Digipub World is the first major convention for web publishers in India.

It will consist of conference, exhibition, master classes and awards over two days in Gurugram on September 21-22, 2017.

Digital publishing in India has become a large business which employs thousands of people.
For all its challenges – and there are many – online is the future for every form of media.

Every piece of research shows that the smaller screens are where Indians are increasingly spending their time.

Digipub World is for all such publishers – whether their past lies in print, TV or if they were born online.

It is the one place every year where all major issues relating to online publishing will be discussed. And a must-attend event for all digital publishers.

Top 5
to attend

  • To learn about the latest trends in digital publishing
  • To gain insights on how to make the best use of your site
  • To understand from experts on how to promote your content for better exposure
  • To learn from experts on how to scale up your revenue
  • To meet and network with all the major stakeholders in digital publishing

Confirmed SPEAKERS
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Abilasha Anish

The Hindu

Ashwini Gangal


B.G. Mahesh


Bharanidharan Viswanathan


Dhruv Mathur

Little Black Book

Gautam Shelar


Gautam Sinha

Times Internet

Gyan Gupta

Dainik Bhaskar

Kedar Gavane


Nikhil Pahwa


Pankaj Pachauri


Porush Jain


Pradeep Dwivedi

Sakal Media

Prasad Sanyal

Zee Media

Pratik Sinha

Alt News

Priyadarshi Banerjee

Worldwide Media

Puneet Gupt

Times Internet

Raghav Bahl

The Quint

Rajiv Bansal

HT Media

Ramakrishnan Laxman

ABP News

Rohin Dharmakumar

The Ken

Sandeep Amar

Indian Express Digital

Sattvik Mishra


Shailesh Dobhal

Business Standard

Shivendra Gaur

Rocket Post

Siddharth Varadarajan

The Wire

Suchita Salwan

Little Black Book

Sukirti Gupta

Jagran New Media/MMI Online

Suprio Guha Thakurta

The Economist

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Business Standard

Vignesh Vellore

The News Minute

Vikas Gupta

9.9 Mediaworx

Vinay Singhal


Virginia Sharma



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, 21 September, 2017

Presentation / The state of web publishing in India

How web publishing in India has come this far and where it is going. A fascinating overview by comScore.

f/10 / Pratik Sinha on the making of AltNews

A 10-minute start-up story

Panel / Fake! The strange new phenomenon and where it is heading

Is the spread of fake news being driven by profit or propaganda? Is it damaging the credibility of media brands – and what can they do about it?

Panel / The content-technology relationship: it's complicated

Does content drive technology? Or vice versa? Which comes first? Does it even matter?

Panel / Vertical Limit: the challenge and promise of specialised sites

Are advertisers willing to pay a premium for a specialised audience?

Face to Face / Raghav Bahl: reviewing The Quint experience

The founder of Network 18 talks about his second innings as an online publisher

Panel / Are publishers doing enough for brand building?

In a cut-throat business where advertisers use parameters such as impressions and CTRs to gauge a campaign’s success, does building a website brand serve any purpose?

f/10 / Vinay Singhal on the making of wittyfeed

A 10-minute start-up story

Panel / How to live with the changing algorithm?

Websites are often rocked by the changing algorithms of giants such as Google and Facebook, among others. What is the best way of riding these unexpected waves?

Friday, 22 September, 2017

f/10 / Shivendra Gaur on the making of Rocket Post

A 10-minute start-up story

Panel / The possibilities in pay

Advertising is not enough to cover the cost of good content. Can consumer be persuaded to pay.

Face to Face / Gautam Sinha: The transformation at Times Internet

The CEO talks about how they went about changing Times Internet from a classic media company into something quite different.

Panel / Realising the potential in Indian language publishing

That Indian language publishing has huge potential is well known. What will it take to realise it?

f/10 / Vignesh Vellore on the making of Newsminute

A 10-minute start-up story

Panel / Native advertising: can it be scaled up?

Web publishers are setting great store by native advertising. But can it really deliver the kind of revenues they expect?

Face to Face / Siddharth Vardarajan: an alternative future for news journalism?

Talking to the founder of The Wire whether public donations and grants can create a viable financial future for a news based site.

Panel / Mobile site vs Mobile app

Which of the two is the better way of reaching mobile phone users? What are the factors to keep in mind before placing your bets?

Panel / Video advertising: can it deliver on its promise?

There is high excitement that video will generate the revenues that banners never did. How do the costs and revenues match up?

*Representative agenda is subject to change