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 [...]

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.

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 2002 [...]

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: https://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook/part-1-ku-or-ko-streaming-subscription-and-big-data) Cyberlibris clients include business schools (www.scholarvox.com), universities (http://univ.scholarvox.com, http://international.scholarvox.com), corporations (www.business-vox.com), public libraries (www.bibliovox.com). Cyberlibris partners with 900 + publishing houses. Current topic of interest: How to […]

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 [...]

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: https://giak.medium.com

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 […]

Javier Celaya

Javier Celaya is the CEO and founder of Dosdoce.com, member of the Executive Board of the Digital Economy Association of Spain, as well as Head of the Institutional Relations Area at the Spanish Digital Publishing Association (ASELID). He is also Head of the Spanish Markets at Podimo, one of the leading European audiobook and podcasts subscription platforms.

Jens Klingelhöfer

  Jens Jens Klingelhöfer is CEO and co-founder of the internationally established digital PubTech company Bookwire (www.bookwire.de) 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, […]

Joerg Engelstädte

Joerg 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 www.fande.es and the International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA) www.ipdaweb.org 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 […]

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). [...]

Luc Bourcier

Luc Bourcier is the CEO of Izneo, Europe's leading digital comic platform. He has achieved most of his career in video games. In 1988, he launched the Sega brand in France and later managed regional subsidiaries of major international video games publisher : before joining izneo, he was Vice President Publishing Southern Europe for Codemasters. [...]

Luis González

Luis González. Director General at Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (FGSR). After a degree in Law was selected for the Senior Administrators Corp (Spanish National Administration) and worked in several Ministries at senior posts. As a civil servant also was member of the Board of Directors at Enresa, the JET Steering Committee and was awarded with […]

Maurizio Mattioli

Maurizio Mattioli is the Director of Educational Digital Products at Zanichelli Editore S.p.A. He is responsible for the design and development of the publishing house's digital offer, made up of various types of products, such as assessment platforms or tools to view content or to create lessons.

Miha Kovač

Miha Kovač is professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana. In his publishing career in late eighties and nineties, he worked as editorial director in the two largest Slovene publishing houses, DZS and Mladinska knjiga and as an editorial director of Slovene edition of National [...]

Paolo Casarini

CTO/IT Director at Società editrice Il Mulino; software project leader, architect, and developer in a wide variety of business applications.

Piero Attanasio

Author’s right is freedom After a degree in economics at the University of Bologna, Piero has been working in book publishing since 1986. In 1995 he joined AIE (Italian Publishers Association) where he is currently director of international affairs and R&D programmes and coordinates the activities of the academic publishing group. He is CEO of […]

Rüdiger Wischenbart

Rüdiger Wischenbart, born in 1956 in Graz, Austria, is the founder of “Content and Consulting” (since 2003), and a writer specialized in culture, cultural industries, the global book markets, innovation in the book industry, literature, media, and communication. Most recently, he co-founded ReBoot Books, a series of professional debates on the international book business (www.rebootbooks.org […]

Ruth Jones

Ruth is Director of Global Sales, Digital Solutions at Ingram Content Group. Ingram’s digital solutions include digital audio and eBook distribution and services to enhance title discoverability and sales performance.  Ruth represents Ingram on a number of industry groups, and is Chair of the BIC Board of Directors.

Simone Lippold

Simone Lippold is working as Head of Corporate Development and Consultant Funding Strategy for the CEO of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. She studied business administration in Kempten and Oviedo (Spain).  She started working at Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH in 2012. At the end of 2019 she transferred to the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. Simone contributes significantly to the establishment and expansion [...]

Verónica Reyero

Culture as a shared set of believes, behaviours and values is constantly being remodelled. Verónica Reyero is a business anthropologist based in Valencia, Spain. She graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Granada and holds a Master’s degree on Rational Use of Medicines from the University of Valencia. As a researcher, Veronica […]