Programme | WAN-IFRA India 2017 Conference

WAN-IFRA India 2017 Conference

12 Sep 2017 to 14 Sep 2017
Chennai
India

The 25th Annual Silver Jubilee Conference

Programme | WAN-IFRA India 2017 Conference

Programme

Sessions

September 12
Tuesday

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    09:30

    • Pre-conference workshops

    Pre-conference workshop 1: Business models for print production

    This seminar will discuss about World Press Trends, various business models for print, best practices, innovasions & tool, status of inkjet printing and new technology available in the market for print growth.

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    Pre-conference workshop 2: Investigative Journalism

    Investigative journalism deeply investigates a single topic of interest and spending several months for researching and preparing a report. But the basics of investigative journalism is having multiple building blocks such as journalism safety, conflicts dynamics theory, field preparation and gear etc.,. This workshop will touch all the basic and advance elements of Investigative journalism. 

    Trainer 

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    16:15

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    Innovating storytelling through Google News Lab tools.

    Learn time-saving tools to fight misinformation online, unlock the powerful world of data journalism to tell insightful stories, take your audience to the heart of the story with dynamic, interactive and exciting visuals that you create - all this and more in this workshop by Google News Lab

September 13
Wednesday

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    09:30

    • World Printers Forum Conference

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    Inauguration & Welcome

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    09:40

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    Keynote

    The changing face of journalism and the challenges and opportunities going forward

    How Media organisations across the world are handling challenges for sustainable growth - Keynote address from The Street Inc.,

    Keynote 

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    10:05

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    CEOs Panel

    Future of media business: The CEOs of India's leading news media companies discuss the state of media business, the future of print and the way forward for news media companies in India. 

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    11:00

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    Networking break

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    11:30

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    Session 1: Journalism in the digital world

    A paying reader vs. promiscuous reader

    The Hindu has increased the cover price of the newspaper in Chennai and probably the highest in the country. They still maintain the hold over their readers. How it worked and what makes their exercise unique.

    Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu, India.

    ‘Reimagining India’s No.1 news magazine’.

    Raj Chengappa, Group Editorial Director, India Today Group, India.

    Art of journalism

    The classic journalism in the digital world is not dead. It is about unlearning and learning again. Network 18 has smartly mastered the art of presenting the journalism to the new age reader. How do they do it and what are the results so far.

    Sitaraman Shankar, Managing Editor, Network 18, India.

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    Session 1: Print, the Profit Center

    Print-Online Performance Gap

    Just when one thought the old print vs. digital debate was no longer useful, along comes a study to stir the flames. Despite having been written off countless times in the past, the printed newspaper stubbornly refuses to die. It is astounding to witness the tenacity with which the more than 400-years-old news medium asserts itself in the digital era. The study suggests to play to the strengths of where newspapers’ audience and revenues mostly reside. A look into the reality of printed newspaper today and in the future. 

    Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO, WAN-IFRA, Germany.

    Newspaper printing in digital world 

    Axel Springer, Germany's leading newspaper manages to attract its reader base amidst the digital disruption, by adopting innovative methods and strategies following its publishing competence - A case study.

    Knud Kraft, Head of Production, Axel Springer, Berlin, Germany.

    Unconventional strategies

    Learning from book publishing industry, how in spite of digital reach, printed book publishing is flourishing. What are the structural changes book publishing went through and how successful publisher turned it to their advantage.

    Bimal Mehta, Executive Director of Vakil & Sons Pvt. Ltd., India. 

            

    Speakers 

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    12:30

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    Networking lunch

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    13:00

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    Networking lunch

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    13:45

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    Breakout Session

    Facebook for publishers and journalists: An interactive session where you can learn about the platform, insights, new product updates, global case studies and more.

    Sponsored by

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    14:00

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    Session 2: Trust and quality of news

    Field reporting and archival research

    Shoe-leather and paper: The importance of field reporting and archival research is more than relevant today. How to adopt it to modern day practices? - A case study.

    Michael Schmidt, Media consultant, South Africa.

    News credibility

    News credibility in the digital age: As news distribution gets democratised and audience habits change rapidly, how are different stakeholders responding?

    Unni Balakrishnan, Chief of News, Mathrubhumi Television, India. 

    Panel Discussion on trust and quality of news

    Panel members

    Michael Schmidt, Media consultant, South Africa.

    Bella Hurrell, Asst. Editor, BBC News, UK.

    Arun Ram, Editor, The Times of India, India.

    Chaired by 

    Sitaraman Shankar, Managing Editor, Network 18, India.

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    Session 2: Quality and cost optimisation

    Hindustan Times format change strategy

    Hindustan Times has changed the format of their business daily "Mint" from Berliner to Broadsheet. How this strategical move helped Hindustan Times to improve quality and save cost - A case study.

    Anjan Mazumdar, VP - Quality & EHS, HT Media, India.

    "Improving operational efficiency of Newspaper Production”

    How various initiatives such as web break reduction, downtime reduction helps newspapers to improve the operational efficiency and reduce the cost of production. How "mechanical audit" of the press using condition monitoring techniques helpful in implementing the initiatives- A case study from Times of India.

    Arvind Mallya, Chief Manager, BCCL, India.

    Tonyraj R, Deptuy Chief Manager, BCCL, India.

     Learning from environmental Key Performance Indicators (eKPI) report

    eKPI is the research project from WAN-IFRA benchmarking key production metrics using environmental key performance indicators. This presentation will discuss how leading Indian newspaper printing plants manage their plants, their best practices and the take for the industry.

    Prabhu Natrajan, Research Engineer, WAN-IFRA, India.

    Speakers 

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    15:30

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    Networking break

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    Session 3: Managing Newsprint Cost

    Managing newsprint cost and logistics

    Managing newsprint cost is a critical factor for a newspaper printing company as newsprint accounts for major chunk of opex. A case study from the largest newsprint consumer in India.

    P P Prakash, Vice President - Materials, Malayala Manorama, India.

    Newsprint and GST

    A new tax regime, GST has been rolled out in India. What are all the key factors to understand in newsprint procurement and how inter branch newsprint transport could be done efficiently. Experiences from The Hindu.

    Nambi Rajan Narayanan, CFO & Company Secretary, Kasturi & Sons Ltd, India. 

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    16:00

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    South Asian Digital Media Awards (SDMA)

    The second edition of WAN-IFRA's prestigious Awards to recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering will be presented. Winners will presented trophies and some of them will present their winning work.

    For information on SDMA click here

    Jointly presented by

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    Summary & Conference closing for the day

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    25th year Silver Jubilee Gala dinner

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September 14
Thursday

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    08:00

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    Breakfast session (Sponsored by CCI)

    Torsten Stolz, Senior Duty Editor Technology at DIE WELT, the top-national brand of Axel Springer in Berlin, will share his experience of Axel Springers journey to become a digital publishing house, and how the newsroom of DIE WELT transformed to a digital-first approach. By implementing the CCI NewsGate system, they redefined their workflow - enabling digital growth and reduced print-production cost.

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    Session 4: Improved Print Products and Distribution Models

    Improved newsprint for high-value products

    As newspaper printing companies are opting for new business models, high performance and high bright newsprint will help them to produce the products with great quality without any compromise in the performance - A presentation from UPM. 

    Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, UPM, Germany.

    How (special) inks can help to attract new business for newspaper printers

    How speacial inks such as UV, High pigmented inks etc.,  help newspaper printers to offer a great line of value added products to customers - A presentation from Huber Group, India.

    S S Kulkarni, General Manager - Technical, Huber Group, India.

     

    Speakers 

    • Senior Vice President, UPM, Germany.
    • General Manager - Technical, Huber Group, India.
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    Session: Big Data & Reader Engagement

    BBC's award winning case study

    The power of data visualization. BBC News won Gold at WAN-IFRA’s European Digital Media Awards for its project "Life and death in Syria," which aims to bring the conflict's toll to life with a mix of data visualisation and simple, stark facts - A case study.

    Bella Hurrell, Assistant Editor, BBC News, UK.

    Harnessing Social media bots

    Does the use of social media bots is taking journalism to a new high?

    Influence of digital devices force the publishers to opt for social bots. Experiences of The Daily Star on its initiatives to use to social media bots to reach their audience.

