The highlight day of the expo was on Dec.13, Saturday. The one-day seminar ‘Print & Beyond’ and KMPA Print Awards 2014 were held on Dec. 13. Top Print Industry expert from abroad and India made their presentations at the Seminar held at the exhibition venue. During the first session in the morning, NarendraParuchuri, Managing Director, Pragati Offset, Hyderabad delivered the Keynote Address. He also answered the queries from the audience in an interactive session after his speech.
Prof. DrArved C. Huebler, Director, Print Media Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, made a presentation on “Future Trends in Printed Electronics.”The presentation was a short overview about the capabilities of printing technologies and a discussion on the technological challenges of the transition from Graphic Arts Industry to a general approach of duplicating microstructures and patterns for electronic functions by advanced printing technologies.
In the second session, M.G. Radhakrishnan, Chief Editor Asianet News andDr. Sebastian Paul, Media Analyst & Ex. MP made presentations on ‘Future Trends in Print Media’. The presentations were quiet interesting. Radhakrishnan predicted a downtrend for Print Media as e-reading and electronic media dominating in the field. But Dr. Sebastian Paul was optimistic that quest for reading will never cease to exist.
Sunil Varghese, CEO, Mastermind, spoke about Print Marketing and Client Servicing. It was a useful presentation for the many print entrepreneurs assembled for the seminar. Prof. Dr.Rajendra Kumar Anayath, Director, Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Haryana, summed up the issues discussed at the seminar and gave an insight on the future of Printing Industry.
Seminar came to an end at 5 pm. Participants were delighted over the eye-opening one-day seminar.