Welcome to Asia QA Forum - 4th International Conference

September 5-6, 2019, Bengaluru, India

Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Indian Chapter of the Society of Quality Assurance (ICSQA), I am pleased to welcome you to Bengaluru, popularly known as the Garden City and the Silicon City of India, to participate in the 4th International Conference of the Asia Quality Assurance Forum. 

It is of great relevance to mention that the Asia QA Forum formed in 2013 comprises the Chinese Society of Quality Assurance (CSQA), Indian Chapter of the Society of Quality Assurance (ICSQA), Japan Society of Quality Assurance (JSQA), Korean Society of Quality Assurance (KSQA), Malaysian Society of Toxicology (MyST), Singapore Society of Quality Assurance (SSQA) and Taiwan Society of Quality Assurance (TSQA). Additionally, the Research Quality Association (RQA) became an Associate Member Forum of the Asia QA Forum in 2017.

As per the objectives of the Asia QA Forum, thus far three international conferences have been conducted in different countries, the 1st conference organized by JSQA in 2013 in Tokyo, the 2nd by KSQA in 2015 in Seoul and the 3rd by CSQA in 2017 in Beijing. The Asia QA Forum 4th International Conference is being organized by ICSQA during 5-6 September 2019 at Bengaluru, India.

Though the regulations relating to GxP (GLP, GMP and GCP) are known to stakeholders, often challenges arise when interpreting, adopting, enforcing, implementing and practicing them by different stakeholders. Such challenges form the basis for better understanding, improvements and harmonization by all stakeholders. In this scenario, the 4th Asia QA Forum provides an opportunity for different stakeholders to share current requirements, practices and challenges for the benefit of all participants for learning and making continuous improvements.

Application of GxP for research, development, production and marketing is increasingly driven by regulations for pharmaceutical, agrochemical/pesticides, industrial chemical, food and other industries. Assuring quality of products and services by way of adopting GxP requirements all through these phases is critical for success of organizations. The role of quality assurance is paramount in this respect in all these phases. The Asia QA Forum therefore provides opportunities for learning from various speakers from Asian countries as well as from other countries.

We welcome the Asia QA Forum members, government officials, regulatory and monitoring authorities, members from other societies, technical experts, professionals, students, sponsors and exhibitors for the event.

We are sure that your participation will be of great value. We look forward to meeting you all at the conference in Bengaluru.

Thanking you,

With Best Regards,
Natesan S., MSc, PhD, RQAP-GLP
Founder & President, ICSQA

Introduction

The Asia QA Forum provides opportunities for exchange of information and discussion on various perspectives concerning GxP (GLP, GMP and GCP) quality assurance in Asian countries. Emphasis is laid on education and training through mutual cooperation, sharing and learning among participants and speakers from various countries. The 4th International Conference of the Asia QA Forum invites members from the Asia QA Forum, government officials, regulatory and monitoring authorities, members from other societies, technical experts, professionals, students, sponsors and exhibitors for the event. Assemblage of such diverse members, having common goals and interest towards GxP, at one place in Bengaluru, would be a great opportunity for everyone to meet and interact at this conference for enhancing knowledge, implementing global practices and improving quality of products and services.

The theme of the 4th Asia QA Forum conference is:

GxP Regulations – Expectations, Challenges and Quality Focus for Global Needs

The information about the 4th Asia QA Forum is also put in website, which will be updated continuously from now on. Please keep visiting this website frequently for the latest information. Also visit website: www.icsqa.org

Past International Conferences of Asia QA Forum

  • 1st International Conference: Organized by Japan Society of Quality Assurance (JSQA) 5-6 July 2013 in Tokyo (Japan)
  • 2nd International Conference: Organized by Korean Society of Quality Assurance (KSQA) 2-3 July 2015 in Seoul (South Korea)
  • 3rd International Conference: Organized by Chinese Society of Quality Assurance (CSQA) 7-8 September 2017 in Beijing (China)

Speaker / Program

Details for speakers - presentation matter:

  • Oral Presentation: Guidelines and templates for abstract, biography and PPT are available in the website.
  • Poster Presentation: Guidelines will be provided separately for poster presentation.

Registration

Maximum number of registrants: 160

Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Registrations are

Registration fee applicable for different types of registration listed in the table below includes conference bag with materials, tea/coffee, lunch and snacks

Registration Registration Fee (In INR/₹)
(For each Participant/Speaker)
Early Bird Registration
(Until 5th August 2019)
Late Registration
(From 6th August 2019)
  • Participant / Speaker
Member from any Registered Society related to GxP ₹ 6000 ₹ 7000
Non-member* ₹ 7000 ₹ 8000
Student / Researcher from Govt. Institute ₹ 3000 ₹ 4000

Any Non-member, who wishes to become a member, may do so by submitting the ICSQA Membership Application, available in the website (www.icsqa.org)

Note: As per convention, no registration fee is applicable for members nominated by Member Forum and Associate Member Forum of Asia QA Forum.

