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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Carlo Carrenho

Head of International Business DevelopmentHead of International Business Development StreetLib Carrenho has been working in book publishing his experience is particularly strong on digital strategy, business development and general management. He has been consulting for companies and organizations such as Dreamscape (USA), Beletrina (Slovenia), Arabic Language Center (Abu Dhabi), Podiprint (Spain) and Meta Solutions (Brazil). In […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Lory Martinez

Lory Martinez is a Colombian-American journalist and podcast producer from Queens, NYC. She is the Founder of Studio Ochenta, a brand new multilingual podcast studio dedicated to raising voices across cultures. She is the executive producer on a number of podcasts for the studio in French, English and Spanish, and hosts Mija Podcast, an audio […]

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones is a Project Managers at Tandem Collective and supports the implementation of Tandem’s immersive community readalongs. Tandem Collective specialise in peer to peer marketing, by running immersive group reading experiences («readalongs») with their authentic community of booklovers.As part of the Maximizing your Social Media presence on Instagram and TikTok Workshop, Lucy and colleagues at Tandem Collective will […]

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 […]

Manuel Gil

Manuel Gil holds a degree in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s degree in Sales and Marketing Management from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, is a member of the first class of the Advanced Programme for the Management of Publishing Companies at the Instituto de Empresa, and holds a Higher Degree […]

Manuel Lucania Fesser

Manuel founded Quantic Brains in 2021 and is responsible for leading the technology and R&D strategy, sharing the company’s day-to-day operations. Graduated in Computer Engineering at ICAI in Madrid, he has spent more than 20 years working as an AI researcher for different startups. He is also an NLP professor at Alcala University and EOI, […]

María Álvarez

María Álvarez is the Head of Insights and Digital Business for ¡HOLA! and HELLO! brands. She has many years of experience in the media and the digital ecosystem, with a focus on data, programmatic advertising, ad operations, digital marketing, SEO, subscriptions, affiliates, insights and advertising marketing. In her current role, she collaborates with teams in […]

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 […]

Marie-Pierre Sangouard

To publish is to connect authors to audiences. As simple as it sounds, it is extraordinary complex: many professions, many processes, many technologies are involved, all to serve the creator and the reader. How do we integrate into the equation the issues of sustainable growth, social responsibility and freedom of thought in this new era […]

Matt Locke

Matt leads on operations and processes for the company, as well as exec producing projects for clients including BBC, PBS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Before founding Storythings in 2011 he worked for over a decade in senior digital roles at Channel 4 and the BBC, including roles as Head of Innovation […]

Michele Cobb

Michele Cobb, a spoken word enthusiast, is Executive Director of both The Audio Publishers Association and The Podcast Academy. She is also a partner at Forte Business Consulting, which provides Business Development and Association Management services for the publishing industry.

Nathan Hull

Nathan Hull is CSO at Beat Technology powering audiobook and ebook services for the publishing industry. Beat is the pulse within market leaders Skoobe (DE), Fabel (NO), Fluister (NL), Audiotribe (RO), Volume (PL), Adlibris (SE & FI) and Jukebooks (GR). Prior to Beat, Nathan launched the curated Dutch service Bookchoice in 9 markets and was […]

Nicolás Parola

Nicolás  Parola is an expert in educational innovation. For over a decade, Nicolás held leadership roles in innovative education across various government sectors in Argentina and Buenos Aires. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at for the past two years, he combines his expertise in education and passion for innovation to drive operational […]

Njål Hansen

Njål Hansen is the founder and CEO of Norway’s Bergen-based Beat Technology AS – a company that helps publishers build digital brand experiences and own the relationship with their readers via book and audiobook subscription platforms.Using our proprietary software stack, Beat currently powers a range of e-book and audiobook solutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, […]

Paolo Casarini

C.T.O/IT director at Il Mulino publishing house, responsible for the development of Il Mulino digital delivery multi-publishers platforms (Rivisteweb, Darwinbooks and Pandoracampus). Graduated in Computer Science in Bologna, he has spent more than 20 years working in digital publishing and on how to automate it, developing specific web platforms in order to manage and control all […]

Pepe Verdes

Pepe Verdes (1963) is a cultural manager who has dedicated the last 30 years of his professional life to developing different projects always within the publishing sector: he was a desk editor at Aguilar (1996-2001), where he had the opportunity to work with authors such as Vicente Verdú, Javier Reverte, Manu Leguineche, Vicente Verdú, etc.  […]

Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson ( @Porter_Anderson ) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN and CNN International as well as the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and The Bookseller, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded and operated by Frankfurt Book Fair New York. Publishing Perspectives is the […]

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin is the Global Director of Sustainability at Elsevier, where she is driving transformational change in the priority areas of sustainability and SDGs, with a focus on climate action. In 2020, this resulted in the launch of the Elsevier report “The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs”  and the launch of Elsevier’s Climate […]

Ricardo Fernandez de Molina Fernandez

Ricardo has more than 18 years of experience in media and, as Director of Digital Business for the B2B Market in Prisa Media, is taking part on the digital transformation of leaders brands as EL PAÍS, Diario AS or CincoDías. The challenge is to find the right formats for the digital content, the right channels […]

Roy Conan Alonso Rissing

Passionate about technology, as a child I assembled computers piece by piece with my father, a professor of bioinformatics. I learned to read and write to be able to put commands in MS-DOS. Self-taught to the core, at the age of 16 I started making web pages for companies, and since then I have been […]

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 ( […]

Santiago Rosillo

Santiago is a Project Manager in the Business Development and Innovation Department of Hachette Livre, in charge of the Spanish and Latin American territories. His responsibilities are mainly related to identifying new growth opportunities and supporting the development projects of the group’s publishing houses, while fostering an internal culture of innovation.

Santos Palazzi

Santos Palazzi is the Head of Mass Market and Digital at Grupo Planeta. In this role, he oversees Planeta’s children’s and young adult publishing division, science fiction, fantasy and graphic novel imprints, as well as pocket or paperback publishing division. For the past 12 years, he has led the digital development of the publishing division […]

Shauna Moran

Shauna works as a Trends Manager at a London-based audience profiling company. After completing a Master’s Degree in International Relations, she started working at GWI, and developed a passion for social media, tech, and finance trends. She spends the bulk of her time analysing GWI data and using it to tell powerful stories.

Silvia Clemares

Always interested in the cultural and social transformations in the digital era, started in 2006 by defining and implementing the formerly independent Grup62’s website, online marketing strategy, and digital publishing plan and business model. Since 2011, at Rakuten Kobo, the world’s digital bookseller created by and for book lovers, works on expanding the general catalogue […]

Stacy Scott

As a blind Mathematics graduate, I have both the lived experience and professional vantage point from which to understand the challenges faced by learners with a print-disability and I am forever committed to breaking down barriers and improving the availability of accessible education – and enhancing independent study – for all. I have been professionally […]

Ted van der Togt

Researcher at Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Nataional Library of the Netherlands. Previously he  worked as Project manager in Stichting His experience is also linked to the industry or financial sector in private companies during the earlier years of his career.  He worked as Consultant R&D in Dedicon and as Business analyst in ABN AMRO Bank […]