WAN-IFRA India Expo 2013, the second largest expo in the world for trends and practices in newspaper printing and publishing, has already attracted leading suppliers to the industry who are signing up in large numbers to exhibit at the show.
Companies including ABB, Atex, CCI Europe, Ferag, Goss, Kohli Graphics, Manroland, Manugraph, Mitsubishi, Newstech, PPI Media, Tolerans, Q I Press Controls, Quadtech and more than 50 other exhibitors have confirmed their participation in the event, to be held from September 11 to 13, 2013 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, in Bangalore, India.
The Expo this year will be enhanced by WAN-IFRA’s major Asian conference, Publish Asia, which will be held alongside the event. More than 1,500 Expo visitors and 600 conference delegates from Asia and the Middle East are expected to attend.
WAN-IFRA India Expo takes its lead from the mother of all industry expos, the World Publishing Expo 2013, which will be held a month later, from 7 to 9 October, in Berlin Germany. Both events, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), bring together innovators with thought leaders and decision makers. In addition to the exhibitions, which showcase the latest technologies, the events feature conferences, workshops and other opportunities for participants to focus on today’s best practices and future strategies.
Among the variety of events at the India Expo is a series of «quick learning sessions» on 3D printing, digital story telling, publishing on tablet devices, and more. These sessions will be held in the dedicated, open-stage «Media Port» in the Expo, and will be available to participants without charge.
Full details of the Expo can be found at www.wan-ifra.org/india2013
The twenty-first annual India Expo will be held this year with WAN-IFRA’s major Asian conference, Publish Asia, and with the Asian Media Awards Gala. The conference will have three parallel tracks: a Printing Summit for production and technology executives; a Newsroom Summit for senior editors; and a Cross Media Advertising Summit for advertising and business executives. Conference details can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/events/publish-asia-2013
"WAN-IFRA India Expo 2013 comes at a time when the industry is looking for innovative solutions to augment growth,» said K N Shanth Kumar, Director of The Printers Mysore and a WAN-IFRA Board member. «Suppliers and publishers can expect to benefit from mutual interactions. Bangalore as the city provides the ambience necessary for such interactions and new learning. We invite everyone to come to Bangalore and to be inspired by new ideas that the event promises to provide."
Official Hotel: Hotel Taj Vivanta, Yeshwantpur, has been chosen as the official hotel of the event. A limited number of hotel rooms at a special price are reserved for conference delegates and bookings can be done online through the events website.
WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.
For more information, please contact: Magdoom Mohamed, Managing Director, or V. Antony, Sr. Manager – Events and Supplier Services, WAN-IFRA South Asia Pvt. Ltd., 54 K B Dasan Rd, SIET Administrative Building, 3rd Floor, Chennai 600 018, India (+91.44.4211 2893 Fax +91.44.2435 9744). Email:infoindia@wan-ifra.