Webinar – Unlock the Covid-19 impact on the processing and packaging industry

Join industry experts live and share your insights


The world is facing an unprecedented challenge as the economies everywhere, including India are affected by the growing Covid-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak.


Keeping this in mind, Messe Duesseldorf India – powered by Interpack– the world’s largest show for processing and packaging has organized a live and interactive free webinar on “Unlock the Covid 19 impact on processing and packaging industry.” The webinar promises to address how organizations around the world need to come together and find innovative ways to minimize the impact on public health and limit disruptions to economies and supply chains. Similarly, it is essential for the food processing and packaging industry to collaborate and innovate amid the challenging times of Covid-19.


The speakers include Amit Banga, managing director, SB Packaging; Pankaj Poddar, chief executive officer, Cosmo Films; Sribash Dasmohapatra, executive director, The plastic Export Promotion Council; Subodh Gupta, chairman, The Indian Institute of Packaging & director of Triveni Polymers; N C Saha, former director, The Indian Institute of Packaging and chairman of Sectional Committees – Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India, honorary member – Asian Packaging Federation (APF); Kamal Chopra, general secretary, Offset Printers Association Ludhiana and chief executive officer of Foil Printers Ludhiana; and Ritu Ranade, vice president – Global Sales and Marketing, Bizongo.


The moderator for this webinar session will be Naresh Khanna, editor, Indian Printer and Publisher & Packaging South Asia.


The webinar is scheduled for 27 April 2020, Monday, from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm IST.


To register yourself for a free webinar, please click here.

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

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