IfraExpo 2007, an international exhibition on trends and practices in the printing and publishing industry, commenced in Chennai on September 4. It’s the first ever Expo being held outside Europe. Organised by Ifra India and co-sponsored by the Indian Newspaper Society, IfraExpo 2007 will have a combination of two parallel learning seminars and an Expo.
More than 100 leading suppliers to the newspaper and the media industry are participating at the Expo, while over 600 delegates are participating in IfraIndia 2007, the 15th annual conference.
Throwing light on IfraExpo 2007, R V Rajan, Managing Director, Ifra India, said, “IfraExpo India provides Indians the experience of visiting a world class Expo right here in Chennai. For more than 14 years, Ifra has followed the developments of newspaper business in India and it’s only natural that it has chosen India as a destination for organising an exclusive exhibition on newspaper printing and publishing.”
This year, the world’s leading suppliers to the newspaper publishing industry such as Adobe, Agfa, Atex, Baldwin, Cerutti, S.p.a, Comyan, GmbH, dpa, EidosMedia, Ferag AG, Fuji Photo Film, Goss International, Kodak, Man Roland, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mullar Martini, Nippon Color, QuadTech Inc, Siemens Infromation Systems – PPI, TKS, Tolerans AB and WoodWing Europe BV are participating in the Expo. There is large Indian presence as well that includes names such as 4Cplus, CADD Centre, J Mahabeer & CO, Manugraph, Pressline India, Pressmart Media, Satyam Computer, TechNova Imaging Systems, The Printers House and Universal Print Systems, among others.
“More than 3,000 people are likely to visit the Expo, the biggest event for the publishing industry in this part of the world. Visitors to the Expo can see first hand offerings from suppliers of press and pre-press equipment, CtP, imaging, editorial workflow, and mailroom solutions, content management, advertising, and workflow systems and the latest in IT,” said Magdoom Mohamed, Executive Director, Ifra India.
The event is targeted at senior level executives and key decision makers such as publishers, managing editors, production directors, general managers, production managers, etc. Earlier, Reiner Mittelbach, CEO, Ofra, Germany, and Kejell Aamot, President & CEO, Schibsted, Norway, inaugurated the IfraExpo.