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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camilla Riccadonna

Camilla is a digital marketing consultant with a focus on the publishing industry and the Italian market. After a master’s degree in International Publishing at City University of London, Camilla worked for a number of independent publishers, before joining digital marketing agency The Tandem Collective, where she leads the implementation of international social media campaigns.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Luis González

Luis González Martín is Managing Director of GSR Foundation (Spain), recognised as the most influential independent organisation devoted to reading and books in Spanish language countries. Among different initiatives, Luis González launched 2023 PARIX, the school for the Spanish book industry. During previous years he also designed and managed internet projects such as Lecturalab, Lectyo, […]

Madeline McIntosh

Madeline McIntosh is the co-founder, CEO and Publisher of Authors Equity (, a recently-launched US-based publisher dedicated to reshaping the relationship between author and publisher. She is known for her work as a digital pioneer, having played a seminal role in each of the major inflection points in the consumer book market over the past […]

Marcelo Gioia

Marcelo is a book professional with a background in Marketing. He holds a degree in Marketing Administration at ESPM (Superior School of Marketing and Advertising) in São Paulo and a MBA degree at FGV – Getulio Vargas Foundation. He has worked for a number of publishing houses, in various areas and departments, and since 2009 […]

Marco Ferrario

Marco Ferrario is a pioneer in the digital publishing industry in Italy, with a broad international network and vision. He was the founder of Bookrepublic in Italy in 2009, after 16 years spent at Mondadori in charge of the new media department and of some book imprints. Over the years, Bookrepublic became a leading player […]

Mariana Féged

General Manager, Spanish Markets, France, and EMEA at Bookwire Mariana Féged oversees Bookwire’s activities across Europe (excluding Germany) and Latin America. In this position, she manages a catalog of nearly half a million eBooks and over 100,000 audiobooks from publishers such as Bloomsbury, Editis, Faber & Faber, Grupo Planeta, and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, […]

Marifé Boix

Marifé Boix García is Vice President for Southern Europe and Latin America at Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH. Since 2012, she organises the CONTEC conferences in different Latin American countries, a meeting between publishing and innovation professionals. She is also responsible for the Frankfurt Invitation Programme. Further she represents the Frankfurter Buchmesse in the EU project Aldus […]

Mark Thornton

Mark Thornton is the Senior Partnership Manager for in the UK. Having founded the award-winning Mostly Books in 2006, he was an independent bookseller for 11 years and a bookshop mentor with the Unwin Charitable Trust before joining in 2020 as part of the UK launch team. His role involves looking after the […]

Marta Martínez

Marta Martínez, the CEO of Grupo Anaya / Hachette for Spain and Latin America since 2020, graduated in Business Administration from St. Louis University, Missouri, and holds a Master’s Degree from the Instituto de Empresa. With over 30 years of professional experience, she has worked across various sectors, including media, internet, and telecommunications. For the past 15 years, her focus […]

Michael Tamblyn

Under stress, we learn what is essential in reading – the words, the stories, knowledge, escape or immersion. Everything else is just means of delivery.   Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo, drives growth, profitability and international expansion in a fiercely competitive market. He combines a passion for reading with a […]

Michael Then

Born 1960, working for Weltbild GmbH since 2020 as Head of Category Management Media. Weltbild is one of the TOP 5 Booksellers in Germany, mainly focused on a D2C-strategy with a multi-channel strategy: from a monthly Catalogue over shops and a digital platform. Previously Director Education at Elsevier; Head of Marketing at Piper, before that […]

Nick Coveney

Nick Coveney is Senior Key Account Manager for Digital Services at Ingram Content Group, with over fourteen years’ publishing industry experience, working previously in a variety of roles as an Editor and digital product specialist. Nick led digital product development at a range of major publishers including; Hachette UK, Bonnier Books, HarperCollins UK and Verso Books […]

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 […]

Paula Gallejones Fernández

Paula Gallejones Fernández, has been managing digital products since the beginning of her career; from airplane entertainment platforms, and Wi-Fi connection, to gaming and subscription marketplaces. Now, as Head of Product in Mondia Digital she manages the delivery of the end-to-end solutions of the subscription marketplace to telcos around the world. By doing this, users […]

Piero Crocenzi

Piero Crocenzi (Avezzano, February 12, 1979). During his studies in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin, he became a member of the Associazione Universitaria JEToP. In this context, he took his first steps in event organization by creating Carriera & Futuro, the career day of the Polytechnic University of Turin. In 2002, he […]

Pietro Biancardi

Pietro Biancardi worked for the publishing house Il Saggiatore and was a consultant for several other imprints before joining in 2009 Iperborea, an independent publishing house founded in 1987 by his mother Emilia Lodigiani and specialized in Northern European literature. Since 2014, when he became the publisher, Iperborea launched I Miniborei, a series of childrens’ literature, The Passengermagazine, Cose […]

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 […]

Rafa Luna

Rafa Luna was born in Barcelona (1985) and he holds a degree in Humanities. His true passion for books has lead him to build his professional career in the publishing industry, developing a global vision of the business thanks to the different positions and areas he has worked on. He’s the founder of the comic […]

Raúl Pérez

Raúl Pérez has worked in media-related industries for over 20 years in companies like RBA, El País and CNN+. In 2011 Raúl Joined Grupo Planeta´s Publishing Division. As Digital Transformation Manager (Office of the CEO), Raúl was charged in 2013 of defining and coordinating a corporate digital strategy among all BUs. In 2016 he moved […]

Richard Charkin

Richard Charkin is a former president of the International Publishers Association and the United Kingdom’s Publishers Association. For 11 years, he was executive director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. He has held many senior posts at Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Current Science Group, and Reed Elsevier. He is a member of the international advisory board 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 ( […]

Sakari Luovio

Sakari Luovio is Chief Sales Officer at since 2016, the market leading online-bookseller in the Nordics with strong presence also in brick & mortar. Before Adlibris Sakari was Head of Sales in the Nordics at Canadian publishing house Harlequin Enterprises and between the jobs within the book industry he was responsible for the sales […]

Samuel Petit

Samuel Petit is the co-founder of ComixSuite, a comic book translation software based on artificial intelligence (AI), acquired by De Marque in 2023. He is deputy director of the SAIL Common Laboratory at the University of La Rochelle, which for the past 10 years has been developing AI for the analysis of images from comics/manga/webtoon, […]

Searsha Sadek

Searsha Sadek is the Founder and Chief Product Officer of Shimmr, a company that ‘brings books to life’ through automated advertising campaigns. An expert in using AI for marketing and at the cutting edge of developments, Searsha gives tips on how every publisher and author can use technology to get their titles ahead. At Shimmr, […]

Stéphanie Simonin

Stéphanie Simonin is the Sales and Marketing Director at Bayard Jeunesse Audio, a division of Bayard Group, a prominent French media company with a strong presence in children’s media. Bayard Group boasts an impressive portfolio, including magazines enjoyed by 10 million readers each month, the publication of 800 new children’s titles annually, engaging digital content, […]