Business Club Conference / THE MARKETS

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THE MARKETS – is the pre-fair conference of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, providing publishing professionals with unique, first-hand knowledge of new and emerging areas and regions of business in publishing. It is where top market performers meet and exchange their secrets to success.

THE MARKETS programme 2017: Change – a 360-degree view

THE MARKETS will turn its attention to five markets: France, India, Southeast Asia, UK and the USA. Renowned representatives from these countries and regions will report on current changes and analyse trends and developments.

The New York literary agent Andrew Wylie will open the conference. In his keynote, Wylie will exam, among other questions, what effect Donald Trump’s style of governance could have on the publishing industry.

Further speakers:

  • Jean Mattern, Head literary editor for international literature, Éditions Grasset
  • Katie Espiner, Managing Director Orion Publishing Group
  • Arief Hakim, Managing Director, PTS Media Group
  • Haemin Sunim, Zen monk and international bestselling author
  • André Breedt, Managing Director, Nielsen Book Research International
  • Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO HarperCollins India
  • and many more

A panel discussion on the topic of “Shifting perspectives” with participants from a number of markets will round off the morning with a glance beyond the horizon of the publishing sector.

Conference visitors who have individual questions regarding the presented markets can ask these in personal conversations directly at the Book Fair: Three market players from each of the respective markets will be available for matchmaking appointments and to provide information about various areas including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, distribution, co-editions and many others.

You can find the complete programme here:

Interview with Andrew Wylie

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The New York literary agent Andrew Wylie will be opening this year's conference. In his keynote, among other, he will talk about the impact of Donald Trump's presidency on the publishing industry.
To the interview with Andrew Wylie

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October 9

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Business Club Conference / THE MARKETS

10 October 2017 9.00 – 1.00 pm Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.0, Room Europa

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At The Business Club Conference / THE MARKETS, you’ll meet …

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Connect yourself with key market players and influencers! Learn about global trends, new business models and upcoming innovations, to get ahead of your competitors. Get deep insights into international growth markets and network with potential business partners, exchange experiences with colleagues.

  • Leaders
  • Pioneers
  • Innovators
  • Founders
  • Top level professionals from global publishing
  • … and a whole bunch of new colleagues and friends of the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s international network