  • Sponsorship / Corporate Support
Registration Sponsorship Fee
Platinum (4 free delegates + others*) ₹ 50,000
Gold (2 free delegates + others*) ₹ 30,000
Silver (1 free delegate + others*) ₹ 20,000

*Others include

  • Display of logo as sponsor in conference webpage
  • Listing as sponsor/corporate support in the Conference book, and
  • One page advertisement in the Conference book (PDF file of the matter needs to be submitted on or before 6th August 2019)
  • Exhibitor
Registration Exhibition Fee

Fee for exhibition stall

(8’ X 5’ area for display at the venue + 2 delegates + Others*)

Note:

  • Provision exists for only 10 stalls at the venue. Please book at the earliest to avoid disappointments
  • Exhibitors have to bring display materials
  • A table, 2 chairs and a power outlet will be provided
₹ 75,000

*Others include

  • Display of logo as exhibitor in conference webpage
  • Listing as exhibitor in the Conference book, and
  • One page advertisement in the Conference book (PDF file of the matter needs to be submitted on or before 6th August 2019)

Note: GST shall not be levied for any type of registration

MODE OF PAYMENT

  • Online Payment (preferred):

    Indian Chapter of the Society of Quality Assurance Trust (ICSQA), A/c No.: 30376720449, State Bank of India, Branch: R.T. Nagar, Bengaluru 560032, IFSC SBIN0007982. Please include your “Name” or “Company name” in remarks/narration.

  • Payment by Cheque/Demand Draft:

    In favour of “Indian Chapter of the Society of Quality Assurance Trust” payable at Bengaluru. Send it to the below mentioned address

    Indian Chapter of the Society of Quality Assurance Trust (ICSQA)
    926, 8th A Main, K.H.B. Road,
    Kavalbyrasandra New Extension,
    R.T.Nagar, Bengaluru 560 032, India

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Purpose Contact Person Mobile No Email ID
Topics for presentation (oral/poster) and general queries Natesan S +91 98452 18726 president@icsqa.org
Registration and payment related queries Muktha Bhagavan +91 99450 90899 treasurer@icsqa.org
Invitation letter for visa purpose, accommodation and transport Satish Murthy +91 99019 71805 secretary@icsqa.org

Accommodation

RG Royal Hotel
No 19, Behind Ravindu Toyota,
Near ISKCON Temple, Mahalakshmi Layout,
Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560086,
Website:http://www.rgroyalhotels.com

 

Special rates (accommodation) for conference attendees:

Arrival Date: 4th afternoon / 5th early morning of September 2019

Departure Date: 6th afternoon / 7th forenoon of September 2019

Check-in Time / Check-Out Time: TBA

Room Occupancy *Tariff per night (INR) Tariff includes
Standard Room Single ₹ 3250+21% Tax
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Wi Fi
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Badminton Court
Standard Room Double ₹ 4000+21% Tax
Deluxe Room Single ₹ 4000+21% Tax
Deluxe Room Double ₹ 4500+21% Tax

*Limited number of rooms are reserved for attendees of this conference at the above rates. Early reservation is suggested.

Room Reservation Policy 

  • 24 Hours check-in and Check-out.
  • All confirmed reservations will be  
  • 48 hours notice of cancellation in writing is required to avoid retention charges. 
  • Incase of a “No-Show” One Night Room Charges will be applied as Room Retention Charges.
  • All Accounts to be settled by the Guests on Departure, unless alternative arrangements have been made, subject to approval by Hotel.
  • As per Hotel Policy, Check-out time is 24 hours from the time of check-in. Guests checking out later than the stipulated time, a Full Day Charge will be made.
  • All guests require proof of identification at the time of check-in (e.g. Passport for foreign visitors). A recent government notification requires even Indian residents to carry proof of identification (Driving license, Passport or Voter’s Card) at the time of check in.

Car for Airport Transfer or Local use (organized by Hotel at Extra Charge)

Airport pickup or drop:

Maruti Ritz or Swift / Toyoto Etios / Mahindra Verito: ₹ 1600 + Taxes (One Way)
Innova: ₹ 1800 + Taxes (One Way)

Local transport:

Maruti Ritz or Swift / Toyoto Etios / Mahindra Verito for 08 Hours & 80 Kilometers: ₹ 1600 + Taxes
Innova for 08 Hours & 80 Kilometers: ₹ 1800 + Taxes 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Display of logos of sponsors and exhibitors in the conference webpage

Online Registration

Asia QA Forum – 4th International Conference

Theme: GxP Regulations – Expectations, Challenges and Quality Focus for Global Needs