Alicia Sellés

Datos, datos, datos… y relatos Bibliotecaria. Desarrolla su carrera profesional en el sector privado como consultora independiente con más de 20 de años de experiencia en el sector de la información y las bibliotecas más centrada en el estudio, diseño, estrategia pero también en la implantación de tecnología. Compatibiliza estas tareas con la docencia en cursos […]

Andrew Rhomberg

“Book candy for readers, data candy for publishers”  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. Its clients include many of the leading trade and academic publishers including Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Pan Macmillan, and Cambridge University Press. […]

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 1918. 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 […]

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, […]

Carlos García-Romeral Pérez

Las bibliotecas son espacios de interacción social, científico-técnica  y potenciadores de la cultura en todos sus ámbitos Carlos García-Romeral Pérez. Doctor en Literatura, bibliógrafo, jefe de la Unidad de Bibliotecas Públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid, ha sido director de la Biblioteca Pública Miguel Hernández (Puente Vallecas) y de Orcasitas. Ha dirigido proyectos que ponen en […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

Johanna Brinton

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 the world for libraries. Johanna is passionate about books and reads three or four […]

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 […]

Laura Di Giuseppe

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, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, […]

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 […]

María José Gálvez

Managing Director of Books and Reading Promotion in the Spanish Government is in charge of promoting literary creation and translation, supporting the publishing industry and promoting reading, specially through public libraries. Previously she was Editor-in-chief for Tirant lo Blanch publishers, and previously worked in the Spanish Parliament and national government. Gálvez is Associate Professor at Carlos III […]

Michiel Kolman

It’d better be sustainable and inclusive! Dr. Michiel Kolman is Senior VP and Academic Ambassador at Elsevier and former President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) where he now chairs Inclusive Publishing and Literacy. Michiel also serves on the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) board. During his tenure as president the IPA launched the SDG […]

Monika Kolb

The challenges of the future are huge. Understanding these changes, accepting them, learning from them together, developing a new best version for people in the book industry – this is an exciting task. Once again, it underlines the value of lifelong learning Monika Kolb has been managing director of the mediacampus frankfurt since 2007 and […]

Nana Lohrengel

Nana Lohrengel is born in Munich. She starts working as a bookseller in Berlin at the bookstore Bücherbogen am Savigny Platz and studies at the Buchhändlerschule Frankfurt am Main (known today as Mediacampus). She starts her career working for Könemann Publishing (Köln) in 1998, being in charge as Sales Manager of major German clients, such […]

Nathan Hull

Nathan Hull is Chief Strategy Officer at Beat Technology powering audiobook and ebook subscription services for the publishing industry. Already the pulse within market leaders Skoobe (DE), Fabel (NO), Chapter (DK), Fluister (NL), Audiotribe (RO) and Jukebooks (GR), Beat will soon be adding publisher-backed platforms in a further 4 markets in the coming months to add to its […]

Roberta Franceschetti

Technology and languages are ever changing. But the need to tell stories, which is deeply rooted in human nature, stays the same. Roberta Franceschetti has been working in publishing and children’s media for the past 20 years. She co-founded Mamamò, a website that promotes media education for children, and ContentMakers, a creative studio that produces […]

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 ( […]

Tom Morris

Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. Tom Morris is a Senior Trends Analyst at GWI, a market research company running the world’s largest ongoing survey on the digital consumer. He analyses this rich dataset, alongside other material, to uncover the latest trends and […]