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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Frankfurt Conference

The Frankfurt Conference 2020

This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s first purely digital conference series – Frankfurt Conference – offered a digital programme of events for publishing professionals from Monday to Thursday (12–15 October 2020) with international publishing experts.

Missed one track or a session? Watch our recordings for free with your My Book Fair profile to learn more about developments, trends and business models in international markets.

Opening

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Speaker: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
Scientific Knowledge Services

Open Science – a blueprint for universities in the 21st century?

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Speaker: Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost
UCL Library Services

The transformative power of Open Science

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Speaker: Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science
Hindawi Limited

Collaboration of stakeholders boosting Open Science

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Speaker: Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Director of Library Network Services
National Library of Finland

Working towards open research in the humanities

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Speaker: Emily Poznanski, Director Strategy
De Gruyter

Bibliodiversity in a time of crisis

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Speaker: Sofie Wennström, Analyst & Managing Editor
Stockholm University

From Advocacy to Practice in Open Science: the Role of Academic Publishing- Panel Discussion

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Speaker: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
Scientific Knowledge Services
and 6 more speakers

Closing remarks

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Speaker: Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
Scientific Knowledge Services

Welcome by conference chair

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Speaker: Jo Henry, Managing Director
BookBrunch
and one more speaker

Publishing and the rights trade in a Covid world?

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Speaker: Andrew Nurnberg, Managing Director
Andrew Nurnberg Associates
and one more speaker

Coffee break

Live

Market insights Canada – deux solitudes?

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Speaker: Florence Bisch, International and Domestic Rights Director (Acquisitions and Sales)
Groupe Homme
and 2 more speakers

Espresso break

Live

Spain: País plural: Four languages and literatures

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Speaker: Anna Soler-Pont, Founder
Pontas Agency
and one more speaker

Espresso break

Live

Working with sub-agents or selling directly – or a mix of both?

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Speaker: Corinne Quentin, Director
Bureau des Copyrights Français (BCF) in Tokyo

Brand Licensing – Opportunities for Publishers

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Speaker: Marty Brochstein, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Information
Licensing International
and 2 more speakers

COVID-19, Copyright and the Creative Economy - Publishing’s Global Leadership Takes on the Crisis

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Speaker: Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations
Copyright Clearance Center
and 3 more speakers

Welcome

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Speaker: Erin Cox, Head of PR USA
Frankfurter Buchmesse

Keynote: "Rethinking 'Diversity' in Publishing"

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Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo, Author & Booker Prize Winner
and one more speaker

CEO Panel: Leading Through Uncertain Times

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Speaker: Jonathan Karp, President & CEO
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
and 3 more speakers

Attention in a Time of Distraction: Book Promotion During the Pandemic

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Speaker: Jenny Fry, Commercial Director & Board Member
Canongate
and 4 more speakers

Retail Session: The changing retail landscape

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Speaker: James Daunt, CEO
Barnes and Noble
and one more speaker

Signals of Hope

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Speaker: Simon de Jocas, President and Owner
Éditions Les 400 coups
and 3 more speakers

Wrap up

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Speaker: Erin Cox, Head of PR USA
Frankfurter Buchmesse

Welcome

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Speaker: Erin Cox, Head of PR USA
Frankfurter Buchmesse

Keynote: A Conversation on the Future of Audio

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Speaker: Jonas Tellander, CEO & Founder
Storytel
and one more speaker

International panel: "The subscription economy: Looking at consumption behaviour"

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Speaker: Magnus Nytell, Head of Global Expansion
Nextory
and 3 more speakers

Exclusive Presentation of the Report "Listen & Read: The Battle for Attention"

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Speaker: Videl Bar-Kar, Global Head of Audio
Bookwire

Audio Rights – The Key to Market Growth

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Speaker: Lance Fitzgerald , Vice President, Content and Business Development
Penguin Random House Audio

The next audio format for publishers? Podcasts!

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Speaker: Morten Strunge, CEO & Founder
Podimo
and 2 more speakers

Wrap up

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Speaker: Erin Cox, Head of PR USA
Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Frankfurt Conference

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Looking for even more insights and new business contacts?

Event format What to expect Date
The Hof Live music, interesting discussions, networking with the community and the occasional drink - register now for the sessions in November and December 2020! 24.09. – 15.12.2020
Curated Networking During the digital book fair week, you could meet as many relevant contacts as possible in our topic-specific networking sessions. 12.10. – 16.10.2020
B2B events

A professional programme packed with international experts from the publishing sector and related creative and cultural industries.

12.10- 16.10.2020
Market Insights Now available on our YouTube channel: Discover international publishing markets and learn how the publishing markets have developed during the pandemic and what highlight initiatives have emerged. 05.10. – 15.10.2020

 

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Kuratiertes Fachprogramm

The entire programme is free

From 12 to 18 October 2020, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s live programme featured a wide range of opportunities for professionals and the general public alike: the day-long BOOKFEST digital on Saturday, a comprehensive conference and professional programme, the large ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle, the Blue Sofa, and so much more.

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Conference & professional programme

Our Frankfurt Conference digital format and other moderated B2B events covered a wide range of specialist topics. As every year, you had the opportunity to meet with key industry players and experts, while getting informed on current trends and developments in the industry.

ARD Book Fair Stage

From 12 to 18 October, a non-stop programme took place every day in the Festhalle. A special highlight was the ARD Book Fair Night on Friday, 16 October 2020, which was broadcast nationwide on cultural channels all over Germany.

Weltempfang

This year's Weltempfang – the Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation – focused on the future of Europe and European culture during the coronavirus crisis.

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More live programmes

Live: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

B2B events

Weltempfang

ARD Book Fair Stage

Das Blaue Sofa (German)

BOOKFEST digital