Ainhoa Sánchez Mateo

  Ainhoa Sánchez Mateo (Madrid, 1974) lleva veinte años dedicada a la gestión cultural, primero en el mundo de las exposiciones de arte y, desde 2014, en temas literarios. Licenciada Cumlaudeen Historia del Arte por la Boston University, y máster en Gestión Cultural, por la Universidad Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Girona y Universitat Illes Balleares, […]

Alberto Rivolta

Graduated in Management Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan, he began his career as a strategic management consultant, achieving top positions within the board and management team. He has led complex projects for important companies in the publishing, media, insurance and asset management industries, as an expert in strategy, start-ups and change management. In January 2015 [...]

Alejandro Fernández Diego

Alejandro has a degree in Journalism [Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, UPSA, 2000], has studies in Hispanic Language & Literature [Universidad de Salamanca, USAL, 2002], studied the Publishing Course [Yale University, 2015] and has a Master in Internet Business [MIB, ISDI, 2017]. Between 1996 and 2004, Alejandro worked in different media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and […]

Alexandra Borg

My motto: «If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.» Donald Draper   Dr Alexandra Borg is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and a lecturer in Swedish. She completed her PhD in 2011, with a dissertation on the fin de siècle-literature of Stockholm (1898–1916). From 2012 to 2015 she was an embedded […]

Alicia Sellés

Datos, datos, datos… y relatos Alicia is Librarian. She developed her professional career in the private sector as an independent consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the information and library sector, more focused on the research, design, strategy but also on the implementation of technology. She combines these tasks with teaching specialized […]

Andrew Rhomberg

“Book candy for readers, data candy for publishers”  Andrew is the founder of Jellybooks, a London based publishing technology company established in 2011. Jellybooks provides audience insights, reading applications, and workflow automation tools to publishers and booksellers. Its clients include many of the leading trade and academic publishers including Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Pan Macmillan, and Cambridge University Press. […]

Anna-Maria Soininvaara

Everyone is welcome to Oodi. We are constantly developing the library and do that together with library users. Is director of Helsinki Central Library Oodi since 2018. Her former position for 14 years was deputy library director and in this position she was in charge of the planning process of the building of a new […]

Anne Bergman-Tahon

Anne Bergman-Tahon after studying medieval history (at Brussels University) and Copyright Law (at Brussels University an Kings College London) worked in public relations and journalism before joining the FEP where she became Director in 2004.

Antonio de Marco

Managing Director, international and multicultural consultant. Specialist in management, distribution, sale, promotion of books and digital content (audio, video) in physical bookstores, libraries and online. Lecturer in forums on publishing and the book world. Visiting professor in various Publishing Master’s courses. Antonio has been pioneer in Spain in the development and online sale of paper and digital books, responsible […]

Arantxa Mellado

Digitalisation of the book supply chain and sustainable growth are key elements for the publishing industry. We have to tackle them in the present in order to have a future Arantxa Mellado has more than 20 years of experience in the book world, first as a publisher and then as a publishing consultant. As such, […]

Arantza Larrauri

Graduated in Business Administration from ESADE, where she also obtained an MBA, Larrauri completed her training in Arizona, at Thunderbird School, where she obtained a Master in International Management. Larrauri has been working in the book industry for nineteen years. In 2010 she joined Libranda as Managing Director, the leading international distributor of digital books […]

Ashleigh Gardner

Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios, Publishing at Wattpad Creates meaningful promotional and editorial partnerships with the publishing, advertising, and entertainment industries. Before joining Wattpad, Ashleigh was director of content management at Kobo, where she focused on expanding Kobo’s existing catalogue, while developing new ebook stores in international markets.

Aude Desbant

«Offering solutions to answer publishers’ main challenges of today.»  Aude Desbant was born in Paris. After completing her studies and her master degree in international business between France, Austria and Mexico, she finally moved out to Germany and joined the company Books on Demand with the exciting mission to develop the French market seven years […]

Brian O’Leary

«Boundaries are expanding, with more titles, new formats, new business models, and more surfing and sampling. Publishers are working to respond to what’s new, but how can they more reliably prepare for what’s next?»   Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S. trade association that disseminates information, creates and […]

Carlos García-Romeral Pérez

Las bibliotecas son espacios de interacción social, científico-técnica  y potenciadores de la cultura en todos sus ámbitos Phd in Literature, bibliographer, Head of the Public Library Department of the Regional Government of Madrid o, he has been director of the Miguel Hernández Public Library (Puente Vallecas) and of Orcasitas Public Library. He has implemented projects around the […]

