Prof Dipak Jain to Address IFRA's CEO-Publishers Conclave

The CEO-Publishers Conclave organised by IFRA India in the beach city of Panjim in Goa, India, during 16 and 17 September 2008 will feature the opening keynote address by Prof. Dipak Jain of HT Media – Kellogg . Prof. Jain is an eminent management thinker and distinguished academician who has advised media companies around the world.

He is the dean of the Kellogg School of Management since July 2001. Prof. Jain brings more than 20 years of experience in management and education to his position at the school’s helm. He is the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987.

Tomas Brunegard, CEO, Stampen Group, Sweden, will speak on ‘Business Model of Printing & Publishing’. Dr. Horst Pirker, Chairman, Styria Medien Group, Austria, and President of the Board of IFRA, is the valedictory speaker; his subject: ‘Investment Strategies of the Styria Medien Group’. Other speakers include Steve Yelvington, Senior Strategist of Morris Digitalworks, USA, and Tomasz Jozefacki, Head of Internet Division of Agora, Poland. There will also be a panel discussion featuring CEOs of India’s leading newspapers, chaired by Tariq Ansari, Managing Director, Mid Day. Hans-Peter Rohner, CEO, PubliGroupe S.A., Switzerland, will give a special address at the Conclave dinner.

With such an interesting array of speakers, thought-provoking topics, an opportunity to network with industry peers, and an exclusive dinner programme, the Conclave is a not-to-be-missed event for decision-makers from the news publishing industry.

The Marriott Resort in Panjim will host this prestigious event, the first time an IFRA event is being held in this lovely beach city, which provides an ambience conducive to relaxation as well as learning.

Registration to the Conclave is limited and will be exclusive to CEOs, Publishers, Managing Directors, Managing Editors, Editors-in-chief and Board Members – on a first-come first-served basis. Many CEOs and Publishers have already confirmed their participation and more than half of the 40 seats available have been booked. To make the conference stay comfortable, a limited number of hotel rooms at the Marriott Resort have been blocked for delegates at a very attractive price.

The traditional annual IFRA India Conference – South Asia’s premier event for the news publishing industry – will take place this year on 17 and 18 September in Goa .

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