The 21st edition of Kochi International Book Festival begins from 1 December

The 21st edition of Kochi International Book Festival begins from 1 December

The 21st edition of Kochi International Book Festival (KIBF) will be begin in Kochi from 1 December. Since 1997, the book festival is held annually by Antharashtra Pusthakotsava Samithy, a voluntary organization, established with a vision to promote reading and encourage writing by providing high-quality literary activities, accessible to all.

For exhibitors, KIBF is a perfect platform for interacting with target audience, demonstrate their products, build brand awareness and offer your services. For potential exhibitors, booking a stall is very easy as one can login to the website, fill the order form and pay online.

Along with the Kochi International Book Festival, Antharashtra Pusthakotsava Samithy will also be conducting the Kochi Literature Festival from 6 December to 10 December 2017.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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