Focus on enabling the publishing sector


FICCI will be organizing the seventh edition of PubliCon on 1 December 2017 at FICCI auditorium, New Delhi.

PubliCon 2017 will focus on Enabling Publishing Sector by facilitating effective dialog and debate over policy issues, addressing copyright issues, strategies for content monetization across platforms, presenting international business opportunities for authors, translators, and illustrators, and emerging marketing trends to empower publishers and authors.

Publicon will commence with a Plenary Keynote Address, which will discuss the role of the publishing sector in the social, political and economic growth of new India. This will be followed by sessions on boosting content monetization by leveraging multiple platforms; copyright, piracy and publishing; opportunities for publishers, authors, translators, and illustrators with French creative industries; and the PubliCon Marketing Summit 2017.

Some of the speakers at PubliCon 2017 include Rajiv Aggarwal, joint secretary, DIPP, Government of India; Dr. Chandan Mitra, editor and managing director, The Pioneer; Prof. NV Varghese, director, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, NUEPA; Urvashi Butalia, chair, FICCI, and director and publisher, Zubaan; Ratnesh Jha, co-chair, FICCI, and managing director, CUP; Major General GD Bakshi, creator of War Hero Books; Arpit Bhargav, director, Diamond Comics Digital Studio; Pankaj Sikka, chief visionary and brand strategist, Invision Brand Consulting; Anand Singh, senior director – South Asia, Turner International; Anurag Sachdeva, director (India & South-East Asia), Rovio Entertainment Ltd.; Ashish Kulkarni, chair, FICCI Animation, VFX, Gaming, and Comics Forum; Dr. Nicolas Idier, head, French Book office; Shilpi Jha, senior legal counsel for Intellectual Property – South-East Asia, USPTO; Vikas Gupta, managing director, Wiley India; Monica Malhotra Kandhari, managing director, MBD Group; Karthika VK, publisher, Westland Publications; Ravi DeeCee, chief executive officer, DC Books; Preeti Hingorani, head – Brand & PR, Cambridge University Press; Rajiv Dhingra, founder and chief executive officer, Wat Consult; Naveen Choudhary, head of marketing – Global Academic Publishing Oxford University Press; Debasri Rakshit, managing editor, Westland Publications; and Paras Bansal, business head, Oxford University India.

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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