable job in last five years and it is playing a bigger role in the awareness of environment protection which is the national mission and vision of the association. We need to develop energy efficient buildings in the emerging cities. Water recycling within the buildings is the one of the best practices to adopt because used water that is collected for air conditioning instead of using air cooled systems or water cool systems the efficiency of air conditioning can go up by 20 to 30%. The two fundamental things in building smart cities should be developing energy efficient buildings and using high end technology instruments in constructions” said, Mr. J. Bhambure, VP, BlueStar Ltd.

URJAVARAN 2017- 18 is ISHRAE’s national initiative to bring industries to participate in the activities to protect the Environment, improve Air Quality and help in Energy Conservation.

IFSEC India: An invaluable congregation of policy makers, regulators and key decisions makers

Global interest, analysis of industry best practices and technological breakthroughs to mark the 11th edition of IFSEC India; South Asia’s largest Security event by UBM India

New Delhi, 30 November, 2017: The International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India Expo, South Asia’s largest security, civil protection and fire safety show by UBM India, is gearing up for its 11th edition which is slated for December 6th – 8th at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Supported by Asian Professional Security Association(APSA), American Society for Industrial Security(ASIS) , Electronic Security Association of India(ESAI) , Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and Overseas Security Advisory Council(OSAC), along with Assocham as Strategic Partner and PwC as knowledge Partner, the show brings together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform.

The South Asia region, which the IFSEC India Expo brings within its radar, is an especially vulnerable as well as progressive zone when it comes to security and surveillance in a three pronged manner.

1) Safety issues in a terror prone region: The constantly evolving cities in this geographical region face higher criminal activities, war and terrorism threats that are a source of critical concern for citizens in terms of disaster preparedness and prevention.
2) Crowding up of cities: A United Nations study revealed that about 66% of the global population will be living in cities by 2050, up from 53% today. Ninety percent of that increase will be accounted for by Africa and Asia, with the latter’s urban population set to reach 2.7bn. As cities absorb thousands of new arrivals every year, Asian governments are increasingly turning to technology to cope with the strain – more specifically, ‘smart’ technology.
3) The need for data security and privacy in the South Asian IT hub: The South Asian region, and India specifically, is rightly perceived as an IT hub with ambitious digital programmes, that while having tangible benefits, often struggle with issues like networks resiliency, privacy and data security. An IDC study projects that the threat of some form of major breach over IoT networks in the coming two years at no less than 90%.

Significantly, in an industry where upgradation of technology is the very key to surviving competition, the IFSEC India Expo provides high-impact, informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry best practices and trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.

IFSEC India will include in its already formidable repertoire, products and technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport, access control, in addition to surveillance for the knowledge of end users and providers by global brands & distributors such as Aditya Infotech, Dahua, eSSL, Globus Infocom, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, Mark Electronics, Realtime,Roadpoint, Secureye,Techsmart, Tenda, TVT, Uniview,& Zkteco as Premier Plus partners. Premier partners include — Advik, Axestrack, Biomax, Delta, Dlink,Face ID, Hifocus, Idemia, Mantra Softech, Orbit, Panasonic, Seagate, Slingshot, Tansa, Timewatch,Unique Electrovision and Western Digital amongst others. The expo will see participation of over 300 brands from 20+ countries such as UK, USA, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Lithuania, South Africa, Russia and Turkey to name a few from the security and fire domain.

Speaking on the announcement of the 11th edition of IFSEC, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “As per estimates, about 25–30 people are migrating every minute to major Indian cities from rural areas in search of better livelihood and better lifestyles. With this momentum, about 843 million people are expected to live in urban areas by 2050. To accommodate this massive urbanization, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and improve the quality of life. Consequently, Public safety has emerged as an important function for governments across the world. With challenges such as criminal activities and terrorism, cities are expected to manage and control the change to allow their communities to have a standard of living that meets modern-day expectations and induce a feeling of safety among the citizens. In the age of smart technology and to match the pace of smart cities, the need for smart security is of utmost significance..”

“The growing awareness in the retail and enterprise segment too is giving security solutions a cult status. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts for the progress and vision of the industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, and spot trends like the shift in India’s security paradigm from a preventive approach to a monitoring and response strategy.” he further added.

