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Opening reception of the photo exhibition: 14 Oct., 12 noon, Hall 4.0, foyer
Winners of the European Union Prize for Literature 2015 (EUPL) at the official award ceremony in Brussels, June 2015. photo: copyright: Philippe Molitor (gleamlight.com)
The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is a unique award: 37 countries take part in the Prize, with each one selecting a winner every three years, on a rotation basis. This year’s twelve winners – selected by national juries – were announced by the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, in April.
Now the Prize enters the spotlight at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest gathering of the literary trade. It is an opportunity for the Prize, and this year’s winners, to become known to a wider audience. Visitors to the Frankfurt Book Fair (14-18 October) will find a photo exhibition showcasing the 2015 winners in the foyer of Hall 4.0 (on the left-hand side as you enter from the Agora), and on 14 October, at the opening reception for the photo exhibition at midday, a new ‘Friends of EUPL’ initiative will be discussed.Read more
Location: Mariott Hotel, in front of the Fair Ground
Drinks will be served at 7.00pm and followed by dinner at 7.30pm
Riethmueller, CEO of Osiander (www.osiander.de) is the keynote speaker and will address the audience with a presentation about the family-led company’s strategy (30 bookshops and planning more) to outcompete Amazon on the German market
EIBF General AssemblyOnly registered participants will be admitted.
will take place on Thursday 9 October.
- Noon: sandwich lunch
- 12:30pm – 3:30pm: General Meeting. Detailed programme will follow.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 – 9:45am – Friday, 11 April 2014 – 12:30pm
Thursday 10th April
The conference was moderated by Mike Coote and Dave Evans
HAMPTON ROOM, EARLS COURT 2
9.45 am Get intimate to win – engaging with the new connected consumer
Speaker: Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director, Portland Design Associates
11.00 am International Retail Seminar in partnership with the LBF
The Bookshop of the Future: Three Visions
- Sion Hamilton, Retail Operations Director, Foyles
- Steve Bercu, ABA President and Book People, Austen, Texas
- Hiroshi Sogo, Managing Director Kinokuniya, Japan
- Chaired Philip Jones, Editor of The Bookseller
Location : London
Book Industry Communication – New Trends In Publishing Seminar
Date: Monday 29 July
Venue: The Stationers’ & Newspaper Makers’ Company, 09.30-2pm
BIC’s annual New Trends Seminar provides an insight to the latest and hottest innovations and changes in the industry. As the forward facing supply chain event of the calendar year, the New Trends in Publishing Seminar brings together speakers from all corners of the industry, and this year is no different.Read more
Location: BRUSSELSRead more
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 (All day) – Thursday, 11 October 2012 (All day)
Location: Frankfurt Fair Ground.
Location: Brussels, Centre for Fine Arts / Hall M
Co-production Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
By the time the Algerian writer Boualem Sansal was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in the autumn of 2011, the elation generated by the Arab Spring had already given way, in at least some Arab countries, to a certain disillusionment. The period has, nonetheless, changed how power is exercised in that part of the world and has led to an increased awareness within society of political issues. Following readings of extracts from his novels, Boualem Sansal and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, will discuss lost opportunities, the responsibility of Europe, and the prospects for other moves towards democratisation in Arab societies.Read more
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 – 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt
The key note speaker was Michael Busch, CEO of Thalia, the German bookselling chain who gave a presentation “The Book Market – Child of the Revolution”.
Mr Busch, born in 1964, is Director of the Books division at DOUGLAS HOLDING AG since 1993. Since January 2003 he has been Director of the Books division at DOUGLAS Group.
Members who took part in the dinner can get the PPT presented (except Thalia’s) on request to thesecretariat.
Location: London Book Fair (11-13 April)
The Conference Programme is available in attachment below.
For information on the London Book Fair, go to http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk
Brussels, 18th June 2010 – 45 Booksellers and representatives of Booksellers’ Associations’ from the 5 continents met during the past 2 days in Brussels to discuss trends in the book industry, to exchange views on the adaptations made necessary by digitisation, to hear how other industries were coping with new business models and to learn how to play an active role in the EU decision-making process.
This year’s EBF-IBF Annual Conference “Breaking the rules to survive” took place partly in Brussels, at the heart of the European quarter, and partly in Antwerp. The event was co-organised by the European and International Booksellers Federations and by the Flemish Booksellers Association, Member of Boek.be. Prior to the conference, our Flemish colleagues had also hosted the International Congress of Young Booksellers (ICYB), a 3-day workshop, which attracted young booksellers from all over Europe. The Annual Conference opened with a joint EBF/IBF/ICYB welcome dinner, a unique occasion for over 70 booksellers and representatives to meet, mingle and network. Read more