Ainhoa Sánchez Mateo

  Ainhoa Sánchez Mateo (Madrid, 1974) lleva veinte años dedicada a la gestión cultural, primero en el mundo de las exposiciones de arte y, desde 2014, en temas literarios. Licenciada Cumlaudeen Historia del Arte por la Boston University, y máster en Gestión Cultural, por la Universidad Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Girona y Universitat Illes Balleares, […]

Alberto Rivolta

Graduated in Management Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan, he began his career as a strategic management consultant, achieving top positions within the board and management team. He has led complex projects for important companies in the publishing, media, insurance and asset management industries, as an expert in strategy, start-ups and change management. In January 2015 [...]

Alejandro Fernández Diego

Alejandro has a degree in Journalism [Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, UPSA, 2000], has studies in Hispanic Language & Literature [Universidad de Salamanca, USAL, 2002], studied the Publishing Course [Yale University, 2015] and has a Master in Internet Business [MIB, ISDI, 2017]. Between 1996 and 2004, Alejandro worked in different media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and […]

Alessandro Magno

Alessandro is Chief Digital Officer at Feltrinelli Group, a leading book publisher and retailer in Italy and Spain. He has twenty years of experience in Media, Publishing, and Entertainment. He has built his career both in Italy and in the United States, working for companies such as GeMS/Gruppo editoriale Mauri Spagnol, Class Editori, Global Finance, […]

Alexandra Borg

My motto: «If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.» Donald Draper   Dr Alexandra Borg is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and a lecturer in Swedish. She completed her PhD in 2011, with a dissertation on the fin de siècle-literature of Stockholm (1898–1916). From 2012 to 2015 she was an embedded […]

Alicia Sellés

Datos, datos, datos… y relatos Alicia is Librarian. She developed her professional career in the private sector as an independent consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the information and library sector, more focused on the research, design, strategy but also on the implementation of technology. She combines these tasks with teaching specialized […]

Alyna Wnukowsky

Alyna Wnukowsky, 44, has been the managing director at Libri since April 2022 and CEO since July 2022. Prior to this, she worked for the French Quadient SA company, where she was the managing director for Germany and Austria, before also becoming a member of the worldwide executive committee being in charge of business process […]

Andrew Rhomberg

Andrew is the founder of Jellybooks, a London based publishing technology company established in 2011. Jellybooks provides audience insights, reading applications, and workflow automation tools to publishers and booksellers. The company also distributes ebooks and audiobooks to schools and young readers. Its clients include many of the leading trade and academic publishers and book retailers in the UK, US, Germany, […]

Anna-Maria Soininvaara

Everyone is welcome to Oodi. We are constantly developing the library and do that together with library users. Is director of Helsinki Central Library Oodi since 2018. Her former position for 14 years was deputy library director and in this position she was in charge of the planning process of the building of a new […]

Anne Bergman-Tahon

Anne Bergman-Tahon after studying medieval history (at Brussels University) and Copyright Law (at Brussels University an Kings College London) worked in public relations and journalism before joining the FEP where she became Director in 2004.

Antonino Cotroneo

Antonino Cotroneo has been working since 2014with Fondazione LIA where he takes part in training, testing and consultancy activities in the field of accessible digital publishing. He has a background in music, which he achieved by studying piano and composition in Italy and at the «Mozartheum» in Salzburg. He is also a computer scientist, enhancing […]

Antonio de Marco

Managing Director, international and multicultural consultant. Specialist in management, distribution, sale, promotion of books and digital content (audio, video) in physical bookstores, libraries and online. Lecturer in forums on publishing and the book world. Visiting professor in various Publishing Master’s courses. Antonio has been pioneer in Spain in the development and online sale of paper and digital books, responsible […]

Antonio J. Rodríguez

Antonio J. Rodríguez is founding partner and creative director of rrefugio, a digital strategy agency dedicated to the publishing industry. For more than five years he was editor-in-chief and co-director of content at PlayGround, and later worked as a political communications consultant and independent creative director for major brands. He has been editor at Caballo […]