Chris Beer

«With each new breakthrough in tech comes new ways of engaging with the world – but also new platforms for old habits. Balancing groundbreaking technology and trends with established human traits is key to unlocking the best future for consumers and content creators».   Chris Beer is a Senior Trends Analyst at GlobalWebIndex, a market […]

Christian Schumacher-Gebler

After training as a publishing bookseller at Piper Verlag in Munich, Christian Schumacher-Gebler got a degree in business administration at the University of Regensburg in 2001. After his studies, he started his professional life as assistant to the managing director of the German Bonnier Group. From 2004 to 2012, Christian Schumacher-Gebler was Managing Director at […]

Christoph Bläsi

Christoph Bläsi (born 1960) is professor for book studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (since 2009); before coming back to academia he had held senior positions in digital publishing and strategic information management of various major German publishing houses (1992-2004).   Christoph Bläsi´s current research areas include artificial intelligence applications in publishing, (particularly economic [...]

Cigdem Aker

  «Seizing the digital and technological opportunities is much easier, when we join forces internationally».   Cigdem Aker is head of strategy and innovation at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.). With initiatives like the international CONTENTshift accelerator she pursues the aim to push the boundaries of publishing and to […]

Colin Lovrinovic

  Colin Lovrinovic is an Australian/German serial entrepreneur with a passion for new technology in media (and in general) – and having fun while making the world a more interesting place. He is Managing Director at Gould Finch, the next generation data-driven management consulting firm that focuses on digital evolution and transformation across various industries. […]

Cristina Mussinelli

General Secretary of Fodazione Lia, Board Member at EDRLab and Member of the Board of Directors at IDPF. Mussinelli has a good knowledge of the Italian and international publishing market, since has managed many projects both in traditional and digital publishing formats. Cristina has specific know-how in digital publishing, using the emerging technologies for both […]

Daniel Weck

Daniel Weck is a software engineer who works with the DAISY Consortium, a global not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to ensure that persons with print disabilities (e.g. people who are blind, visually-impaired, dyslexic) have equal access to information and knowledge, without delay or additional expense. For the past decade, Daniel has developed open-source software in […]

David Streatfield

My consultancy work is guided by a throwaway comment made by an Irish banker (shortly before the international financial meltdown): “The trouble with planning is that it has to degenerate into action”. David Streatfield has been involved with impact evaluation for more than thirty years. He is Principal of Information Management Associates a consultancy, training […]

Denis Zwirn

Denis Zwirn in the founder and CEO of Numilog. Numilog is a French pioneer of the ebook market, created in 1999. Besides its own retail sites (, and reading applications in iOS  and Android environment, Numilog offers publishers a global solution for distributing, selling and lending eBooks through the major international platforms, independent eBook stores […]

Eduardo Yagüe

“All we need is passion for lifelong learning !” Head of Global School Business at Odilo, where our mission is to create equality in Education by making digital content of the highest quality easily accessible and affordable for all, promote strong learning habits, and help everyone reach their full potential by providing personalized smart learning solutions. Graduate in […]

Enrico Turrin

Enrico Turrin got a degree in Economics at the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan in 2000 and a master’s degree in International Affairs at the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan, in 2001. After internships at the Italian Embassy in Madrid and at the United Nation’s Global Programme against Money Laundering in Vienna, in [...]

Enrique Pascual Pons

Master’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Diploma in Business Administration from the Universidad CEU San Pablo. He has developed his entire professional career in Marcial Pons, where he has held different positions until he became the current Director of Bookstores and Counselor of the publishing houses of Law and History. [...]

Eric Bartotetti.

After having worked as a Business Broker, an Online Marketeer as well as in Investor Relations, Eric Bartoletti founded his own consulting company with a focus on Start Ups and international expansion. Since August 2018 he serves as Head of Business Development for Bookwire, developing the future of digital publishing together with his team, currently [...]

