BMPA Print Summit to turn 10 in 2016

Print Summit 2016, a full day knowledge seminar on the theme Ten Commandments, will be held on January 29, 2016 at Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai. Organised by Bombay Master Printers Association (BMPA), this annual event is a unique effort to commemorate Printers' Day, a tribute to Johannes Gutenberg – the German innovator whose invention, the movable type, revolutionised mass printing. This will be the 10th BMPA’s Print Summit.

The BMPA is steadfast in its goal to construct an agenda that consolidates the progress made over every past Print Summit edition rendered since 2005 and turn it into a celebration of Print and Communication. They desire to make the Key Note address more conspicuous and build content that resonates and heralds the changes that are shaping our industry - challenging it and redefining its relevance.

Some of the speakers at bygone Print Summits included: Ajay Piramal, Kishore Biyani, Yoshiharu Komori, Ashish Hemrajani, Arnab Goswami, B S Nagesh, Vir Sanghvi, Pranav Parikh, Prof. Boman Moradian, Prof. V K Murti, Prof. Parimal Merchant, Prof Samsih Dalal, (Lt) Prof Rooshikumar Pandya, Radhakrishna Pillai, Steven Schnoll, Anthony Stanton, Prof. Dr. Rajendrakumar Anayath, P Narendra, Prof. Dr Eduard Neufeld, Santosh Nair and more.

The audience at upcoming Print Summit will include businesses from commercial printing, package printing, labels, POP-POS, wide format printing, on-demand printing, corrugation, creative industry and ad agency. Personalities attending the conference are largely owners, decision makers, technologists, shop floor personnel, marketeers, designers and IT & admin folks.

BMPA is committed to improve the quality of life for the print community and it aims to be a pre-eminent organization in developing co-operation amongst print industry stake holders. It also aims to provide know-how on state-of-the-art print technology, education and related matters; to develop business leaders, technocrats and entrepreneurs and to encourage and recognise excellence in printing.

In this era of cross-technology solutions and a communication cycle that is ultra dynamic; one that is continuously pushing the limits and reinventing the means; the BMPA acknowledges the growing inter-dependence amidst the printing technologies and allied media processes. As a result their membership is broad-based, comprising of firms who are engaged as: print providers, pre-press, pre-media specialists, post-press and converting, packaging printing, agencies; and printers’ suppliers i.e. manufacturers and traders.

BMPA has been serving to the cause of the print industry for the last 60 years and are a proud family of over 500 members from and around Mumbai.

On a national level, The BMPA is well networked with other regional printers' trade associations from all over India; all of whom assemble under the fulcrum organisation: All India Federation of Master Printers - a New Delhi based nodal rep of the printing industry. Presently there are over 55 regional associations from all over India come under the AIFMPs umbrella. Several nominees of the BMPA have served the Federation as its president over the last six decades. At the state (provincial) level the BMPA is similarly affiliated with the Maharashtra Mudran Parishad, which functions as a state level Federation of printers’ association.

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