    Tajdin Hassan, Head of Marketing, The Daily Star, Bangladesh.

    Tools for news search 

    Machine learning and artificial intelligence – what does the latest technology developments teach us about the future of news.

    Parankusha S, VP and Head of R&D, Ninestars Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India.

    Speakers 

    • Assistant Editor, BBC News, UK.
    • Head of Marketing, The Daily Star, Bangladesh.
    • VP and Head of R&D, Ninestars Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India.
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    Networking break

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    Greenolution

    Greenolution (Green Evolution) as holistic sustainable solution for eco-friendly printing technology in plates, chemicals and consumables, helping to offer improved print products. How does it help the industry?

    Amit Khurana, COO - Newspaper Group, TechNova, India.

    Newspaper distribution system overview

    How is the distribution of newspaper worldwide organised? In spite of the latest in newspaper printing, the delivery of the printed newspaper in time early in the morning to the reader still remains a challenge. How are the advanced newspaper operations worldwide manage newspaper distribution? - An overview.

    Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO, WAN-IFRA, Germany.

    Automated newspaper distribution system

    Rheinische Post handles the newspaper delivery of not just their copies, but also of their competitive titles. Automated MIS and systematic planning approach has helped them to reach the newspaper to the reader on time - A case study.

    Michael Kiesswetter, Managing Director, Rheinische Post AdLog GmbH, Germany.

    Speakers 

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    Networking break

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    Audience development using Big data

    Print or Digital, audience development is the primary goal of a publishing company. How the development of Big data analytics helps the news publishers audience development initiatives - A case study.

    Edward Walker, Editor (Digital), Trinity Mirror Regionals, UK.

    Award winning case study on User engagement

    ‘No more going to the jungle’ is the award-winning campaign from Dainik Jagran and is an example of fine reader engagement which won them award in WAN-IFRA's Asian Media Awards this year - A case study from Dainik Jagran on their experiences in reader engagement initiatives.

    Basanth Rathore, Sr.VP - Strategic planning, Brand & Business development, Jagran Group.

    Speakers 

    • Editor (Digital), Trinity Mirror Regionals, UK.
    • Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning, Brand & Business Development, Jagran Group, India.
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    Networking lunch

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    Networking lunch

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    Reader engagement through sub-brand

    Times of India shares the experiences of reader engagement initiatives and is a case of sub-brand adding value to the main title. What is the project all about - A case study.

    Vinita Nangia, Director, Write India, Times of India, India.

    Social cause and reader engagement

    Young Reader Initiatives and unique exercises at Fun Times - A case study.

    Hiranthi Fernando, Editor, Fun Times, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, Sri Lanka.     

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    Session 5: New Revenue Streams

    Non-newspaper products in printing presses

    How newspaper printing press could be used to produce non-newspaper products such as books, magazines. What are all the additional investments needed in the printing press and mailroom systems -Business model from a leading publisher.

    V S Narayanan, General Manager, Dinamalar, India.

    Mailroom innovations for Indian market

    Leading mailroom system suppliers share their modern and innovative mailroom products for Indian market. 

    Kurt Naef, Regional Sales Director, Muller Martini, Switzerland.

    Per Hallendorff, Executive Project Director, Schur Packaging, Sweden.

    Marcel Binder, Sales Director, Ferag AG, Switzerland.

    Speakers 

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    Networking break

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    Session 6: The Future of Print

    Ultimate Paper Guide - OPHAL

    Being a demanding cargo, newsprint handling requires specialised techniques, tools and facilities for handling, logistics, storage and preparation for printing. Any reduction in their waste and damage improves both economic and environmental performance. Presentation on ultimate paper guide - OPHAL.

    Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO, WAN-IFRA, Germany. 

    Fake news and future of journalism

    How news publishing companies could protect the interest of readers for the better future.

    Shadi Rahimi, Senior Producer, Al Jazeera, USA.

     

     

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    Closing Keynote

    News media transformation

    Transforming legacy company to a digital conglomerate. What are the challenges and the experiences from Times Internet Ltd.
    Gautam Sinha, CEO, Times Internet Ltd, New Delhi.

    Speakers 

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    Conference closing

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    Visit to a printing plant

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