Eric Briys

Eric Briys is the co-founder of Cyberlibris, a French firm established in 2001. Cyberlibris is the pioneer of digital libraries predicated on streaming + subscription (more here: Cyberlibris clients include business schools (, universities (,, corporations (, public libraries ( Cyberlibris partners with 900 + publishing houses. Current topic of interest: How to […]

Erik Wikberg

My life motto? “It’s got to go bang and it has to be fun, otherwise I won’t come”, as Astrid Lindgren’s character Karlsson says in The World’s Best Karlsson (1968).   Dr. Erik Wikberg is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics focused on art and literature. He is also an Assistant Professor in […]

Evgenii Zaitsev

CMO of PocketBook SA, responsible for sales and marketing at Pocketbook ,SA since 2011 .  17 years of team-management experience in marketing and sales of consumer electronic goods. Experience in building up а business from «scratch», 6 years in international trade of e-readers hardware and b2b solutions for E book commerce. MBA Degree of IBR ( […]

Fabian Paagman

Director-owner of family business Paagman bookshops: 4 stores in The Hague and surroundings (Netherlands). A fifth store will be added in April 2022. Together with his sister, he is the third generation to manage this completely independent family business with approximately 130 employees. In addition, since 2012 Fabian is executive-commmittee member of the European and [...]

Fabrice Piault

Fabrice Piault, born 1959, is the Editor in Chief of the French Book Trade media Livres Hebdo, and a co-founder of the international Book Trade magazines network PubMagNet. Graduated in History and Political Sciences from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and in Journalism from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (Paris), he started his carreer as a journalist [...]

Fátima Bigeriego

Fátima Bigeriego, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Odilo, a leading company in creating fully customized Unlimited Learning Ecosystems to help organizations reach their full potential. Thanks to the speed in the evolution of its learning capabilities, it is able to provide rapid response (in this case in just two weeks) in challenging times when education is at […]

Felim McGrath

Felim McGrath is Trends Manager at GlobalWebIndex, an audience profiling company that runs the world’s largest ongoing study on the digital consumer in order to quantify the perceptions and behaviors of every connected consumer in the world. Felim oversees the GWI’s Trends team, who produce the company’s reports and infographics, as well as their Chart […]

Fernando Piquer

Fernando Piquer is CEO at Movistar Riders, an innovative centre for e-sports based in Casa del Lector and linked with reading promotion projects for teenagers. For more than 20 years, Fernando Piquer’s professional career has been linked to the Internet and digital entertainment. Before the creation of the Movistar Riders eSports club, he founded Bitoon Games, […]

Gauthier Van Malderen

«On a mission to make education more accessible to all, whilst helping publishers recuperate revenue lost from piracy and second-hand book sales» Gauthier Van Malderen is the co-founder and CEO of Perlego, the largest textbook subscription service, launched in Jan 2017. Perlego’s mission is to make education accessible to all by partnering with learners, instructors […]

Giacomo D’Angelo

At StreetLib, Giacomo drives the company's strategy and international expansion with a global outlook and a special focus on the emerging markets. Giacomo combines a passion for the Internet and blockchain technologies with his love for books as the best tool for improving human potential. Giacomo's professional blog is the following:

Giuseppe Ciancia

Giuseppe Ciancia born in Italy in 1987. In 2010 he attends lessons of screenplay writing for comics at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Genova. He deals with digital publishing since 2011, when he becomes editor of, the first italian webcomics & lab magazine. Since 2015 he works as editor-in-chief for VERTICOMICS s.r.l., a digital […]

Grazia Gotti

A New Moral Attitude: Reading is a problem of Education Graduated in Pedagogy, in 1983 Grazia Gotti co-founded the Cooperativa Culturale Giannino Stoppani and the indipendent children’s book store. She collaborates with several publishers, scouting and curating bookseries. Since 2003 she is a member of Accademia Drosselmeier, a Study Centre attended by teachers, educators, librarians, […]

Gregorio Pellegrino

One format to rule them all! Italian computer engineer, Gregorio Pellegrino has a strong knowledge in the digital publishing field, new media with particular attention to accessibility for visually impaired people. He is a consultant in these areas for publishing companies (especially regarding formats, international standards and authoring platforms). He is the technical manager of […]

Hadrien Gardeur

Gardeur is in charge of all key products at De Marque, such as Hub: a distribution service for publishers; Station/Biblius: content portals for libraries and schools ; Reader (Aldiko): mobile and Web apps for ebooks/audiobooks/comics; Market (Feedbooks) and Boutique through which we operate both B2C and B2B sales channels. Gardeur is also founder and board […]

