Welcome to the Frankfurt Rights Meeting

More communication, enhanced networking and deeper insights into today's dynamic rights business.
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The key conference for the rights and licensing market.

The Frankfurt Rights Meeting has been the meeting place for all decision-makers in the field of rights and licenses for over 30 years. Top-class speakers offer an exclusive insight into current topics and trends to over 200 participants.
This is where rights and license managers, literary agents, scouts and publishers meet for lectures, discussions and networking.

At the Frankfurt Rights Meeting you will meet ...

  • Licensing managers
  • Rights managers
  • Literary agents
  • Scouts
  • Publishers
  • International business development managers

Review: Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018.

The Eastern European publishing industry is booming. And those who want to take part in the benefits met at Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018. Renowned experts shared information on the challenges and enormous opportunities in the rights and license trade in Romania, Poland and Russia. In addition to valuable tips from industry insiders, the event offered the perfect opportunity for serious networking.

Irina Prokhorova

Irina Prokhorova

Irina Prokhorova, born in Moscow, is a culture historian, literary critic, editor, head of the New Literary Observer Publishing house and co-founder of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation (The Charitable Foundation for Cultural Initiatives).

Irina Prokhorova, born in Moscow, is a culture historian, literary critic, editor, head of the New Literary Observer Publishing house and co-founder of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation (The Charitable Foundation for Cultural Initiatives).

Graduated with honours from the Faculty of Philology of Moscow State University, сandidate of Philological Sciences. In 1992 she established New Literary Observer publishing house which at present comprises three scholarly periodicals and over 100 books per year on literary criticism, philosophy, history, cultural & interdisciplinary studies, contemporary Russian prose and poetry. In 2004, she became a co-founder of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation which is aimed at the systematic support of culture in Russian regions, as well as raising the intellectual level and creative potential of local communities. She is hosting two live radio programs. A laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation for New Literary Observer journal in the category “The Best Educational Project” (2002). A laureate of the independent American award Liberty for her contribution to the development of Russian-American cultural relations (2003). Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2005). A laureate of the Andrei Bely Prize in literature (2006). In 2012, she became the Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France.

Joanna Maciuk

Joanna Maciuk

Joanna Maciuk is the head of foreign acquisitions at Prószyński Media, one of the biggest publishing houses in Poland, where she has worked since August 2015. Her journey in the publishing industry started at Bertelsmann Media, later Swiat Ksiazki, where she worked as an assistent of the program director.

Joanna Maciuk is the head of foreign acquisitions at Prószyński Media, one of the biggest publishing houses in Poland, where she has worked since August 2015. Her journey in the publishing industry started at Bertelsmann Media, later Swiat Ksiazki, where she worked as an assistent of the program director.

After spending over two years in publishing houses, she switched to the other side of the business and worked at Graal Literary Agency as a co-agent for over six years, selling rights to the international bestsellers to Polish publishers. Having experienced both sides of the market, she has a unique perspective on the publishing business, which helps her reach her goals and aspirations. Joanna would love to share with others her knowledge and experiences she has gathered over the years.

Kris Kliemann

Kris Kliemann

Kristin Kliemann is the President of Kliemann & Company LLC, where she advises companies on strategic approaches to licensing rights, permissions and other copyright and intellectual property for maximum reach and revenue.

Kristin Kliemann is the President of Kliemann & Company LLC, where she advises companies on strategic approaches to licensing rights, permissions and other copyright and intellectual property for maximum reach and revenue.

Her current clients include IPR License, an online platform for the discovery and license of book rights from around the world. Prior to forming her own consulting firm, Kris was Vice President, Director of Global Rights, with Wiley Inc., where she led a large team with sales, marketing and operations members located in US, UK, and Asia. Before Wiley, Kris worked in a variety of publisher positions with responsibility for managing editorial, creative and marketing teams, in addition to rights. From Random House/Fodor’s Travel to Hyperion/Disney, to Farrar, Straus & Giroux, her copyright and licensing experience enabled her to work on print and digital deals for wide range of authors with a broad spectrum of companies around the world. She’s passionate about Licensing as an important source of income and promotion for books and takes every chance she can to talk about this often-overlooked area of publishing.

Huw Alexander

Huw Alexander

Huw Alexander is a publishing accessibility consultant based in London. He embarked on a career in publishing during the last century after being informed that he was genetically designed to reach high shelves.

Huw Alexander is a publishing accessibility consultant based in London. He embarked on a career in publishing during the last century after being informed that he was genetically designed to reach high shelves.

Since then his career has spanned bookselling, agenting and academic publishing. Over a 15-year career at SAGE Publishing he was Rights Manager, Digital Sales Manager and Accessibility Lead.

Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu

Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu

Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu (1979) holds a Phd in Romanian literature and has been the coordinator of the most prestigious foreign fiction collection in Romania (Biblioteca Polirom) for the last 13 years.

Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu (1979) holds a Phd in Romanian literature and has been the coordinator of the most prestigious foreign fiction collection in Romania (Biblioteca Polirom) for the last 13 years.

He started working as editor-in-chief for Polirom Publishing House in 2005 and in 2006 was appointed editorial director. He also established the first chick-lit collection in Romania (CHIC) and now is busy building a new children’s fiction collection (JUNIOR). He acquired Romanian rights for writers such as Orhan Pamuk, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, Ian McEwan and Jose Saramago and is just as actively involved in a program of retranslating Russian and French classics.