What South Asian media executives need to know today to nurture the old (print) and nourish the new (digital)

    Strategy
    Advertising
    Audience
    Brand

Key topics

  • How to use the adjacencies of core revenue
  • Growing advertising revenues
  • Investing in new media
  • How to engage Millennials
  • Growing circulation, falling readership
  • Growing, engaging, monetising audiences
  • Developing customer insights
  • Digital revenue models
  • Innovation
  • What is print's equivalent of “native” and “programmatic”?

Our vision

Conference theme: “Nurture the Old (Print) and Nourish the New (Digital)”

Typically, print is the core of the news media in South Asia. The obvious question on the mind of any publisher is what should be done to strengthen the core, extend the core, and go beyond the core. How can we leverage the adjacencies to maximise the revenue around print?

The other dynamic is digital: Is digital emerging as core, too? Is there a dual core in our industry today? How should publishers invest in new media? What are the correct movies to make? How do we rapidly build audiences? What are some of the revenue streams that are starting to scale up?

The 10th Annual INMA South Asia News Media Conference will focus on trends, strategies, panel discussions, success stories, and sterling leadership lessons to take the way forward to grow revenues, brand and audience of media companies.

Agenda



Tuesday, August 30

9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

Registration Over Coffee

10.00 a.m. - 10.15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

D.D. Purkayastha D.D. Purkayastha
President, INMA South Asia, and Managing Director and CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd. linkedIn

Introduction of Theme by Conference Moderator

Shantanu Bhanja Shantanu Bhanja
Chief Digital Officer, HT Media Group linkedIn

10.15 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Reviving the Maggi Brand

Hear from an industry leader share an interesting case study which talks about the power of print in growing his business.

Suresh Narayanan Suresh Narayanan
Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle India Ltd. LinkedIn

11.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.

Strategy & Vision: Convincing Consumers to Value and Pay for Your Content

As ad revenues shrink on print, and ad-blockers gain ground on digital, a fundamental change in the ad-funded publisher business model is inevitable. Getting consumers to value your content enough to pay for it is the holy grail in this, and paid digital subscription is where every publisher wants to get to. But in our part of the world, where even print is nearly free, the reality is that paid digital subscription is seen by most publishers as too big a risk. As we get to this cross-roads, and contemplate the future, hear stories from the former chief consumer office of The New York Times that might point the way.

Yasmin Namini Yasmin Namini
Digital Media Consultant, New York, United States LinkedIn

11.45 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.

Tea Break - Sponsored by Jagran

Jagran
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

CEO Panel: Print Transformation: How Far We Have Come and How Far Do We Need To Go?

Print has transformed in big ways. Hear a high-powered panel of South Asia newspaper CEOs share their visions on where they see print going in the next five years in terms of revenue, distribution and audience.

Pawan Agarwal Pawan Agarwal
Deputy Managing Director, DB Corp Ltd. LinkedIn

Sanjay Gupta Sanjay Gupta
Editor-In- Chief & CEO Jagran Prakashan

Raj Jain Raj Jain
CEO, Bennett Coleman & Company LinkedIn

D.D. Purkayastha D.D. Purkayastha
Managing Director and CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd. LinkedIn

Rajiv Verma Rajiv Verma
CEO, HT Media Ltd.

R. Sukumar Panel Moderator: R. Sukumar
Editor, Mint LinkedIn

1.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Lunch - Sponsored by HT Media

HT Media
2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

How Does a Traditional Media Company Move from Text/Words to Moving Pictures?

Traditional publishers have been great at text and static pictures. Today's digital world is increasingly all about video. How does the media company make this migration from text/words to moving pictures? What processes can they follow? What do they need to reimagine? HT Digital Streams Editor-in-Chief Bobby Ghosh will be in conversation with Quintillion Media Founder Raghav Bahl in this session.

