The Convention for Web publishers
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September 20 - 21, 2018
Crowne Plaza, Gurugram
About
Digipub
2018

The second edition of Digipub World, India’s first event dedicated to online publishers, is back!

It will take off from the conversations that took place last year when some 50 speakers representing nearly all the major Indian web publishers took stage.

Since then, millions of Indians have come online for the first time – and they are hungry for content. This presents a great opportunity.

But the old challenges haven’t gone away and new ones are appearing.

Digipub World is the perfect place to catch up with these issues – and the people – connected to web publishing over two packed days in Gurugram, near Delhi.

What's more, you can browse the latest in publishing technology at the adjoining exhibition.

And in the evening, attend the 2nd edition of Digipub Awards to celebrate the most exciting and creative online initiatives of the year.

To get a flavour of what lies in store for you, click here to check out last year's speakers and agenda.

Confirmed
Speakers
Aman Goklani
Aman Goklani
audioBoom
Anand Chakravarthy
Anand Chakravarthy
Essence
Ashwini Gangal
Ashwini Gangal
afaqs!
B Srinivasan
B Srinivasan
Vikatan
Bharat Gupta
Bharat Gupta
Jagran New Media
View Profile
Chanpreet Arora
Chanpreet Arora
VICE India
View Profile
Chirdeep Shetty
Chirdeep Shetty
Quintype
View Profile
Colin Morrison
Colin Morrison
Flashes & Flames
View Profile
D. N.  Mukerjea
D. N. Mukerjea
ABP
Durga Raghunath
Durga Raghunath
The Indian Express
Gyan Gupta
Gyan Gupta
FirstWall
Jaivir Nagi
Jaivir Nagi
Google
View Profile
Kedar Gavane
Kedar Gavane
comScore
Manish Khanduri
Manish Khanduri
Facebook
View Profile
Mayur Sethi
Mayur Sethi
WittyFeed
Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha
Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha
Hindustan Times Digital
Nishant Radia
Nishant Radia
Vidooly
Nitin Sethi
Nitin Sethi
Indigo Airlines
View Profile
Puneet Gupt
Puneet Gupt
Times Internet
Rajesh Kalra
Rajesh Kalra
Times Internet
View Profile
Rajesh Lalwani
Rajesh Lalwani
Blogworks
Rajiv Bansal
Rajiv Bansal
HT
Ramakrishnan Laxman
Ramakrishnan Laxman
ABP
Rameet Arora
Rameet Arora
HT Digital Streams
Ritu Kapur
Ritu Kapur
The Quint
View Profile
Rohin Dharmakumar
Rohin Dharmakumar
The Ken
Rohonesh Kar
Rohonesh Kar
Akamai Technologies
View Profile
Rubeena Singh
Rubeena Singh
iProspect India
View Profile
Sandeep Amar
Sandeep Amar
Inaaj
Sanjay Sindhwani
Sanjay Sindhwani
The Economic Times
Sattvik Mishra
Sattvik Mishra
ScoopWhoop
Shivendra Gupta
Shivendra Gupta
Business Standard
Shouneel Charles
Shouneel Charles
Times Network
View Profile
Shubhodip Pal
Shubhodip Pal
Micromax Informatics
Sreekant Khandekar
Sreekant Khandekar
afaqs!
Suparna Singh
Suparna Singh
NDTV
View Profile
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Business Standard
Virendra Gupta
Virendra Gupta
Dailyhunt
Aman Goklani

Aman Goklani
audioBoom

Anand Chakravarthy

Anand Chakravarthy
Essence

Ashwini Gangal

Ashwini Gangal
afaqs!

B Srinivasan

B Srinivasan
Vikatan

Bharat Gupta

Bharat Gupta
Jagran New Media

Chanpreet Arora

Chanpreet Arora
VICE India

Chirdeep Shetty

Chirdeep Shetty
Quintype

Colin Morrison

Colin Morrison
Flashes & Flames

D. N.  Mukerjea

D. N. Mukerjea
ABP

Durga Raghunath

Durga Raghunath
The Indian Express

Gyan Gupta

Gyan Gupta
FirstWall

Jaivir Nagi

Jaivir Nagi
Google

Kedar Gavane

Kedar Gavane
comScore

Manish Khanduri

Manish Khanduri
Facebook

Mayur Sethi

Mayur Sethi
WittyFeed

Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha

Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha
Hindustan Times Digital

Nishant Radia

Nishant Radia
Vidooly

Nitin Sethi

Nitin Sethi
Indigo Airlines

Puneet Gupt

Puneet Gupt
Times Internet

Rajesh Kalra

Rajesh Kalra
Times Internet

Rajesh Lalwani

Rajesh Lalwani
Blogworks

Rajiv Bansal

Rajiv Bansal
HT

Ramakrishnan Laxman

Ramakrishnan Laxman
ABP

Rameet Arora

Rameet Arora
HT Digital Streams

Ritu Kapur

Ritu Kapur
The Quint

Rohin Dharmakumar

Rohin Dharmakumar
The Ken

Rohonesh Kar

Rohonesh Kar
Akamai Technologies

Rubeena Singh

Rubeena Singh
iProspect India

Sandeep Amar

Sandeep Amar
Inaaj

Sanjay Sindhwani

Sanjay Sindhwani
The Economic Times

Sattvik Mishra

Sattvik Mishra
ScoopWhoop

Shivendra Gupta

Shivendra Gupta
Business Standard

Shouneel Charles

Shouneel Charles
Times Network

Shubhodip Pal

Shubhodip Pal
Micromax Informatics

Sreekant Khandekar

Sreekant Khandekar
afaqs!

Suparna Singh

Suparna Singh
NDTV

Vanita Kohli Khandekar

Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Business Standard

Virendra Gupta

Virendra Gupta
Dailyhunt

Agenda
2018

Digipub World is a convention that gets together everybody with a stake in web publishing. And, in the process, seeks answers to the challenges and explores the possibilities of this business.
Some areas that will be covered in the agenda are:

Thursday, 20 September, 2018
1000-1025 Presentation
Trendspotting : The Indian Digital Media
Kedar Gavane
Kedar Gavane
comScore
1025-1100 Panel
News or entertainment? Finding the balance
As a younger generation of readers and viewers explores a relatively new medium, it is changing established notions of what is news. Should news be entertainment? This and other questions answered
Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha
Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha
Hindustan Times Digital
Rajesh Kalra
Rajesh Kalra
Times Internet
Sattvik Mishra
Sattvik Mishra
ScoopWhoop
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Moderator /
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Business Standard
1100-1135 Presentation
How media brands can thrive in a digital world: the western experience
Media brands worldwide are struggling to achieve viability. The story of some western publishers finally offers a ray of sunshine.
Colin Morrison
Colin Morrison
Flashes & Flames
1135-1205 Break
Tea
1205-1240 Panel
The Indian language challenge
The next wave of online users will speak several Indian languages. Are publishers capable of capturing the upside?
Bharat Gupta
Bharat Gupta
Jagran New Media
D. N.  Mukerjea
D. N. Mukerjea
ABP
Jaivir Nagi
Jaivir Nagi
Google
Sandeep Amar
Sandeep Amar
Inaaj
Ashwini Gangal
Moderator /
Ashwini Gangal
afaqs!
1240-1315 Panel
Changing ad formats
Publishers are experimenting with newer ad formats in an attempt to increase yields. What are the lessons to learn from their experience?
B Srinivasan
B Srinivasan
Vikatan
Ramakrishnan Laxman
Ramakrishnan Laxman
ABP
Rubeena Singh
Rubeena Singh
iProspect India
Shouneel Charles
Shouneel Charles
Times Network
Ashwini Gangal
Moderator /
Ashwini Gangal
afaqs!
1315-1325 Report
The Vidooly report
Nishant Radia
Nishant Radia
Vidooly
1325-1425 Break
Lunch
1425-1500 Panel
Will Indians pay?
Online publishing in India has been built on the back of advertising. Many question whether this is sustainable. What will it take to get Indians to pay for content?
Rohin Dharmakumar
Rohin Dharmakumar
The Ken
Sanjay Sindhwani
Sanjay Sindhwani
The Economic Times
Shivendra Gupta
Shivendra Gupta
Business Standard
Colin Morrison
Moderator /
Colin Morrison
Flashes & Flames
1500-1525 Face to Face
The NDTV Convergence story
The CEO of NDTV group shares her experience about the turning of NDTV Convergence into one of India's largest digital news entities.
Suparna Singh
Suparna Singh
NDTV
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Moderator /
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Business Standard
1525-1555 Break
Tea
1555-1630 Panel
Search vs Social Media: which is a better bet?
When publishers have limited resources, where should they be deployed to generate traffic? Both social media and search offer great riches but come with perils as well. Publishers debate the options.
Gyan Gupta
Gyan Gupta
FirstWall
Mayur Sethi
Mayur Sethi
WittyFeed
Rajesh Lalwani
Rajesh Lalwani
Blogworks
Rajiv Bansal
Rajiv Bansal
HT
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Moderator /
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Business Standard
1630-1655 Digital Chronicles
What I have learnt
The founder and CEO of The Quint narrates what it has been like to start up in an unfamiliar medium.
Ritu Kapur
Ritu Kapur
The Quint
1800 onwards Ceremony
Digipub Awards
Friday, 21 September, 2018
1015-1040 Presentation
Why podcasting is growing in popularity
Some publishers are using podcasting as an effective tool to increase the engagement with their visitors.
Aman Goklani
Aman Goklani
audioBoom
1040-1120 Panel
The impact of AI on publishing
Artificial intelligence has been discussed since long. But over the past year or so there is increasing speculation about how it might affect publishing. Should publishers and editors be worried - or excited?
Chirdeep Shetty
Chirdeep Shetty
Quintype
Durga Raghunath
Durga Raghunath
The Indian Express
Colin Morrison
Moderator /
Colin Morrison
Flashes & Flames
1120-1200 Panel
Online video 2018
The improvement in bandwidth accompanied by a drop in prices gave the online publishing business new hope on the monetisation front thanks to video. Has that early promise of video been realised?
Chanpreet Arora
Chanpreet Arora
VICE India
Nishant Radia
Nishant Radia
Vidooly
Rameet Arora
Rameet Arora
HT Digital Streams
Rohonesh Kar
Rohonesh Kar
Akamai Technologies
Ashwini Gangal
Moderator /
Ashwini Gangal
afaqs!
1200-1230 Break
Tea
1230-1310 Panel
Is ad fraud coming under control?
One of the original promises of online advertising was its transparency. But over time that reputation has been sullied. Marketers are demanding greater clarity. A conversation on who is winning - the good guys or the bad.
Anand Chakravarthy
Anand Chakravarthy
Essence
Nitin Sethi
Nitin Sethi
Indigo Airlines
Puneet Gupt
Puneet Gupt
Times Internet
Shubhodip Pal
Shubhodip Pal
Micromax Informatics
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Moderator /
Vanita Kohli Khandekar
Business Standard
1310-1340 Face to Face
Future of video is social
Manish Khanduri
Manish Khanduri
Facebook
Ashwini Gangal
Moderator /
Ashwini Gangal
afaqs!
1340-1410 Digital Chronicles
The Dailyhunt story
The founder of Dailyhunt, India's biggest news aggregator app, talks about his entrepreneurial journey and the impact of his business on online publishers.
Virendra Gupta
Virendra Gupta
Dailyhunt
1410 onwards Break
Beer party/Lunch
Contact
us
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E-mail: samarjit.singh@afaqs.com

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