The 90th annual INMA World Congress of News Media will take place in Paris from 23-28 April 2020 with a focus on re-aligning news brands for the changed consumer appetite. The INMA Congress in Paris will be a week of rejuvenation, discovery, and celebration of strategies, trends, and revenue models — against the backdrop of the city of lights (and a surprising media scene). The event will include a conference, study tours, seminars, an awards dinner, and an exclusive reception and tour of the world-famous, Louvre.
The INMA World Congress attracts senior management from the leading news media companies in 40+ countries including chief executive officers, publishers, general managers, digital leaders, advertising executives, audience executives, marketing executives, editors, and researchers.
The INMA Media Conference is an intense two-day focus on strategy and trends from the world’s top news media companies. This centerpiece of World Congress includes the keynotes, panels, and interviews – with a twist of what makes New York the media capital of the world.
Congress venue – Palais Brongniart
The INMA World Congress venue in Paris will be the Palais Brongniart, a flagship of Parisian architectural heritage. Located in the Vivienne district, between the place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, the Palais Brongniart is ideally situated within close proximity to the grand hotels and major department stores. Built as an early 19th-century stock exchange, Palais Brongniart now is one of Paris’ leading conference venues.
Welcome reception – The Louvre
The opening reception of the INMA World Congress will be at the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre. World Congress attendees will have exclusive access to Louvre exhibits featuring the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo before networking near that wing’s rotunda.
Hotel Intercontinental Paris le Grand
With an illustrious history hosting Paris’s most exclusive events, the Global Media Awards Dinner will be hosted by the Intercontinental – Le Grand in its famous Opera Room which has entertained since the time of Napoleon III. The oval ballroom has been magnificently restored to reach new heights of elegance.
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.
– Naresh Khanna Subscribe Now