Ingram announced as DBW 2018 presenting sponsor


Digital Book World 2018 by Ingram takes place from 2 to 4 October 2018 at the Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee. The event is a gathering of the wide world of publishing which includes trade publishing, educational publishing, corporate publishing and independent publishing. The visitor attendance at the Digital Book World 2018 is expected to double over its earlier edition of 2017 and the event is expected to be a highly anticipated one.

Digital Book World 2018 is being hosted by various sponsors and partners and the latest addition as a presenting sponsor is Ingram, which will have a presence within the DBW 2018 exhibition hall and in the programs that are scheduled to be conducted.

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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