Jaime Giné

I am an Executive in the Development Services Industry, specialized in Video Games development and live services. My ambition is and always has been to make a difference and have fun. I like to build data driven organizations, where innovation, operational excellence and cost efficiency are just right for whatever company or project I am […]

James English

Program Manager Ebooks The New York Public Library James came to the New York Public Library in May 2013 and serves as Product Manager – National Platforms.   His primary duties were as product manager for SimplyE – an open source e-reading platform and IMLS grant-funded project which aims to simplify the experience of discovering, […]

Jason Mander

Director of Research and Insight at GlobalWebIndex Jason oversees GWI’s global research study across 34 markets and authors the company’s flagship reports on social networking, mobiles and media consumption. He also blogs for titles like the Huffington Post and MediaPost and is a frequent contributor to stories on media outlets such as BBC News, CNN, […]

Javier Celaya

Javier Celaya is the CEO and founder of, member of the Executive Board of the Digital Economy Association of Spain, as well as Head of the Institutional Relations Area at the Spanish Digital Publishing Association (ASELID). He is also Head of the Spanish Markets at Podimo, one of the leading European audiobook and podcasts subscription platforms.

Jens Klingelhöfer

  Jens Jens Klingelhöfer is CEO and co-founder of the internationally established digital PubTech company Bookwire ( with offices in Frankfurt, London, Barcelona, Paris, Sao Paulo and Mexico-City. Bookwire is specializing in marketing ebooks, digital audiobooks and Print-on-demand products in all existing and emerging sales channels worldwide. The company works with over 2000 publishing houses for which it provides the world’s largest network and a fully integrated distribution and marketing platform solution “Bookwire OS”. Prior to the founding of Bookwire, […]

Jens Tröger

Tröger is founder of Bookalope, an online service that provides customers with intelligent and scalable tools that analyze and convert books: from AI-assisted content analysis to structured content extraction, from flagging and fixing stylistic, textual, and typographical issues, to conversion for electronic and print publishing or for other integrated publishing workflows.   He is also […]

Jiang Yanping

Ms. Jiang joined Openbook in 2000, and she currently works as the Director and General Manager of Openbook. Ms. Jiang is also the adjunct professor of the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication; invited expert of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television for physical bookstore support fund project; the expert of publishing industry who has received certification authority from Beijing Municipal Government.Beijing OpenBookCo.,Ltd Established in 1998, Openbook is […]

Jim Bryant

Founder and CEO of Trajectory, Inc. Trajectory is an intelligent network connecting publishers to retailers, libraries and readers around the world. Trajectory is the first company to develop an algorithmic recommendation system for books and was awarded the BISG 2015 Innovation Award. Founder and CEO of Information Please LLC. Developed the first comprehensive site on […]

Joan Mera

Nowadays, the sustainable transformation of our organizations constitutes one of the main challenges that we must face. If you haven’t already done so, define your sustainability strategy, align it with your corporate strategy and take advantage of it to generate more value for your organization. It is a big transformation that affects not only the […]

Johanna Brinton

Johanna Brinton is Senior Regional Manager EMEA, Global Libraries and Education at Overdrive working closely with publishers to make their digital content available for distribution to libraries. With over 18 years’ experience in dealing with digital content and publishing, Johanna is immersed in the diverse European publishing scenes and aggregates the largest multilingual catalogue in […]

Johannes Knierzinger

«To complicated; didnt read – readers demand an uncompromisingly good experience. With a system that unifies all sources and helps readers to follow their trusted sources, Newsadoo is bringing back the attention of the readers to news. And thats the foundation for a subscription model that works for news».   The father of two children studied […]

Jonas Tellander

Jonas Tellander is CEO and Founder (together with Jon Hauksson) of Storytel, started in 2005. Storytel is currently available in seven countries; Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Holland and Russia, and is planning to launch the service in at least three more countrys during 2017.

Jörg Engelstädter

Jörg founded the Canon Future Book Forum with the vision of driving innovation and change in the publishing industry by connecting book printers and stakeholders in the book publishing industry from all over the world. As a thought leader, keen networker and believer in state-of-the-art digital technologies he and the team developed the Future Book [...]

José Manuel Anta

Managing Director of FANDE and the International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA) Graduate in Economics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Master in Foreign Trade by CEOE and Postgraduate Course in Market Research at the Autonomous University of Madrid (1995). Since 1997, performs the work of Managing Director of the Federation of National Associations […]

Jukka Planman

Jukka Planman is the CEO of Tunnel Ground Inc, creator of Void of Heroes comics and mobile games. Jukka is particularly interested in the UA (User Acquisition) paradox in the gaming industry and how comics have helped Tunnel Ground on this matter.

Julia Pavlichenko

Julia Pavlichenko Software development manager with 15 years of experience, 7 years in ebook digital development. Combine a unique combination of hands-on technical skills, agile project management and people management skills. 

Kåre Halldén

Kåre is a book (r)evolutionary and founder of Kidsread, a Swedish subscription service offering unlimited access to children’s books on tablets and smart phones (reading ages 0-12). He has an entrepreneurial background from several digital ventures and is also a award winning author.  

Kazuyoshi Takeuchi

Born in Hiroshima, Kazuyoshi Takeuchi graduated in Social Sciences from Hitotsubashi University in Japan. In 1974, he joined Shodensha, a company that publishes non-fiction, «light novels», mangas and magazines (Feel Young, Zipper, Nina’s), where he was administrative and financial director, sales, marketing and publishing licensing director, to be finally appointed as president in 2002. Since […]

Kazuyuki Masuda

Let’s think about how to make a market where paper and digital comics coexist positively: Hint 1: Digital distribution could be also an integrating part of promotion for paper sales Hint 2: People who read comics in paper and in digital formats are quite different Kazuyuki Masuda has been working from 1985 to 2011 for […]

Kristenn Einarsson

Managing director World Expression Forum , Chair of the Freedom to Publish Committee in the International Publishers Association and Chair of Norges Televisjon. Forty-five years of experience in Publishing, some previous positions: CEO of The Norwegian Publishers Association (2011 – 2020), CEO the Norwegian Book Clubs (1991-2010). Chairman of Kunnskapsforlaget Publishing house (2000 – 2008). [...]

Laura Di Giuseppe

Community, community, community. It’s all about building a community Laura Di Giuseppe is a Publishing and Marketing Consultant, working at digital marketing agency Tandem Collective. She has been in charge of developing integrated consumer and retail marketing strategies for some of the world’s most successful publishing brands including Dr Seuss, Paddington, J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie, […]

Laura Nevanlinna

Laura Nevanlinna is the Publisher, CEO and Founder of Kaiken Publishing Ltd., an affiliate of Rovio Animation Company. Kaiken is a Creative Publishing & Content Agency handling all of Rovio’s global book and magazine publishing activities regardless of platform. Previously the Head of Publishing at Rovio Entertainment, Ms. Nevanlinna has worked in educational and trade […]

Liisa McCloy-Kelley

Liisa McCloy-Kelley is VP, Director eBook Development & Innovation, Random House. She works to create innovative new ebook products and drive new reading functionality across the ebook marketplace. She co-leads a corporate team of developers, designers and producers who are responsible for all of the ebooks of Penguin Random House US divisions as well as […]

Linda Corugedo

Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director, DG Communications networks, Content and Technologies. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Has mostly lived abroad since late twenties. Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics where she also chaired the Students Association during her last year. Joined the Swedish Foreign Service and served abroad in Bangkok, Brussels, Madrid and Geneva. Specialised in EU matters, […]

Luc Bourcier

Luc Bourcier is the CEO of Izneo, Europe's leading digital comic platform. He has achieved most of his career in video games. In 1988, he launched the Sega brand in France and later managed regional subsidiaries of major international video games publisher : before joining izneo, he was Vice President Publishing Southern Europe for Codemasters. [...]

Luis González

Luis González. Director General at Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (FGSR). After a degree in Law was selected for the Senior Administrators Corp (Spanish National Administration) and worked in several Ministries at senior posts. As a civil servant also was member of the Board of Directors at Enresa, the JET Steering Committee and was awarded with […]

Luis Villa del Campo

«When working in change, business development starts inside. Creating a movement. I have a garage mentality. I love starting things, working on the fringes, and being an agent of change. I have helped companies through offer definition, people training and mentoring, marketing, business development, and project delivery».   Strategist, experience architecting, creativity, customer focus, intrapreneur, […]

Magnus Nytel

  Nytell has been working in the publishing sector from 1997. He was Managing Director of Book of the Month. Later he developed his career during eighteen years in different posts at Bonnierförlagen until he joined Nextory.

