About WPCF

The World Print & Communication Forum is a collaborative platform for the world’s major transnational and national printing associations to work together to promote the development and prosperity of the global printing industry. WPCF also facilitates and encourages communication with other parts of the print value chain to further develop the print and communication market through international and cross-industry collaboration and knowledge-sharing. The purpose of WPCF is to promote the development and prosperity of the printing, graphic arts, communication and allied industries in all regions of the world; to improve the management of these industries with a view to their continuing and increasing prosperity; and to provide a platform for exchange of information and cooperation between users and suppliers of technology and services and to jointly promote and develop other related activities.

WPCF 2020 Conference

Redefining Print- A Congress of World Leaders

The WPCF 2020 conference is scheduled to be held in Mumbai, India from 8-10 January 2020.The conference will see speakers and delegates attending from its member countries that include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Korea, USA and India.

Apart from the members, delegates are expected from invitee countries such as Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.

The conference in this year’s edition will look at the latest trends and technologies that are expected to shape the industry in the coming years. The thought leaders from the world over are expected to be joined by leading luminaries from India in the interactive conference.

This conference will be held concurrently with PAMEX 2020, one of the most prominent printing and allied machinery exhibitions in India.


Narendra Paruchuri,
Chief Managing Director,
Pragati Offset Pvt. Ltd.
Narendra Paruchuri, the winner of the Viren Chabra Print Leadership Award 2019, is a graduate from Chemical Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. He worked in a Metal Finishing company before joining the family business- Pragati Offset Pvt. Ltd.,


Michael Makin,
Printing Industries of America
Michael Makin has been the President and CEO of Printing Industries of America on since 2002 and currently also serves as a Chairman of the World Print and Communications Forum, based in Brussels. Prior to joining Printing Industries of America, Makin was President of the Canadian Printing .

Beatrice Klose,
Secretary General,
As secretary general of Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, Beatrice has expert knowledge of the graphical industries sector and the European policies affecting the sector. She took over this position in 2003.

Abdool Majid Mahomed,
Printing SA
Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed joined Print Industries Federation of South Africa (PIFSA) also called Printing SA, in short, as the new CEO from April 2019. Printing SA comprises of member companies in the print, packaging and signage fields.

Kaz Arai,
General Manager – Public Relations,
The Japan Federation of Printing Industries
Has more than 30 years of experience working in the Publication Printing Sector, beginning his career with Dai Nippon Printing Co, Ltd. in 1989.

Chang Xiaoxia,
General Manager,
CCDC Culture Co., Ltd.
Beijing Keyin Media & Culture Co.,Ltd.
Ms. Chang Xiaoxia, assistant to General Manager of CCDC Culture Co., Ltd. and General Manager of Beijing Keyin Media & Culture Co.,Ltd. She has dedicated herself to information communication and technology promotion in China’s printing industry

Dr. Ashutosh Tripathi,
R&D Group,
National Centre for Flexible Electronics,
IIT Kanpur
A graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2002, he subsequently received Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2008. He has more than 10 years of experience in Large Area Flexible and Printed Electronics.

Dr. Markus Heering,
Managing Director,
The German Association of Printing and Paper Technology
Dr. Markus Heering has held the position of Managing Director of the German Association of Printing and Paper Technology within VDMA since January 2008 and in this capacity, is also a member of the drupa Board.


Prof. Rajendrakumar Anayath,
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology
The Vice Chancellor of the ‘Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology’-Murthal, a Haryana State Government University, since July 2017. The First non-American recepient of ‘Global Academic Excellence Award’ conferred. .

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