Indian Paint Association (IPA), the apex body of the Indian paint industry announced the commencement of the 28th biennial Indian Paint Conference in Bengaluru. The dignitaries on the panel were IPA President, Mr. JalajDani (President – Supply Chain, HR & Chemicals, Asian Paints), IPA Vice President, Mr. Abhijit Roy (MD & CEO, Berger Paints), Nita Karmakar, CII Regional Director, Mr. KBS Anand, MD & CEO, Asian Paints, Mr. PravinChaudhari, ED, Kansai Nerolac, Mr. JayakumarKrishnaswamy, MD, Akzo Nobel, Mr. NK Bhatia, CMD, Premium Coatings and Chemicals and Mr. MineshSheth, IPA Convener.
Taking inspiration from the IT Capital of India, the conference theme ‘Varnam – Where Paint Meets Technology’ is based on leveraging technology for the paints industry. At the pre-conference media briefing, the IPA governing body members discussed the to-be launched report on the Indian Paint Market – “Size & Future of coating industry” compiled by Nielsen Corporation.
The conference will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri. Siddaramaiah and Shri R.V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka.
The Indian paints industry has been growing at a rapid pace over the years. However the growth hasn’t been accompanied by supply of adequate skilled talent. IPA has been working closely with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to bridge the talent gap. Recently, IPA signed aMoU with NSDC under which it will train three lakh painters over the next three years.
The three-day conference will witness participation from a large number of paint manufactures and raw material vendors. There will be power packed sessions on a wide range of topics including GST, Skill development, Automation, Digital Transformation, Innovations and so on, which will be deliberated and moderated by renowned experts.
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