India is probably, the most cost effective producer of books in the world. This can be easily noticed with the low price tags of educational books. The domestic market for educational books is huge. However all these have not translated into global exports. The National Book Printers conference will create the platform for building a special interest group that will work towards making India the largest book print exporters - by 2017.

It will be India’s first National Book Printers conference to be hosted from November 17-19, 2011 at Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala. According to K C Sanjeev, Welbound Worldwide: “The conference will take a big step towards making India the largest book print exporter by 2017.” The three-day event is supported by Welbound and Henkel CAC India. Frankfurt Book Fair and Capexil will also take an active part in the conference.

More than 200 leading book printers, publishers, heads of textbook corporations and Government delegates are expected to participate in this event. The three day event will consist of knowledge seminars and panel discussions which will focus on the current issues that hinder the growth as well as discuss solutions. The technical session will kick off with a keynote speech by Prof Werner Rebsamen. Ramu Ramanthan, noted Print journalist will conduct the panel discussions with the leading book printers and publishers. Key post-press suppliers will be providing innovative technological solutions during the conference.

According to P Sajith, Welbound Worldwide, “The conference will include a panel discussion which shall consist top book-print exporters from India. The discussion will create an interest group.” While Anil Krishna, GM & chief executive of Henkel CAC India shared, “Like IT services, India can excel in book print services in the global arena. Our global presence can support the conference in learning from the experience of other countries”.

Technical experts from Wohlenberg bookbinding and cutting systems, Guk folding machines from Germany; Robatech AG from Switzerland; Tecnograf from Italy and Baumann paper handling equipment will make presentations. In addition, international gurus in bookbinding such as Werner Rebsamen, professor Emeritus of RIT (USA); and Tony Clark, the author of Bookbinding with Adhesives will demystify book binding techniques.

Besides the conference, there will be factory visits and demonstration of a range of products from Welbound. This will include a factory visit of Welbound’s book production gallery. Delegates will see perfect binders from Welbound and Wohlenberg, automatic folding machines with inline gluing, VDP, counting, pressing and stacking, saddle stitching lines, technology of stitching heads, PUR technology, programmes for operational efficiency enhancement of binderies.

Furthermore Henkel will showcase solutions of HMA, PSHMA, WBA, PUR at the stalls located within the factory. For registrations contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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