Arantxa Mellado

Digitalisation of the book supply chain and sustainable growth are key elements for the publishing industry. We have to tackle them in the present in order to have a future Arantxa Mellado has more than 20 years of experience in the book world, first as a publisher and then as a publishing consultant. As such, […]

Arantza Larrauri

Graduated in Business Administration from ESADE, where she also obtained an MBA, Larrauri completed her training in Arizona, at Thunderbird School, where she obtained a Master in International Management. Larrauri has been working in the book industry for nineteen years. In 2010 she joined Libranda as Managing Director, the leading international distributor of digital books […]

Arturo Alvaro

Arturo Alvaro, Sales and Project Manager in Logista Libros since 2016, expert in publishing distribution and supply chain. He started in Logista Libros in 2006 as analyst, developing several positions in the sales and administration department always focused in clients (publishers and retail). This experience and position provided Arturo a complete view of the publishing […]

Ashleigh Gardner

Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios, Publishing at Wattpad Creates meaningful promotional and editorial partnerships with the publishing, advertising, and entertainment industries. Before joining Wattpad, Ashleigh was director of content management at Kobo, where she focused on expanding Kobo’s existing catalogue, while developing new ebook stores in international markets.

Aude Desbant

«Offering solutions to answer publishers’ main challenges of today.»  Aude Desbant was born in Paris. After completing her studies and her master degree in international business between France, Austria and Mexico, she finally moved out to Germany and joined the company Books on Demand with the exciting mission to develop the French market seven years […]

Aurora Paya Sanchez

Aurora Paya Sanchez studied international trade in Spain and, after working for Waterstones in London, joined digital marketing agency Tandem Collective. Since 2022 she has been in charge of developing digital marketing campaigns in Spanish-speaking territories. She is teaching a course on content marketing within the training provided by PARIX, a school for the Spanish […]

Beatrice Yong-in Lin

Beatrice Yong-in calls herself a professional Digital Content Specialist (DCS) with technology in heart and the demonstrated career for decades from the licensing, publishing, ed-tech and digital content distribution and security fields, whereas seven years engaged in audio book publishing, production, and distribution for the market of South Korea. As a co-founder and managing director […]

Brian O’Leary

«Boundaries are expanding, with more titles, new formats, new business models, and more surfing and sampling. Publishers are working to respond to what’s new, but how can they more reliably prepare for what’s next?»   Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S. trade association that disseminates information, creates and […]

Carlo Carrenho

Carlo Carrenho is an international publishing consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been working in book publishing for 30 years and his experience is particularly strong on digital strategy, business development and general management. He is Frankfurt Book Fair’s Audio Ambassador for the 2023 and 2024 editions. Besides that, he has been consulting for […]

Carlos García-Romeral Pérez

Las bibliotecas son espacios de interacción social, científico-técnica  y potenciadores de la cultura en todos sus ámbitos Phd in Literature, bibliographer, Head of the Public Library Department of the Regional Government of Madrid o, he has been director of the Miguel Hernández Public Library (Puente Vallecas) and of Orcasitas Public Library. He has implemented projects around the […]

Carlota del Amo

Since 2013 is Director of Corporate Communication at Penguin Random House Group Spain. Since 2016 left the communication of books and authors to focus on the group’s corporate communication tasks focused on external communication, the brand or institutional relations. In 2022 added internal communication and corporate social responsibility of the group to her duties. She […]

Chantal Restivo-Alessi

Chantal Restivo-Alessi is Chief Digital Officer and CEO International Foreign Language for HarperCollins Publishers, leading the overall global digital strategy and foreign language publishing program for the company. She works with each division around the world to manage commercial relationships with new and existing digital partners, grow digital revenues, oversee the company’s developing foreign language […]

