Ziki Kuly

ZIKI KULY
President APJ
Scodix

Since joining Scodix in 2009, Ziki Kuly has worked to position the company as not only the undisputed leader in the new digital enhancement category but to elevate the category itself to prominence. A testament to his tireless efforts and dedication was evident by the overwhelming response Scodix received at both China Print and PRINT13 this year. In his new position and challenge, Mr. Kuly will focus on assisting and training Scodix customers worldwide to increase print output. By sharing tried-and-true applications and marketing successes, the company aims to further increase the value of Scodix solutions and differentiating its impact in each user’s market.

UMESH KAGADE
Category Business Manager- Labels & Packaging
HP Indigo, HP Inc

A printing engineer by qualification, Umesh has more than 14 years of experience working in the printing packaging industry.

He has worked with companies like Esko earlier, and is now working with HP Indigo for the past couple of years managing the packaging segment. His job involves working with Brand Owners to leverage on the new developments in digital print for packaging & how HP’s technology can be used for increasing consumer engagement, brand protection, reduce packaging waste & making a pack more sustainable.

ANUJ BHARGAVA
Founder, Kumar Labels

Kumar Labels was established by Anuj Bhargava in 2007. Prior to founding KL, Anuj worked for Corning Display Technologies in Shizuoka, Japan where he led the development of packaging for LCD. With an M.S. in Engineering & Production Management from the US and a BE in electronics, Anuj runs Kumar Labels like an engineering firm, innovating each day in process, materials, and equipment. Anuj has several patents granted to him, including for SRTF Technology which offers a significant reduction of the carbon footprint associated with labels.

Anuj had led KL forward with backward integration in labelstock, machine manufacturing, and soon in metalization. KL has two plants in Noida, one in Goa, and soon to start in Indore, Hyderabad, and Nepal.

PRANAV GUPTA
Managing Director,
Prints Publications Pvt Ltd

Mr. Pranav Gupta is a third-generation Indian publisher who grew Prints Publications multi-fold, not just in revenue but also in reputation and global markets. A young leader currently serving as the elected Secretary-General, Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) and Joint-Secretary, The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). He is also an elected Director for the Afro Asia Book Council. Through his constant efforts, the organisations have established a digital face and curated unique events that support the industry in networking and promoting individual businesses. Pranav is also the elected Executive Committee Member of the International Publishers Association (IPA). He takes pride in being one of the limited publishers who’ve not used the power of digital & tech but created multiple brands around it. Some of the brands he represents include Prints Publications, Frontlist Media, Advit Toys, OMLogic, Pragati, Solh Wellness, and Buy Books India.

VIKRANT MATHUR
Executive Director
Nielsen Book

Vikrant Mathur was appointed as Executive Director of Nielsen Bookdata in 2010 when Nielsen launched BookScan India.

Vikrant Mathur and his team are responsible for the development and sales of Nielsen Book’s range of services including Discovery (BookData product range) and Research services (including BookScan) in the region. He was responsible for the APAC market including Australia and New Zealand. Recently, the team is involved in territorial expansion into the UAE market, work is in progress.

The team is instrumental in educating the book industry about the importance of metadata for both publishers and booksellers and the benefit and value to their businesses. Nielsen Book Research services operate in the UK, US, and India and offer Nielsen Books & Consumers Survey and bespoke consumer research, enabling the book industry to gain valuable insight into consumer purchasing behaviour for print and digital books.

Vikrant has over 22 years of experience in the Client leadership roles and has worked across verticals including information, technology, and consumer markets. He has shown great dexterity in market intelligence by providing strategic reviews for global clients and helping them to resolve complex business decisions in a competitive market. Vikrant is a Management graduate from Lucknow University, India.

MN PANDEY
Managing Director,
Avantika Printers Private Limited

He started his career in the Print Production domain in 1985. He has been associated with a leading Advertising agency and executed jobs for prestigious clients.

In 2001, before starting his venture Avantika Printers (P) Ltd. he held a position as a GM-Operations, at Media Trans Asia, publisher of 11 reputed magazines SWAGAT, Namaskar, and A+D, etc.

His print production creative assignments have been widely appreciated in India and on international platforms.

