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Managing newspaper production post-pandemic

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The senior technical and production heads of the Indian newspaper industry will be addressing the challenges and the way forward for the industry post-pandemic

The Wan-Ifra India 2020 Printing Summit is on 21 and 22 September 2020, while the Indian Media Leaders eSummit will take place on 23 and 24 September 2020. Both events are to be held virtually using the Internet.

Covid-19 has changed the ways we operate. When the government announced the lockdown to minimize the spread of the contagious virus, newspapers quickly strategized the operations to ensure the reach of newspapers safely to the readers. Fewer workers in the plant, turn shifts, sanitizing the workplace, and work from home have been in place since then. With this new normal in place, how can the newspaper companies bring business to normal? What are the challenges and opportunities Covid-19 has brought to us?

Technical Directors and Heads of Production of leading newspaper companies join the panel discussion to discuss these and other key topics at the Wan-Ifra India 2020 Printing eSummit on 23 September 2020 from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. The speakers are Snehasis Roy director Technical, Bennett Coleman; BS Shesh, vice president Supply Chain, HT Media; RP Lakshmivenkatraman, head Technical & Production, THG Publishing; and, Priyadarshi Gupta, general manager Sourcing ABP.

Lessons from the eCommerce industry on last mile delivery

The last mile connectivity in newspaper distribution has always been a challenge for publishers. But the problem is not unique to publishers. Direct delivery businesses such as online grocery stores have faced them too, but over time they have mastered it as it’s crucial in customer retention. has revolutionized this space with its innovative approaches and strategies in distribution and last-mile delivery which has helped them to acquire and retain customers.

Learnings from the distribution strategies of online grocery store, Bigbasket. Balakumar TK, COO, joins a conversation with Sridhar Aranala, vice president – Sales and Distribution, The Hindu, at WAN-IFRA India 2020 – Printing Summit to tell us more about it. The Wan-Ifra India Summit this year is a virtual event. 

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, 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.

Register today. Registration is complimentary for WAN-IFRA members.

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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