Conference in Bengaluru to focus on corrugation, innovation and AI

Association for Print Technologies (APTech India) has announced its next Print Business Outlook Conference 2023. The upcoming event has been scheduled for 13 October 2023, at the Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel in India. The event's theme – Print: Taking charge of change – highlights the industry's ability to adapt to changing times.

25 Sep 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

Print Business Outlook Conference held in 2022 in Bengaluru

According to Vinod Vittoba,  director at Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) this conference is a guide for print buyers, covering traditional and new tech practices, cost management, eco-friendliness, data-based decision-making, and regulations.

Let's talk numbers, said Vittoba. “The India corrugated packaging market is set to hit USD 7.61 billion by 2027 with a 13% CAGR from 2022-27. While raw material costs and business closures are concerns, eco-friendly practices, e-commerce growth, and government incentives open up new opportunities.”

Vittoba adds, “We also dive into India's digital photo printing market. It was worth around $1.6 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow to about $2.5 billion by 2030. Young people's love for personalised photo gifts is driving this growth, and we'll discuss the latest trends and opportunities in this market.”

Besides, as the industry emphasises on sustainability, the attention is turned to material sciences. Plant fibre-based products like paper and packaging materials and innovations in fibre pulp moulding technology come into focus.  The conference will offer insights into more efficient and eco-friendly manufacturing methods, enhanced product quality, and the role of technology in this process, which can potentially transform industries like packaging, sustainability, and manufacturing.

“In a world of constant change, the Print Business Outlook Conference 2023 empowers you to embrace the future of print. Don't miss this chance to network with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and stay ahead in the print revolution,” concluded Vittoba.

The event is supported by the All Indian Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP), Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), Karnataka Offset Printers Association (KOPA), Association of Label Printers & Suppliers (ALPS), Charles Sturt University (Australia), News Broadcasters Federation (NBF), PrintWeek and WhatPackaging? magazines.

For more details, contact Vinod Vittoba, director of APTech (India), at or, or call +91 9818278460.

Key topics and speakers

  • The future of the corrugation market in india - RamKumar Sunkara, chairman of R&D Centre of the Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India.
  • The biggest challenges facing print buyers today (panel discussion):  Chandi Prasad Ravipati, head, packaging development, Aurobindo Pharma; Rakesh Kumar, vice president, Aditya Birla Fashion And Retail; and Ganesh Kumar Vijayakumar, AVP and head – sales, Deutsch Quality Systems.
  • Innovations and future prospects in advancing fibre pulp moulding technology (panel discussion): Vishal Singh, associate professor, Indian Institute of Science (IISc); Hemanth Paruchuri, director, Pragati Pack India; Mohit Kumar, chief visionary officer and co-founder, Ecosure Pulpmolding Technologies; and Ajit Rama Varma, chairman and managing director, Maspack.
  • Learn How Consumers Think – The use of neuroscience in creative building - Sunila Benjamin, Neuro India Lead – BASES, NielsenIQ
  • Exploring Creative Typography Trends in India - Ms. Sulekha Rajkumar, Independent Design Consultant, Lettering Artist
  • Paper bag market trends: Analysing growth drivers and market opportunities: Sushant Gaur, Founder, Adeera Packaging 
  • How AI is changing the way we design print and packaging: Siva Viswanathan, co-founder and design head,