Raghav Bahl Raghav Bahl
Founder, Quintillion Media @Raghav_BahlLinkedIn

Bobby Ghosh Bobby Ghosh
Editor-in-Chief, HT Digital Streams @ghoshworldLinkedIn

3.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Tea Break - Sponsored by Jagran

Jagran
4.00 p.m. - 5.15 p.m.

Where is the Next Big Readership Wave Coming from?

A panel discussion on how to engage younger audiences with print.

In this session, we have Santosh Desai, MD & CEO FutureBrands India and one of India’s best known commentators, share an introduction about the New Indian audiences and their changing relationship with news. This will be followed by a panel discussion on how to engage millennials.

Santosh Desai Santosh Desai
Managing Director and CEO, FutureBrands India LinkedIn

Raj Kamal Jha Raj Kamal Jha
Editor-In-Chief, The Indian Express LinkedIn

Mukund Padmanabhan Mukund Padmanabhan
Editor, The Hindu

Matiur Rahman Matiur Rahman
Editor & Publisher, The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh

5.15 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Takeaways of the Day

5.30 p.m.

Programming Concludes

6.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception: Cafe Pluck, Pullman Hotel

Sponsored by ABP

ABP

Wednesday, August 31

9.30 a.m. - 9.40 a.m.

Welcome Back

9.40 a.m. - 10.40 a.m.

Keynote Address: Winning Digital Strategies for News Publishers in the Age of Platforms

Platforms have been taking over aggregation, distribution and monetisation of digital media content, and basically decoupled advertising from content production. Optimization of content for platforms and relationships with them have become priorities for many media companies. Why do digital platforms engage audiences and advertisers better than products of legacy publishers? What's the right strategy for news publishers: collaboration with platforms, competition, or both? How to maintain exclusive relationship with customers?

Grzegorz ‘Greg’ Piechota Grzegorz “Greg” Piechota
Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, and Author, “Evaluating Distributed Content in the News Media Ecosystem” @g_piechotaLinkedIn

10.40 a.m. - 11.10 a.m.

Tea Break

11.10 a.m. - 11.40 a.m.

A Perspective: Measurement in the Digital Age

Keeping pace with consumer behaviour is one of the core challenges of media companies as they adjust their platform mix to match emerging lifestyles. In this presentation, learn how to move beyond the traditional marketing funnel and leverage data to drive the engagement strategy for your company.

Shashi Sinha Shashi Sinha
CEO, IPG Mediabrands India

11.40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

New Ways of Monetizing Digital: Going Beyond the Banner

Publishers are sitting on a goldmine of data about their users, about their interests and their passions, and this is something that is waiting to be mined. But this needs a concerted effort and some fairly patient build-up. How do we start unlocking this potential?

Sandeep Amar Sandeep Amar
CEO, Indian Express Digital

Sudipto Das Sudipto Das
Country Manager, India, Pubmatic LinkedIn

Puneet Gupt Puneet Gupt
COO, Digital News, Times Internet LinkedIn

Salil Kumar Salil Kumar
COO, India Today Group Digital LinkedIn

Tushar Vyas Tushar Vyas
Chief Strategy Officer, GroupM LinkedIn

Gyan Gupta Panel Moderator: Gyan Gupta
CEO, DB Digital LinkedIn

1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Lunch - Sponsored by INS (Indian Newspaper Society)

INS
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A Perspective: Nurture the Old (Print) and Nourish the New (Digital)

The future for legacy media companies is neither print-only or digital-only: It is print + digital. In this presentation, learn how media companies are finding the proper balance between bolstering their unique value proposition (print) while preparing to compete in the hyper-competitive world of digital.

Michael Meyer Michael Meyer
Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Singapore

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Case Studies: How News Media Companies Are Successfully Using Adjacencies to Strengthen Their Print Core

Hear powerful cases studies on what print companies are doing to look beyond just display advertising.


