The full-day seminar which culminated with an entertainment session by Priya Patel, in Mumbai’s NCPA saw an array of speakers bringing participants up-to-date on a variety of important topics including finance and motivational speech.
Sanjay Patel, the president of the Bombay Master Printers’ Association and head of the fast growing Param Packaging Silvassa, welcomed delegates with a quotation from the American President Barack Obama and his concept of change. He introduced delegates from other cities; besides which he introduced the flagship events of the All India Federation of Master Printers; Pamex and Beauty Mart.
Fred Poonawala, the chairman of Print Summit 2013 said, “Following on the success of its previous editions, Print Summit 2013 has the biggest attendance ever.”
Jayraj Salgaokar, publisher and founder of Kalnirnay, India’s largest selling multilingual publication traced the journey of print. In his short presentation he acknowledged how the Chinese civilization was instrumental in the manufacture of paper. Later he highlighted the importance of Gutenberg’s print revolution plus the role of leaders in Indian thought: Jyotiba Phule, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi who he said were “the masters of change”.
Interestingly enough, a special edition of his 224 page book co-authored with Amit Chatterjee, Neo Gutenberg was made printed on a Xerox digital press and made available to all the delegates.