PRINT Innovation Exchange—INDIA
November 25, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
Organizations across a variety of industries are increasingly recognizing the value of open innovation, allowing companies to continually improve their innovation success and growth potential. Invest time in the most important business in the world ... YOURS.
The PRINT Innovation Exchange focuses on transformation for top executives in supplier, manufacturer and printing companies. This interactive event combines dynamic keynotes, dedicated educational tracks and extensive networking opportunities. Participants will hear stories of business growth through transition, from print leaders and highly respected business development pros. One full day of discovering emerging technologies that will impact your business.
The key focus areas for today’s evolving companies are:
Leadership—ideal for presidents, CEOs, and other top executives
Technology & Innovation—geared toward technology leaders and upper management
Sales—for top sales and marketing executives
For more information, contact:
Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), India Office
PH: +91 9818278460
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai India
09:00 am – 09:45 am
Registration and Networking Chai Time
09:45 am – 10:00 am
Lighting of the Lamp Ceremony
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Keynote: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Process
Andrea Trew, Owner & Creative Director, (Trew Creative)
10:30 am – 10:50 am
Transforming Your Printing Business Through Technology
Bimal Mehta, Managing Director, (Vakils Premedia Pvt. Ltd.)
10:50 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Trends in Design
Tanay Kumar, CEO | Co-Founder | Chief Creative Officer (Fractal Ink Design Studio) (Moderator)
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
Innovate or Die Trying
Snehasis Roy, Director – Technical (Times of India)
01:30 pm – 01:50 pm
Technology & Business: A Look at the Hype, Reality & Your Future
01:50 pm – 03:00 pm
Printers Panel: Consistency is Key
Faheem Agboatwala, Managing Director (Hi-Tech Printing Services Pvt Ltd) (Moderator)
03:00 pm – 03:20 pm
The Secret to Successful New Product Launches
Manoj Kulkarni, Executive Director (Nielsen)
03:20 pm – 04:00 pm
Ask the Experts - A live and interactive Q&A
Morten B. Reitoft, CEO & Editor (INKISH.TV) (Moderator)
Andrea Trew is a brand designer and frequent public speaker at creative industry events. Over the course of the last decade, she’s elevated brands as an art director at Bailey Lauerman and in-house at the tech startup, Flywheel. Currently Andrea freelances at Trew Creative (yes, pun intended) where she helps her clients achieve their goals through the alignment of impactful messaging and strategic design. Having worked with high-profile clients such as Disney and Cuties, she has a serious knack for building brands through logo development, social media strategy, web design, and campaign work. Oftentimes she leverages photography and stop-motion animation to make her work more delightful and engaging. Outside the office, you can typically find her trolling vintage shops, making questionable puns, or snuggling with her pug, Leela.
Vakils Premedia Pvt. Ltd.
Bimal Mehta is Managing Director of Vakils Premedia Pvt. Ltd., a global premedia and IT services company. Vakils Premedia is a subsidiary of Vakil & Sons Pvt. Ltd. (Vakils), a premier printing and publishing firm based in Mumbai. Over the last 24 years, he has been involved in the restructuring of Vakils from a traditional print company to a technology-driven ITES Company. At Vakils, he was instrumental in bringing NYSE listed Bowne & Co Inc. (recently acquired by RR Donnelly), the world’s largest financial printing company to India.
Bimal has also been involved in setting up an equity joint venture between Perivan Ltd. (a London, UK-based technology firm) and Vakils Premedia. Perivan India Pvt. Ltd. provides software solutions for financial and professional services.
General Manager for PP & IP Marketing
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Manish is the General Manager for PP & IP Marketing at Konica Minolta India and has earned recognition for his impressive marketing contributions during his 20+ years in the Indian printing industry.
At Konica Minolta Manish has made significant contributions to the growth of the Konica Minolta brand in India and has taken the company to a leadership position in the Digital Production Printing Segment in India. He has been credited with strengthening Konica Minolta products in the photo industry as well.
Prior to joining Konica Minolta, Manish worked as a Business Consultant.