With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India, 2017 has decided to proactively decipher relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a one day conference with the theme ‘Secure Nation and Safer Environment’ alongside the exhibition. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Strategic’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively. The conference will witness eminent personalities delivering special address and key note, to name a few — Shri G K Pillai –Member of the National Security Advisory Board, Ministry of Home Affairs and Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha, Managing Director, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation. Some interesting topics that will be discussed at the conference are — Smart Border Management – Comprehensive Strategies for Challenges and Threats to Land Borders, Coastal & Maritime Security Challenges.

This year, IFSEC India is all set to bring back the 2nd edition of IFSEC India Awards. The Electronic Security Industry in India is proliferating and the awards are crafted to specially get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals like BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare, PSUs, IT & ITES and Infrastructure in the limelight. The awards will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisors for the IFSEC India Awards will be Ernst and Young.

IFSEC India owes its rich legacy to the 40-year-old IFSEC Global and success to the way the Indian edition has modified itself to suit the specific needs of this region. Recommended by industry experts as the pre-eminent authority on the global security and fire industry, the expo has has nudged us on the path to a completely secure, smart and digitally enhanced world.

Women in Pharma: A path-breaking initiative to close in on the gender gap in the burgeoning sector

An exclusive summit by UBM India under the aegis of the India Pharma Week

Mumbai, November 29, 2017: The 2nd edition of the celebrated India Pharma Week, a UBM India initiative — introduced last year to celebrate a decade of CPhI & P-MEC, UBM’s flagship engagement platform, and the world’s leading Pharmaceutical networking event — witnessed one of its most inspiring and scintillating initiatives, ‘Women in Pharma : Aspire, Lead, Inspire’.


The event saw a congregation of some of the most sought-after women leaders in senior-management levels, entrepreneurs, and mentors from the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry to celebrate the significant contribution of women in this industry and share their inspiring stories, experiences and knowledge. Encouraged by the overwhelming response it got last year, the 2nd edition of ‘Women in Pharma’ came with a broader, all-encompassing agenda that also included deliberating discussions by involving senior male leaders from the industry as well.

With several global studies pointing to the fact that gender diversity promotes stability and sustainability of the business achieving long-terms goals for the organization. Hence organizations are increasingly channelizing their efforts towards building a gender rich workforce, with a special focus on women in leadership roles. According to Grant Thornton’s global survey report on Women in Businesses 2017, India is the third lowest country in having women in leadership roles. The survey conducted includes 5,500 businesses in 36 economies across the globe also says that 41% of the Indian businesses have no women in leadership roles. The percentage of women executive directors in the pharmaceutical industry is only 7.69%. However, with the latest SEBI guidelines on board representation along with an increasing number of women inspired to make a difference, these figures are slowly changing.

Marina Wyatt, CFO, UBM plc, observed: “The issue of gender sensitisation and diversity at the workplace is no longer about ‘why’, but about ‘how’ — how we get the systems and structure in place to drive the same. Similarly, it’s not as much about work-life balance nowadays in the digital world, as much as it is about work-life blend and the opportunity to do so — where one can seamlessly transition from one to the other, where the personal and professional may merge and enhance the other. We’ve had similar platforms in other parts of the world such as Women in Engineering, Women in Cruise, Women in Technology etc.

She added, “What we are noticing is this ‘pipeline’ where at the entry level, there is not much of a gap, but gradually, as the seniority level increases, so does the gender gap. At UBM plc, we are getting more proactive on the gender issue from the grass-root level and some of the key themes we are focusing on is ‘recruitment’, ‘development’ and ‘compensation’ and, linking it to the concerned teams’ KPIs.

Some of the best-in-class professionals of the industry who were a part of the by-invitation only interaction included Sindhushree Khullar, former Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, Former Secretary-Planning Commission, Government of India; Savindu Kudrigikar, Business Head (South Asia), Pharma, Food and Medical, Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd.; Aparna Thomas, Senior Director – Communications & CSR (India & South Asia), Sanofi; Deepshikha Mukerji, Regional Human Resources Director, Established Pharmaceuticals, Abbott; Pratima Reddy, Director – R&D Portfolio, Governance and Strategy Merck Consumer Health (CH), Merck; Rajiv Oza, HRBL – Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) , South Asia, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; Dr. Sofia Mumtaz, President-Portfolio and Legal, Lupin Ltd.; Ameera Shah, Promoter & Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.; and Kanchana TK, Director General, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India along with an inspirational talk by Vasu Primlani, Corporate trainer and stand-up comedian.