Marc Boutet

Co-founded the company 30 years ago when he was 15 years old. Successfully programmed and commercialized best-selling software such as Typing Pal & Budget Express. Extensive managerial experience through entire product cycles, industry shifts, company turnarounds. Involved in many industry committees which are shaping the future of publishing. Received multiple business awards in Canada, France, […]

María José Gálvez

Reading is the beginning of everything. In order to enlarge our reader society, book and reading public policies also must focus on the strengthening and sustainability of the book industry Managing Director of Books and Reading Promotion in the Spanish Government is in charge of promoting literary creation and translation, supporting the publishing industry and […]

Matthias Matting

Selfpublishing is becoming a must-have tool for any serious author. It allows authors to actually live of their own, creative work. Matthias Matting (51) is the founder of, Germany’s most important source on all aspects of self-publishing. After studying physics, he worked as a journalist for major German media for 20 Years to finally become […]

Maurizio Mattioli

Maurizio Mattioli is the Director of Educational Digital Products at Zanichelli Editore S.p.A. He is responsible for the design and development of the publishing house's digital offer, made up of various types of products, such as assessment platforms or tools to view content or to create lessons.

Michael Busch

  Michael Busch, born 1964, is CEO and Managing Partner at Thalia Bücher GmbH. After completing his degree in Economics at the University of Cologne, he began his professional career at KNIGHT WENDLING Consulting GmbH where he worked in the field of corporate restructuring and M&A.Michael Busch joined DOUGLAS HOLDING AG in 1993 as a […]

Michael Tamblyn

Under stress, we learn what is essential in reading – the words, the stories, knowledge, escape or immersion. Everything else is just means of delivery.   Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo, drives growth, profitability and international expansion in a fiercely competitive market. He combines a passion for reading with a […]

Michaela Arnold

 “Let us develop the book market in the right direction!”  Currently responsible for BoD Spain, a European pioneer in print-on-demand since 1997, Michaela advises publishers in the implementation of the print-on-demand model, as well as authors in their self-publishing process. She was born in Germany and studied in Spain Translation and Interpretation, specializing in Conference […]

Michiel Kolman

It’d better be sustainable and inclusive! Dr. Michiel Kolman is Senior VP and Academic Ambassador at Elsevier and former President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) where he now chairs Inclusive Publishing and Literacy. Michiel also serves on the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) board. During his tenure as president the IPA launched the SDG […]

Miha Kovač

Miha Kovač is professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana. In his publishing career in late eighties and nineties, he worked as editorial director in the two largest Slovene publishing houses, DZS and Mladinska knjiga and as an editorial director of Slovene edition of National [...]

Monika Kolb

The challenges of the future are huge. Understanding these changes, accepting them, learning from them together, developing a new best version for people in the book industry – this is an exciting task. Once again, it underlines the value of lifelong learning Monika Kolb has been managing director of the mediacampus frankfurt since 2007 and […]

Nana Lohrengel

Nana Lohrengel is born in Munich. She starts working as a bookseller in Berlin at the bookstore Bücherbogen am Savigny Platz and studies at the Buchhändlerschule Frankfurt am Main (known today as Mediacampus). She starts her career working for Könemann Publishing (Köln) in 1998, being in charge as Sales Manager of major German clients, such […]

Nathan Hull

Nathan Hull is Chief Strategy Officer at Beat Technology powering audiobook and ebook subscription services for the publishing industry. Already the pulse within market leaders Skoobe (DE), Fabel (NO), Chapter (DK), Fluister (NL), Audiotribe (RO) and Jukebooks (GR), Beat will soon be adding publisher-backed platforms in a further 4 markets in the coming months to add to its […]

Niels ’t Hooft

Niels ’t Hooft is an entrepreneur and author who wrote novels and stories for video games. Much of his business experience is in the games industry, first as a founder of games media, then developing and marketing games. The Immer seed was planted when he was sorely disappointed by his first e-book. Niels co-founded Immer with Lennart de […]

Nina Klein

Independent consultant for strategic communication and business development in the cultural and creative sectors Nina studied history and German literature (M.A.) and holds a Master of Business Administration (2013). She worked as a journalist in Germany for over ten years before moving to Poland in 2002. There, she was director of a training programme for […]