Co-founder, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer
Tanay Kumar currently spearheads Visual Design and Design Strategy at the Studio. After Graduating from BIT MESRA in 2000, he went onto finish his Post Graduation from IDC, IIT Bombay as a Visual Communication Designer. After graduating as a gold medallist from IIT Bombay and teamed up with Priyanka to launch Ambiaance Designs in 2002. He moved to London in 2006, to join LBI (One of largest Digital Agency of Europe) as a creative head for their Indian branch. Some of the brands which Tanay has been involved in shaping up during his professional journey are Microsoft, F1, Disney, British Telecom, Indian Railways, Nokia, Barclays, Axis Bank, ICICI, Samsung, Godrej.
A 1989 graduate of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, Ashwini is the co-founder of Elephant, India's largest independent integrated design consultancy with offices in India & Singapore. Ashwini is part of the core group that steers the Design Alliance Asia consortium. She is also an active founding member of the Association of Designers of India.
Most recently, Ashwini was awarded a place among 50 Most Influential Women in Media in India by Impact magazine in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year. She also received Amrutwel Foundation’s SuperWoman 2017 Award by the Mayor of Pune city and Leader of the Decade Award by All Ladies League at the Women Economic Forum in Delhi. She mentors start-up teams as Charter Member of TiE Pune and from The Advisory Board of Indian Institute of Management CIIE programme. She is also mentor to the Creanara community & Vedica Scholars Programme. She has been on the Advisory Board of School of Design, Pearl Academy since 2017.
Lulu Raghavan is the Managing Director of Landor Mumbai. She has been at Landor for eighteen years. She has worked at Landor’s San Francisco, New York and London offices in various roles, including naming manager, brand strategist, corporate strategist and client director before setting up Landor in Mumbai and then heading the business. Lulu spearheaded Landor’s entry into the Sri Lankan market, where the company has now been operating through a partnership for over five years. As a renowned industry commentator and thought leader, she anchored Bloomberg UTV’s Beyond Logo show and is a speaker and moderator at brand and design conferences. Lulu was on the Cannes Lions Design Jury and the Young Lions Design Jury at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in 2018. Lulu was named one of India’s 50 most influential women in media, marketing and advertising in 2019 by IMPACT Magazine.
Shanoo has a rich experience in design and design management, leading a Mumbai-based design collective, Eumo, alongside co-founder Gary Grewal. She has helped to shape the design narrative in India through participation as Chairperson, National Design Committee of Assoxham and President of the Mumbai Chapter of the Association of Designers of India. She has also been part of eminent national and international award juries and a speaker at design events.
Shanoo has an unerring ability to provide strategic design thinking, directing projects rare in scale and design opportunity. She has steered benchmark strategic and design projects winning prestigious awards such as Rebrand 100, Designomics, Wolda, Best Brand and the CMO retail award on behalf of her clients.
Director - Technical
Times of India
Snehasis is a publishing professional with a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from NMIMS, University of Mumbai. Over the past 25 years in various capacities, he has acquired skills working with Time Magazine (USA), Cunard Lines (UK), DB Corp., Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. and ABP Pvt. Ltd.
Snehasis has accredited academic and professional exposure to the entire publishing industry value chain and has project implementation experience in the technology revolution in print publishing. He is a regular contributor to trade journals and other such publications and and a frequent speaker at industry seminars.
Head of Newspaper Sales
TechNova Imaging System Pvt. Ltd.
Amit Khurana heads the newspaper sales for TechNova Imaging System Pvt. Ltd. He has been associated with TechNova for 11 years. Khurana is a Printing Technologist who holds an MBA and boasts of rich experience and a deep understanding of the newspaper industry. Khurana started his career on the shop floor handling press operations and worked in the printing ink industry before joining the TechNova family.
Hi-Tech Printing Services
Faheem Agboatwala is the Managing director of Hi-Tech Printing Services, the Mumbai-based pharmaceutical specialist printing solutions provider. Hi-Tech has been a pharma specialist print converter for 28 years, almost thirty percent of its business is exported to the highly demanding markets of North America and Europe. Today the business has two manufacturing locations and more than thirty percent of their work is directly exported to first-world markets such as North America and Europe.
