Programme | WAN-IFRA India 2020 Printing Summit

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WAN-IFRA India 2020 Printing Summit

23 Sep 2020 to 24 Sep 2020
Virtual
India

The 28th Annual Conference

Programme | WAN-IFRA India 2020 Printing Summit

Programme

World class speakers, workshops, best case studies from around the world, be a part of it!

In this first-of-its-kind e-Summit in India, WAN-IFRA India's popular Printing Summit moves to virtual platform. Leading practitioners of print media business and thought leaders will share insights, predictions, and their recommendations for post covid media world. We look at modern practices, opportunities for extending the longevity of print and how they might be leveraged.

Two consecutive days, covering Print production during Covid-19, Managing resources and cost - Best practices, Newspaper distribution, IT in production, Industry 4.0, and Digital transformation in manufacturing and operations.

Two sessions a day: 10:00 am to 11:30 am and 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm, Indian Standard Time (IST).

Click here for Indian Media Leaders eSummit 2020 programme.

Sessions

September 23
Wednesday

  • 10:00

    Keynote: Sustaining efficiency and longevity of print

    COVID-19 is a natural disaster that has impacted almost every industry globally. But Newspapers continue to operate even during disasters. How to prepare ourselves to face such challenges, sustaining efficiency of the operations, ensuring the safety of the readers, and recovering back from the impact.

    Speakers 

  • 10:30

    Panel discussion: Back to business - Managing production post-pandemic

    COVID-19 has changed the way of operation. Did it ease the things or brought new challenges? How could we manage the production post-pandemic and normalize the operation? What could be done to recover and sustain the print business and managing the newsprint supply chain? 

    Chair 

    Speakers 

  • 11:30

    End of session 1

  • 15:00

    Managing resources and cost - Lean production

    Newspapers are under severe cost pressure and the current pandemic made the situation worse. How to manage and eliminate your cost centers through proper analyses and investigations to achieve high-performance indexes. 

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 15:30

    Cost of distribution and distribution challenges

    This ongoing pandemic has created a set-back in the newspaper delivery operations. How to manage distribution during natural disasters and pandemic like COVID? How to optimise the distribution chain and last-mile connectivity? Ways to ensure the safety of the stakeholders in the process and importantly the reader. Structuring the cost of delivery operations.  

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 16:00

    Fireside chat: Cross-industry learning - Lessons from automotive industry

    Automotive industry has stopped or reduced the manufacturing capacity to large extant to withstand the ongoing pandemic. How they react to the slow down caused by COVID-19. How are they strategizing their business functions and sales to recover from this impact?. 

    Chair 

    Speakers 

  • 16:30

    End of session 2

September 24
Thursday

  • 10:00

    Industry 4.0 and its application in news media

    Connected manufacturing: Need for ‘Industry 4.0’ in the newspaper industry to optimize the production and supply chain. Know the maintenance status through data and prioritize based on the critical level.  

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 10:30

    Digital transformation post COVID-19

    How digital transformation can accelerate post-COVID-19 for better operational performance. Key elements to be considered for digital transformation and how it can wither away the challenges and restart the business journey. An expert from L&T speaks about successful digital transformation lessons.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Vice President and Head – Technology Solution and Innovation, L & T Technology Solutions, India
  • 11:00

    Digital Transformation and the role of CTO

    Digital transformation is the key to optimize resources and improve the operation. Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) play a vital role in embracing digital transformation successfully. The Hindu has started this remarkable journey and their CTO shares their experiences and benefits. 

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 11:30

    End of session 3

  • 15:00

    Newspaper distribution strategies and co-sharing distribution resources

    Newspaper distribution strategies during the pandemic and the possibility of co-sharing distribution resources for securing our future. Experiences and lessons from Dainik Jagran.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 15:30

    Fireside chat: Learnings from Bigbasket's distribution strategies during pandemic

    How do e-commerce and on-line food delivery companies manage deliveries during the pandemic and lockdown times? What are the best practices they follow to ensure the safety of customers and delivery men? What lessons can the newspaper delivery business learn from it? 

    Chair 

    • Vice President - Sales and Distribution, The Hindu Group of Publishing, India

    Speakers 

  • 16:00

    Closing keynote: Newsprint demand and supply - Global and Indian perspective

    Global prospects and implications for India. Newspaper circulation has dropped dramatically resulted in a decreasing trend in demand. How UPM, one of the largest newsprint suppliers, sees the future prospects and what implications it will result in the Indian market?

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Senior Vice President - Newsprint and Retail Customers, UPM, Finland
  • 16:30

    End of the Summit.

WAN-IFRA India 2020 Printing Summit

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