When the Pie Doesn't Expand, Expand the Pie

PVS Prakasam PVS Prakasam
Advisor, Eenadu LinkedIn


Delivering Brand Solutions through Print Plus Engagement Format

Alok Sanwal Alok Sanwal
COO & Editor, inext, Jagran Prakashan LinkedIn


From Print to Brand Solutions

Vivek Khanna Vivek Khanna
CEO, Hindustan Media Ventures Limited LinkedIn

3.45 p.m. - 4.15 p.m.

Tea Break

4.15 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

News Media Outlook: The Dimension Behind the Façade

In this INMA-exclusive presentation, look across news media worldwide to distill major trends impacting the strategic decisions of companies looking to grow audience and revenue that will support great journalism in the coming years. The presentation will include a snapshot of where legacy media are today in their transformation, the emerging truths in media, and a report card on culture change, paid content, mobile, distributed content, and Big Data. The presentation concludes with a look at where media is heading next.

Earl Wilkinson Earl J. Wilkinson
Executive Director and CEO, International News Media Association (INMA) earljwilkinsonLinkedIn

5.00 p.m. - 5.10 p.m.

Closing Remarks by Moderator

5.10 p.m. - 5.15 p.m.

Vote of Thanks

5.15 p.m.

Conference Concludes

Venue

Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

Asset No. 2,
Aero City Hospitality District,
IGI Airport New Delhi
110037 New Delhi, India
+91 1146080880

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Conference attendees

The INMA South Asia News Media Conference will draw managements from the major media companies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

