IPP Star book industry research project at Hall 12 stand 86

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The 41st New Delhi World Book Fair (WBF) will be held at Pragati Maidan from 15 to 23 February 2014 from 11 in the morning to 8 in the evening. The guest country of honour this year is Poland.

The WBF will be held at halls 7 to14 and 18. The World Book Fair is now an annual affair and follows the international model of having a CEO conference and a rights table besides the traditional authors corner meet and translation grants scheme that it always had.

MA Sikandar, director NBT, says that there has been an excellent response to the rights table with more than fifty foreign entries this time.

This is especially important because it gives an huge opportunity of exchange to Indian language publishing that has been in the shadow of English books printed and published in India IPP Services Training and Research (IPP Star) will be interviewing publishers, authors, distributors and readers at the WBF for its research project on the Indian book publishing industry to establish the real size of the Indian book industry and its trend forecasts.

In case you are part of the above stake holders, you could come for an interview to the stand and give the details of your company for incorporation. Subscription and sponsorship support for the research project is also welcome.

Apart from this, IPP Star is also launching the Hindi version of the IDEAlliance Guide to Print Production Version 12, enumerating best practices and specifications for the standardization of printing at the WBF. The Guide to Print Production Version 12 in English will also be available at our stand in addition to both our trade magazines — Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia.

IPP Star is the Indian affiliate of IDEAlliance and is currently conducting a colour management course with certification for the printing and publishing industry in Delhi as a two-day event on 15 and 16 February, while in Mumbai the course will be held as two one-day courses on 20 and 21 February

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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