You are invited to join us at our flagship event, which will once again be staged at the Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park hotel and conference centre in Oxfordshire. Whatever your specialism or size, there will be plenty of information, advice and ideas for all independent publishers to take back to their day-to-day operations.
We are welcoming some fantastic speakers across more than 25 sessions. These include Sandy Grant (of renowned non-fiction specialist Hardie Grant) who will deliver a keynote speech on the global perspective on the state of independent publishing. Academic publishers will be interested to hear that Ziyad Marar of SAGE Publications will be taking part too, sharing his thoughts on the future for the industry.
Other plenary sessions will also be hugely beneficial to independent publishers. Waterstones chief executive James Daunt, Blackwell’s managing director David Prescott, Foyles’ head of online Mark Thwaite, and representatives from Amazon will all be taking part, and will no doubt give valuable advice on working with retailers. Phil Ollila of Ingram will add insights into supply chain innovations from the US, while Eric Huang of Made in Me provides advice on digital publishing and branding. The Conference’s closing speaker will be industry icon Peter Usborne, with some thoughts to inspire all independent publishers.
The Conference will also host a wide range of break-outs tailored to the different sectors of publishing in which IPG members operate. Short, sharp and practical-minded sessions will cover themes including marketing, advertising and opportunities for growing business via online retailers, libraries, non-traditional channels, content chunking and multimedia.
The Thursday evening of the Conference features a Gala Dinner to present the ninth IPG Independent Publishing Awards, honouring the very best companies and individuals in the sector. All three days of the event will also provide plenty of opportunities for the IPG’s renowned networking and socialising.
If you would like to exhibit at our Annual Spring Conference you may download the form here
. If you have any questions about exhibiting please contact Emily on firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to download the fantastic conference programme for 2015!
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