India to host the FIPP World Magazine Congress for the first time

Around 50 confirmed speakers announced for the two-day event

Oct 07, 2011 04:17:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team

The 38th FIPP World Magazine Conference will be hosted in India for the first time from 10-12 October 2011 at Hotel Leela Kempinski, New Delhi. The grand opening reception will be held on the evening of 10 October at the Hotel Taj Palace, and concluded by a gala evening at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon on 12th October.

The two-day congress will include several sessions spearheaded by leading names of the industry. Few of these are:

  • e-Publishing: How tablets are re-inventing the future of magazine media
  • The social media phenomenon: How magazine brands can benefit.
  • Magazine media innovation in a 360˚environment.
  • The changing face of retail
  • Paid content and paywalls, and emerging markets
  • The future of international magazine brands in a 360° media world
  • B2B publishing: Keeping the community engaged in a 360° environment
  • Editorial challenges and opportunities in a 360° environment
  • What advertisers want from magazine media

Till now, the organisers have listed 50 confirmed speakers. Some of the prominent names are Ashish Bagga, chief executive officer, India Today Group; Kalli Purie, chief executive officer, India Today Group Digital; Chris Johns, editor in chief, National Geographic; Didier Guerin, chief executive officer, Media Convergence; Kevin Costello, Haymarket Media; Nicholas Brett, deputy managing director and group editorial director, BBC Magazines; amongst several others.