Digital Media awards, best practice case studies at WAN-IFRA India

NEW DELHI: Over 35 distinguished speakers from prime news media companies from around the globe will converge and share ideas on the future of news business at the upcoming WAN-IFRA India 2016 next month.

This is the 24th Annual Conference organized by World Association of Newspapers and News publishers (WAN-IFRA) and will be held at Swissotel, Kolkata, on 21 and 22 September 2016.

The South Asian Digital Media Awards, jointly presented by WAN-IFRA and Google, to recognize best practices in digital media business in South Asia will culminate on 21 September with the ceremony to present the winners of the competition. Some of the winners will make a special presentation on their journey to the success.

WAN-IFRA India 2016 is the annual meeting point of news publishers in South Asia and includes three parallel conference tracks for editors, newspaper production managers, advertising and digital media managers.The event also comprises of learning workshops, the first South Asian Digital Media Awards, Best in Print 2016 Awards and supplier info-booths.

The conference on the theme 'Driving the next wave of business' will constitute presentations from leading editors and media executives on topics such as top newsroom priorities, virtual reality in story telling, successful social media strategies, advertising strategies and innovations, energy efficiency in newspaper printing plants, pro-active maintenance and optimized paper handling.

The list of speakers include:

> Ambi MG Parameshwaran, Founder, Brand-Building.com, India
> David Lü Shunjing, Executive Director, Division of International Relations, Guangzhou Daily Press Group, China
> Frederique Lancien, Consultant, Digital Transformation & New Business Strategies, France
> Jay Lauf, Publisher and President, Quartz, USA
> Josef Schießl, Technical Director, Süddeutscher Verlag Zeitungsdruck , Germany
> Justin Myers, News Automation Editor, The Associated Press, USA
> Kaustuv Chatterjee, Senior Vice President Brand - Languages & Mirror, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., India
> Rajiv C. Lochan, MD & CEO, Kasturi & Sons Ltd., India
> Supriyo Sinha, Vice President, Anandabazar Patrika and Ebela, ABP Pvt. Ltd., India
> Vinay Maheshwari, Senior Vice President – Sales & Market Development and Brand Marketing, DB Corp Ltd., India
> Vincent Peyrègne, CEO, WAN-IFRA, France

Registration to the conference is now open with an early bird offer, valid until 20-August. To block your seat at the early bird rate, register at www.wan-ifra.org/india2016 or call +91.44.4211 2893 or email infoindia@wan-ifra.org

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