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Preliminary Conference Program

India Trade Mission

Conference Venue

The LaLit Mumbai

Sahar Airport Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

Hotel website

What's Next?

Saturday, December 16, 2017

9:00am - 9:45am

Registration and Networking Chai Time

9:45am - 10:00am

Conference Opening
Lighting of the Lamp


10:00am - 10:20am

Are You and Your Customers Seeing the Same Colors? Why You Should Use Standard Color Viewing Conditions
Robert McCurdy, President, GTI Graphic Technology Inc.


10:20am - 10:50am

The Future of Augmented Reality in Print and Journalism
Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism


10:50am - 11:10am

Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Printing
Yoshinori Koide, Executive General Manager - PP & IP Marketing, Konica Minolta India


11:10am - 11:30am

Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Print for Packaging
A. Appadurai, Country Manager - India & Sri Lanka, HP Indigo & Inkjet Press Solutions


11:30am - 11:50am

How to Survive in an Age of Changing Technology
Jeffrey Protheroe, VP Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Aleyant Systems LLC


11:50am - 1:00pm


Moderator: Faheem Agboatwala, Managing Director, Hi Tech Printing Services Pvt Ltd


Tanay Kumar, CEO, Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Fractal Ink Design Studio

Balkrishna Mahajan, Founder Director, Principal Designer, Ticket Design Pvt Ltd

Hemant B. Randive, Vice President, Production Services, FCB India

Bhavika Shah, Founder and Creative Director, Beyondesign


1:00pm - 2:00pm



2:00pm - 2:20pm

Print Production Problems Keeping You Up at Night?
Snehasis Roy, Director – Technical, Times of India


2:20pm - 2:40pm

Optimizing and Automating Photobook and Photo Print Production
Raymond Duval, Director, Ultimate TechnoGraphics


2:40pm - 3:00pm

Print on Demand – Future of Short-Run Digital Printing
Gurudutt MS, Business Analyst for Digital Print, Electronics for Imaging (EFI)


3:00pm - 3:20pm

Can We Turn Air Pollution into Printer Ink?
Nikhil Kaushik, Co-founder of Graviky Labs


3:20pm - 3:40pm

Indian Book Market – What’s Next?
Vikrant Mathur, Director Nielsen Book India and Asia Pacific


3:40pm - 4:30pm

ASK THE EXPERTS: Listen to Top Printing Industry Experts in a Live Interactive Q&A