Chris Beer

«With each new breakthrough in tech comes new ways of engaging with the world – but also new platforms for old habits. Balancing groundbreaking technology and trends with established human traits is key to unlocking the best future for consumers and content creators».   Chris Beer is a Senior Trends Analyst at GlobalWebIndex, a market […]

Christian Schumacher-Gebler

After training as a publishing bookseller at Piper Verlag in Munich, Christian Schumacher-Gebler got a degree in business administration at the University of Regensburg in 2001. After his studies, he started his professional life as assistant to the managing director of the German Bonnier Group. From 2004 to 2012, Christian Schumacher-Gebler was Managing Director at […]

Christoph Bläsi

Christoph Bläsi (born 1960) is professor for book studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (since 2009); before coming back to academia he had held senior positions in digital publishing and strategic information management of various major German publishing houses (1992-2004).   Christoph Bläsi´s current research areas include artificial intelligence applications in publishing, (particularly economic [...]

Cigdem Aker

  «Seizing the digital and technological opportunities is much easier, when we join forces internationally».   Cigdem Aker is head of strategy and innovation at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.). With initiatives like the international CONTENTshift accelerator she pursues the aim to push the boundaries of publishing and to […]

Colin Lovrinovic

  Colin Lovrinovic is an Australian/German serial entrepreneur with a passion for new technology in media (and in general) – and having fun while making the world a more interesting place. He is Managing Director at Gould Finch, the next generation data-driven management consulting firm that focuses on digital evolution and transformation across various industries. […]

Cristina Mussinelli

General Secretary of Fodazione Lia, Board Member at EDRLab and Member of the Board of Directors at IDPF. Mussinelli has a good knowledge of the Italian and international publishing market, since has managed many projects both in traditional and digital publishing formats. Cristina has specific know-how in digital publishing, using the emerging technologies for both […]

Danaé Tourrand-Viciana

Danaé Tourrand-Viciana is editorial director for Editions Leduc. After studying Political Science and Publishing, she started her career in translated fiction. With a strong taste for upmarket women’s fiction, she joined Leduc in 2018 to handle fiction Imprint Editions Charleston. Since 2020 she is also editorial director for Editions Alisio, a non fiction imprint dedicated […]

Daniel Morales Gutiérrez

Morales is Telecommunications Engineer from the University of Seville. After years working in different operators in the sector, he joined Orange Spain twelve years ago to lead the mobile access network renewal projects, and then for five years he worked as territorial manager in Andalusia, Extremadura, the Canary Islands and the central area, leading the […]

Daniel Weck

Daniel Weck is a software engineer who works with the DAISY Consortium, a global not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to ensure that persons with print disabilities (e.g. people who are blind, visually-impaired, dyslexic) have equal access to information and knowledge, without delay or additional expense. For the past decade, Daniel has developed open-source software in […]

David Streatfield

My consultancy work is guided by a throwaway comment made by an Irish banker (shortly before the international financial meltdown): “The trouble with planning is that it has to degenerate into action”. David Streatfield has been involved with impact evaluation for more than thirty years. He is Principal of Information Management Associates a consultancy, training […]

Denis Zwirn

Denis Zwirn in the founder and CEO of Numilog. Numilog is a French pioneer of the ebook market, created in 1999. Besides its own retail sites (, and reading applications in iOS  and Android environment, Numilog offers publishers a global solution for distributing, selling and lending eBooks through the major international platforms, independent eBook stores […]

Eduardo Yagüe

“All we need is passion for lifelong learning !” Head of Global School Business at Odilo, where our mission is to create equality in Education by making digital content of the highest quality easily accessible and affordable for all, promote strong learning habits, and help everyone reach their full potential by providing personalized smart learning solutions. Graduate in […]

Elias Blanckaert

In 2022, Elias received his master’s degree in Communication Studies: Media, Strategic Communication and Marketing at the VUB. Since October 2022, he works as a user researcher at IMEC-SMIT-VUB. His main research activities focus on the innovation of the media landscape through the use of new technologies. He is currently working on the European Möbius […]

