PRE-EVENT
WAN-IFRA India 2017
scheduled to organise in Chennai

After its successful Kolkata debut last year, WAN-IFRA India returns to Chennai after a gap of five years. The 2017 edition of the conference has been scheduled in the South Indian city from September 12-14. Being the much sought after annual conference for news publishing industry in South Asia, the three-day event will pull world leaders in news media business in a common place.



Based in Paris and Frankfurt with subsidiaries in India and Singapore, WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) is a global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. Now that the association has completed 25 years of its popular WAN-IFRA conference, the upcoming Chennai edition will mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations, which is planning to be executed in a new and refreshing format.

To be organised from September 12-14 at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, WAN-IFRA India 2017 is expected to draw a host of more than 400 decision makers, which include managing directors, CEOs, editors, production directors and other senior executives from the news media industry.

The conference will have a series of segmented programmes.

In the scheduled programmes, WAN-IFRA India 2017 will bring ‘World Editors Forum – South Asia Summit’ for the first time to India. The popular Printing Summit Conference, two pre-conference workshops, networking dinners and expo will complete the event. Considering the demand to be closer to the conference venue, the expo will have limited number of booths interconnected with the conference. The conference venue ITC Grand Chola hotel is the largest and ultra-modern hotel in Chennai.

While the conference and an expo lie on the sidelines will take place on 13th–14th September, the pre-conference workshops will take place on 12th September, all at the same venue. A visit to a modern printing plant in Chennai is also planned on the last day of the event, 14th September. The booking for expo booths open now and the conference offers various sponsorship opportunities for suppliers to highlight their presence and brand image. For booking for the expo booth and other related enquiries, write in at: sureshbabu.kr@wan-ifra.org

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