Annual general meeting of Delhi Printers’ Association

New office-bearers elected, Prakash Dass new president

Atul Goel, out-going president

The annual general meeting of the Delhi Printers’ Association was held at Harkishan Singh Surjeet Bhawan on 15 April 2023. Prakash Dass elected as the new president for the year 2023-24

After welcoming the members to the AGM, the immediate former president Sunil Jain welcomed president Atul Goel, general secretary Prakash Dass and treasurer Puneet Talwar. In his welcome address Goel expressed his gratitude to the members for reposing their faith in him by electing him as president for the year 2022-2023. 

Greeting the members, Dass read out the annual report for the outgoing year and condoled the death of members in the past year. Talwar presented the statement of annual accounts for the year 2021-2022, which was duly approved.

Returning officer Mukesh Kaushik read out names of the unanimously elected new team for 2023-2024 and invited them to assemble at the dais for a group photograph. The new team was individually introduced and felicitated with garlands by the outgoing office bearers.

The outgoing president Atul Goel was honored with a memento and a shawl in recognition of his exemplary stewardship and for raising the benchmark for the printing fraternity.

A memento was given to Uma Maheshwar Rao, senior manager, tech sales and marketing, Chemline Adhesives and Coatings. Rao said that for the past several decades, Chemline has been producing world-class material in India for the Indian printing and packaging industry as well as for exports. Replying to a suggestion by Lalit Sayal of Sita Fine Art, Rao promised to work out an economic package for the association members.

Former president Arun Berry congratulated the new team for 2023-2024 and praised the role of DPA as an important platform to reach out to various government departments for resolution of different issues.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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