Digipub World is the first major convention for web publishers in India. The two-day event will take place at Gurugram, this week. Read on for a sneak peek.
Gear up folks, Digipub World, the first-of-its-kind all-round convention for online publishers in India, is here! The event is for all publishers - whether their past lies in print, TV or if they were created online. It is the one place where every year, all major issues related to online publishing will be discussed.
The event, which is going to be held on September 21st and 22nd at Le Méridien - Gurugram, will see the participation of the best minds in web publishing. The two-day event will see a number of activities like panel and face to face discussions, F/10 series, exhibitions, awards, and master classes.
The panel discussion will cover a gamut of subjects - is fake news damaging the credibility of media brands; does content drive technology or vice versa; how can publishers raise the game and stand out in the crowd; and can web publishers really deliver the kind of revenues they expect through native advertising. These are just a few of the topics that will be on the agenda. The list of speakers who will be sharing and discussing their thoughts on these subjects include stalwarts such as Pankaj Pachauri, Shekhar Gupta, Pratik Mazumder, Vinay Singhal, Suchita Salwan, Gautam Shelar, Vignesh Vellore, Siddharth Varadarajan, Sattvik Mishra, Ajay Chacko, and Virginia Sharma among several others.
During the event the best works in online publishing will also be judged and honoured at the Digipub Awards. These awards will be judged by a jury comprising of marketers, online publishers, digital agency executives, editors, designers, and video content producers. The Digipub Awards aim to recognise and reward inspiring initiatives by websites in India across a spectrum of parameters: from great content, to brand partnership, and overall user experience. The awards will also identify websites of the year in four categories.
Moreover, founders of startups in the space will share their stories. They include - Shivendra Gaur of Rocket Post, Rohin Dharmakumar of The Ken, Vignesh Vellore of The News Minute, Sattvik Mishra of ScoopWhoop, Kedar Gavane of comScore, Pratik Sinha of Alt News, Suchita Salwan of Little Black Book, Shekhar Gupta of ThePrint, Vinay Singhal of WittyFeed and Siddharth Varadarajan of The Wire. Gautam Sinha will talk about the early days of Times Internet.
Attendees will also be in good company with brands such as Adobe, Akamai, Zeotap and Times Internet, who are setting up shops at the Digipub World Exhibition. During the two days, they can talk to nearly all the publishers and find potential clients.
The fourth arm of the convention - master classes - are essentially workshops conducted by domain experts on high interest issues related to web publishing.
Digipub World is sponsored by Adobe, Akamai, Facebook, Zeotap, and 24 Frames Digital. The event is supported by Times Internet and Jobswitch.
(The event is presented by afaqs!. Find more details on the event website http://www.digipub.world/index.html)