Inaugural INMA South Asia Festival – New Delhi 6 to 10 August 2018

Conference, study tours and workshops for the news media

Arnab Goswani

INMA has announced the inaugural INMA South Asia Media Festival to take place from 6 to10 August 2018 – a five-day event offering new ideas, best practices and growth strategies for change agents in South Asia news media. During the festival, INMA will guide attendees through a maze of questions and issues.

Big issues will be discussed in the conference and a deeper look into companies will take place in study tours and workshops. The 12th annual South Asia News Media Conference aims to provide executive-level insights into the unique strategies and best practices of South Asia’s publishing industry.

The study tours will explore brands, news media organizations and digital start-ups with an eye for disruption, innovation and growth opportunities. The two half-day workshops will heavily focus on digital innovation and print circulation. Both workshops will feature real-world, detailed case studies and group discussions in a sharing environment.

Why should you attend?

The International News Media Association is the world’s leading provider of global best practices for news media companies looking to grow revenue, audience and brand amid profound market change. This is a program created by peers in leading publishing houses in South Asia with an aim to grow the print + digital model so unique to this region.

Who should attend?

The program is designed for CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, audience builders, brand heads, digital heads, revenue drivers, strategists, catalysts of change and leadership teams in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (senior and middle management).

The INMA South Asia Festival will take place at the Shangri-La-Eros hotel in New Delhi. The agenda is available on

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.

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