Today and upcoming festivals of Media, Literature and Print Industry

Wan-Ifra starts today

Kerala Litfest 2020 Photo KLF | festivals
Kerala Litfest 2019 Photo KLF

29 November to 2 December 2021, the Wan Ifra World News Media Congress starts, digs into the innovation, product development, and difficult decisions that support the world’s news offering every day. It is the people, their difficulties, and organizational accomplishments that ensure the survival of journalism. It’s all about sharing ideas, becoming inspired, and encouraging one another. The 2021 Congress brings together the core communities of Wan-Ifra for four days of concentrated conversation. Whether it’s editorial, income, press freedom, innovation, digital publishing, print, or media growth and diversity, we’ve got you covered.

Jaipur Literature Festival – will be held in Pink City

Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 at Jaipur city. photo JLF

The renowned annual Jaipur Literature Festival, Friday, 28 January 2022 – Tuesday, 1 February 2022, will return to its beloved heartland of Jaipur in a hybrid incarnation with both on-ground splendour and a clever virtual presence. The hybrid version will allow a bigger audience to enjoy the Festival’s contents, reaching out to book lovers from all over the world. This Festival has never been a more rich feast of reading, dialogue, and companionship.

Festival on the Beach

The Sixth Edition of KLF, 20 to 23 January 2022, marks the community’s reunion after a year of virtual existence, hence the theme “Come Together.” This year’s Festival will be a hybrid event, with 70 percent of the sessions taking place in person and the other 30 percent taking place virtually over four days and four tracks simultaneously.

Kerala Lit Fest is the continent’s second-largest cultural event and the fastest-growing literature festival. Set along the Arabian Sea’s beaches in Calicut, KLF caters to people of all ages and interests, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, amusement, and conversation. Every year, the Festival brings together the greatest of the social, cultural, and literary sectors for talks spanning literature, art, media, society, the environment, science, and technology. Literature on the Beach is an unforgettable experience. Cultural events at KLF include fireside conversations with a slew of the world’s finest entertainers and performing artists. From Carnatic concerts to progressive rock bands, Kihote kathakali to classical and Flamenco dance performances, puppet shows, and theatre, the entertainment quotient at KLF is constantly at an all-time high.

Printpack India in 2022 at Greater Noida

Friday, 11 March 2022 – Tuesday, 15 March 2022, Printpack India will take place over five days at the India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, India. In-Press, Post-Press, Finishing, Converting, Digital & Signage and Packaging Machines, Packaging Materials, Printing & Publishing, Paper and Paper Products, Logistics & Transportation Industries, and related products will be on display at the event.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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