See Who Will Be There


As of right now

  • Pawan Agarwal, Deputy Managing Director, Dainik Bhaskar, India
  • Mohammad Mosabbir Ahmed Alam, Assistant Manager Digital Sales, The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Sandeep Amar, Founder, Inaaj, India
  • Abilasha Anish, India
  • Vijay Bahadur, Business Head Jharkand, Neutral Publishing House Ltd (Prabhat Khabar), India
  • Raghav Bahl, Entrepreneur and Investor - Media, India
  • Suman Banerjee, Vice president, Human Resources, ABP Pvt. Ltd, India
  • Sebabrata Banerjee, India
  • Rajan Bhalla, Group Chief Commercial Officer, HT Media LTD, India
  • Saurabh Bhandari, National Head Marketing, Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited, India
  • Shantanu Bhanja, India
  • Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Director, Circulation, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Anindya Bhaumik, Assoc. VP, Anandabazar Patrika & Bengali Mags., ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Sourandra Chatterjee, Chief Operating Officer Bihar & Jharkhand, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • Nitish Choudhury, Senior Manager - Marketing, Eenadu, India
  • Prakash Choure, Head Media Sales Nai Dunia, India
  • A.j. Christopher, India
  • Vikas Chugh, General Manager, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Bhawna Dabral, India
  • Diptendu Das, Deputy General Manager, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Sudipto Das, Country Manager India, PubMatic, United States
  • Arunabh Das Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Sagacito Technologies, India
  • Rituraj Dasgupta, Chief Manager, ABP One, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Santosh Desai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Futurebrands, Ltd., India
  • Nikhil Dhar, Senior Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Prakash V Dharwad, AGM - Marketing, Eenadu, India
  • Rajeev Dwivedi, Associate Vice President Sales & Market Dev, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • M. Francis, Senior Manager, Jagati Publications Limited, India
  • Poonam Gaurav Batra, Deputy Regional Manager, Ad Sales - North, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Arup Kumar Ghosh, General Manager, Circulation Sales, The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Bobby Ghosh, India
  • Manu Grover, Assistant General Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Puneet Gupt, Chief Operating Officer, Times Internet, India
  • Manish Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Indus News&Media Private Limited, India
  • Sanjay Gupta, Editor In Chief & CEO, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Pawan Gupta, DGM PSM, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Anurag Gupta, General Manager, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Bhuwanesh Jain, Deputy Editor, Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited, India
  • Kaveri Jain, India
  • Raj Jain, India
  • Mayank Jain, CEO - News, Network 18 Group, India
  • Sagar Jain, Deputy Chief Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Punit Jain, Senior Vice President, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Nishit Jain, COO Rajasthan, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • Raj Kamal Jha, Chief Editor, The Indian Express, India
  • Manoj Johnson, COO, MPCG, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • Nikhil Kumar K S, Executive - Group Strategy, The Printers MYSORE Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Vishnu Kumar K T, Assistant Manager-Projects and Technical, Deccan Herald, India
  • Yashpal Kapoor, Media Head Marketing, Naidunia Media Pvt Ltd., India
  • Prashant Kashyap, Chief Manager Brand, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Vivek Khanna, Hindustan Media Ventures Limited, India
  • Rohit Khanna, Assistant General Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd., India
  • Divy Kohli, Assistant General Manager, Jagran New Media, India
  • Whye Kotan, Director, ADAC, Licensing, The New York Times News Service & Syndicate, Singapore
  • Siddharth Kothari, Director, Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited, India
  • Gopal Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer, PPI Media GmbH, Germany
  • Vandana Krishnia, India
  • Anuj Kumar, Deputy Chief Manager, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Salil Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, India Today Group Digital, India
  • Arjun Kumar, Assistant General Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Pritam Kumar, Deputy General Manager, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Kamal Goenka, Managing Director, Neutral Publishing House Ltd (Prabhat Khabar), India
  • Arun Kumar Sinha, Assistant General Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Sushil Tyagi, India
  • Anjali Kumaria, India
  • Pramod M. Dabke, Vice President, Advertisement Sales, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Vinay Maheshwari, CEO & Executive Director, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • Chandan Majumdar, India
  • Priya Marwah, India
  • Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., India
  • Vibhor Maurya, Associate Manager Product, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Nishant Mehta, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • Michael Meyer, Partner & MD, Boston Consulting Group, Singapore,
  • Aditi Mittal, Deputy General Manager, HT Media LTD, India
  • Harsh Mittal, Head - Brand Strategy and Development, The Printers MYSORE Pvt. Ltd., India
  • W.t. Madan Mohan Acharya, Assisstant Manager Marketing, Eenadu, India
  • Kush Mohan Joshi, Regional General Manager, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., India
  • Syed Mostaq Rubbi, The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Arindam Mukherjee, Head - Events/IPRs - Hindustan, HT Media LTD, India
