KMPA kick-started in 2014 with the aim of acquainting the Kerala printing industry to the latest technological innovations taking place on the global printing arena. ‘Packaging’ was the theme for its last edition, which was elaborately discussed and beneficial to our members,” said Rajesh G, honorary secretary of KMPA.
The association announced ‘Books and Publishing’ as the theme of this edition and has a host of speakers including Thomas Jacob, former editorial director, Malayala Manorama, Suresh Nair, Welbound Technical Services, Vijay Menon, corporate trainer, Khushru Patel, Jak Printers, Bhuvnesh Seth, Replika Press and Ramu Ramanathan, group editor, PrintWeek India.
“Industry stalwarts like Narendra Paruchuri, managing director of Pragati Offset, Rajendrakumar Anayath, vice chancellor, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Haryana, Tomin J Thachankary, IPS, former chairman and MD, Kerala Books and Publication Society and Ramesh Kejriwal, chairman, Parksons Packaging, have provided insightful key note address in the first, second and third editions of Print & Beyond Seminar respectively. This edition is only going to get better with the exciting line-up announced,” Rajesh added.
According to KMPA, ‘Print & Beyond Seminar was decided to be held every year as a tribute to late Jose Joseph, the founder of Printers Castle for his invaluable contributions to the association and printing industry at large.’