This year’s WAN-IFRA Conference, to be held from 12 to 14 September 2017, is special as it is the 25th (Silver Jubilee) year of the event in India. The countdown for the event has already begun with WAN-IFRA expressing gratitude to all its sponsors and partners for their support. The three-day event to be held at the Hotel ITC Grand Chola in Chennai is the largest gathering of newspaper publishers in South Asia and is co-sponsored by the Indian Newspaper Society. This year, the silver jubilee WAN-IFRA India conference is sponsored by PPI Media Solutions, manroland web systems, Google and CCI Europe. The publications supporting the event include All About Newspapers, Asian Newsmedia Focus, Gxpress.net, Indian Printer & Publisher, PressIdeas, Rind Survey and World News Publishing Focus.
The WAN-IFRA Silver Jubilee Conference will kick off on 12 September 2017 with three pre-conference workshops—two in the morning and one in the evening. The main conference will begin the next day on 13 September 2017 with keynote address by The Street Inc. This is an excellent platform for media professionals to connect with the right people, get insights from innovators who are transforming the global media industry and learn from case studies and best practices that are directly relevant to a variety of media operations. It is also an opportunity to discover the “Best in South Asia” at the South Asian Media awards ceremony. The venue, Hotel ITC Grand Chola, is ideally located on Mount Road, in Chennai and is close to many key areas of the city, while the domestic and international airport is just 8 km away.