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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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 […]

Marc Boutet

Co-founded the company 30 years ago when he was 15 years old. Successfully programmed and commercialized best-selling software such as Typing Pal & Budget Express. Extensive managerial experience through entire product cycles, industry shifts, company turnarounds. Involved in many industry committees which are shaping the future of publishing. Received multiple business awards in Canada, France, […]

María José Gálvez

Reading is the beginning of everything. In order to enlarge our reader society, book and reading public policies also must focus on the strengthening and sustainability of the book industry 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 […]

Michaela Arnold

 “Let us develop the book market in the right direction!”  Currently responsible for BoD Spain, a European pioneer in print-on-demand since 1997, Michaela advises publishers in the implementation of the print-on-demand model, as well as authors in their self-publishing process. She was born in Germany and studied in Spain Translation and Interpretation, specializing in Conference […]

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 […]

Niels ’t Hooft

Niels ’t Hooft is an entrepreneur and author who wrote novels and stories for video games. Much of his business experience is in the games industry, first as a founder of games media, then developing and marketing games. The Immer seed was planted when he was sorely disappointed by his first e-book. Niels co-founded Immer with Lennart de […]

Patxi Beascoa Amat

Commercial and International Sales Director at Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial. Physical, digital, export and corporate sales are covered by the function I lead. Being member of the Board at PRHGE I also hold under my responsibilities the direction of the group’s company in Portugal. After my ESADE Management and MBA degrees I joined Bacardi-Martini […]

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 […]