Wan-Ifra India Media Leaders eSummit 2020 – 21& 22 September 2020

Learning from the automotive industry – RD Bhatnagar talks to the CEO of Daimler India

Sivakumar Sundaram,Wan-Ifra India
Sivakumar Sundaram, chairman Group Executive Council, Bennett Coleman Photo careers.timesgroup.com

Wan-Ifra India is doing its first virtual summit on 21 & 22 September 2020. Called, ‘Back to business: Strategising for post-Covid world and the future of news business’ an initial list of panelists has been announced. The back to business session will be chaired by Sivakumar Sundaram, chairman – Group Executive Council, Bennett, Coleman & Co. The panelists will be Jayant Mammen Mathew, executive editor and director, Malayala ManoramaAnant Goenka, executive director, The Express Group; and, Nidhi Razdan, associate professor of Journalism, Harvard University.

Other eSummit topics include – Regaining revenue and new opportunities; Digital Subscription; Distributed newsrooms; Solutions journalism; Women in news leadership; and Leadership in challenging times.

At the eSummit, CEOs of leading Indian news media companies will discuss new opportunities, cost control measures, human capital management, and other plans and strategies from a business sustainability perspective. The conference website is live now. Please visit www.wan-ifra.org/indiaesummit2020 for regular updates.

Lessons from the automotive industry

COVID-19 has disrupted the supply chain, import-exports, and assembly lines of the automotive industry. In addition, digitalization of the business functions of industries poses the challenge of shrinking vehicle demand and structural change to the automotive industry. The newspaper business too faces a similar scenario of shrinking demand.

Karl-Alexander Seidel, CEO of Daimler Bus India, joins a fireside chat with R D Bhatnagar, CTO, DB Corp Ltd., at the Printing eSummit at WAN-IFRA India 2020 to discuss how they have managed the operations during the pandemic and what their plans are to overcome the future challenges.

Grab this opportunity to learn more about strategies that could help the printing 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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