APTech-BMPA Print Business Outlook Conference 2023 now open for registration

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech India) and the Bombay Master Printers’ Association (BMPA) have announced that the registration for the Print Business Outlook Conference 2023 is open. The conference will transpire on 25 March 2023 at the Fairfield in Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai.

20 Feb 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

Print Business Outlook conference 2019

The conference will feature a range of exciting topics, including prediction and trends in the corrugation market in India; digital evolution of finishing and embellishments; best practices for M&A in the printing and packaging industry; and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others.

According to the director of Association for PRINT Technologies (formerly NPES), the world is undergoing a digital revolution with artificial intelligence (AI) at its centre. This transformation has the potential to transform every aspect of human life and industry within the next few decades. “Currently, we are in a phase of exploration for AI, with new technologies and ideas emerging and the focus shifting from theoretical concepts to real-world applications. The Print Business Outlook Conference 2023 aims to inspire attendees to take bold steps and push the limits of their field, as the printing and packaging industry evolves rapidly.”

The theme – Think boldly, push the limits – the conference will bring together industry leaders, experts, and professionals to discuss the latest trends and advancements in the industry through informative sessions, panel discussions, and ample networking opportunities.

The speaker lineup includes Ram Kumar Sunkara, Chairman of the R&D Centre at The Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India; bigwigs of print and packaging companies like Kirit Modi, Ramesh Kejriwal, Saket Kanoria, and Sushant Gaur.

Mehul Desai of Mail Order Solution and Faheem Agboatwala, director of Hi-Tech Printing Services will moderate two-panel discussions, one of which will discuss how to maximise chances of success in M&A deals and the other on the present-day paper industry scenario.

The full agenda can be found at http://www.printbusinessoutlook.com/agenda/ and for more information, visit the event's website at http://www.printbusinessoutlook.com.

The conference will take place from 10:30am to 06:00pm, followed by a networking event with cocktails and snacks.

Conference topics and  speakers

The future of the corrugation market in India: Predictions and trends: Ram Kumar Sunkara, chairman of the R&D centre at The Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India.

The digital evolution of finishing and embellishment, Manish Gupta, general manager of IP and PP marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions India.

Best practices for M&A in the printing and packaging industry: Tips and strategies for maximizing the chances of success in M&A deals: featuring a panel discussion moderated by Mehul A Desai, founder and chairman of Mail Order Solutions India, with panellists Ramesh Kejriwal, chairman of Parksons Packaging, Saket Kanoria, managing director of TCPL Packaging, Kirit Modi, executive director of Horizon Packs, and Sushant Gaur, chief executive officer of Adeera Packaging.

Five hypotheses for the future,  Shiva Viswanathan, co-founder and design head of Catenate.io.

Paper industry panel discussion moderated by Faheem Agboatwala, director of Hi-Tech Printing Services, with panellist Rakesh Sachar, head of sales marketing at ITC PSPD, Soumyajit Mukherjee, head of sales and marketing at Emami Paper Mills, and Sunesh Kumar Yadav, Sr GM (sales) at Century Pulp & Paper (BK Birla Group). An opportunity to gain insight into the direction the paper industry is heading in India and learn about the latest capacity plans and strategies.

The challenges of producing and distributing board games in India, featuring a panel discussion moderated by Phalgun Polepalli, Co-founder and CEO of Dice Toy Labs, with panellists Ameet Talreja, owner of Mohit Printers/GT Playing Cards Co, Arif Shaikh of Parksons Cartamundi, and Mohit Goel, founder of Meeplecon.

Artificial intelligence (AI) – in the ultimate showdown of brainpower, who would emerge victorious: A human or a machine? Mukundan Govindaraj, principal solution architecture of Metaverse, Digital Twins.


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