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Zoom interaction with Narendra Paruchuri, CEO of Pragati Offset.

Our weekly talk show Star Conversations is going live with its first episode on July 10 at 4 pm on our official YouTube channel. This series hopes to bring engaging talk within the print, packaging and publishing industry!

The inaugural episode is a Zoom interaction with Narendra Paruchuri, CEO of Pragati Offset. In a freewheeling conversation with Naresh Khanna, Paruchuri speaks from his heart about drupa24, his long experience with hybrid print effects and the latest Pragati calendar. The conversation sometimes comes across arcane details and techniques. Catch up with what’s going on – in our industry and around the world.

The weekly IppStar Conversation will host some frank talk in our heartfelt mixture of language and jargon, but simply. Each episode will go live on Wednesdays at 4 pm. As we build up our audience, the conversations will be live-streamed. 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel today to watch our videos over the past five years, including fifteen of our drupa24 videos. Receive regular updates on our upcoming episodes. Look forward to every Wednesday for a new installment of Conversations!

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

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– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

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