A bouquet of unique experiences celebrating new ideas, best practices, and growth strategies for change agents in South Asia news media

About This Week

The South Asia market is unique in all the world of media. Print remains powerful even as digital emerges without a business model. During this study tour and conference, INMA will guide attendees through a maze of questions and issues - the big issues during a conference and deep dives into companies and issues in a study tour.

Who Should Attend?

The programme is designed for CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, audience builders, brand heads, digital heads, revenue drivers, strategies, catalysts of change, and leadership teams in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates (senior and middle management). Discounted group registrations are available.

Key Themes

Key Themes

Print innovations

Print circulation + distribution

Has English readership plateaued?

Opportunities in language press

New competencies and skills

Print + digital integrated selling

Subscriber data collection

Keeping print relevant

Real-time data analytics

Circulation best practices

Reader engagement

Integrated newsrooms

Revenue diversification

Transformative case studies

Speakers

Girish Agarwal

Girish Agarwal
Director
Dainik Bhaskar Group

Pawan Agrawal

Pawan Agrawal
Director
Bhaskar Group
& Conference Chairperson
Pawan Agrawal LinkedIn

Sandeep Amar

Sandeep Amar
Author and Investor in the digital space
@sancallsLinkedIn

Rishi Darda

Rishi Darda
Joint Managing Director & Editorial Director
Lokmat
@rishidardaRishi Darda LinkedIn

Bhaskar Das

Bhaskar Das
Executive President
Dainik Bhaskar
@bedee0805 Bhaskar Das LinkedIn

Puneet Gupt

Puneet Gupt
COO
(News) Times Internet Limited
@guptpuneetLinkedIn

Bharat Gupta

Bharat Gupta
CEO
Jagran New Media (Digital Arm of JPL)
@bharatgupta76LinkedIn

Gyan Gupta

Gyan Gupta
CEO Digital
DB Digital
@GyanGuptaLinkedIn

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta
Editor-In-Chief and CEO
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
@Sanjaygupta0702LinkedIn

Nimisha Jain

Nimisha Jain
Partner & Director
BCG India
LinkedIn

Shreenath Kamlapurker

Shreenath Kamlapurker
Dy. General Manager, Marketing
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter
Shreenath Kamlapurker

Ritu Kapur

Ritu Kapur
CEO and Co-Founder
The Quint
@kapur_rituLinkedIn

Vipon Khatwani

Vipon Khatwani
National Sales Head
Jagran
@viponkhatwaniLinkedIn

Salil Kumar

Salil Kumar
Chief Operating Officer
India Today Group Digital, India Today
@salilkumarLinkedIn

Chandan Majumdar

Chandan Majumdar
Director Sales
ABP Group
LinkedIn

Jayant Mammen Mathew

Jayant Mammen Mathew
Deputy Editor & Director
Malayala Manorama Group
Jayant Mammen Mathew LinkedIn

Gaurav Mishra

Gaurav Mishra
Chief Digital Officer
Conde Nast India
@GauravonomicsLinkedIn

Mohan Mohapatra

Madan Mohapatra
Head Media
Future Group
LinkedIn

Debarata Mukherjee

Debabrata Mukherjee
Executive Director
HT Media
LinkedIn

Sumeet Narang

Sumeet Narang
Vice President Marketing
Bajaj Auto
Sumeet Narang LinkedIn

Raju Narisetti

Raju Narisetti
Professor and Director in Economics and Business Journalism
Columbia Journalism School
@rajuLinkedIn

Mukund Padmanabhan

Mukund Padmanabhan
Editor-In-Chief
The Hindu
@muk22LinkedIn

Ashish Pherwani

Ashish Pherwani
Partner Advisory Services
Ernst & Young
LinkedIn

Rajeev Punnoli

Rajeev Punnoli
Executive Editor
Mathrubhumi

Deepit Purkayastha

Deepit Purkayastha
Co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer
Inshorts
@d_bitLinkedIn

Sukumar Ranganathan

Sukumar Ranganathan
Editor-In-Chief
Hindustan Times
@HT_EdLinkedIn

KS Rao

KS Rao
Head Investor Education & Distribution Dev
Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd
LinkedIn

Rohit Saran

Rohit Saran
Executive Editor
The Times of India
Rohit Saran

Gaurav Jeet Singh

Gaurav Jeet Singh
General Manager (Media) South Asia
Unilever
@GJSKohli Gaurav Jeet Singh

Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh
CEO
South Asia, Group M
Sameer Singh

Aniruddha Sinha

Aniruddha Sinha
Vice President & Head Market
Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (earlier Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd.)
Aniruddha Sinha

Partha Sinha

Partha Sinha
Vice President & Managing Director
McCann India
Partha Sinha LinkedIn

Shashi Sinha

Shashi Sinha
CEO
IPG, India
@Shashimediabran Shashi Sinha

Rajiv Verma

Rajiv Verma
INMA South Asia President
Rajiv Verma

Earl Wilkinson

Earl J. Wilkinson
Executive Director and CEO
International News Media Association (INMA)
@earljwilkinson Earl J. Wilkinson

New Delhi Media Study Tour

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 7-8

Study Tour Preview

Starting point: Shangri-La - Eros Hotel
New Delhi

INMA is pleased to launch its world-famous study tours in South Asia with a two-day exploration of the New Delhi media market. The study tour will explore brands, news media organisations, and digital start-ups with an eye for disruption, innovation, and growth opportunities. At each stop, INMA study tour participants will get an in-depth overview and tour offices.

