World Publishing Expo 2016, 10 to 12 October

Digital Media World and Print World conferences

The World Publishing Expo 2015 was held from 5 to 7 October in Hamburg

World Publishing Expo will see a revamped concept in 2016, highlighted by the new Digital Media World and Print World conferences and expanded expert guided tours – all focussed on maximizing each media executive’s expo experience. The event, organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), is returning to Vienna, and will be held from 10 to 12 October at Reed Messe Wien.

The new format is aimed at creating even more valuable takeaways for visiting news media executives through a more integrated programme – all under one roof and included in the expo entrance fee. “Wan-Ifra constantly strives to serve as the knowledge hub for its members and the news media industry, and the World Publishing Expo is indeed a natural and crucial extension of that,” says Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of Wan-Ifra. “Quite simply, we are focussing all of our resources and activities around our members’ and the industry’s most pressing topics and challenges to wholeheartedly support their efforts with ongoing transformation,” added Thomas Jacob, COO of Wan-Ifra.

The Print World and Digital Media World conferences, free to expo visitors and located at a central stage in the expo hall, will feature top-level keynotes and presentations discussing the industry’s hottest topics. Each 90-minute session will alternate between the two tracks and will be followed by session-related guided tours, allowing visitors to discover the relevant exhibitors in this field and their latest innovations.

Wan-Ifra experts will be on hand to advise interested participants during these free-of-charge guided tours. Digital Media World topics will include Transformation Case Studies; Social Media and Platform Strategies; Monetizing Mobile; Adblocking and Smart Advertising; Online Video; Paid Content 2.0; and Virtual Reality in Storytelling.

Print World sessions will focus on Innovation in Print; Inkjet Applications in Newspaper Production; Adding Value in Prepress; Print and Mailroom; International Newspaper Color Quality Club Case Studies; as well as Opportunities of Low Grammage and Improved Newsprint. Additionally in 2016, the Vienna show will feature matchmaking services, whereby visitors who are looking for specific technologies or services will be matched with the appropriate vendors. Moreover, visitors will be able to book Wan-Ifra experts for free consultation on a variety of topics.

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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