BMPA to organize Seekho aur Samjho workshops in Hindi

Mumbai Print Summit on 16 January 2015

Faheem Agboatwala, president of BMPA

The Bombay Masters’ Printers Association (BMPA) will kick start 2015 with Print Summit, its biggest event of the year in Mumbai on 16 January. The association has invited several luminaries from the print and business sector including the Yoshiharu Komori, chairman and chief executive officer of the Tokyobased Komori Corporation and BS Nagesh the founder of TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) who will deliver the keynote speech at the event. Stephen Ozwald D’souza, chairman and managing director of Kalamazoo Group will speak on ‘believe,’ and professor Samish Dalal, who is associated with the family managed business education post-graduate programme at SPJIMR will speak on ‘creative thinking for innovation.’

Rustom Vesavevala, vice president, learning and development with the Taj Group of Hotels will discuss ‘leadership in the business world – for a better planet,’ while Rakshit Tandon will speak on ‘virtual world – stay safe.’ Iqbal Kherodawala the director of Printline Reproduction will speak on ‘breakthrough through innovation’ and Bharat Dhabolkar, an actor and playwright will interact with the audience. Print Summit 2014 saw a turnout of 600 participants. The BMPA committee is expecting this year’s Print Summit to be even bigger and better.

Seekho aur Samjho 

Meanwhile, in a major industry initiative, BMPA has organized a unique Seekho aur Samjho series of technical workshops for supervisors and operators on the shop floor. This is an initiative by the BMPA, Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT), Mumbai, SIES Graduate School of Technology, Navi Mumbai and others. This monthly workshop, which will commence from January 2015 and shall run up to December 2015, will focus on various subjects from chemical usage, plate handling, book binding to using color measuring equipment, data handling and security amongst others.

Faheem Agboatwala, president of BMPA says, “The idea is to create a platform for skill upgradation of the print personnel at the grassroot level. Since we are trying to educate our workforce, the training will be imparted in Hindi.” The first workshop will be inaugurated on 17 January 2015 at GIPT, Mumbai at 10 am with AGS’ Vishnu Kamat’s session on ‘Correct Usage of Densitometer and Spectrophotometer.’ Agboatwala has requested all the print CEOs to register their staff members for this session.

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