Elisa Molinari

Elisa Molinari – Project manager Fondazione LIA Graduated in Italian literature, Elisa worked at the Italian Publishers Association, taking part at national and European projects devoted to digital publishing. Since 2013 she has been working with Fondazione LIA where she is responsible of events, training activities and projects aimed at spreading the culture of accessibility. […]

Emma House

Emma House is an international publishing consultant based in the UK. She has over 20 years experience in the global publishing industry having held senior roles at The London Book Fair and The Publishers Association (UK). As a consultant Emm helps businesses navigate the international publishing world through research, business development, event curation and project management. Emma is […]

Emmanuel Paul

Graduated from emlyon Executive MBA, Emmanuel Paul has dedicated his career to the International Development and Management of Innovative companies, both multinational groups and startups. He successfully managed the African and Middle Eastern growth of a Mobile Money startup. He is now exploring the Spanish EdTech field for Mobidys, an Inclusive yet Innovative French Publisher […]

Enrico Turrin

Enrico Turrin got a degree in Economics at the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan in 2000 and a master’s degree in International Affairs at the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan, in 2001. After internships at the Italian Embassy in Madrid and at the United Nation’s Global Programme against Money Laundering in Vienna, in [...]

Enrique Pascual Pons

Master’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Diploma in Business Administration from the Universidad CEU San Pablo. He has developed his entire professional career in Marcial Pons, where he has held different positions until he became the current Director of Bookstores and Counselor of the publishing houses of Law and History. [...]

Eric Bartotetti.

After having worked as a Business Broker, an Online Marketeer as well as in Investor Relations, Eric Bartoletti founded his own consulting company with a focus on Start Ups and international expansion. Since August 2018 he serves as Head of Business Development for Bookwire, developing the future of digital publishing together with his team, currently [...]

Eric Briys

Eric Briys is the co-founder of Cyberlibris, a French firm established in 2001. Cyberlibris is the pioneer of digital libraries predicated on streaming + subscription (more here: Cyberlibris clients include business schools (, universities (,, corporations (, public libraries ( Cyberlibris partners with 900 + publishing houses. Current topic of interest: How to […]

Eric del Arco

Director de la librería Documenta t / Presidente del Gremi de Llibreters de Catalunya Eric del Arco is Industrial engineer and humanist. Until 2014, he worked as an engineer, export manager of fire detection systems, missioner and telecommunications support technician. Until he applied as a book trainee at the Documenta bookshop. At the end of […]

Erik Wikberg

My life motto? “It’s got to go bang and it has to be fun, otherwise I won’t come”, as Astrid Lindgren’s character Karlsson says in The World’s Best Karlsson (1968).   Dr. Erik Wikberg is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics focused on art and literature. He is also an Assistant Professor in […]

Eva Orúe

Eva Orúe (Zaragoza, 1962) is director of the Madrid Book Fair. A journalist, she has worked in press, radio and television, and has been part of all kinds of projects, from magazines to news programs. For 10 years, she was a correspondent in the United Kingdom, France, Russia and, again, France. After returning to Spain, […]

Evgenii Zaitsev

CMO of PocketBook SA, responsible for sales and marketing at Pocketbook ,SA since 2011 .  17 years of team-management experience in marketing and sales of consumer electronic goods. Experience in building up а business from «scratch», 6 years in international trade of e-readers hardware and b2b solutions for E book commerce. MBA Degree of IBR ( […]

Fabian Paagman

Director-owner of family business Paagman bookshops: 4 stores in The Hague and surroundings (Netherlands). A fifth store will be added in April 2022. Together with his sister, he is the third generation to manage this completely independent family business with approximately 130 employees. In addition, since 2012 Fabian is executive-commmittee member of the European and [...]

Fabrice Piault

Fabrice Piault, born 1959, is the Editor in Chief of the French Book Trade media Livres Hebdo, and a co-founder of the international Book Trade magazines network PubMagNet. Graduated in History and Political Sciences from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and in Journalism from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (Paris), he started his carreer as a journalist [...]

