Virtual.drupa program scheduled from 20-23 April

virtual.drupa – Knowledge transfer at the conference area

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virtual.drupa: Keynotes every day

From 20-23 April, the conference area of virtual.drupa will feature an English-language program focusing on the global trends of artificial intelligence, circular economy, connected consumer, and platform economy.

International industry experts, brand owners and speakers from vertical markets will provide knowledge transfer through best cases, keynote speeches, and panel discussions. Two parallel live streams will offer visitors the opportunity to participate flexibly in the conference presentations between 10 am and 6 pm CET. For participants around the world, these will also be available 24/7 on-demand in a video library.

Keynotes every day

The conference program will kick off with keynotes from three top international speakers on each of the four days: Two presentations by Wall Street Journal bestselling author and consultant Michael Gale will focus on Artificial Intelligence.

Being an author of the book “The Digital Helix,” he will share where companies can use digital potential, make it accessible to everyone, and activate business growth with the help of AI.
In his keynote speech, James Sommerville from Great Britain will illustrate the great importance of product design in driving innovation and fostering growth. The star designer played a crucial role in shaping the iconic Coca-Cola brand, is revolutionizing business and corporate goals, and will inspire the print & packaging community with his creative approaches at virtual.drupa.

On World Earth day, Dr. Gabrielle Walker will address sustainability issues. The lecturer, author and climate expert will discuss global challenges focusing on sustainability, energy consumption, circular economy, and climate change. As a strategist, she advises companies on future investments and process optimization and the impact that changing business models can have on a company’s corporate identity, external influence, and acceptance.
Inspiring presentation content

The morning keynotes will be followed in two streams by the English-language daily program of the five drupa special forums “drupa cube,” “touchpoint packaging,” “touchpoint textile,” “drupa next age,” and “3D fab+print,” which will be accompanied by a professional team of moderators.

An international network of industry representatives, associations, and competent partners guarantees a cutting-edge agenda. With their combined expertise and an impressive variety of topics, the speakers will highlight relevant content and growth potential in the various sectors, focus on global trends and provide exciting insights.

Individual scheduling

Visitors can already organize their participation in virtual.drupa by getting an initial overview of the conference program and the exhibitors’ product offerings and presentations. They can add relevant conferences, exhibitors, and Live Web Sessions to their plan to visit the virtual event as efficiently as possible.

The Conference Area program will be published shortly at https://virtual.drupa.com/en/Conference_Area/Conference_Area. Participants can register for virtual.drupa free of charge at https://virtual.drupa.com/ – over 6,000 visitors from 130 countries have already registered.

Smart Packaging Solutions Virtual Congress -19 March 2021

The Smart Packaging Solutions for India and South Asia Virtual Congress on 19 March focuses on food and pharma supply chains, brand security, and sustainability. Organized jointly by IPPStar and the AIPIA, the virtual congress’s topics include brand authentication, condition monitoring, and active and intelligent packaging that contributes to the safe delivery of authenticated products leading to safety, security, and customer engagement. Please look at the agenda of the conference here, and for registration, please click here. You can also email Ruchi at conference@ippgroup.in or Umesh at subscription@ippgroup.in. Call us in Noida at 120-4546988 or 4326053 – Umesh at Xtension 30; Ruchi at Xtension 33; Gaurav at Xtension 23; and Mohit at Xtension 25.

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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