He was involved in the Launch of AUTO MOTOR SPORT an Automotive Magazine in English Speaking Country Published in INDIA (The same Magazine published in many languages all-around World)

Avantika Printers has been awarded…GOLD / Silver since 2011 in all the Format Being Digital, Screen, Offset & Innovation

Friends, let’s welcome Mr. MN Pandey, one of the top Printing professionals in the Country.

ANKIT TANNA
Director, Printmann Group

As Director of Printmann Group, Ankit Tanna’s key focus areas are Finance and Supply Chain across the group’s four business verticals. He is responsible for managing company-wide projects primarily related to strategic growth initiatives, corporate finance, and sourcing process optimization.

Over the past 16 years with Printmann Group, he has played an instrumental role in the organization’s strategic investment and expansion decisions. His innate leadership quality has helped him mentor and develop efficient and professional teams within the organization.

Ankit has earned his Master’s degree in MSc, Finance, and Accounting from Manchester Business School, UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai. He is also a proud member of the Ascent Foundation.

Ankit is an avid reader and loves to play cricket and table tennis. He enjoys watching Football and Tennis and is a die-hard Manchester United and Roger Federer fan.

MANOJ MEHTA
Chairman,
UT Pack Industries, UAE

Mr. Mehta’s journey began in the year 1978. He’s an eminent Print Technologist and recipient of numerous awards and honours. He’s the Chairman of UT Pack Industries, UAE. He’s also Chairman – Export Promotion for AIFMP. He’s the Vice President of the Forum of Asia Pacific Graphic Arts Association 2021-2022. He has headed in the past many reputed organizations such as AIFMP, The Bombay Master Printers Association, Federation of Print Laminators Association of India, and many more like PAMEX, NAEP, etc. Last but not least he has spearheaded many corporate social responsibility initiatives in health care, education, and aged care. Gold medalist from GIPT, GOVT INSTITUTE OF PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, Mumbai. All the three years of tenure first-class first & finally Recipient of Gold medal.

SNEHASIS ROY
Technical Director
Times of India

Snehasis Roy is a publishing professional with a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and an MBA from NMIMS, University of Mumbai. His 25-year career has encompassed positions with various companies, including, Time Magazine – USA, Cunard Lines – UK, DB Corp., Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. and ABP Pvt. Ltd. Snehasis has accredited academic and professional exposure to the entire publishing industry value chain and has project implementation experience in the print publishing technology revolution. He writes regularly for trade journals and other publications, and speaks at at a variety of industry seminars.

MR TUSHAR DHOTE
Managing Director,
Dhote Press

A printing technologist from Mumbai, who has honed his skills at Heidelberg, Germany. I keep the company technologically updated and ensure production of quality jobs on time.”Whenever I see new technology pertaining to our line, I cannot rest till my company adopts it.”
I am also a Trainer and Influencer to the Printing Industry in India.

At DIGC ( DOT Institute of Graphic Communication ) we undertake Personalised Training for Second Generation Print Entrepreneur and undertake Implementation of Work Flow and Print Management to improve Shop Floor Productivity and Print Administration Process.
• Past President of Mumbai Mudrak Sangh 2015 -2020
• Past Vice-president ( West ) AIFMP
• Chairman of Pamex 2017

ARVIND BHALCHANDRA MARDIKAR
Proprietor, AD Graphics, Nagpur

Born and basic schooling in Akola (Maharashtra)
Mech. Engg. with specialization in Automobile Engg. and Foundry Technology from VJTI, Mumbai. B.A., LL. B.
In school and college actively involved in dramatics and cultural events.
Represented in Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, and Tennis.
Participated as a talent in TV quiz programmes and gradually became anchor and host of youth programmes on Marathi television channel (1977 to 1990).
Initially was in the business of Mining Equipments and Industrial Explosives.
Came in to print industry by accident. (No complaints. Happy to be part of the print industry).
Loves traveling, meeting people, and making friends.
Die hard vegetarian foodie and a pukka teetotaller.

Make it a point to live and let live, appreciate the good work of others, say sorry if the need be, and be patient and believe in self is a way of life.