Speaking on the occasion of ‘Women in Pharma: Aspire, Lead, Inspire’, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Diversity and inclusion, especially gender diversity is a granted principle in the workplace today, but unfortunately still not well-executed. One of the major reason why ‘Women in Pharma conference’ is an integral part of India Pharma Week is to address and raise the key issues of lower women leaders in the pharma sector. Given the upsurge in the pharmaceutical sector in India with over 25,000 companies, there is a tremendous potential for jobs for women in leadership positions and otherwise. However, according to the Skill India Report, while the industry-wise hiring targets for women in pharma and healthcare sectors currently is about 38.67 per cent, the total employability of women is only about 28.28 per cent.”

He added, In spite of the obvious benefits, most sectors are failing to hire, retain and promote qualified women. What would make a vital difference then would be to spread awareness, education and a can-do attitude. It is for women leaders – and their male counterparts – to share their experiences as well as encourage and inspire other women to take the lead and a platform like Women in Pharma provides just that.”

Landmark Celebration of UBM India’s 11th edition of CPhI & P-MEC India gets underway today

Inaugurates at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on 27th Nov
To inaugurate at Bombay Exhibition Centre on 28th Nov
CPhI & P-MEC India 2017 at a glance:

– South Asia’s largest Pharma event
– Held at two different venues i.e., MMRDA Grounds (BKC), Mumbai – 27th to 29th Nov ; the Bombay Exhibition Centre (Goregaon) – 28th to 30th Nov
– 1,500 + exhibitors, a 40+ countries’ participation
– Salient features include Supplier-Finder Desk, Innovation Gallery and Exhibitor Showcase

Mumbai, November 27th 2017: UBM India, India’s leading B2B exhibition organizer saw the launch of the grand 11th edition of the signature event, CPhI & P-MEC India 2017, one of the world’s leading pharma networking expos. The marquee expo is being held at two venues in Mumbai – MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (27th to 29th November) and Bombay Exhibition Centre (28th to 30th November).


This year’s marquee event has more than 1,500 + exhibitors, 40 + countries’ participation. The inauguration of CPhI-P-MEC 2017 occurred at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex today in the presence of an august gathering of industry leaders including Shri. Satish Wagh, Chairman, Chemexcil, Mr. Rahul Deshpande, Group Director, UBM India, Mr. Jime Essink, Chief Executive Officer, UBM Asia Ltd, Mr. Aasif Khan, Director, Fabtech Technologies, Mr. Rajendra Khimsaria, Director, Khimsaria Associates, Mr. Khaja Nizamuddin, Director, Pharmapack Packaging Equipment, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and other key dignitaries

Alongside the expo, UBM India launched the second edition of the India Pharma Week (IPW), an attractive platter of more than ten trend-setting events that got off to a flying start on November 25. Focusing on the pillars of business, knowledge, leadership, innovation, recognition and networking in the pharma domain, the IPW includes a Plant Visit, Pharma Leaders’ Golf, Pre-Connect Congress, Women in Pharma – Power Breakfast, the India Pharma Awards, Networking Evening, a closed door CEO Roundtable and many more activities. The IPW has transformed the CPhI & P-MEC exhibition from a wall-bound show to one with considerable intellectual value addition.

Originating from CPhI Worldwide, the CPhI & P-MEC India was first introduced in 2006. Today, it has become South Asia’s leading pharma meeting place, covering every step of the supply chain, from drug discovery to finished dosage. CPhI India is an industry platform encompassing CROs, CMOs and manufacturers of API, Generics, Excipients and Drug formulation, Fine chemicals, Biosimilars, Finished Formulations, Lab chemicals and Biotechnology. P-MEC, on the other hand, includes manufacturers of Pharma Machinery and Equipment, Analytical Equipment, Automation & Robotics, Packaging Equipment & Supplies, Plant/Facility Equipment, Automation & Controls, Processing Equipment, RFID, Tableting / Capsule fillers, Clean room equipment, Filling equipment and Laboratory products.

The show has grown exponentially over the years, with domestic and foreign exhibitors and visitors engaging over significant levels of business. This year, the expo comprised exciting facets such as the Supplier-Finder Desk (a digital floor plan that enabled visitors find exhibitors based on services or company names), Innovation Gallery (an arena where participating pharma companies were encouraged to showcase innovations on an international platform) and Exhibitor Showcase (a platform where exhibitors demonstrated how their new product launches are going to be efficacious.)