Nisa Bayindir

With new devices and technology acting as ‘extensions of self’ and identity, it has become the ultimate content conundrum to define a well-balanced value exchange that benefits consumers and content creators alike. Director of Global Insights and Consumer Psychologist An award-winning audience intelligence strategist and consumer psychologist who blends research and insights to deconstruct consumer […]

Olivia Valentine

“For content creators to truly connect with consumers and leave a lasting impression, the impact of established human traits, habits and social constructs needs to be considered”   Olivia Valentine is a Senior Strategic Insights Analyst at GlobalWebIndex, a market research company running the world’s largest ongoing survey on the digital consumer. She analyses this […]

Oren Teicher

  «Bookstores are a place where different thoughts, different ideologies and different perspectives all sit lined up on a shelf next to one another. Bookstores are the perfect place for the conversation to begin about how we can understand different people’s perspectives and how we can reconcile different points of view». Oren Teicher is CEO […]

Orna Ross

Every business is now in the publishing business ORNA ROSS is a bestselling and award-winning novelist and poet and founder of two influential online creative communities: the Alliance of Independent Authors and The Creativist Club. A storyteller, word lover and creative connector, she shows indie authors and other creative entrepreneurs how to make a living […]

Paolo Casarini

CTO/IT Director at Società editrice Il Mulino; software project leader, architect, and developer in a wide variety of business applications.

Patxi Beascoa Amat

Commercial and International Sales Director at Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial. Physical, digital, export and corporate sales are covered by the function I lead. Being member of the Board at PRHGE I also hold under my responsibilities the direction of the group’s company in Portugal. After my ESADE Management and MBA degrees I joined Bacardi-Martini […]

Paweł Horbaczewski

Paweł Horbaczewski founded Arta Tech in 2009. As a president is responsible for leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. He also shares responsibility for the company’s day-to-day operations. Paweł holds a master’s degree in Computer Systems and Networking from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Under Paweł’s leadership, Arta Tech’s mission has […]

Piero Attanasio

Author’s right is freedom After a degree in economics at the University of Bologna, Piero has been working in book publishing since 1986. In 1995 he joined AIE (Italian Publishers Association) where he is currently director of international affairs and R&D programmes and coordinates the activities of the academic publishing group. He is CEO of […]

Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson ( @Porter_Anderson ) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN and CNN International as well as the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and The Bookseller, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded and operated by Frankfurt Book Fair New York. Publishing Perspectives is the […]

Richard Orme

Chief Executive Officer at DAISY Consortium, a global partnership of organizations committed to create the best way to read and publish, for everybody. Orme is a board member of The Right to Read Alliance is a partnership of organisations working to improve access to information for people with print disabilities in the UK. By joining […]

Roberta Franceschetti

Technology and languages are ever changing. But the need to tell stories, which is deeply rooted in human nature, stays the same. Roberta Franceschetti has been working in publishing and children’s media for the past 20 years. She co-founded Mamamò, a website that promotes media education for children, and ContentMakers, a creative studio that produces […]

Rüdiger Wischenbart

Rüdiger Wischenbart, born in 1956 in Graz, Austria, is the founder of “Content and Consulting” (since 2003), and a writer specialized in culture, cultural industries, the global book markets, innovation in the book industry, literature, media, and communication. Most recently, he co-founded ReBoot Books, a series of professional debates on the international book business ( […]

Ruth Jones

Ruth is Director of Global Sales, Digital Solutions at Ingram Content Group. Ingram’s digital solutions include digital audio and eBook distribution and services to enhance title discoverability and sales performance.  Ruth represents Ingram on a number of industry groups, and is Chair of the BIC Board of Directors.

Salvatore Nascarella

  Nascarella is Founder of Ensfero. has almost 20 years of experience in publishing and training companies, with particular attention to digital penetration, online learning processes (e-learning, gamification, edutainment), and content curation. He shaped his editorial skills, adapting them to the world of professional education. Nascarella deals with instructional design and training management for large […]

Sebastian Posth

As a publisher, entrepreneur and consultant, I have been working for many years to transform innovative technology into valuable and useful products, services and tools for the publishing industry. It is my personal ambition to support media companies in developing and implementing a digital business model that suits their needs and helps them grow their […]

Shane Ennis

  Shane is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer for Noa, leading the company’s presence across Mobile, Web, Smart Speakers & Connected Cars.   Noa have partnered with some of the world’s best news publishers to offer professionally narrated journalistic articles on a single platform. Our content can be found on Mobile, Web, Smart Speakers […]