Prestigious printing-related magazine PrintWeek India in its May 11 annual issue chose as one of the 126 most powerful CEOs in the Indian print industry as to how the opportunities were grabbed, risks were managed, and helped the Indian print industry advance.

Various Responsibilities Held :

Founder Trustee : Balasaheb avm Bhaurao Deoras Seva Nyas, Karanja, Dist. Balaghat (M.P.)
(devoted to Samagra Gram Vikas).

Director, Rashtiya Patrakarita Kalyan Nyas, New Delhi.
Chief Patron, ‘Mardikar Pariwar Smriti Puraskar’ an annual event to honour unsung heroes.
Represented in various capacities in Delhi Headquartered All India Federation of Master Printers – AIFMP, an apex body of printers in India representing more than 2.5 Lakh printers.
Hon. Treasurer, AIFMP 2016-17

Hon. Editor of Printing Times – bi-monthly journal of AIFMP. 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Hon. General Secretary, AIFMP for 2017-18.

Current Responsibility :

Chairman, Hindusthan Samachar (Est. 1948) – the only multilingual news agency in India which simultaneously provides news services in 12 Bharatiya Bhasha along with English and Urdu.

A.M.S.G. ASHOKAN
President,
Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL).

Mr. AMSG Ashokan is recently elected as the MLA from the Sivakasi Assembly constituency. He remained the President of AIFMP for two terms (2013-14 & 2017-18). at AIFMP.

ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF MASTER PRINTERS, DELHI
2013 – 2014 PRESIDENT
2017 – 2018 PRESIDENT
TAMILNAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MADURAI
1998-2021 AFFILIATE ASSOCIATION BODIES – EC MEMBER,
2021-2022 CO-OPTED EC MEMBER

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:
CHAIRMAN: ARASAN GROUP OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, SIVAKASI
SECRETARY: NMS. S. VELLAICHMY NADAR COLLEGE NAGAMALAI PUDUKOTTAI, MADURAI
SECRETARY: LOYOLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
TRUSTEE: KAMARAJ MEMORIAL MEDICAL
EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRUST, MADURAI

PUBLIC OFFICES:

VICE CHAIRMAN: 2006 – 2011 SIVAKASI MUNICIPALITY
MLA 2021 – 2026 SIVAKASI CORPORATION

MANISH KAPOOR
Sales Head
Nilpeter India

Manish Kapoor heads the sales team for Nilpeter in the Indian sub-continent region and comes with almost 30 years of experience in the Indian Printing and Packaging industry. He has worked for most of the big names in the international Printing and Converting machinery manufacturing business and has been with Nilpeter for the last 15 years.

Nilpeter is an over 100-year-old Danish multinational, owned and run by a single family from the beginning and is the only press manufacturer in its category to have manufacturing locations in three Continents – Europe, America, and Asia. Nilpeter is also proud to be a part of the Make in India project by having its Asian manufacturing base in Chennai, India where one particular press model is exclusively manufactured for global supply. Nilpeter manufactures narrow and mid web flexo and offset combination presses and is one of the most reputed names in the industry.

RAVI DEV SHROFF
Managing Director
Nutech Print Services – India

Ravi Dev Shroff is the Managing Director of Nutech Print Services – India, an end-to-end print services provider based out of Delhi NCR. Ravi joined Nutech in 1990, and under his leadership, Nutech became an early player in the Indian book exports market. This was soon followed by a 2.5 acre greenfield factory in Faridabad. Over the years, Nutech has developed a diverse set of clients, and a growing list of specialty products. As Nutech celebrates its fiftieth year of operations, it holds the distinction of being recognized as PrintWeek’s Book Printer of the Year in their most recent edition of awards.

Nutech has grown over the years, and now positions itself as an accredited print export house for some of the world’s leading supply chains. Ravi has a deep understanding of the trade, and regularly conducts workshops and training sessions for its customers to raise awareness and standardize processes. In the last twenty four months alone, Nutech has invested over INR 200M to upgrade its infrastructure and expand its plant to facilitate greater capacity to service the surge in demand for books.

