Advanced Infographics for Print and Online on 14-15 December 2017 in Hyderabad

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Advanced Infographics for Print and Online on 14-15 December 2017 in Hyderabad

WAN-IFRA is organizing a workshop on Advanced Infographics for Print and Online on 14-15 December 2017 at Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad for which registrations are already started.

Over the last decade, infographics have become an increasing trend and infographic search volumes have increased by 800%. Infographics are liked and shared on social media three times more than any other type of content.

The workshop will be covering both print and online infographics under one roof and will showcase latest trends and new in news infographics. There will be brainstorming, sketching, refining ideas to make a plan. The workshop will also cover interactive and motion graphics and graphics on web, smart phones and tablets. There will also be speedy hands-on sketching exercises in both hand and software.

The workshop will be conducted by Juan Velasco who co-founded 5W Infographics in January 2002. He was the art director of National Geographic magazine between 2008 and 2014. Previously, he was the graphics art director of The New York Times from 1999 to 2002. Velasco has won over fifty Society for News Design awards, ten Malofiej awards, and two Society of Publication Design awards for his infographics work.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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