The key companies exhibiting in the 2017 edition at CPhI include Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Granules India Pvt. Ltd., Hetero Labs Limited, Signet Chemical Corporation Pvt. Ltd, DKSH India Pvt. Ltd., Morepen Laboratories Limited, N V Organics Pvt. Ltd. amongst others. On the other hand, some of the leading companies such as West Pharmaceuticals Packaging India Pvt. Ltd., Cadmach Machinery Co. Pvt. Ltd., Brothers Pharmamach (I) Pvt. Ltd, NPM Machinery Pvt. Ltd., Jekson Vision Pvt. Ltd., ACG Worldwide Solid Dosage Consumables and Machinery, Ace Technologies & Packaging Systems Pvt. Ltd, Fabtech Technologies International Ltd., Jagson Engineers, Bosch Limited, Agilent, Food & Pharma Specialities amongst others will exhibit at P-MEC.

Renowned as the pharmacy of the world, the Indian pharma economy has been lauded for its rapid growth in recent decades. This has cooled down in recent years, but the industry is again growing strongly. Compounded annual growth is 17.6%; Indian pharma is expected to be worth 55 billion USD by 2020. In line with this, the life science sector in India is also expected to employ close to 3.5 million people by 2022, a 100% increase in under a decade. The Indian pharma industry owes its success to its bold, ambitious approach, history of innovative and an ability to constantly adapt to the dynamic global market.

Over the past five years, India has become the leading API and finished dose drug exporter to the Western markets and has rapidly moved up the pharmaceutical value chain. Drug approvals given by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to Indian companies have nearly doubled from 109 (2014-2015) to 201 (2015-2016), stimulating further growth in exports to the United States and Western economies. Additionally, the Indian government is now providing more support working hand-in-hand with its businesses to develop incentives to further boost growth.

More generally, the country is now rapidly emerging as a major contributor across the pharma supply chain from R&D through to generics.

Speaking at the inauguration of CPhI & P-MEC India 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India is among the fastest-growing pharmaceutical markets in the world and has established itself as a global manufacturing and research hub. A large raw material base and the availability of a skilled workforce give the industry a definite competitive advantage over other countries. A platform like CPhI & P-MEC India provides a most comprehensive industry platform for every company that deals with pharmaceuticals in India. This year too, we have the expo held at two venues, commencing at BKC today. CPhI and P-MEC India is widely used as a barometer of Pharma’s overall health in India. Being the only platform that brings together Indian and global companies, the mammoth expo is a strong event reflecting and enhancing the value of the prosperous pharma industry.”

OSH India 2017: Enhancing safety and well-being of the Indian workforce

South Asia’s largest trade show for Occupational Safety & Health industry in Mumbai by UBM India

· South Asia’s largest trade show for Occupational Safety & Health industry in Mumbai by UBM India
· A congregation of 140 renowned Indian and Global brands
· OSH India Safety Awards & Industry conference mark the 6th edition of the expo

Mumbai, 23rd November, 2017: UBM India today launched the 6th edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India (23rd – 24th November 2017) safety show at the CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of workplace safety and health.

The inaugural ceremony of OSH India, 2017 took place in the presence of Key Dignitaries, Shri. Sudhakar Prabhu Rathod, Director, Directorate Industrial Safety & Health, The Department of Labour, Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Santosh Warri k, CFO & Advisor, MIDC, Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Arvind Mandke, Chief Fire Officer, CIDCO, Government of Maharashtra Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of OSH India as an industry event. These include, ‘Premier Partner’ – Dickies, ‘Platinum Partner’- Euro Security, ‘Gold Partner’- Udyogi, ‘Silver Partner’- Venus, ‘Safe Escape Partner’- Prolite , AutoGlo, ‘Gas Detection Partner’- Drager, ‘Registration Partner’- Jayco, ‘Lanyard Partner’- Allen Cooper, ‘Badge Partner’- UVIRAJ, ‘Delegate Kit Partner’- PIG , New Pig, ‘Occupational Safety and Health Partner’- Eurock, ‘Visitor Bag Partner’- Heapro and others such as Motorola Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Superhouse Ltd., ID Overseas Private Ltd., Jayco Safety Products Pvt. Ltd., Saurya HSE Pvt. Ltd., Continental Manufacturing Co., Draeger Safety India Pvt. Ltd., Uviraj Global (P) Ltd., Teijin India Pvt. Ltd., Bata India, Unicare Emergency Equipment Pvt. Ltd., Acme Safetywears Ltd., NEBOSH Ltd., SATRA Technology Centre Ltd. and Rahman Industries Ltd. amongst others. This year, the show has a presence of over 140 brands and is witnessing international participation from countries such as USA , Germany, UK, UAE, Japan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Italy.

