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FICCI CASCADE believes that awareness and outreach is an essential element in building a proactive strategy to curb counterfeiting and smuggling. With this view, FICCI CASCADE is organising a seminar on ‘Combating Counterfeiting and Smuggling – An Imperative to Accelerate Economic Development’. The objective of this seminar is to focus on spreading awareness and enabling a dialogue between the stakeholders on the alarming magnitude of smuggling and counterfeiting and exterminating this demon from the society. There is a need for consumers to demand their right of genuine and authentic products; the seminar aims to awake the consumers on this menace.
11:00 AM– 11:10 AM :- Welcome Address, Dr. R S Goswami, President, FMPCCI & CEO, Hind Pharma
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM :- Outlining the Impact of Counterfeiting & Smuggling - Assessing the Gravity of the Problem by Mr. P C Jha, Advisor, FICCI CASCADE and Former Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)
11:35 AM – 11:50 AM :- Overview on Combating Counterfeiting through Global Best Practices by Representative, USPTO
11:50 AM – 12:05 AM :- Inaugural Address by Shri Rajendra Shukla, Hon'ble Minister, Department of Industry Policy & Investment Promotion, Government of Madhya Pradesh
12:05 PM – 12:10 PM :- Vote of Thanks by Mr. Shantanu Tripathi, Head, FICCI Madhya Pradesh State Council
12:10 PM – 13:10 PM :- Panel Discussion on Countering Counterfeiting and Smuggling – Resolutions and Solutions.
Chair: Mr. Deep Chand, Advisor, FICCI CASCADE and Former Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi
13:10 PM :- Networking Lunch