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Frankfurt, 5 September 2016.- Jacob Dalborg, Chief Executive Officer of Bonnier Books, will be the speaker at the Wednesday edition of this year’s Frankfurt CEO talk (Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2-3 pm, Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.2, Room Dimension). The discussion will focus on Bonnier Books’ ambitions to be one of Europe‘s leading book publishing groups, in the areas where Bonnier Books does business.

Dalborg will be interviewed for 60 minutes by the editors of Livres Hebdo, Bookdao, The Bookseller, buchreport, PublishNews Brazil and Publishers Weekly, in the context of the 2016 Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club. The event will be moderated by Rüdiger Wischenbart.

A cooperation of six relevant trade media outlets, The Frankfurt CEO Talk traditionally features the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry which has been updated every year since 2007 and currently represents 56 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over 150m euros instead. At Frankfurt Book Fair, the CEO Talk has a long established tradition and since 2014 it is part of the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club programme. Topics notably include consolidation, digital transformation, and globalization.

Topics of the interviews will include Bonnier Books’ predominant market position in Sweden and most of Scandinavia, its international holdings, particularly in Germany and the United Kingdom, the impact of digital in these highly diverse market environments, as well as Bonnier Books’ overall strategy.

Jacob Dalborg has previously worked in corporate finance at KPMG in Stockholm and London, but he has been with Bonnier since 2002, and has among other things been the CEO of Albert Bonniers Förlag and CEO of Bonnierförlagen.

Jacob Dalborg is CEO of Bonnier Books and accordingly he is Chair of the board at all of the companies within Bonnier Books: Adlibris Group, Bonnierförlagen AB, Pocketshop, Bonnier Media GmbH, Bonnier Publishing UK, Bonnier Books Finland and Cappelen Damm. He is also a member of the board of Bonniers Konsthall.

On Thursday, 20 October 2016, a further debate organized by the same partners, will highlight key trends in the publishing industry, with names being announced separately.

To register for this event, please send an email to Kathrin Gruen

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About the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents 56 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over 150 m€ (or 200 m US$).
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry is an initiative of Livres Hebdo, France, co-published by Bookdao (China), The Bookseller (UK), buchreport (Germany), Publishers Weekly (USA) and PublishNews Brazil. It has been researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting.
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© by Livres Hebdo 2016.

About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists – including 2,000 bloggers - in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, PR manager, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,
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