The FIPP World Magazine Congress is the largest and most high profile magazine event in the world. Bringing together magazine publishers and business media providers from across the globe, the biennial Congress has taken place in many different locations over the years, including United Kingdom, London (2009), Beijing, China (2007), New York, USA (2005), Paris, France (2003), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina (2001) and Hamburg, Germany (1999).
Now, for the first time ever, the Congress is coming to India. Hosted and managed for FIPP by the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM), the 38th FIPP World Magazine Congress will take place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th October 2011 at the premier Hotel Leela Kempinski. It will be preceded by a grand Opening Reception at the Hotel Taj Palace on the evening of Monday 10th October, and concluded by a spectacular Gala Evening at the newly opened Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon, National Capital Region, on Wednesday 12th October, sponsored by UPM.
With first-class speakers and expert panels from around the globe, the Congress theme is ‘The 360°Opportunity’ and will showcase innovation and success in today’s dynamic market. The conference agenda contains some of the world’s biggest media names, giving their own personal insights at this must-attend event. In addition, the 2011 Congress will incorporate a large commercial exhibition, providing the opportunity for delegates to learn about new products, developments and opportunities in a highly-charged business environment.
INDIA – exotic, oriental, also modern and booming. A land of legends, myths and mysteries. A landscape that’s as diverse and vibrant as its stories, people, customs, fairs, festivals, delectable cuisines and of course the shopping.
India has about 73,000 magazines, including weeklies, fortnightlies and monthlies. The market is dominated by Hindi and regional publications. About 34% of the overall magazine industry publications are in Hindi, followed by English publications accounting for 13% of the total pie. The remaining 53% of the market comprises regional languages such as Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu.