Successful innovations in print publishing at Indian Printers Summit

Event to take place on 14-15 September in Delhi

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The Indian Printers Summit 2022, the much-awaited annual Wan-Ifra event in India for business and technology managers, is all set for 14-15 September 2022 at Hotel Radisson Blu, Delhi.

The summit is Wan-Ifra ’s annual event to celebrate print success in the region and to discuss the way forward for the longevity of the print media. For 2022, the event is built around the theme ‘Back to business – Print for the Future’, and the curated set of keynotes and panel discussions will help shape the thought leadership for the print industry.

The event starts on 14 September afternoon with the keynote on ‘Future of print in digital world’, discussing the imperatives of print business.

A mini networking expo to learn about the latest products and services from the suppliers’ industry and a ‘gala’ dinner in the evening will conclude the day.

A half-day workshop on benchmarking newspaper production based on KPIs has been organized on 14 September forenoon.

The next day, 15 September, is a full day of conference sessions and networking expo.

CEOs, managing directors, technical directors, production heads, plant managers, prepress managers, and other senior news publishing leaders will speak.

This industry rendezvous will bring together around 200 participants from Wan-Ifra member companies and other publishers from India and the rest of South Asia.

The event includes two pre-conference workshops: One on benchmarking newspaper production based on KPIs on 14 September 2022, from 10 am to 12.30 pm.

There is a workshop for journalists on reporting environment and climate change, on 14 September 2022, from 11 am to 5.00 pm.

Prominent speakers include John Cusack, business development manager, Baldwin; Saptangshu Chaudhuri, deputy general manager, printing, ABP; Puneet Razdan, general manager, Hindustan Times; Samudra Bhattacharya, CEO, HT Media; Amit Khurana, COO – Newspaper Group, TechNova, India; Bernhard Schmiedeberg, senior VP – Sales, EAE QIPC; Mohit Jain, board member and executive president, Bennett Coleman and Co (Times Group), India; Partho Sinha, president, Bennett, Coleman & Co; Paula Smith, sales director, Copap; Satish Chandra Mishra, director, Jagran Prakashan; Snehasis C Roy, director, technical, Bennett Coleman Co, India; Suresh Balakrishna, chief revenue officer, The Hindu; Varghese Chandy, vice-president, marketing & advertising sales, Malayala Manorama.

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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