Print Summit 2019 is back at its South Mumbai venue of NCPA

Print Summit 2019

Educationist Indu Shahani delivering the keynote address at Print Summit 2018

Print Summit 2019 is back to the South-Mumbai address of NCPA after the 2018 edition was held at Nehru Centre in Worli. Nehru Centre was a brand new venue for the event which had been taking place at NCPA’s Tata Theatre for a long time.

The 2019 edition, to be held on 24 January, is being supported by Canon, Koenig & Bauer and ITC-PSPD. The three are accompanied by Toyo Ink, HuberGroup, Srinivas Papers, TechNova Imaging Systems, Jani Sales, AutoPrint Machinery, Ample Graphics (Imaging Systems), Pratham Technologies, Fujifilm Sericol India and Impel-Welbound. The 2019 event will have two brand new partners—Vinsak and ICP Industrial from the US.

The Bombay Master Printers’ Association (BMPA) has been organizing Print Summit since 2005 as celebration on the occasion of Printers’ Day annually. Over the years the organizers have consciously steered Print Summit away from being print-centric to a more holistic event with an eclectic choice of entertainment too.

This year, BK (Sister) Shivani, a renowned teacher from Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, will take the audience on a journey of awareness and realization.

Don Newberry, senior marketing manager, ICP Industrial will explore glossier margins (innovation in packaging through coatings) while Inder Kumar Arora, director, Chanakya Mudrak, will motivate printers to do business on merits of their terms.

Vivek Krishnani, managing director, Sony Pictures Entertainment India will deliver the keynote by talking on average being the normal.

Mehul Shah, founder, Encube Ethicals will talk on how lean manufacturing is possible and can be done in India. There will also be a panel discussion on ‘GOOD 2 GREAT’ with panel members consisting of Sunanada Jayseelan, editor and senior producer, Times Network; Arokiaswamy Velumani, managing director, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd.; Ankit Chona, managing director, HRPL – Havmor Restaurants & Huber & Holly, and Pawan Poddar, director, Ashirvad Pipes.

Animesh Kejriwal, founder and Pawan Bindal, co-founder, TimePay will discuss how real-time regular receivables make better bottomlines.

Henrik Mueller-Hansen, chief executive officer, Gelato will talk on disruptive changes in the print industry.

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.

– Naresh Khanna

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