Programme | WAN-IFRA India 2018

WAN-IFRA India 2018

25 Sep 2018 to 27 Sep 2018
Hyderabad
India

The 26th Annual Conference

Programme | WAN-IFRA India 2018

Programme

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

Sessions

September 25
Tuesday

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    • 5836

    09:30

    • Pre-conference workshop

    Workshop on Social media for editors

    The growing power of social media should be harnessed by news publishers to increase the reach with carefully designed and correct information. This workshop will bring together ideas and strategies to maximise the benefit of social media platforms.

    Chairman 

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    • 5836

    09:30

    • Pre-conference workshop

    Workshop on Innovation in printing

    In the digital era, innovation plays the right cards for the printing and newspaper industry to compete with other media platforms; How design-oriented thinking helps achieve the right product for the business goal. WAN-IFRA‘s new initiative “Printing Innovation Award“ promotes and recognizes innovation across the newspaper industry. This workshop will discuss all this and the strategies to be successful as a newspaper publisher.

    Chairman 

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    • 5836

    16:15

    • Pre-conference workshop

    Workshop on Google News Lab

    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 26
Wednesday

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    • 5785
    • 5786

    09:30

    • World Printers Forum

    • World Editors Forum

    Inauguration and welcome.

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    • 5786
    • 5785

    09:45

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Keynote address: World Press Trends and future of news publishing.

    WAN-IFRA’s annual report results depict the news media industry increasingly building loyal audiences around high-quality journalism, as content becomes a driving force to sustain readership and circulation.

    Keynote 

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    • 5786
    • 5785

    10:15

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Panel discussion

    New technology is inevitable. While it alters the working process in an organization, it is necessary to bridge the gap between editorial, technical and business functions for accomplishing company goals, and surviving in the news media business.

    Chairman 

    Speakers 

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    • 5785
    • 5786

    11:00

    • World Printers Forum

    • World Editors Forum

    Networking break

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    • 5785

    11:30

    • World Printers Forum

    Print media trends & distribution models

    Newspapers, a major source of news consumption, are a dominant revenue source for the publishing industry. This session will discuss the trends in print media, how print is resilient to disruption, how various innovation, print process changes, and new business models are helping print to survive in the digital era.

    In spite of the industry facing a large migration to lower grammage newsprint, what is the gross effect of it in the newspaper production? A country case study from Denmark. The vast majority of Danish publishers moved to 40 g/m2.

    Business as profit centre. Widening the variety of products to serve different market segments. Business models of high value print products - A case study.

    Speakers 

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    • 5786

    11:30

    • World Editors Forum

    Newsroom transformations

    Technology plays a vital role in presenting content to audience effectively, at the right time and in the correct format. There is no tailor-made solution or the ideal newsroom strategy. Publishers and writers need to strategize and provide high quality journalism to thrive in business, while keeping in mind factors such as local environment and audience behavior.

    This session will focus on the future of newsroom transformations, how digital-first approach helps news publishers in increasing their audience. 

    There is no silver bullet idea. Managing newsroom, especially in the wake of digital disruption.

    Speakers 

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    • 5786
    • 5785

    12:30

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Networking lunch

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    • 5785

    14:00

    • World Printers Forum

    Distribution models

    Despite finishing printing production well ahead of the deadline with advanced high-speed printing presses, on-time delivery to the customer is still a nightmare, even for leading media companies. This session will highlight how technology, and unique delivery models can help improve the newspaper delivery system. 

    In spite of inserting capabilities, commercial inserts and last mile connectivity of printed newspaper is a daunting task. Use of technology in newspapers distribution is making this easier to some extent. Presentation on best practices?

    Speakers 

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    • 5786

    14:00

    • World Editors Forum

    Journalism for changing media landscape

    Journalism is segmented to render information in an efficient manner. Reader expectation is the thread that connects different forms of journalism such as data journalism and investigative journalism. Emerging ideas are key. For instance, collaborative journalism can be expected to benefit the media industry in the future, if there is a good balance of working journalist groups and versatile skills.

    Tools for new age journalism. How is Google News Lab helping in the change process.

    Collaborative investigative journalism is the new buzzword that is adding great value to journalism. It enables large scale investigation across regions and provides for good content to attract readers. What are the challenges and best practices?

    Newsroom transformation requires changes in the way we practice journalism. What are some of the srtategies to help journalists.

    Speakers 

    • Head- Large Partner Solutions, Google
    • Founder & Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS / CIJ, India
    • Rohit Bansal
      Group Head - Communications, Reliance Industries Ltd. India
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    • 5786
    • 5785

    15:00

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Networking break

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    • 5785

    15:30

    • World Printers Forum

    Operational excellence

    Operational costs are ever increasing in newspaper printing. Maintaining printing presses and annual budgets is incredibly tedious in the current scenario, and the skyrocketing news print price only adds to the burden. Therefore, a good waste-management practice and other familiar printing business models can help keep the printing business profitable.

    Annual Operation Planning reveals the pain points of the newspaper printing industry. What are the challenges and how to make use of the planning exercise?

    Waste management in new perspective and it is a need of the hour for the newspaper printing industry.

    Business model: Seperation of print production, the insights behind this business model. A presentation.

    Speakers 

    • Senior Dy. General Manager, THG Publishing, India
    • Ch. Srinivas
      Chief General Manager - Operations, Telangana Publications Pvt Ltd
    • Deputy General Manager, Transcraft Ltd., Bangladesh
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    • 5786

    16:00

    • World Editors Forum

    Building audience through journalism & community engagement. ‘ Live positive’ campaign won award for ‘Best in community service’ at WAN-IFRA’s Asian Media Awards 2018. A presentation on the prized campaign. 