Fátima Bigeriego

Fátima Bigeriego, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Odilo, a leading company in creating fully customized Unlimited Learning Ecosystems to help organizations reach their full potential. Thanks to the speed in the evolution of its learning capabilities, it is able to provide rapid response (in this case in just two weeks) in challenging times when education is at […]

Felim McGrath

Felim McGrath is Trends Manager at GlobalWebIndex, an audience profiling company that runs the world’s largest ongoing study on the digital consumer in order to quantify the perceptions and behaviors of every connected consumer in the world. Felim oversees the GWI’s Trends team, who produce the company’s reports and infographics, as well as their Chart […]

Fernando Piquer

Fernando Piquer is CEO at Movistar Riders, an innovative centre for e-sports based in Casa del Lector and linked with reading promotion projects for teenagers. For more than 20 years, Fernando Piquer’s professional career has been linked to the Internet and digital entertainment. Before the creation of the Movistar Riders eSports club, he founded Bitoon Games, […]

Gauthier Van Malderen

«On a mission to make education more accessible to all, whilst helping publishers recuperate revenue lost from piracy and second-hand book sales» Gauthier Van Malderen is the co-founder and CEO of Perlego, the largest textbook subscription service, launched in Jan 2017. Perlego’s mission is to make education accessible to all by partnering with learners, instructors […]

Gautier Chomel

Project manager for EDRLab, Gautier Chomel is a 25 years experienced editorial and book production designer with a 12 years specialization in accessible content for visually impaired people. Gautier is also a confirmed trainer who worked for international organizations like WIPO and the Daisy Consortium and has operated éditadapt, a certified training center. His passion […]

Giacomo D’Angelo

At StreetLib, Giacomo drives the company's strategy and international expansion with a global outlook and a special focus on the emerging markets. Giacomo combines a passion for the Internet and blockchain technologies with his love for books as the best tool for improving human potential. Giacomo's professional blog is the following:

Giorgia Russo

Giorgia Russo, a millennial class 1992, has been involved in online book promotion for the last ten years, focusing particularly on social media. She started her journey in 2014 as a book influencer, an experience that brought her to join the Feltrinelli Group as Social Media Manager and Community Specialist in 2018. Over the past six years, […]

Giuseppe Ciancia

Giuseppe Ciancia born in Italy in 1987. In 2010 he attends lessons of screenplay writing for comics at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Genova. He deals with digital publishing since 2011, when he becomes editor of, the first italian webcomics & lab magazine. Since 2015 he works as editor-in-chief for VERTICOMICS s.r.l., a digital […]

Grazia Gotti

A New Moral Attitude: Reading is a problem of Education Graduated in Pedagogy, in 1983 Grazia Gotti co-founded the Cooperativa Culturale Giannino Stoppani and the indipendent children’s book store. She collaborates with several publishers, scouting and curating bookseries. Since 2003 she is a member of Accademia Drosselmeier, a Study Centre attended by teachers, educators, librarians, […]

Gregorio Pellegrino

One format to rule them all! Italian computer engineer, Gregorio Pellegrino has a strong knowledge in the digital publishing field, new media with particular attention to accessibility for visually impaired people. He is a consultant in these areas for publishing companies (especially regarding formats, international standards and authoring platforms). He is the technical manager of […]

Gvantsa Jobava

Gvantsa Jobava (1986) is the Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the past president of Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association (currently the GPBA board member). She holds the position of the Head of International Affairs and the head of translated Fiction/Nonfiction department at Intelekti Publishing, one of the leading publishing houses in Georgia. In […]

Hadrien Gardeur

Gardeur is in charge of all key products at De Marque, such as Hub: a distribution service for publishers; Station/Biblius: content portals for libraries and schools ; Reader (Aldiko): mobile and Web apps for ebooks/audiobooks/comics; Market (Feedbooks) and Boutique through which we operate both B2C and B2B sales channels. Gardeur is also founder and board […]

