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INMA annual conference gets underway in Delhi today

09-November-2010
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INMA annual conference gets underway in Delhi today

The International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA) is holding its fourth annual conference in Delhi on November 9-10, 2010. The two-day long conference this year is themed – ‘Redefining the Newspaper Business’.

This year, the INMA conference aims to address areas regarding South Asian newspapers. Some of the subjects that the conference will delve upon include – revisiting the fundamental mission of the newspaper; to impact the communities positively and serve as a vehicle to articulate national aspirations; explore the engines of growth of readership and advertising in a fast-changing economic environment; discuss the business opportunities in smaller yet profitable niches and what’s right about print and building business models which will ensure the longevity of the core mission.

The two-day long conference will see Chief Executive Officers, Marketing Heads, Editors, Chief Marketing Officers, Publishers, Advertisers and Media Experts discussing various issues of the print media industry. The conference will see participants from some of the neighbouring countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, among others.

Some of the prominent speakers at the INMA conference include: Tariq Ansari, MD, Mid-Day Multimedia, Ltd; Bharat Kapadia, Director, Lokmat Group; Neville Bastawalla, Head - Marketing, Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd; Rahul Kansal, CMO, The Times of India; Shahrukh Hasan, Group MD, Jang Group, Pakistan; Rishi Darda, Executive Director, Lokmat Group; Arvind Kalia, National Head - Marketing, Patrika Group; KRP Reddy, Director - Advertising and Marketing, Sakshi; Maheshwer Peri, President and Publisher, Outlook Group; Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group; Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor, Mint; Joseph Eapen, CEO, MRUC; Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor, Malayala Manorama Co Ltd; and I Venkat, Director, Eenadu, among others.

INMA is the provider of globally the best practices and marketing ideas for news media companies looking to grow amid profound market changes. The association provides members with thought leadership and practical ideas to grow audience, advertising, brand and profits.

Founded in 1930, the not-for-profit INMA today has nearly 5,000 members in more than 80 countries. The members are top managers at the world’s leading media companies, typically C-level executives, CEOs, COOs, chief marketing officers, chief audience officers, chief advertising officers, chief digital officers, and chief editors. INMA has its headquarters in Dallas, with offices in Antwerp and New Delhi.

 

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