JLF 2022 offers special delegate experience

JLF 2022 from 28 January – 1 February on-ground at Jaipur

Jaipur BookMark 2019. Photo JBM

The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is all set to welcome visitors for its 15th edition. With a line-up of renowned speakers from India and across the world, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a platform unlike any other for those passionate about literature, the arts, and culture. 

The 10-day-long Festival returns with its 15th edition from 28 January – 6 February 2022 out of which audiences will be offered an on-ground experience from 28 January – 1 February 2022. Visitors will witness the coming together of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, and entertainers on one stage. The unmatched celebration of literature in Jaipur, Rajasthan will give enthusiasts unparalleled access to some of the most famous personalities of the literary world.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Pink City, the JLF has become an annual melting pot of literature, curated art installations, and mesmerizing musical performances. At the Festival, attendees can enjoy the perfect harmony of literature, music, art, and food for five unforgettable days. To make one’s visit to the feisty grand dame of literature festivals even more memorable, Festival organizers offer a special ‘Delegate Experience’ that promises an exclusive experience coupled with warm hospitality.

The Delegate Experience offers access to an exclusive and well-appointed Delegate Lounge where delegates can relax, network, and perhaps meet Festival speakers over tea, coffee, and lunch; special sessions where delegates get priority seating; live music performances at the Jaipur Music Stage, and official Festival merchandise; they also get invited to a cultural evening at an iconic and historic venue in Jaipur and to an evening of cocktails at the Delegate Lounge. Packages are priced at Rs 6,300 for a single day, Rs 11,300 for two days, Rs 15,800 for three days, Rs 19,800 for four days, and Rs 23,800 for five days, and Rs 3,800 for the last day only.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

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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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