Col Comdt Prof. Dr
Rajendrakumar Anayath
Vice-Chancellor
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of
Science and Technology & Haryana State Government University

PROUD to be a TEACHER & PRINTER, having a deep passion for teaching with an unstinted love towards Printing, Engineering and Media Sciences, has donned the mantle consecutively second time as the Vice Chancellor of a Haryana State Government Science and Technology University, the „Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology‟-Murthal in Sonipat, NCR New Delhi on July 6th of 2020, (www.dcrustm.org). From 11th of June 2021 onwards, he has also assigned the additional charge as the Vice-Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat,( www.bpswomenuniversity.ac.in ) for ten months . An ardent follower of Sanatana Dharma and Bhagavad Gita. On February 22 of 2020, Government of India granted him Honorary Colonel rank and appointed as Colonel Commandant at NCC (PHHP&C – Directorate) considering his unparalleled contribution in academia, research and administration. On Sept 5th of 2021 (Teacher‟s Day), AIFMP (All India Federation of Master Printers), the apex body of Indian printers conferred “Presidential Print Award”. A proponent of “New industrial Convergence Theory”. Widely travelled around the globe for education, research, seminars, conferences and tie-ups.

Visited many industries, top universities and research centres in India and abroad. A highly reputed researcher and academician in the field of Print & Media technology. Based on the contributions to the global graphic arts industry ‘Printing Industries of America’ conferred it‟s most coveted ‘Global Academic Excellence Award’ in Chicago in the year 2011. First non-American to won this prestigious award popularly known as ‘Oscar in Printing’. In the year 2013, the apex body of Indian printers AIFMP (All India Federation of Master Printers) conferred “Samman Award” during the 60th year diamond jubilee celebrations by His Excellency Dr K Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamilnadu and “Print Excellence Award” by AIFMP in the year 2017 at Amritsar by Punjab Governor His Excellency VP Singh Badnore. Visiting Scholar to Technic University, Chemnitz and an International Professor at Zagreb University, Zagreb. Croatian Academy of Engineering bestowed its prestigious International Membership.
Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS) honoured him with the “Life Time Achievement Award” in 2015. SDC (Society of Dyers & Colourists-UK) awarded “Silver Medal” for the outstanding contribution to the global graphic arts industry and education in 2015 at York, UK and a voting member to the SDC trustee board. Associated with Govt of Kerala in the “Emerging Kerala” projects and later appointed as Chairman, Kerala Govt Presses Upgradation Committee, reporting directly to Hon‟ble CM Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan. Visiting professor to many Indian universities and produced 4 PhD‟s and 5 ongoing. Associated with BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) in TC 130 to develop standards for Indian print industry. Closely associated with AICTE and UGC in different activities.

Member of many Haryana government apex bodies like, Higher Education Council, Department of Science & Technology, AAC (Academic Advisory Committee) member of Haryana Board of School Education, Senate Member ( EC Member ) to 5 Govt Universities, Member of “The Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority”. A part and parcel of Indian education and dedicated whole life for Academics, Education and Research and his contributions to several international and national conference proceedings stands marvellous. The unique combination of Dr. Anayath‟s dedication and hard work coupled with his academic achievement, his management ethics with constant research pursuit and the urge to train one and all and take them along naturally brought him success. Challenges that he boldly faced simply withered away without a whisper.

WOLFGANG HIESINGER
Senior Product Manager
Newspaper & Packaging Systems,
manroland Goss web systems GmbH

 

RANESH BAJAJ
Director, Vinsak

Ranesh is the Owner and Managing Director of VINSAK & Secure Print. He is the driving force in establishing “VINSAK” as a Global brand for providing printing, packaging & brand protection solutions in the Asian, African and The Middle East countries.

A leading figure in the Global Print & Packaging industry. Ranesh has been recognized as one of the most influential Packaging Industry thought leaders several times by various Industry associations e.g. ASPA, LMAI, IPAMA. He has a special emphasis on Brand Protection, Security printing, Labels, and Packaging. Ranesh has performed a lead role in completing many turn-key projects & addressing key issues in high volume printing & packaging for various Government Agencies, Development banks, pharmaceuticals, Banking, retail & Security packaging companies. Ranesh is a Mechanical Engineer.