World Association of News Publishers

WAN-IFRA India 2015, Conference & Expo


WAN-IFRA India 2015, Conference & Expo


Sub title

Next WAN-IFRA India will take place from 21 to 22 September 2016 in Kolkata – Mark your calendar!

Introduction to Event

NEW! The World Printers Forum will take place alongside the 2016 WAN-IFRA India Conference of the 2016 event. We are looking forward to welcoming you there!

WAN-IFRA India 2015, the 23rd Annual Conference along with Fifth edition of the biennial WAN-IFRA India Expo was successfully held at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from September 2 to 4.

The event attracted more than 1200 participants including all delegates as well as visitors.

We thank you very much for all the participants.

Conference delegates can download all the available presentations from presentation navigation above.

Pictures from WAN-IFRA India 2015 Conference & Expo.


  • Marcelo Rech
    Executive Director of Journalism, Zero Hora & President, World Editors Forum, Brazil

    Marcelo Rech, 55, is the executive director of Journalism in the RBS Group, one of the leading...


  • Patrick Daniel
    Editor-In-Chief, English and Malay Newspapers Division, SPH Ltd, Singapore

    Mr Daniel was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the English & Malay Newspapers Division of SPH in...

  • Marcelo Rech
    Executive Director of Journalism, Zero Hora & President, World Editors Forum, Brazil

    Marcelo Rech, 55, is the executive director of Journalism in the RBS Group, one of the leading...

  • Nicholas Dawes
    Chief Editorial Officer, HT Media Ltd, India
  • Gaurav Kalra
    Senior Editor - Video, espncricinfo, India

    Gaurav Kalra has been a sports journalist for nearly two decades. He started with Trans World...

  • Dushyant Khare
    Head - Strategic Partnerships, South East Asia & India, Google, India

    Dushyant leads Google's partnerships business with top digital & mobile publishers across...

  • Jonathan Halls
    Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associates, USA

    Jonathan Halls is Principal of Jonathan Halls & Associates and an adjunct professor at The...

  • Thomas Jacob
    Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Thomas Jacob is a management professional with 31 years of experience in media. Jacob was...

  • Ritu Kapur
    Co-founder, Quintillion Media, India

    Ritu Kapur is the co-founder of Quint. She used to head Programming at History Channel, was...

  • Najia Ashar
    Senior Anchor, Geo News Television, Pakistan

    Najia is currently a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University working on a multi-model...

  • Nasr Ul Hadi
    Knight Fellow, HT Media Ltd, India

    ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with HT Media Ltd., in India to develop and expand the use...

  • Suresh Pillai
    Senior GM & Head, Human Resources, Malayala Manorama Company Ltd, India
  • Ashwin Sridhar
    Global Head, Digital Products Revenue, The Economist Group, UK

    Ashwin Sridhar is responsible for global revenue from advertising on and is the...

  • Dr. Dietmar Schantin
    Founder, Institute for Media Strategies, UK

    Dr. Dietmar Schantin is known in the media industry as the innovator of a series of modern...

  • Iwona Pawluk
    Editor - Co-ordinator, Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora), Poland

    Iwona is currently an editor-co-ordiantor of Agora SA (Gazeta Wyboorcza), Poland and also...

  • Samer Sabri Abdel Qader
    Director Digital & Prepress, Masar Printing & Publishing, Dubai U.A.E.

    Masar is one of the biggest modern high-tech Commercial and Newspaper printing plants in...

  • Anand Srinivasan
    Research Manager, WAN-IFRA, India

    Anand is responsible for the activities at WAN-IFRA Research and Material Testing Centre,...

  • Benedicte Gercke
    Category Director - Paper & Energy, News UK and Ireland, UK
  • Mohanraj P
    AGM Production, The Hindu, India
  • Thomas Isaksen
    CEO, Procurement Association of the Danish Press, Denmark
  • Winfried Schaur
    Senior Vice President, Newspaper Publishing, UPM, Germany
  • Dr. Arved Hubler
    Chemnitz University, Germany

    Born in 1960, Arved Huebler studied Physics in Heidelberg and Berlin. His PhD in the field of...

