Wan-Ifra Indian Media Leaders eSummit 2022 from 28-30 June

Directions of news media business in the new order

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Wan-Ifra Indian Media Leaders eSummit 2022 is taking place from 28-30 June. Photo: Wan-Ifra
Wan-Ifra Indian Media Leaders eSummit 2022 is taking place from 28-30 June. Photo: Wan-Ifra

Indian Media Leaders eSummit, the initiative from Wan-Ifra, brings together CEOs, publishers, managing directors, editors, business heads and other leaders from across print and digital functions to discuss fresh ideas and strategic directions of news media business in the new order. 

The event, organized virtually from 28-30 June, provides thought leadership centred around topics including drivers of digital transformation success, changing audience engagement, die in the news business and business innovations. The event should be attended by CEOs, publishers, managing directors, editors-in-chief, CMOS, media leaders, chief executives, senior managers, chief digital officers, revenue managers, researchers and more.

Speakers of Wan-Ifra Indian Media Leaders eSummit 2022

Speakers at the event include Akanksha Saxena of Deutsche Welle, Bharat Gupta of Jagran New Media, Debarati Guha of Deutsche Welle, Gaurav Sachdeva of Singapore’s SPH Media, Harrish M Bhatia of Dainik Bhaskar Group, Harsha Mathew of Malayala Manorama, Kunal Pradhan of Hindustan Times, Parikshit Bhardwaj of Jagran New Media, Pradyuman Maheshwari, Raju Narisetti of McKinsey & Company, Rajeev Beotra of HT Media, Ritu Kapur of The Quint, Stig Ørskov of JP/Politikens Hus, Denmark, Sarmad Ali of Jang Media Group, KN Shanth Kumar of The Printers (Mysore), Sitaraman Shankar of The Printers Mysore and Deccan Herald, and Tor Jacobsen of Schibsted, Norway.

The conference session timing on all three days afternoon session is 1500 – 1700 hrs India time and tickets cost INR 15000 or Euro 180 per person. Wan-Ifra members are entitled to a limited number of free registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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