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November 2, 2017


Registration Now Open for Full-Day Printing and Packaging Industries Conference

Reston, VA—NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies announces registration is now open for the Print Business Outlook Conference 2017, coming December 16, 2017 to the LaLit Hotel Mumbai in Mumbai, India. NPES and The Bombay Master Printers’ Association (BMPA) are co-hosts of the full-day ‘What’s Next?’-themed conference where printers, publishers, manufacturers and suppliers will examine and discuss current developments, along with the latest issues facing the printing and packaging industries. The conference precedes the PAMEX 2017 show, slated for December 18-20, 2017 at Mumbai’s Bombay Exhibition Centre.

The Print Business Outlook Conference 2017 is additionally supported by AIFMP (All India Federation of Master Printers); IPAMA (Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association); MMS (Mumbai Mudrak Sangh); PRIMIR—producer of premier market research for the graphic communications industry; and, joined by NPES members and other sponsors: Aleyant Systems, efi, GTI Graphic Technology Inc., HP, Konica Minolta, Ultimate TechnoGraphics, and VITS International.

This year’s conference is a must-attend event for participants seeking to network and develop partnerships among the ‘Who’s Who’ in the printing and packaging industry, and learn from top technology companies to find the exact solutions they need to grow their businesses.

The conference program’s stellar line-up of distinguished content experts and current industry topics includes:

  • “Can We Turn Air Pollution into Printer Ink?,” with Nikhil Kaushik, co-founder of Graviky Labs
  • “The Future of Augmented Reality in Print and Journalism,” with Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
  • “Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Printing,” with Yoshinori Koide, Executive General Manager-PP & IP Marketing, Konica Minolta India
  • “Print on Demand – Future of Short-Run Digital Printing,” with Gurudutt MS, Business Analyst for Digital Print, Electronics for Imaging (EFI)
  • “Print Production Problems Keeping You Up at Night?,” with Snehasis Roy, Director – Technical, Times of India
  • “How to Survive in an Age of Changing Technology,” with Jeffrey Protheroe, VP Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Aleyant Systems, LLC
  • “Optimizing and Automating Photobook and Photo Print Production,” with Raymond Duval, Director, Ultimate TechnoGraphics
  • “Are You and Your Customers Seeing the Same Colours? Why You Should use Standard Colour Viewing Conditions,” with Robert McCurdy, President, GTI Graphic Technology Inc.
  • “Indian Book Market – What’s Next?,” with Vikrant Mathur, Director Nielsen Book India and Asia Pacific, plus an interactive
  • Panel discussion on “Print Design Trends,” moderated by Faheem Agboatwala, Managing Director, Hi-Tech Printing Services Pvt. Ltd.

For more information about the Print Business Outlook Conference 2017, in the U.S., contact NPES Senior Director Global Programs Pernilla Jonsson at phone: 703/264-7200 or e-mail: In India, contact NPES India Director Vinod Vittoba at e-mail: For more information about the conference, and to register, visit:

About NPES
NPES is a U.S. trade association representing more than 650 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of printing, publishing, and converting processes. NPES owns and produces the global PRINT exhibition, and GRAPH EXPO—the most comprehensive exhibition in the Americas for the printing and digital imaging industries. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.

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