Welcome to the 32nd Frankfurt Rights Meeting.

More communication, enhanced networking and deeper insights into today's dynamic rights business.

9 October 2018
2.00 - 5.00 pm
Hall 4.0, Room Europa

from € 165.‒

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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.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Frankfurt Rights Meeting in englischer Sprache stattfindet.

At the 32nd Frankfurt Rights Meeting you will meet ...

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

Focus on Poland, Romania, Russia and Subscription Models

Poland, Romania and Russia – our expert speakers provide facts, figures, topics and trends and offer insight into new players and current developments in their respective markets.

Subscription Models – you can look forward to a comprehensive overview: What kinds of models are there, how do they work and which aspects must be observed by right holders.

After a short coffee break, the participants can discuss what they have heard in greater depth with the speakers, international colleagues and other experts.

As always, the networking afterwards offers the opportunity to end the day in a quiet atmosphere with a glass of wine.

Preliminary Programme

2.00 pm

Welcome

Kris Kliemann is the president of Kliemann & Company Consulting, where she advises companies on strategic approaches to licensing rights, permissions, and other copyright and intellectual property for maximum reach and revenue. Kris will guide through the 32nd Frankfurt Rights Meeting

Speaker: Kris Kliemann, Rights Consultant, USA

2.05 pm

Focus on … POLAND

Poland is a significant rights market for international publishers with translated titles making up almost 20% of books published in Poland—English being the most translated language and German being the second. Dive deep into the polish market and learn more about trends and current developments with our expert Joanna Maciuk.

Speaker: Joana Maciuk, Editor-in-Chief Foreign Fiction Department, Prószyński Media, Poland

2.20 pm

Focus on … ROMANIA

In Romania translations still represent more than 50% of the whole book production. Anglo-American authors dominate the translation market, while Central and East European literatures are on the rise. Discover Romania with Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu, meet new players and gain insights into the Romanian publishing market.

Speaker: Bogdan Stănescu, Editorial Director, Polirom Publishing House, Romania

2.35 pm

Focus on … RUSSIA

The Russian Book Market is a very dynamic one, seemingly dominated by large publishing groups and a thriving Audio business. Irina Prokhorova will lead through the Russian publishing industry, showcasing the actually very active independent publishing scene as well as recent topics and trends of her markets.

Speaker: Irina Prokhorova, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, New Literary Observer, Russia

2.50 pm

Panel Discussion and open Q&A – Poland, Romania, Russia

Speaker: Irina Prokhorova, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, New Literary Observer, Russia Joana Maciuk, Editor-in-Chief Foreign Fiction Department, Prószyński Media, Poland Bogdan Stănescu, Editorial Director, Polirom Publishing House, Romania

Moderated by Kris Kliemann

3.05 pm

Focus on … SUBSCRIPTION MODELS (I)

Subscription Models have been around in the STM and academic publishing sector for quite some time. Huw Alexander will chronicle the developments from then til now, explain the most dominant models and provide some “lessons learned.”

Speaker: Huw Alexander, Accessibility Consultant, UK

3.20 pm

Focus on … SUBSCRIPTION MODELS (II)

While subscription models are old news for STM and academic publishers, they are still nascent in the trade market. Get to know the schemes and providers currently active in the European market, learn about their business models and understand what to look out for.

Speaker: Nathan Hull, Chief Commercial and Content Officer, BookChoice, Netherlands

3.35 pm

Focus on … SUBSCRIPTION MODELS (III)

Suzanne Galvez will showcase the subscription models currently most dominant in the US market and point out differences and similarities between the US and European market.