He has been associated with the Bombay Master Printers Association for several years and founded the association's unique Share to Benefit Forum (StB) in the year 2007. This one of a kind forum has a group of 20 printing company owners, several of whom are competitors, meet periodically and share their thoughts, successes and failures and generally help each other keep abreast with advances in the print world. From August 2014 to September 2016 he served as the association’s president and continues to be a part of its core team.
Akshay graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a BSc in Economics and a BA in International Studies. Since that time he has been involved in the majority-owned family business TCPL Packaging. Akshay started out by managing the expansion of TCPL's Guwahati plant, and under the guidance of his father and TCPL Managing Director Saket Kanoria, he is currently involved in sales and marketing, corporate strategy and operations, with special focus on the sheetfed offset vertical of the business.
Manoj is an Executive Director at Nielsen and has over 20 years of market research experience covering both FMCG and non-FMCG. At Nielsen, he has played many roles ranging from generalists to specialist and now helping large clients to spot profitable growth opportunities.
Manoj is passionate about the latest statistical techniques and advanced technology! He firmly believes it helps to connect the dots and uncover hidden insights. His paper on the usage of artificial intelligence to mine social media data has won an award at the recently held MRSI conference. Manoj has won several internal and external awards for his contribution. He regularly exchanges consumer and shopper understanding at various industry and client forums.
Founder and CEO
Quarterfold Printabilities (QFP)
From his experiences in Africa with local schools and publishers who were printing from China, Nilesh Dhankani decided he needed a way to help his clients who faced difficulty with the language barrier, quality concerns, delivery timelines and huge volumes. Back home in India, he saw that newspaper printing presses were idle throughout the day resulting in downtime and loss of business. He saw this as an opportunity to create a business model that would help both the Africa publishers and the printing presses in India. Thus, Quarterfold Printabilities was born. In just 5 years QFP has helped clients with solutions in content delivery and book development. In printing, clients gain total control on the quality and production of books, while flexibility to partner with various printing presses in India gives QFP access to multiple web and sheet-fed machines for cost-effective printing and binding and the ability to execute more with faster turnaround times by partnering with various printing presses across India.
Labelling Business, Huhtamaki PPL Ltd
Amar Chhajed, is a first generation entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the print and packaging industry. He started his company, Webtech Labels, in 1998 and built the labels business from scratch to one of the largest in the country. Setting up multiple manufacturing units across India, he ensured he was always close to his customers with the focus being on short lead times. Amar merged his company with Huhtamaki in 2017 through a share swap and has since led the entire labelling business of Huhtamaki as its President – Labelling Business.
Morten Reitoft is the editor and CEO of INKISH.TV. With an extensive background in and in-depth knowledge of the printing industry, he has worked in various printing companies ranging from digital print and offset, to in-plant and print broking. INKISH was founded five years ago and Morten's vast experience has helped to position INKISH as one of the premier media in the global printing industry. With more than 500 global industry leader interviews under his belt, Morten (and INKISH) has become a global influencer. As a frequent writer, there are more than a hundred of his articles on LinkedIn about issues of interest to people in the printing industry. In 2019 INKISH launched its new NEWS service; here Morten Reitoft and his team have delivered a platform enabling anyone in the industry to provide news and information directly to the industry. Being a global storyteller is important to Morten. And as INKISH builds a global franchise operation with partners in multiple countries, it's his strong belief that the printing industry can only be better when constituents share and learn from each other. INKISH has participated in events from India's Sign, Print & Pack to print shows like PRINT®, Printing United, LabelExpo, and of course drupa. Great insight, curiosity, and hard work, enable Morten's appealing presentations to the printing community in Europe, America and Asia. He has also delivered keynote speeches at PrintNext, WorkFlow Summit, Sign-Print & Pack, Print Pack India, PRINT®18, and many more places around the world.