Hugo Montero

As the Director of Branded Editions for PressReader, Hugo has more than 8 years of experience providing technology solutions to publishers and other content creators, as well as supporting their audience and subscriber development in both B2B and B2C verticals. With a focus on SaaS for newspapers and magazines publishers, PressReader’s Branded Editions platform is […]

Jaime Giné

I am an Executive in the Development Services Industry, specialized in Video Games development and live services. My ambition is and always has been to make a difference and have fun. I like to build data driven organizations, where innovation, operational excellence and cost efficiency are just right for whatever company or project I am […]

James English

Program Manager Ebooks The New York Public Library James came to the New York Public Library in May 2013 and serves as Product Manager – National Platforms.   His primary duties were as product manager for SimplyE – an open source e-reading platform and IMLS grant-funded project which aims to simplify the experience of discovering, […]

Jason Kelly

Jason is a co-founder and the Chief Legal Officer of, a real-time audiobook production platform and online book store which launched at the London Book Fair in 2023. He has practiced law in the field of IP Rights and technology for 20 years. This includes through previous roles with B2B Software developers and B2C […]

Jason Mander

Director of Research and Insight at GlobalWebIndex Jason oversees GWI’s global research study across 34 markets and authors the company’s flagship reports on social networking, mobiles and media consumption. He also blogs for titles like the Huffington Post and MediaPost and is a frequent contributor to stories on media outlets such as BBC News, CNN, […]

Javier Celaya

Javier Celaya is the CEO and founder of For the last 15 years, Javier has been leading the set-up and launch in Spain and Latin America of very innovative digital platforms such as Bookwire, Storytel and Podimo, among other start-ups and platforms. Throughout the years, has published more than 150 studies and reports on [...]

Javier del Puerto

Javier del Puerto is a Senior Account Manager at Bookwire EMEA. Based in London, he partners with top publishers like Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber, and Saga Egmont across Europe and the Middle East. He spearheaded successful NFT launches for Planeta and PRH Spain and actively advocates for AI-powered innovation in publishing. With a background in […]

Jens Klingelhöfer

  Jens Jens Klingelhöfer is CEO and co-founder of the internationally established digital PubTech company Bookwire ( with offices in Frankfurt, London, Barcelona, Paris, Sao Paulo and Mexico-City. Bookwire is specializing in marketing ebooks, digital audiobooks and Print-on-demand products in all existing and emerging sales channels worldwide. The company works with over 2000 publishing houses for which it provides the world’s largest network and a fully integrated distribution and marketing platform solution “Bookwire OS”. Prior to the founding of Bookwire, […]

Jens Tröger

Tröger is founder of Bookalope, an online service that provides customers with intelligent and scalable tools that analyze and convert books: from AI-assisted content analysis to structured content extraction, from flagging and fixing stylistic, textual, and typographical issues, to conversion for electronic and print publishing or for other integrated publishing workflows.   He is also […]

Jeremy Wang-Iverson

Jeremy Wang-Iverson (New York, 1980) is the founder and principal of Vesto, a literary publicity and marketing agency that works closely with authors and publishers to support the publication of new books. Vesto’s clients (past and present) include the Association of University Presses, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Goethe-Institut, Granta Magazine, and The New Press, among others. Jeremy […]

Jiang Yanping

Ms. Jiang joined Openbook in 2000, and she currently works as the Director and General Manager of Openbook. Ms. Jiang is also the adjunct professor of the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication; invited expert of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television for physical bookstore support fund project; the expert of publishing industry who has received certification authority from Beijing Municipal Government.Beijing OpenBookCo.,Ltd Established in 1998, Openbook is […]

Jim Bryant

Founder and CEO of Trajectory, Inc. Trajectory is an intelligent network connecting publishers to retailers, libraries and readers around the world. Trajectory is the first company to develop an algorithmic recommendation system for books and was awarded the BISG 2015 Innovation Award. Founder and CEO of Information Please LLC. Developed the first comprehensive site on […]