  • Thomas Muller-Lupp, Sales Executive, PPI Media GmbH, Germany
  • Deepa Nailwal, Vice President HR, HT Media LTD, India
  • Manoj Nair, Chief Manager Advertisement Sales, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Kanchana Nair, Assistant Manager Marketing, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., India
  • Rajagopalan Nair M., Vice President, Circulation, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., India
  • Yasmin Namini, Digital Media Consultant & Advisor, Yasmin Namini, United States
  • Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & MD, Nestle India Ltd,
  • Ml Narisimha Reddy, Senior Principal Correspondent, Eenadu, India
  • Sudha Natarajan, Business Development Head, HT Media LTD, India
  • Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu, India
  • Ritwik Panday, United States
  • Bimal Kishore Pant, Asst. General Manager (RMD), Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Grzegorz Piechota, Smart Data Initiavie Lead, Agora, United Kingdom
  • Aloke Poddar, Chief Financial Officer, Neutral Publishing House Ltd (Prabhat Khabar), India
  • Sanjay Pradhan, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • P V S Prakasam, Advisor, Eenadu, India
  • Gyan Prakash Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, D.B. Digital, India
  • D N Prasad, Chief News Coordinator, Eenadu, India
  • C. Giri Prasad, Asst General Manager, Jagati Publications Limited, India
  • Nobal Preet Singh, Business Manager HuffPost, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • D.d. Purkayastha, Managing Director, ABP Pvt Ltd, India
  • Rajmohan R., Senior General Manager Marketing, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., India
  • Sukumar R., Editor, Mint, India
  • Gerhard Raab, Senior Sales Executive, PPI Media GmbH, Germany
  • Matiur Rahman, Editor and Publisher, The Daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Manjula Ramanujam, Deputy General Manager Marketing, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., India
  • M. Hanumantha Rao, Assistant General Manager, Eenadu, India
  • Basant Rathore, VP Strategy and Business Development, Dainik Jagran, India
  • Ravi Rawat, Senior Brand Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Saurav Roy, Deputy General Manager - Marketing, Eenadu, India
  • Kaustav Sadhu, Senior Manager - Marketing, Eenadu, India
  • Subrata Sakar, India
  • Alok Sanwal, Chief Operating Officer, Dainik Jagran Inext, India
  • Rohit Saran, Executive Editor, Times Internet Limited, India
  • Atideb Sarkar, Executive Director, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Pankaj Seith, Vice President - Insights, HT Media Group, HT Media LTD, India
  • Paulami Sengupta, India
  • Bahubali Shah, Gujarat Samachar, India
  • Tanmay Shankar, Product Consultant, India
  • Vidhu Shankar, Senior General Manager - Advertisement, D.B. Corp Ltd., India
  • Mohit Sharma, Vice President, Amar Ujala Limited, India
  • Anil Sharma, India
  • Rajeev Sharma, Deputy General Manager Response, Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Vikas Sharma, Senior Manager Insights HT Media Ltd., HT Media LTD, India
  • Rajesh Sharma, India
  • Neetendra Shrivastava, Chief General Manager, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., India
  • Devendra Singh Yadav, India
  • Shashi Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, IPG Mediabrands, India
  • Siddharth Sood, Editor, Epic Quotes,
  • Kongara Srinivas, VP - Marketing, Eenadu, India
  • Sathya Sriram, Assistant Vice President - Marketing & Strategy, The Hindu, India
  • G Sudhakar, Dy-General Manager Circulation, Eenadu, India
  • Oommen Thomas, Associate Vice President - Ad Sales, West, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Sanameer Tomar, Manager, Jagati Publications Limited, India
  • K. Umashanker, Vice President National Marketing, Neutral Publishing House Ltd (Prabhat Khabar), India
  • I. Venkat, Director, Eenadu, India
  • Msr Venkataramana, Dy.News Editor, Eenadu, India
  • Rajiv Verma, Advisor, HT Media LTD, India
  • Anuj Vyas, Regional Manager, Ad sales -South, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Tushar Vyas, Chief Strategy Officer, GroupM, Sweden
  • Rajesh Walia, Deputy News Editor, Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited, India
  • Earl Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO, International News Media Association (INMA), United States

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Details

What is the attire?

Business casual

How to get to venue

Click here for a map of the venue at Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity.

What will the weather be like?

Expect 25°C-34°C

Sponsorship

Contact INMA's Priya Marwah to learn more

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Language

English

INMA South Asia Board


President: D.D. Purkayastha

Managing Director & CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd, Calcutta

Vice President: Idupuganty Venkat

Director, Eenadu, Hyderabad

Past President: Sanjay Gupta

CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Dainik Jagran, Noida

Director: Pawan Agarwal

Deputy Managing Director, Bhaskar Group, Bhopal

Director: Shantanu Bhanja

Chief Digital Officer, HT Media, New Delhi

Director: Bhaskar Das

Group CEO-News, Zee Media Corporation Ltd., Mumbai

Director: Siddharth Kothari

Director, Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd, Jaipur

Director: Rajiv Lochan

Managing Director & CEO, The Hindu, Chennai

Director: Jacob Mathew

Executive Editor, Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd, Kotttayam

Director: Matiur Rahman

Editor & Publisher, The Daily Prothom Alo, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Director: Arunabh Das Sharma

MD & CEO, Sagacito Technologies

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