Speaking at the inauguration of OSH India 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Approximately half of India’s 1.2 billion people are under the age of 26, and by 2020, it is forecasted to be the youngest country in the world, with a median age of 29. Recent reports say, 250 million people are set to join India’s workforce by 2030. As a big chunk of the population belongs to the working age group, organisations need to look at the safety and health along with emotional well-being of these employees on priority to retain the best of talent and ensure good productivity. Companies in manufacturing and allied sectors such as automobile, oil and gas, construction etc. in particular are becoming aware of occupational hazards and are working towards creating a safer working environment. Governments for their part are through regulations emphasising on developing infrastructure and providing resources centred around workplace safety, coupled with increasing global investments. Despite a greater focus on occupational safety and health, there is still inadequate education at various levels and public awareness is still absent, as managements and workforce don’t always place safety as a top priority. Although, many organisations have taken the initiative to organize training sessions to create awareness, a concentrated and cohesive strategy is clearly not in place. UBM India’s OSH India is geared to filling this vital gap.”

“Also, this year we are glad to have a gender sensitive approach to safety and health as one of the topics at the conference seminar. A broad stratagem for the enhancement of women workers’ safety and health has to be built with an increasing number of women at the workplace, enhancing productivity and breaking the glass ceiling.” he further added.

OSH India is the country’s definitive annual exhibition for the safety industry that attracts brands worldwide and facilitates ways to incorporate best practises at the workplace, especially to promote health and safety within it. The expo is supported by DISH ( Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health ) – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu ; Gujarat Safety Council; Indian Technical Textile Association; Taloja Industrial Association; Thane Manufacturer Association and Indian Society of Ergonomics.

The expo included an Innovation Zone, platform for exhibitors to promote and showcase innovative products to benefit the occupational safety and health industry at large. It also included a dedicated two day knowledge sharing classroom session on Powered Access conducted by The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). This session promotes the safe and effective use of powered access in India.

The IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense — through providing technical advice and information, influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, its safety initiatives and training programmes. It is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members that include manufacturers, rental companies and contractors.

This year’s two –day OSH conference shared global best practices with delegates whilst the accompanying exhibition will helped identify solutions to the most pressing challenges in workplace safety and health. The key sessions and panel discussions at the conference were attended by industry experts from across the country and leading international organizations. Topics of discussion at the conference included: ‘Promoting a Broader Ownership of Health and Safety in India’, ‘Benchmarking Current Industry Practices for handling high Toxic Chemicals’ , ‘Accident Prevention: Hazard and Operability Analysis’, ‘Fire Safety Management and Audits, ‘Redefining Health and Safety Metrics: Tackling Occupational Disease,’ ‘Construction Safety: Design and Management’, ‘Emotional Intelligence to Create a Safer Workplace’, ‘Gender Sensitive Approach to Workplace Health and Safety,’ ‘The Role and Need for Accreditation in HSE’ and ‘Disaster Management/Crisis Management.’ The conference also aimed to influence organisations to take a gender-sensitive approach and ensure employers implement risk management and protective measures addressing gender differences.

OSH India 2017 will also witness the ‘OSH India Safety Awards 2017’ on the evening of Day 1 which is open to Indian operating businesses, organizations, alliances and individuals in the public or private sector with a workplace health and safety initiative. This year, OSH Awards received a total of 120 nominations from across industry verticals that include construction, pharma, chemicals, FMCG, BPO, Banking, refineries, oil & gas, automobiles, logistics & transport, power, SME’s, Agro, Healthcare, food, iron & steel, IT, Rubber industry and more. These Awards have been instrumental in building competitiveness among applicants, in encouraging innovation and have been able to promote and establish thought leadership within the Occupational Safety and Health industry in India. The Awards Night will be a celebration of the coming together of the luminaries and forerunners of the industry, marked by a night of glamour and entertainment.