Joan Mera

Nowadays, the sustainable transformation of our organizations constitutes one of the main challenges that we must face. If you haven’t already done so, define your sustainability strategy, align it with your corporate strategy and take advantage of it to generate more value for your organization. It is a big transformation that affects not only the […]

Johanna Brinton

Johanna Brinton is Senior Regional Manager EMEA, Global Libraries and Education at Overdrive working closely with publishers to make their digital content available for distribution to libraries. With over 18 years’ experience in dealing with digital content and publishing, Johanna is immersed in the diverse European publishing scenes and aggregates the largest multilingual catalogue in […]

Johannes Knierzinger

«To complicated; didnt read – readers demand an uncompromisingly good experience. With a system that unifies all sources and helps readers to follow their trusted sources, Newsadoo is bringing back the attention of the readers to news. And thats the foundation for a subscription model that works for news».   The father of two children studied […]

John Martin

John Martin is the former CEO of Sanoma Learning (HQ in Helsinki, Finland) and is currently Chairman of ILT Education (HQ in Stockholm, Sweden), Board Member of Infinitas Learning (HQ in Utrecht, The Netherlands) and an advisor and investor in various education and edtech companies across the continent. He has broad experience in the market […]

Jonas Tellander

Jonas Tellander is CEO and Founder (together with Jon Hauksson) of Storytel, started in 2005. Storytel is currently available in seven countries; Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Holland and Russia, and is planning to launch the service in at least three more countrys during 2017.

Jordi Panyella

Jordi Panyella Carbonell is a publisher at the Pol·len edicions cooperative, from which, together with the Comangera publishing house and the Leitat Technological Center, they have promoted the Institut de l’ecoedició de Catalunya. He writes about eco-publishing in the digital, has participated in the elaboration of guides and articles on eco-publishing, and every year […]

Jörg Engelstädter

Jörg founded the Canon Future Book Forum with the vision of driving innovation and change in the publishing industry by connecting book printers and stakeholders in the book publishing industry from all over the world. As a thought leader, keen networker and believer in state-of-the-art digital technologies he and the team developed the Future Book [...]

José Manuel Anta

Managing Director of FANDE and the International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA) Graduate in Economics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Master in Foreign Trade by CEOE and Postgraduate Course in Market Research at the Autonomous University of Madrid (1995). Since 1997, performs the work of Managing Director of the Federation of National Associations […]

Juergen Boos

Juergen Boos trained as a publisher at Herder Verlag (Freiburg) in the early 1980s and has degrees in both Marketing and Organisational Theory. He has held management positions at Droemer Knaur Verlag (Munich), Carl Hanser Verlag (Munich), as well as Springer Science and Business Media (today Springer Science) and John Wiley & Sons (Weinheim). He […]

Jukka Planman

Jukka Planman is the CEO of Tunnel Ground Inc, creator of Void of Heroes comics and mobile games. Jukka is particularly interested in the UA (User Acquisition) paradox in the gaming industry and how comics have helped Tunnel Ground on this matter.

Julia Pavlichenko

Julia Pavlichenko Software development manager with 15 years of experience, 7 years in ebook digital development. Combine a unique combination of hands-on technical skills, agile project management and people management skills. 

Juliana Rueda

With more than 10 years experience in the audio industry and over 10000 hours of audio produced, Juliana launched in 2020 A.R.S (Audio Entertainment Recording System) , a cloud-based audio production solution that allows audio publishers, production studios, as well as streaming platforms  addresses the inefficiencies, slow progress, and high costs commonly associated with audio […]

Julio Covacho López

Julio co-founded Quantic Brains Technologies in 2021 and is responsible for the management, financial and planning part. He has more than 20 years in the audiovisual sector as CFO and CEO, having been the CFO of the first company listed on the MAB in Spain. He also has extensive international project management experience and brings […]

Kåre Halldén

Kåre is a book (r)evolutionary and founder of Kidsread, a Swedish subscription service offering unlimited access to children’s books on tablets and smart phones (reading ages 0-12). He has an entrepreneurial background from several digital ventures and is also a award winning author.  

