Print Business Outlook Conference 2014, New Instructional Color Management Certification Program, Slated for February in India

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, together with co-organizer the Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA), will hold the Print Business Outlook Conference 2014, on February 18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Chennai, India.

Following the success of the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2013 in New Delhi, this second annual program, themed "Printing Business Beyond Boundaries," will bring together more than 200 print leaders representing commercial printers, newspaper publishers and package printing markets for a full day of timely education sessions.

Preceding the Conference on February 15 and 16, 2014 in New Delhi, NPES will introduce the Color Management Professional (CMP) program—a new instructional/certification program based on color management best practices for press operators. The CMP program is jointly sponsored by NPES, IDEAlliance and Konica Minolta.                        

Leading graphic communications companies have demonstrated their strong support for the 2014 Conference, including Konica Minolta as a Platinum sponsor of the event. "We are very pleased to continue our partnership with NPES, both for the Conference as well as the Color Management Program, reflecting our sustained efforts to grow and support the printing industry on the national as well as the international level," stated Tadahiko Sumitani, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India.

"This year's Conference provides a tremendous opportunity for NPES members to explore new business opportunities in a thriving print economy," said NPES President Ralph Nappi. "As India's print industry continues to grow so, too, do the opportunities for suppliers. Here, NPES members will network directly with leaders in India's printing industry to discuss the possibilities and forge potential new business relationships."

Leading graphic communications companies also supporting the Conference are sponsors EFI, HP, Quadtech and Toyo Ink. Along with the principal sponsoring companies, the Conference is also supported by the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), the All Indian Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP) and Madras Printers & Lithographers Association (MPLA).

For more information about the Print Business Outlook Conference 2014 visit: For questions, in the U.S., contact NPES Assistant Director International Trade Pernilla Jonsson at phone: 703/264-7200 or e-mail: In India, contact Director NPES India Vinod Vittoba at e-mail: or phone: +91 9818278460. To register for the Print Business Outlook Conference 2014 visit: