World Association of News Publishers

WAN-IFRA India 2015, Conference & Expo


Tuesday, 1. September 2015

  • 10:00
    Workshop leader: Peter Zollman, Founding Principal, AIM Group, USA

    The workshop will cover various elements of a print/online classified advertising business, and how to increase revenue in classified categories. In addition to focusing on automotive, real estate, recruitment and general merchandise classifieds, the workshop will review current platforms, the future, safety and security issues.

    Time: 10.00 hr to 17.30 hr

    Venue: Hotel Courtyard Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai

  • 10:00
    Workshop leader: Dr. Dietmar Schantin, Founder, Insititute for Media Strategies, UK

    News consumption is changing rapidly and the traditional newsroom needs to change with these habits.The workshop will highlight practical steps to implement cross-department culture change between print and digital, with a focus on creating a company-wide culture of innovation that moves out of editorial. 

    Workshop date: 3-September

    Time: 10.00 hr to 17.30 hr

    Venue: Hotel Courtyard Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai

  • 10:00
    Workshop leader: Dr. B.E Kushare, Enery Auditor & Power Quality Consultant, India

    This workshop will focus on the importance of energy management in a printing plant and areas where energy can be saved. The workshop will also discuss about monitoring energy consumption, benchmarking with industry-wide standards and setting target for efficient energy usage.

    Time: 10.00 hr to 17.30 hr

    Venue: Hotel Courtyard Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai

Wednesday, 2. September 2015

  • 9:30
    Engaging Minds, Enriching Lives

    Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief, English and Malay Newspapers Division, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore

    ALSO Presentation of the World Young Reader News Publisher of the Year award to Kompas Daily of Indonesia 

  • 10:30
  • 14:00
    Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • 14:30

    The world in the digital age: why professional journalism is more important than ever?

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

    Integrated newsroom as the way forward for improving the efficiency of the newsrooms and usability of the stories.

    Nicholas Dawes, Chief Editorial Officer, HT Media Ltd., India

    Videos in story telling. ESPN Cricinfo‘s in-house digital video production teams and editorial team continues to grow and develop the brand‘s use of high-quality videos.

    Gaurav Kalra, Senior Editor – Video, espncricinfo, India

    Transformation of media landscape and publisher business through mobile!

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

    Tools and Techniques for social media reporting.

  • 14:30

    Advertising facts and trends – comScore’s prediction of advertisement growth in news publishing industry in India.

    Advertising facts and trends – comScore’s prediction of advertisement growth in news publishing industry in India.

    Ad Innovation in news media business. What are the expectations of a top advertiser from the news publishing houses?

    CVL Srinivas, CEO - South Asia, GroupM, India

    Nation wide print advertising sales platform. The Newspaper Works of Australia has opened a private exchange focussed on the purchase of print advertising.

    Mark Hollands, CEO, The Newspaper Works, Australia

    New revenue streams in challenging times

    Shantanu Bhanja, Chief Digital Officer, HT Media, India

    Increasing revenue in the major verticals:Autos, property and recruitment 

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

  • 14:30
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    Optimising paper & energy. Case study from one of the largest printers in the world.

    Bénédicte Gercke, Category Director – Paper & Energy, News UK and Ireland, UK

    Stay together, win together. How does the Procurement Association of Danish Press work to keep the cost of Danish newspapers low for their readers?

    Thomas Isaksen, CEO, Procurement Association of the Danish Press, Denmark

    Printed electronics. What is the technology and what are the commercial possibilities?

    Dr. Arved Hübler, Chemnitz University, Germany

    Characteristics of 40 gsm and 42 gsm newsprint. How does it compare with 45 gsm newsprint? What challenges can we expect during production?

    Winfried Schaur, Senior Vice President, Newspaper Publishing, UPM, Germany

    Systematic approach to standardise production with lower gsm newsprint

    Mohanraj P, AGM Production, The Hindu, India

Thursday, 3. September 2015

  • 9:30

    Short, socially connected and conversational. In the age of mobile, how should editors and journalists approach story telling?

    Rohit Khanna, Executive Editor, The Quint, India

    Story telling re-defined. Automated stories, data journalism, long form stories and new formats for enhanced storytelling. What is the latest trend?

    Jonathan Halls, Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associates, USA

    Safety training and guidelines. How to use online visualisations to train journalists reporting from dangerous areas?

    Najia Ashar, Senior Anchor, Geo News Television, Pakistan

    How to make news more re-usable?

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

    Editorial Leaders. A new initiative from WAN-IFRA to train Editors and journalists to develop future-ready leaders.

    Suresh Pillai, Senior GM & Head, Human Resources, Malayala Manorama Company Ltd., India


  • 9:30

    “Hated by some. Every morning. Thankfully”. Mumbai mirror showcases its fearless journalism to position its brand.

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

    Brand building through social events. Sakal organised “School Olympics” that saw over 22000 students participating from over 280 schools. A case study.

    Shailesh Amonkar, Chief Marketing Officer, Sakal 

    “Success in your hands”. Ananda Bazar Partika and Gillette guard joins together to help students in their career. A case study.

    Rituraj Dasgupta, Sr. Manager - Sales (Dailies), ABP Pvt Ltd.

    Social campaigns. Case study from an European newspaper that is known worldwide for initiating and supporting excellent social, educational and cultural campaigns.

    Iwona Pawluk, editor – coordinator, Special Projects & Social Campaigns. Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

  • 9:30
    Powered by the World Printers Forum

    INCQC 2016-18. What is new in the competition and how can newspapers use the competition to improve their process to achieve consistent print quality?

    Anand Srinivasan, Research Manager, WAN-IFRA, India

    What it takes to win INCQC membership? The Mathrubhumi won two club memberships in INCQC 2014-16 in their very first attempt. A case study

    PT Bhasi, GM - Production and Maintenance, The Mathrubhumi, India

    Systematic approach to implement FM screen in newspaper production. What are the challenges in the implementation and how to achieve perfection systematically?

    Anjan Mazumdar, Vice President - Quality & EHS, HT Media Ltd., India

    Guided Expo Walkthrough

    Theme: Process less / Low Chemistry CTP plates


  • 14:00

    Theme: Editorial and Content Management Systems

  • 14:00
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    Compact web press for newspaper production.Express Publications (Ceylon) has installed a compact press recently. What is the business case, pros and cons?

    Kumar Nadesan, Managing Director, Express Publications (Ceylon) Ltd., Sri Lanka

    Retrofitting presses – The Star (Malaysia) upgraded their three double width presses recently. How to approach a retrofit project and what are the learnings?

    Mohamed Hassen Mohammad Ali, Senior GM, Star Publications, Malaysia

  • 15:30
    World Young Reader Awards presentation

    In this one-of-a-kind session, the global winners of World Young Reader
    Prizes receive their awards. Some of these top creators will share their 
    innovative and adaptable strategies for effectively engaging youth that merited recognition in this prestigious WANIFRA competition.

    WAN-IFRA thanks the prize supporters: SitesAlive, CCI and Eram Group.

  • 15:30
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    Analysis of the global newsprint industry – Prices, forecast, demand and supply.

    Emmy D‘Silva, Consultant Newsprint Procurement, Logistics & other Allied Services, India

    Integrated management systems. How management systems like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 help to achieve efficiency?

    Muharrem Yaşar, Quality Manager, Feza Publications Inc., Turkey

    Digital presses – A status update. What is latest in the technology, speed, finishing options and software?

    Manfred Werfel, Director, World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Friday, 4. September 2015

  • 9:30

    Programmatic advertising. What are the challenges and opportunities?

    Ashwin Sridhar, Global Head, Digital Products Revenue, The Economist Group, UK

    Verticalisation and communities of interest for new revenue growth.

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

    Revenue beyond advertising. New and innovative ways to diversify consumer revenue streams.

    Arpan Chatterjee, Assistant Vice President & Business Head, KSL Digital, Kasturi & Sons Ltd, India

    World Editors Forum round table: Censorship of Media and the way forward.

    Panelists: Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor, Malayala Manorama & The Week, Delhi, Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor - The Hindu business Line 

  • 9:30
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    Innovation in Newspaper Production

    Snehasis Chandra Roy, Associated Vice President, ABP Pvt Ltd

    Environmental benefits of process free plates. A user case study.

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

    Environmental initiatives at Lokmat

    Neeraj Mahajan - Vice President, Technical - Lokmat

    Guided Expo Walk through

    Theme: Compact presses


  • 14:00

    Business models for sustainable print production.

    Manfred Werfel, Director, World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Business strategies for success in tough economic times.

    Shrijeet Mishra, Chief Operating Officer, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., India

    Closing keynote, Media in the digital age – challenges and opportunities for publishing business

    Rainer Esser, CEO, Zeit Online GmbH, Germany

    Official closing.

Date and Location

  • 02 Sep 2015 - 04 Sep 2015

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