Karla Paniagua

Phd in cultural studies, Master in social anthropology, communication specialist. She directs the Design of Tomorrow specialty at CENTRO, where she also co-edits the magazine Economía Creativa and leads the UNESCO Chair Design Methods for Democratic Access to the Imagination of the Future. She is the author of three books, she is working on the […]

Kazuyoshi Takeuchi

Born in Hiroshima, Kazuyoshi Takeuchi graduated in Social Sciences from Hitotsubashi University in Japan. In 1974, he joined Shodensha, a company that publishes non-fiction, «light novels», mangas and magazines (Feel Young, Zipper, Nina’s), where he was administrative and financial director, sales, marketing and publishing licensing director, to be finally appointed as president in 2002. Since […]

Kazuyuki Masuda

Let’s think about how to make a market where paper and digital comics coexist positively: Hint 1: Digital distribution could be also an integrating part of promotion for paper sales Hint 2: People who read comics in paper and in digital formats are quite different Kazuyuki Masuda has been working from 1985 to 2011 for […]

Kristenn Einarsson

Managing director World Expression Forum , Chair of the Freedom to Publish Committee in the International Publishers Association and Chair of Norges Televisjon. Forty-five years of experience in Publishing, some previous positions: CEO of The Norwegian Publishers Association (2011 – 2020), CEO the Norwegian Book Clubs (1991-2010). Chairman of Kunnskapsforlaget Publishing house (2000 – 2008). [...]

Kristina Kramer

Kristina Kramer is Deputy Director for European and International Affairs at the German Booksellers and Publishers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels). After completing her training in translation and interpretation in Munich, she  studied Cultural Sciences in Berlin and Paris. She worked for the Franco-German Youth Office before joining Börsenverein’s team for the organisation of the […]

Kurt Thielen

Kurt Thielen is the founder and Managing Director of Zebralution, one of the biggest Digital Distributors for music and audiobooks in the World. He started his career working in a record shop in 1979 and was the Head of Rough Trade Records and later Zomba Records in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for more than 20 […]

Laura Clavero

Degree in Political Science from the UAB and a Master’s degree in Sales and Marketing from ESADE in Barcelona. More than 25 years of experience in printing business working in Canon with different responsibilities, involved in several stages of the business processes, marketing, purchasing, logistics and business development. First in Canon Imaging Supplies, delivering a […]

Laura Di Giuseppe

Community, community, community. It’s all about building a community Laura Di Giuseppe is a Publishing and Marketing Consultant, working at digital marketing agency Tandem Collective. She has been in charge of developing integrated consumer and retail marketing strategies for some of the world’s most successful publishing brands including Dr Seuss, Paddington, J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie, […]

Laura Nevanlinna

Laura Nevanlinna is the Publisher, CEO and Founder of Kaiken Publishing Ltd., an affiliate of Rovio Animation Company. Kaiken is a Creative Publishing & Content Agency handling all of Rovio’s global book and magazine publishing activities regardless of platform. Previously the Head of Publishing at Rovio Entertainment, Ms. Nevanlinna has worked in educational and trade […]

Liisa McCloy-Kelley

Liisa McCloy-Kelley is VP, Director eBook Development & Innovation, Random House. She works to create innovative new ebook products and drive new reading functionality across the ebook marketplace. She co-leads a corporate team of developers, designers and producers who are responsible for all of the ebooks of Penguin Random House US divisions as well as […]

Linda Corugedo

Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director, DG Communications networks, Content and Technologies. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Has mostly lived abroad since late twenties. Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics where she also chaired the Students Association during her last year. Joined the Swedish Foreign Service and served abroad in Bangkok, Brussels, Madrid and Geneva. Specialised in EU matters, […]