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.
He is currently the President of the Madrid Booksellers Guild and the Madrid Book Fair.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Madrid Publishers Association for seven years, where he has coordinated the Scientific, Technical and Academic Publishers Commission.
Professor of the Master of Cultural Management at the Universidad Carlos III.
Professor of the UNED Expert Course on the Creation and Management of Bookstores.
Professor of the Master of Editing and Publishing Management at the Universidad Internacional de Valencia.
Author of different articles for Trama y Texturas magazine and the book Fidelizar through the trade, published by Lectyo.
CTO/IT Director at Società editrice Il Mulino; software project leader, architect, and developer in a wide variety of business applications.
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.
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 he joined Feltrinelli Group, with the aim to develop and manage all business activities of the Group, above all in the the Retail Business Unit, where he starts and leads a digital transformation and omnichannel strategy path with LaFeltrinelli, Ibs.it and Libraccio.it brands.
Javier Celaya is the CEO and founder of Dosdoce.com. 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, Dosdoce.com has published more than 150 studies and reports on the use of new technologies in different areas of the publishing sector (content creation, business models, distribution strategies, marketing campaigns, pricing, etc.)
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 Forum into a leading networking and innovation event of this industry. With his 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, his passion for printed books and profound insights into international markets Joerg supports publishers and book printers alike to jointly generate ideas, share best practises and shape the future of the publishing industry
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 Geographic Magazine. He is the author of more than fifty articles and four books on reading and book publishing. His main research interest is publishing and reading statistics. In 2020, he published his first mass-market book Read to Breathe that will be also published in Spanish in early 2022 by editorial Dalya as Leer es respirar.
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 aspects of) educational publishing as well as cookbooks (following an approach including Digital Humanities); at the moment, he is involved in two collaborative research projects, Aldus Up, the Creative Europe-funded European Network of Bookfairs, and AuROA, a project funded by the German government on aspects of the Open Access book in the humanities and social science.