BMPA Print Summit in Mumbai

13th BMPA Print Summit on 24 January 2019, at NCPA’s Tata Theatre

Inauguration of Print Summit 2017

Print Summit, an annual knowledge seminar, will take place on 24 January 2019, at NCPA’s Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The event is hosted by the Bombay Master Printers’ Association (BMPA) since 2005 for stakeholders from the print-packaging and allied industries.

Print Summit is undertaken by the association as a unique effort to commemorate Printers’ Day as a tribute to Johannes Gutenberg – a German innovator whose invention, the movable type, revolutionized mass printing. The BMPA is steadfast in its goal to construct an agenda that consolidates the progress made over past editions of Print Summit held since 2005. It always strives to make the key note address more conspicuous and build content that resonates and heralds the changes and challenges shaping the industry.

People from commercial printing, package printing, labels, POP-POS, wide format printing, on-demand printing, corrugation, creative industry and ad agency will be part of the event. Personalities attending the conference will be largely owners, decision makers, technologists, shop floor personnel, marketeers, designers and IT & admin personnel.

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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