World Association of News Publishers

Publish Asia 2013



Publish Asia 2013

Date and Location

  • 11 Sep 2013 - 13 Sep 2013

Partner and Sponsors

Official Publications

Supporting Publications


  • Katja Riefler
    AIM Group Principal & director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

    Katja Riefler, AIM Group principal and director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has a...


  • Andreas Holpert
    Managing Editor, Luxemburger Wort, Luxerbourg

    Andreas Holpert started his career at Saint Paul Luxembourg & in 1999 he became an editor...

  • Katja Riefler
    AIM Group Principal & director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

    Katja Riefler, AIM Group principal and director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has a...

  • Sandy Prieto Romualdez
    CEO & President - Daily Philippine Enquirer Inc, Philippines

    Ms. Alexandra “Sandy” P. Romualdez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the...

  • James Lamont
    Managing Director, The Financial Times, UK

    James Lamont is the Financial Times managing editor, appointed in April 2012. Lamont has global...

  • Robb Montgomery
    International journalist
    Robb Montgomery is an international journalist based in Berlin, Germany, and is the author of the...
  • Dipankar Das Purkayastha
    Managing Driector & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd, India

    D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABP Pvt Ltd.,...

  • Saranga Wijeyarathne
    Director, Marketing - Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited, Sri Lanka

    Saranga held key marketing positions in diversified fields such as rubber product manufacturing...

  • Torsten Kruse
    Product & Technology Manager, Axel Springer, Germany

    Torsten Kruse started his professional career at the Axel Springer printing plant in Ahrensburg...

  • Erik Bjerager
    Second Vice President World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark

    In February 2011, Erik Bjerager, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Danish national...

  • Tomas Brunegård
    President, WAN-IFRA, Sweden

    Tomas Brunegård is the President of WAN-IFRA and former Chairman of the Board of Sweden's...

  • Rod Kenning
    Group General Manager, Polaris Media, Australia

    Rod Kenning  began his media career in radio, working for Australia's government...

  • George Donaldson
    Group Continuous Improvement Manager, Newsprinters Ltd, UK

    Donaldson has worked with Newsprinters since 2007 and is responsible for the implementation and...

  • George Jacob
    Executive Director, Malayala Manorama, India
  • Ian Felton

    Ian Felton joined Bangalore as the British Deputy High Commissioner Bangalore in 2011 and is...

  • P D Sundar
    AVP & Business Head, KSL Digital, Kasturi & Sons. Ltd, India

    Sundar is a B. Tech (Hons.) from IIT Kharagpur and a Post-Graduate in Management from IIM (A)....

  • Ramanujam Sridhar
    CEO, Brand-Comm, India

    Ramanujam Sridhar, an MBA graduate from IIM Bangalore made the switch from finance...

  • Terry Maguire
    Founder, Mediterranean Media Center, France

    Terry MAGUIRE is a media lawyer and consultant with more than thirty-five years of experience in...

  • Zaffar Abbas
    Editor, Dawn, Pakistan

    Zaffar Abbas is the Editor of Dawn, Pakistan's oldest and most prestigious English language...

  • Alexis Lozano Medina
    Managing Director, Artes Gráficas del Atlántico, Spain

    Alexis Lozano Medina is an Industrial Engineer, Managing Director of Artes Gráficas del...

  • Julie Hudman

    Dr. Julie Anne Hudman is a public policy expert with over two decades of experience in the...

  • Sven Paysen
    CEO, Rotapress Saarburg GmbH, Germany

    Sven Paysen is a certified media specialist since 2003. After his professional education as a...

  • Ajay Vaishnavi

    Ajay Vaishnavi heads TimesMobile...

  • Indrajit Sen

    Indrajit Sen has more than 16 years of Industry experience. He is a MBA in systems and started...

  • Janaka Rathnakumara
    Asst.General Manager, Production, Wijeya Newspapers, Srilanka

    Mr. Janaka Rathnakumara completed his graduation in 1997/98, soon after his graduation he joined...

  • K Muralidharan
    Chief Manager, Engineering - The Times of India, India

    K Muralidharan has 13 years of experience in the Newspaper Industry. He joined BCCL as a...

  • Nandakumar Mishra
    Business Excellence Consulting Group, India

    Nandkumar Mishra is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has worked on over 200 Benchmarking, Lean...

  • Smitha Vasudevan
    Senior Manager, Marketing - Malayala Manorama, India

    Smitha Vasudevan is a Senior Manager, Marketing at the...

  • Tarun Abhichandani
    Group Business Director, IMRB International

    Tarun Abhichandani works as a Group Business Director with eTech Group at...

  • V S Narayanan
    General Manager, Dinamalar, India

    V S Narayanan is currently the General Manager of...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany

    Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt...

  • Sandeep Singh Arora
    Vice President, Brand - The Times of Inida and Mirror

    Sandeep Singh Arora is currently working as the VP Brand for Times of India and Mirror. He is...

Publish Asia 2013

The silicon valley of India, Bangalore, played host to Publish Asia 2013. A cosmopolitan city with a population of  8 million is home to many of India’s prestigious learning centres, research labs and technology companies and will be the perfect place for news publishers in the region to meet and learn from each others experiences. Publish Asia 2013 is the 21st annual meet of WAN-IFRA in India.

Publish Asia 2013 had three parallel summits:

- Newsroom Summit for editors

- Crossmedia Advertising Summit for advertising & business executives.

- Printing Summit for production & technology executives.

 Along with the conference was two focused one day learning workshops and a one day ‘hack-a-thon’.

 The workshops were on

- Classifieds Advertising Revenue

- Lean Production

- Hackathon App Development



Bangalore International Exhibition Centre

10th mile, Tumkur road, Madavara Post

Bangalore – 562 123

Phone +91.80.6624 6600