  • Kumar Nadesan
    Managing Director, Express Publications (Ceylon) Ltd, Sri Lanka
  • PT Bhasi
    GM Production & Maintenance, The Mathrubhumi, India
  • Mohamed Hassen Mohammad Ali
    Senior GM, Star Publications, Malaysia
  • Anjan Mazumdar
    Vice President, Quality & EHS, HT Media Ltd, India
  • Emmy D'Silva
    Consultant Newsprint Procurement, Logistics & Other Allied Services, India
  • Manfred Werfel
    Director, World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Manfred Werfel is Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt am Main,...

  • Muharrem Yasar
    Quality Manager, Feza Publications Inc., Turkey

    Muharrem Yaşar has been working for more than 15 years at the Zaman daily which is a broadsheet...

  • CVL Srinivas
    CEO - South Asia, GroupM, India
  • Kedar Gavane
    Vice President, comScore, Inc., India

    Kedar oversees new business development and expanding sales in India for comScore’s suite of...

  • Mark Hollands
    CEO, The Newspaper Works, Australia

    Mark Hollands is Chairman of The Readership Works, a company created by the four largest...

  • Peter Zollman
    Founding Principal, Advanced Interactive Media Group LLC, USA

    Peter has been in the news business for 35 years, and been actively involved in interactive...

  • Shantanu Bhanja
    Chief Digital Officer, HT Media Ltd, India

    Shantanu joined HT Media in 2007 after working for more than 15 years with Reckitt Benckiser (RB...

  • Rahul Kansal
    Executive President, Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd., India

    Rahul Kansal, is an Executive President of Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd.  He is...

  • Rituraj Dasgupta
    Senior Manager - Sales (Dailies), ABP Pvt Ltd, India
  • Shrijeet Mishra
    Chief Operating Officer, Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd., India

    Shrijeet is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director on the Board of Bennett, Coleman...

  • Rainer Esser
    CEO, Zeit Online GmbH, Gemany

    Rainer started his career as Trainee with Deutsche Bank AG in Hanover. Between 1983–87, he...

Further Information


Workshops: The 3 Pre-conference workshops will be held parallelly on 1st September at Venue Hotel on the following topics. 

a) Energy Audit

b) Increasing revenue in major verticals

c) Newsroom Integration

Printing Summit:WAN IFRA printing summit is exclusively dedicated to the delegates in newspaper production. Speakers from various countries will bring their hands-on practical experiences on the day to day issues in printing as well as the best use of latest newspaper printing technologies in the world.

Newsroom Summit: Most of the newsroom executives are under journalistic pressure cater to changing the needs of readers with limited resources. This summit helps to keep your newsroom vibrant, effective and affordable. Editors, Chief editors, News editors, Managing editors etc., must attend this event.

Cross Media Ad Summit: This summit provides latest trends and ideas that are being implemented by leading publishers in recent months to enhance their revenue in both digital as well as print. This summit is best for digital, marketing and advertising executives.

Market: For the first time WAN IFRA South Asia announces Media Market in the WAN IFRA India 2015, Conference & Expo. Media Market is for newspapers to highlight their capabilities in printing for advertisers. All media managers from ad agencies in the region can attend this to discuss about the possibilities of innovative advertising.

The global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry in South Asia will show case latest trends and technologies from across the world. Bombay Exhibition Centre will host this event on 2-4 September in Mumbai.

WAN IFRA South Asia for the first time will organise Regional Assembly for its members in South Asia and also offers several opportunities for media professionals to meet and engage. This also includes welcome dinners during WAN IFRA India 2015, Conference.

WAN IFRA India 2015, Conference & Expo will be held in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. It is the premier exhbition centre in Mumbai and place for many international trade shows. For venue and hotel information, please see the location page.

The World Young Reader Prizes are awarded annually to innovative news publishers who excel in engaging the young (ages 25 and under) on one of a multitude of ways. This awards ceremony for the first time will be held in India, during the conference, followed by the details of how they did it by some of the top winners and a USB card for attendees with the full story for all of this year's winning strategies.

Here are some pictures from WAN IFRA India 2014, Conference held in Delhi.

Here are some pictures from WAN-IFRA India 2013, Expo held in Bangalore.


Date and Location

  • 02 Sep 2015 - 04 Sep 2015

Contact information