Wan-Ifra Indian Printers Summit 2022

14-15 September at New Delhi

Photo: Bank Phrom on Unsplash

Wan-Ifra is back with another edition of its Indian Printers Summit and this time it’s an in-person conference on 14-15 September 2022 at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport, New Delhi.

Indian Printers Summit is Wan-Ifra’s annual event to celebrate print success in the region and to discuss the way forward for longevity of print. For 2022, the event is built around the theme ‘Back to business – Print for the Future’, and the program has been carefully tailored to help learn new challenges and opportunities for print in the digital world.

The event will start with a half-day workshop on Benchmarking newspaper production based on KPIs. After lunch,  the Summit will discuss the imperatives of print business and networking expo on the afternoon of 14 September, followed by celebration dinner in the evening to welcome all the delegates and recognize ICQC winners from India.

The second day (15 September) of Wan-Ifra’s annual conference will discuss several best practices in newspaper manufacturing and innovations for the longevity of print.

The audience comprises CEOs, managing directors, technical directors, production heads, plant managers, prepress managers, and other senior news publishing leaders. This industry rendezvous is expected to bring together around 200 participants from Wan-Ifra member companies and other publishers from India and the rest of South Asia.

The ticket cost for the 2-day conference is as follows:

(for publishers): Wan-Ifra / INS members: Rs 20,000 / Euro 250

                          Non-members: Rs 26,000 / Euro 325

                          GST 18% to be added to the above fee.


Workshop fee:   Rs 5,000 / Euro 65

Special offer: * Register before 15 August 2022 for early bird rebate of 25%

                        * Wan-Ifra members additional offer: Get 1 complimentary registration

                           for every 5 paid registrations.

                        * No offers on workshop fee.

For group bookings: Please contact Wan-Ifra for special prices and discounts.

Only 60 days left to register for the physical event. Register now for two days of knowledge exchange and networking with industry peers.

Click here for registration

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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