DD Purkayastha as keynote speaker at IFRA World Publishing Expo

Indian speakers at IFRA Expo, Berlin

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DD Purkayastha, managing director and chief executive officer of ABP Pvt. Ltd

IFRA World Publishing Expo is conducting the 48th meeting of the global publishing community from 9-11 October 2018, at Halls 21 & 22, Messe Berlin, Germany. The event will cover different areas including business, industry and company information, materials and consumables/materials handling, prepress production, presses and printing, etc. Decision-makers from publishing companies including managing directors, chief executive officers, presidents, managers, technical and production directors, editors in chief, editors, etc. will participate from across the globe.

The expo is expected to be a great success with around 5,000 visitors, more than 180 exhibitors, and around 100 speakers from 100 countries. International legends of media and content industry will share their ideas, learning and experience as keynote speakers.

DD Purkayastha, managing director and chief executive officer of ABP Pvt. Ltd. will be the keynote speaker at IFRA Conference Stage. He will share his view on the topic ‘A snapshot of changing Indian news media industry’ from 15:30 – 16:00 on 9 October 2018.

In addition to Purkayastha, the IFRA Conference Stage will be shared by other notable speakers, including TK Suresh, B Gouri Sankar, and Prabhu Natrajan. Natrajan, project manager at International Color Quality Club is an expert in newspaper production with 10 years of experience working for The Times of India. He will speak on ‘News about Newsprint’ from 12:30 – 13:00 on 11 October 2018.

TK Suresh, chief general manager – operations, and B Gouri Sankar, general manager – quality and prepress at Jagati Publications, will talk about consistent high-quality printing on 11 October 2018 from 14:30 – 16:00 at the IFRA Conference Stage. They will specifically focus on prepress and printing and hurdles faced in achieving necessary targets.

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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