Copyright Clearance Center is a Premium Partner of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), the global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, has partnered once again with The Frankfurt Book Fair (October 11 – 15) to highlight issues at the heart of publishing, including copyright and content, diversity and digital transformation.

“This year brings to focus emerging trends in copyright and publishing, including digital transformation through knowledge engineering, the importance of diversity and more. We’re honored to once again be part of the engaging and actionable conversations the Frankfurt Book Fair is known for,” said Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations, CCC.

As part of the partnership, CCC will be hosting and participating in talks throughout the week, including:

THE MARKETS Conference – “Just How Hard is it to Break the Glass Ceiling?” Panel Discusson

Tuesday, 10 October, 12.30 – 1.00 pm
Location: Hall 4.0, Room Europa

Moderated by: Jane Tappuni, Head of Business Development, IPR License
Panelists include:
•Tracey Armstrong, US – President and CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
•Sophie de Closets, FRANCE – CEO, Fayard
•Arpita Das, INDIA – CEO and Owner, Yoda Press
•Xandra Ramos-Padilla, PHILIPPINES – Managing Director, National Book Store / CEO, Anvil Publishing
•Vicky Williams, UK – Group People Director, Emerald Group / CEO, Research Media

To Just How Hard is it to Break the Glass Ceiling (

Frankfurt Rights Meeting – Change is the New Constant: A close-up on East Asia, audio, and creating a buzz

Tuesday, 10 October, 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Location: Hall 4.0, Room Europa

The hallmark conference for the international rights and licensing business, this year’s Frankfurt Rights Meeting focuses on changes taking place in the rights market, including what is happening in the Japanese market, and with rights having to do with audio and the influence of social media on the rights trade. The conference has a new format; the first two hours will include presentations and panel discussions on the given topics, followed by roundtable sessions with the speakers and other experts to explore certain points in more detail and ending with the networking reception. Michael Healy, CCC’s Executive Director, International Relations to host a roundtable session.

To Change is the New Constant (

STM Frankfurt Conference –“Diversity to Improve Scholarly Research!” Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 10 October, 3.15 – 4.30 pm
Location: Westin Grand Frankfurt

Moderated by: Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
Panelists include:
•Gemma Hersh, VP, Policy and Communications, Elsevier
•Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press
•Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis Group
•Sonya T. Smith, PhD., Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University

To Diversity to Improve Scholarly Research (

Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information – Knowledge Engineering: The new business-value accelerator in the digital transformation journey

Wednesday, 11 October, 11.00 – 11.30 am
Location: HOT SPOT Hall 4.2, Stand N99

Speakers: Babis Marmanis, VP & CTO, CCC and Carl Robinson, Principal Consultant, Ixxus
For data-driven, practical solutions, consider knowledge engineering. Learn from the experts how knowledge engineering accelerates digital transformation in three critical ways – through comprehensive data analysis that provides insights to drive discovery; through management for authors and partners based on the analysis of their relationships; and through automated granular asset identification.

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Business Club 2017 – Publishing Perspectives Talk: “Towards a copyright manifesto for international publishing”

Thursday, 12 October, 10.30 – 11.15 am
Location: BUSINESS CLUB STAGE, Hall 4.0, F/B1

Participants include:
•Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives
•Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations, Copyright Clearance Center
•Caroline Morgan, Chief Executive and Secretary General, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)
•Jessica Sänger, Director for European and International Affairs, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels

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Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information – Open Access Master Class: University APCs

Thursday, 12 October, 3.00 – 3.30 pm
Location: HOT SPOT Hall 4.2, Stand N99

Speakers: Rob Johnson, Founder and Director, Research Consulting
At research universities, tracking Article Publication Charges (APCs) brings costly inefficiency to the manuscript submission workflow for authors, funders and university staff. VAT and compliance rules overwhelm manual systems that simply won’t scale. What publishers and institutional leadership require is a business-minded application that serves all stakeholders. Find out what a solution could mean to the bottom line for you and your partners, too.

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Exhibit Hall
CCC’s booth at the Book Fair is in Hall 4.2, Stand E18. For more information, visit

About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC drives market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright. With its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, CCC provides solutions for millions of people from the world’s largest companies and academic institutions.

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 of which 2,400 are 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. Founded in 2016, THE ARTS+ is a business festival for creatives, investors, publishers, museums, tech companies, that takes place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. 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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CCC at Frankfurter Buchmesse

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