World Association of News Publishers

WAN-IFRA India 2012



WAN-IFRA India 2012

Date and Location

  • 26 Sep 2012 - 27 Sep 2012


WAN-IFRA Members / INS Members:

INR 27000 / EUR 450


INR 36000 / EUR 600

Spl. Offer for WAN-IFRA Members:

One complimentary registration for every 5 paid registrations

Pre conference workshops:

Participating in any one of the workshop 

INR 15000 / EUR 250

Participating along with the conference (add-on fee)

INR 10000 / EUR 175

Note: Please add 12.36% tax to the above fee.

Partner and Sponsors

WAN-IFRA Publications


  • Yann Pineau
    Senior Director, La Presse, Canada

    He has been part of the newsroom leadership team since 2000. He's been mainly involved in...


  • R.Sukumar
    Editor, Mint, India

    He is the editor of Mint, India's second largest and fastest growing business newspaper. An...

  • Yann Pineau
    Senior Director, La Presse, Canada

    He has been part of the newsroom leadership team since 2000. He's been mainly involved in...

  • Markus Bohnisch
    Video Journalist, Germany

    One of the first German video journalists and currently works for Deutsche Welle, German...

  • Sambit Bal
    Editor,, India

    Bal has spent 15 years in mainstream journalism working in some of India's leading publishing...

  • Arun Anant
    CEO, The Hindu, India

    Anant is a B. Tech (Chem Engg) from Banaras Hindu University and a Post-Graduate in Management...

  • M. Kesava Menon
    Editor, The Mathrubhumi, India

    He is a law graduate and had served in the Supreme Court and Kerala High Court before taking up...

  • Jacob Mathew
    Former WAN-IFRA President, India

    Jacob Mathew is Executive Editor and Publisher of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications in...

  • Thomas Jacob
    Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA

    As Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WAN-IFRA, Thomas Jacob is responsible for operational...

  • Vincent Sider
    Vice President - Social Media, BBC Worldwide, United Kingdom

    He is Responsible for defining and delivering strategies to harness social technologies to...

  • 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...

  • Stephane Carpentier
    Creative Director, Ringier Studios, Vietnam

    Stéphane is a seasoned veteran of art and creative direction in the media and publishing world,...

  • Alok Sanwal
    Project Head & Editor, iNext, India

    He is a media professional with over sixteen years of experience in the fields of sales,...

  • Aritra Sarkar
    Vice President - Strategy, ABP Pvt. Ltd.

    Aritra Sarkar is currently Vice President – Strategy of the ABP Group of Publications. He is...

  • Teruo Fujita
    Former President, Shizuoka Shimbun Production Company, Japan

    Terou has more than 40 years of experience newspaper production. He started at Shizuoka Shimbun...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany

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

  • Anandaramakrishnan Srinivasan
    Research Engineeer, WAN-IFRA South Asia

    Anandaramakrishnan S is the Research Engineer at WAN-IFRA South Asia, based in Chennai, India....

  • C J Jassawala
    COO & Executive Director - Printing, Thomson Press, India

    As Executive Director - Printing, C J Jassawala is responsible for print operations across 5...

  • Joseph Saldanha
    General Manger, Plant Administration Division, Toyota Kirsloskar Motors, India

    Joseph is currently the General Manager - Plant Administration Division at Toyota Kirloskar...

  • Eamonn Byrne
    Business Director, Byrne Partnership,United Kingdom

    He is a WAN-IFRA Associate Consultant and UK’s leading Training and Marketing Consultancy...

  • Snehasis Chandra Roy
    Associate Vice President - Manufactruing, ABP Pvt Ltd., India

    He is currently Associate Vice President - Technical, ABP Pvt Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor’s...

  • Gyan Gupta
    Business Head IMCL, DB Corp, India

    Gyan heads the digital business of Dainikbhaskar Bhaskar group. During the short course of 2.5...

  • Mala Bali
    Human Resource Consultant, India

    She is an independent associated with several organizations serving clients in India and Asia....

  • Mukund Karadkhedkar
    Lean & Continous Improvement, Bosch Limited, India

    He is in charge of driving Lean & Continuous improvements in BOSCH for last 5 years. Through...

  • Anita Pujari
    General Manager, DNA, Reserach, Archives and Syndication

    She has 17 years experience in the field of Information Management, Media Archives & Asset...

  • Manajit Ghoshal
    Managing Director & CEO - Print Business, MiD-Day Infomedia, India

    Manajit Ghoshal started his career as a trainee in Hindustan Lever and then branched out with...

  • Gehan Blok
    Head - Digital Media, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd., Sri Lanka

    Gehan is responsible for the company's increased focus on Digital Media, in capitalizing on its...

  • S. Karthik
    Senior Manager, The Times of India, India

    S.Karthik has more than 12 years of Industrial experience. He started his career with Automotive...

  • Vanita Keswani
    COO, Madison Media Sigma, India

    Vanita Keswani is a recognized media professional with over 15 years of experience. Vanita is...

  • Peter Britto
    Chief Manager, The Times of India, India

    Currently he is Chief Manager of  Production at MAN plant of the Times of India Suburban...

WAN-IFRA India 2012

The city of Pune which was recently rated as the second best city in India to live in will play the host to this year’s WAN-IFRA India Conference for the first time.

WAN-IFRA India 2012, the twentieth annual conference of WAN-IFRA South Asia will be held on September 26-27 at Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre.

The conference will have three parallel tracks.

a) Newsroom Summit

b) Printing Summit and

c) Cross-media Advertising Summit

The programme will discuss the business and technology challenges and provide a direction into the future of the news publishing industry in the region. The conference draws much significance in the backdrop of the digital media revolution facing the South Asian news publishing industry in one hand and the challenge of managing the growth of print media business on the other hand.

Pre-Conference workshops:

The conference will be preceded by 3 pre-conference workshops on the following topics:

a) Multimedia advertising sales

b) Online video production

c) Green publishing

Info Tables: The event will offer a limited number of info-tables and a variety of sponsorship opportunities to the suppliers industry.

More than 400 delegates are expected to attend the event.

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