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CEO Talk features Carolyn Reidy and Guillaume Dervieux

Frankfurt, 20 July 2017 – Simon & Schuster’s Carolyn Reidy and Albin Michel’s Guillaume Dervieux will be the speakers at the Frankfurt CEO Talk 2017. Guillaume Dervieux was appointed to lead Albin Michel in 2012, a publishing house with over 100 years of history. Carolyn Reidy has been in charge of Simon & Schuster’s activities worldwide, with companies in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and Australia, since 2008.The discussion will highlight strategic developments in international publishing, in particular the intrinsic relevance of books and publishers in today’s global context of media competition, as well as the transformation of audiences and their cultural practices. The CEO Talk is part of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Business Club programme and will take place on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Hall 4.2, Room Dimension.

The Frankfurt CEO Talk is presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), The Bookseller (United Kingdom), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA). The CEO Talk will be chaired by Rüdiger Wischenbart featuring the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2017. Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, will open the discussion.

Albin Michel in France and Simon & Schuster in the USA represent vibrant traditions and accomplishments in consumer publishing. Their respective domestic markets stand out not only for their relevance and market size in the global books business, but also for retaining significant cultural positions in the public eye.

As we witness fundamental change, not only of the publishing industry but of all content generators and media organizations, books, reading and even more broadly storytelling, are subject to fundamental transformation. Driven by globalization, digitization, and by different developments and political contexts around the world, debating what’s happening in the book industry makes a valuable contribution to shaping today’s cultural agenda.

This year’s high-level speakers at the Frankfurt CEO Talk will discuss these inspiring questions as well as a wide range of key topics facing the industry right now. Aside from their personal accomplishments, the speakers will also represent respectively France as this year’s Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the US as the world’s largest publishing market.

Detailed biographies of both speakers and pictures in high resolution are available for download here:
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About the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry (© by Livres Hebdo 2017), 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.

About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,150 exhibitors from 106 countries, around 278,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers – in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, Head of Press & Communications, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,
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