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Frankfurt, 9 July 2019 – Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Vice President International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion. The Global 50 CEO Talk will be presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA) and Frankfurter Buchmesse, featuring the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry 2019.

Kelly Luegenbiehl will be interviewed for 60 minutes by the editors of the five international trade publications on Netflix’s current broad interest in original international stories and book rights for its productions and programming, on adapting highly diverse local stories for global audiences, as well as on Netflix’s experience of working together with international publishing businesses worldwide. The Global 50 CEO Talk will be opened by Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and chaired by Rüdiger Wischenbart.

A cooperation of five leading trade media outlets, the Global 50 CEO Talk traditionally features the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007 and currently represents over 50 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over €150 million. At Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Global 50 CEO Talk is a long-established tradition.

Kelly Luegenbiehl is Netflix’s Vice President International Originals in EMEA. In this position, she oversees the development and production of Netflix’s non-US based series, which launch simultaneously around the world in 190 countries. Prior to Netflix, Kelly Luegenbiehl worked at ABC Entertainment Group as Vice President Comedy and International. In 2010, Kelly Luegenbiehl was selected as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 35 Executives Under 35,” and in 2011 Variety profiled her in their inaugural list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders”.

Please pre-register for this event, since seats are limited:

A press photo of Kelly Luegenbiehl is available for download here:


Contact for the Global 50 Ranking:
Rüdiger Wischenbart

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

About the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry
The Global 50 Ranking of the Publishing Industry (© by Livres Hebdo 2019), 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 50 Ranking of the Publishing Industry is an initiative of Livres Hebdo (France), co-published by Bookdao (China), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil) and Publishers Weekly (USA). It has been researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting.

About Netflix
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.

About Frankfurter Buchmesse
Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,500 exhibitors from 109 countries, around 285,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It is the most important international marketplace for content – from novels and children’s books to academic databases and stories for films, games and virtual reality experiences. Publishing professionals from around the world meet here with partners from the technology sector and from related creative and cultural industries, sparking new partnerships and business models. A strong conference programme ensures that Frankfurter Buchmesse is a major source of inspiration for content experts from around the world. 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. 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. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association).