Speaker: Suzanne Galvez, VP Content Partnerships, Findaway, USA

3.50 pm

Panel Discussion and open Q&A – Subscription Models

Speaker: Huw Alexander, Accessibility Consultant, UK Nathan Hull, Chief Commercial and Content Officer, BookChoice, Netherlands Suzanne Galvez, VP Content Partnerships, Findaway, USA

Moderated by Kris Kliemann

4.00 pm COFFE BREAK AND ROOM CHANGE
4.15 pm

ROUND-TABLE-SESSIONS

After a short coffee break, attendees can discuss what they have heard in greater depth with the speakers, international colleagues and other experts. Besides our expert speakers, you can also join the following Round-Table-Sessions:

5.00 pm

End of Conference

Followed by a networking reception

 

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.

Jeroen Jansen Speaker Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018

Jeroen Jansen

Jeroen Jansen is a lawyer (EU Law) and former Dutch diplomat. He is currently a partner in the Litigation & Regulatory Practice of DLA Piper in Brussels.

Jeroen Jansen is a lawyer (EU Law) and former Dutch diplomat. He is currently a partner in the Litigation & Regulatory Practice of DLA Piper in Brussels.

He leads the EU Regulatory, Trade and Government Affairs team specialising in EU Law and regulatory advocacy (lobbying) with focus on the EU legislative process.

Valerijus Ostrovskis Speaker Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018

Valerijus Ostrovskis

Valerijus Ostrovskis is a senior lead lawyer in DLA Piper's EU Regulatory and Government Affairs team in Brussels.

Valerijus Ostrovskis is a senior lead lawyer in DLA Piper's EU Regulatory and Government Affairs team in Brussels.

Valerijus has extensive experience advising clients - leading international companies and foreign governments - on the European Union's policy and regulation, with a particular focus on EU law and policy. He also has in-depth knowledge and significant experience in the fields of European copyright law, data protection, technology, EU and international economic sanctions and export control regulations.

Jane Tappuni Speaker Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018

Jane Tappuni

Jane Tappuni has 25 years’ worth of experience working within the publishing industry, across publishing, media and the technology sectors. She is an expert in go to market strategies, marketing strategies, and revenue generation through technology.

Jane Tappuni has 25 years’ worth of experience working within the publishing industry, across publishing, media and the technology sectors. She is an expert in go to market strategies, marketing strategies, and revenue generation through technology.

Jane is currently General Manager at www.iprlicense.com, the market place to buy and sell rights online. Previously, Jane had business responsibility for www.Ingentaconnect.com, the world’s largest portal of journals. She also has eight years’ experience in platform technology and CMS for STM, Association and Academic publishers.

Izabella Kaluta Speaker Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018

Izabella Kaluta

Izabella Kaluta – culture manager and editor, she has been working on various programs promoting Polish literature abroad and reading within the country for nearly 20 years. She currently works as the Chief Program Coordinator at the Polish Book Institute.

Izabella Kaluta – culture manager and editor, she has been working on various programs promoting Polish literature abroad and reading within the country for nearly 20 years. She currently works as the Chief Program Coordinator at the Polish Book Institute.

Curator of the Polish collective stands in Bologna since 2006, member of the jury of the international competition “A well designed book – let’s start with the children” organized by the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. The author of the comprehensive guide to China and Chinese culture for children titled 'Man Zou. China for Inquisitives', published in Polish at the beginning of 2018 by prestigious Polish publisher Dwie Siostry (LBF Excellence Award winner 2017); Spanish, Chinese and Korean versions of the book are forthcoming.

Henrik Lindvall Speaker Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2018

Henrik Lindvall

Henrik Lindvall holds a BA in media and communications. Starting his career in publishing in a bookstore, he went on to work, among others, for Swedish wholesaler Pocketgrossisten as Head of Purchasing.

Henrik Lindvall holds a BA in media and communications. Starting his career in publishing in a bookstore, he went on to work, among others, for Swedish wholesaler Pocketgrossisten as Head of Purchasing.

In 2010, he became Senior Editor Foreign Fiction at Norstedts, before taking over as CEO of literary agency Partners in Stories in 2017. Since 2018, Henrik is the Head of Rights Team Management at Storytel, Sweden.

In a nutshell:

Join us in 2018 to catch up with your existing contacts and establish new connections within the community!