    South Asian Digital Media Awards winner speak – How do news media companies innovatively engage youth audiences. Presentation from an award winning campaign.

    Speakers 

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    • 5785

    16:30

    • World Printers Forum

    Best In Print & International Color Quality Club awards

    Join us in presenting the ‘Best In Print awards’ of ‘Asian Media Awards’ and the prestigious ‘International Color Quality Club (ICQC 2018-2020)’ awards to our South Asian winners.

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    • 5785

    17:00

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Summary and conference closing for the day

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    • 5785

    19:15

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    South Asian Digital Media Awards presentation

    WAN-IFRA’s prestigious 3rd South Asian Digital Media Awards recognizes publishers in South Asia for their innovative and successful digital strategies. Winners will be presented with trophies. 

    Jointly presented by

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    • 5785

    19:45

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Gala Dinner

    Gala dinner and cocktail, a great time to network with peers and friends from the news industry.

September 27
Thursday

  • Stream IDs:
    • 5785

    09:30

    • World Printers Forum

    Quality and process efficiency

    Newspapers must boast of high-quality to compete with other mediums. WAN-IFRA's International Color Quality Club competition and ISO certification inspires printers across the world to print newspapers at international quality standards. Listen to the key findings from the recently completed ICQC competition and case study of Mathrubhumi project to optimize cost and improve efficiency by better tracking and data analysis.

    Speakers 

    • Research Engineer, WAN-IFRA, South Asia.
    • Janaka
      Chief Operating Officer, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, Sri Lanka
    • Chief General Manager-Operations, Jagati Publications Ltd, India
    • General Manager-Quality and Prepress, Jagati Publications Ltd, India.
    • Bhasi PT
      General Manager - Production, The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing, India
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    • 5786

    09:30

    • World Editors Forum

    Keynote address

    'Good journalism is good business'. Innovation Media Consulting - An acclaimed group - shows the way forward to embrace the digital age successfully to survive in the business. A presentation on the recent Innovation report.

    Keynote 

    • President, INNOVATION Media Consulting Group, UK
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    • 5786

    10:00

    • World Editors Forum

    Social media and platform publishing strategies

    In this fast-paced world, readers want to consume news of their choice. The use of an algorithm has helped newsrooms focus on journalism and create effective content instead of spending more time on managing technology.

    Social media reach may attract publishers to introduce more news to the platforms but forming the right strategy will maximise benefits.

    When algorithms are running the news. Schibsted Media platform is solely managed by AI which decides first page news, personalization and prioritization. A case study from Svenska Dagbladt. 

    State of social media for news publishing companies? Some key strategies for platform publishing.

    Speakers 

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    • 5785
    • 5786

    11:00

    • World Printers Forum

    • World Editors Forum

    Networking break

  • Stream IDs:
    • 5786

    11:30

    • World Editors Forum

    Fake news and misinformation, surfacing from social media, continue to plague the media industry. It destroys the credibility of a brand and the reliability of a reader.

    As per the old saying, 'Diamond cuts diamond', it’s only technology that can provide solutions for problems created by technology. This session discusses how leading publishers combat fake news, how disruptive technologies such as AI can help us in the process of fact-checking and how synergies with social media help us attract loyal audiences. 

    Fake news has shaken the very foundation of journalism. How do enterprising news organization manage the challenge? 

    How Facebook is driving value for news publishers.

    Growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other disruptive technologies in content verification and fact checking. 

    Speakers 

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    • 5785

    11:30

    • World Printers Forum

    Better quality and an optimized process bring financial benefits through improved customer satisfaction and high efficiency. Quality assurance program, condition monitoring of printing presses, etc., can help an organization achieve the same. The impact of these initiatives is deep-rooted and will prove helpful in managing assets and sustain profit margins.

    How quality assurance program brought cost benefit to BCCL. A presentation.

    Improve efficiency and extend service life of printing presses through condition monitoring project. A discussion on monetary and non-monetary benefits through the project.Practice-oriented training approach has enabled Sueddeutsche Zeitung to improve its level of operational efficiency. WAN-IFRA and Sueddeutsche Zeitung are now taking this approach to help media companies worldwide.

    Speakers 

    • Ravi Saini, Deputy Chief Manager - Production, Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, India
    • Rajiv Sen
      Deputy Chief Manager - Engineering, Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, India
    • Managing Director, pme maurer GmbH, Germany
    • Josef Schiessl
      General Manager, Suddeutscher Verlag Zeitungsdruck, Germany
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    • 5785
    • 5786

    12:30

    • World Printers Forum

    • World Editors Forum

    Networking lunch

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    • 5786
    • 5785

    12:30

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Breakout lunch 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.

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    • 5786
    • 5785

    14:00

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Common closing session: Future of news media business

    The news media business became highly dynamic, and challenges are enormous for both, print and digital mediums. For print, cost-cutting and sustaining profit margins alone will not work in the long run because of factors such as declining advertisement and circulation and increasing raw material prices being a constant threat.

    Print never dies, it is unique. How innovative ideas in printing can make it flourish amidst the digital disruption. 

    Trends in newsprint demand – supply chain. The outlook for demand and supply and an analysis of historical newsprint prices ?

    Speakers 

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    • 5785

    15:00

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Panel discussion

    There is no “One-Size-Fits-All solution”. How do we manage growth in print and strategise with platforms? CEO’s of leading Indian news media companies discuss the topic.

    Speakers 

    • Anant Goenka
      Executive Director, The Express Group
    • Editorial & Jt. Managing Director, Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd., India
    • Founder & Publisher, Scroll, India
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    • 5786
    • 5785

    16:30

    • World Editors Forum

    • World Printers Forum

    Vote of thanks and conference closing.

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    • 5785

    17:00

    • World Printers Forum

    Visit to a printing plant

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