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G Venugopal, chairman of Print and Beyond welcomes the delegates to the KMPA full day seminar #PrintAndBeyond
Ravi Joshi, president of AIFMP highlights the importance of the Federation in terms of government representation. Also traces the history of print in Malabar #PrintAndBeyond
In his keynote address, Manipal Technologies' Gautham Pai highlights the new sense of entrepreneurship. "In the previous generation, being an entrepreneur was the last choice."
Pai says:

• Per capita income in India is growing from USD 1000 to USD 2500.
• Discretionary income is driving spends
• Uber and Ola are disrupting the taxi business. But transport model remains. The catalyst has been the digitisation of maps and payment systems
Gautham Pai: "Predicting the future is easy, getting it right is hard' #PrintAndBeyond
Gautham Pai says he spends more time in the people he hires. We must not undermine the assets we have
Ashok Pahwa of @hpindigo looks at how a print firm needs to rethink and reinvent the business #PrintAndBeyond
@hpindigo Ashok Pahwa of @hpindigo explains how shortening product life cycles make time-to-market critical
@hpindigo Pahwa talks about ITC project of classmateshop.com that permits #personalised set of #photo notebooks
@hpindigo Mars chocolates along with Mosaic permitted #personalised #gifting which permits a photo on the wrapper within a couple of days
@hpindigo Piramal's OTC antacid product during the Durga Puja. They printed 1.1 lakh labels and engaged with 4,000+ customers. A project in nine states
@hpindigo B Prasad, managing director of Printech Digital Imaging introduces the #OOH industry to the 200 delegates at the #KMPA seminar #PrintAndBeyond
Prasad says #telecom #industry drove the #OOH industry in the nineties. The wide gamut of OOH is visible in 32 different segments from in-store #graphics to building wraps and #POP #display
Pitch Madison survey suggests Ra 4500 cr. Prasad suggests the actuals are much more since it does not include the shop front and retail
Prasad: 1999 has been the best year for OOH industry. In the new millennium, the market shifted to tier two and tier three cities saw the influx of more than 50 lakh Chinese equipment who are serving 70% of the Indian market
"Time period for an OOH branding was one year at the airport and metros. Now it is one week which includes erection and dismantling"
Printech amalgamated a group of the Chinese products to set up 5,000 OOHs in Jharkhand and J&K.
Portfolio of Printech's special works: three-layer white ink technology, camouflage, reverse printing #PrintAndBeyond
Portfolio of Printech's special works
Prasad said, "Offset printed movie posters may see a return due to plastic ban on flex"
"#Digital #LED will be disruptive technology. But only dominant in Tier One cities. Today #brands are investing 70% in Tier Two and Tier Three cities"
Prakash Shetty, director and partner of @B2Bizongo talks about the extra dimension that #packaging brings
@B2Bizongo @B2Bizongo a start-up that has grown up by 350% serving 350+ brands in India
Shetty spoke about trends in #print. #Management of #artworks. The sheer number of artworks has grown more than the industry growth due to consumer product launches. Also seamless communication for B2B supplier engagements
"Growth is the essence of life. Demand patterns are shifting. New products that are shouting out aloud."
Shetty spoke about the B2B market maturing and encouraging #innovation from their suppliers. This is a huge opportunity for print converters
Shetty explained how brands are focusing on supply chain traceability, stock monitoring and user feedback and enabling this with wireless technology on PS labels, It allows for customer data, interaction and anti-counterfeiting
"Gift packaging industry is poised to grow from USD 65 bn to USD 85 bn in 2024. Lots of #Indian-ness in the #Haldiram pack"
Shetty talks about collaborative technology development. @B2Bizongo offers one-stop platform for #packaging design, development and #procurement
@B2Bizongo works with Amazon who source packaging materials from different vendors. Now Bizongo offers a platform which offers strong #data #analytics
Shetty: "As a company we focus on three things #experience, #efficiency and #innovation
@B2Bizongo has 100 team members who interface with senior members from brands to ensure enhanced market access.

Bizongo helps partners drive operational efficiency and expertise in design development as most print partners have limited marketing clout
"Many companies are frittering energy on the follow up of the packaging goods. So Bizongo ensures upstream manufacturing features in B2B space"
@ramuprintweek has a 90-minute #technology #conversation with Gautham Pai of Manipal Technologies, Prakash Shetty of @B2Bizongo and B Prasad of Printech Digital Imaging
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