INMA South Asia News Media Conference

Thursday and Friday, August 9-10

INMA South Asia News Media Conference

Shangri-La - Eros Hotel
New Delhi

The newsmedia industry today has an abundance of content but a poverty of attention. Moreover, trust has never been so premium as it is now. To add to it, social and digital pundits predict the demise of print media because of the ubiquitousness of technology. Print deserves to be evaluated as a trusted companion in the world of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This conference aims to celebrate the strength of the print media and over the two days the delegates will hear success stories of print medium that will counter the doubting Thomases about the future of print.

As every business has been experiencing world wide challenges due to technology, regulatory environment and predatory assaults, print media also has its share of challenges. This conference will deliberate on combating them as an industry. As they say, even a perfect storm doesn't last forever and print media has seen a lot of them and thwarted them successfully.

Venue

Shangri-La - Eros Hotel

19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

The South Asia Media Festival's conference and seminars will be held at the Shangri-La - Eros Hotel in New Delhi. This will be the departure point for the study tour, too.

Special INMA sleeping room rates available:

Single occupancy: Rs. 7,500 plus taxes per night

Double occupancy: Rs. 8,500 plus taxes per night

About the hotel: Nestled in the heart of the capital, Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi, is one of the finest and most eminent five-star hotels in the city. Enjoy the hotel's sprawling lawns and timeless architecture, inspired by the work of Edwin Lutyen, one of the greatest British architects of the twentieth century.

Reserve your sleeping room by clicking here

Practicalities



Attire

Business casual

Language

English

How to get to venue

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi, is a 30-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport. You may arrive at the hotel via airport connections.

Airport connections: There are several options to reach Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi. Guests can choose between hotel limousine pick-up, taxi or shuttle bus.

Hotel limousine: You can book a limousine pick-up by providing your flight details and estimated time of arrival when booking online. Alternatively, you may also contact the hotel directly by calling (91 11) 4119 1919 or via email at reservations.slnd@shangri-la.com. Please make your booking at least two days in advance.

Taxis: Taxis are available directly outside the main terminal. A trip into the city is fixed at INR 500 from the Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal T3. From Terminals 1A, 1C and 1D, it will cost INR 450.

Shuttle bus: Shuttle buses run regularly between the airport and the nearby Connaught Place. These coaches are free of charge, but do not take you directly to the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds are negotiated for the media festival. Registrants always have the possibility to have someone else take their place. Written notice of the replacement together with the name of the new participant must be sent to INMA beforehand.

Registration

INMA MEMBER PRICES - SINGLE REGISTRATIONS
New Delhi Media Study Tour
Before July 7
Rs. 85,000
(US $1,325)
July 7 and After
Rs. 100,000
(US $1,555)
INMA MEMBER PRICES - SINGLE REGISTRATIOS
South Asia News Media Conference *
Before July 7
Rs. 30,000
(US $470)
July 7 and After
Rs. 35,000
(US $545)

* Group discounts for the South Asia News Media Conference are available exclusively for Corporate Members of INMA.

GROUP PRICES - INMA CORPORATE MEMBER COMPANIES ONLY
South Asia News Media Conference
1-4 people (per person)

Before July 7
Rs. 30,000
(US $470)

July 7 and After
Rs. 35,000
(US $545)
GROUP PRICES - INMA CORPORATE MEMBER COMPANIES ONLY
South Asia News Media Conference
5-9 people (per person)
Before July 7
Rs. 27,500
(US $430)
July 7 and After
Rs. 32,500
(US $505)
GROUP PRICES - INMA CORPORATE MEMBER COMPANIES ONLY
South Asia News Media Conference
10-19 people (per person)
Before July 7
Rs. 25,000
(US $390)
July 7 and After
Rs. 30,000
(US $400)
GROUP PRICES - INMA CORPORATE MEMBER COMPANIES ONLY
South Asia News Media Conference
20+ people (per person)
Before July 7
Rs. 22,500
(US $350)
July 7 and After
Rs. 27,500
(US $430)
INMA NON-MEMBER PRICES - SINGLE REGISTRATIONS
New Delhi Media Study Tour
Before July 7
Rs. 127,500
(US $1,985)
July 7 and After
Rs. 142,500
(US $2,215)
INMA NON-MEMBER PRICES - SINGLE REGISTRATIOS
South Asia News Media Conference *
Before July 7
Rs. 45,000
(US $700)
July 7 and After
Rs. 60,000
(US $935)

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Priya Marwah
South Asia Division Manager
New Delhi, India
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