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EIBF Annual Conference and AGM 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014 – 9:45am – Friday, 11 April 2014 – 12:30pm

Location: London

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

1.30 pm Global market overview and key trends in the book market

Ann Betts, Managing Director Client Services, Nielsen Book International

2.15 pm Are you ready for the VAT changes on 1/1/15?

Joint session with the Federation of European Publishers

Speakers:

  • Andrew Heywood, Team Leader VAT Supply, & Daniel Taylor, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Finance, UK,
  • Michael Vogelbacher, Libreka, Germany
  • Stefaan Nemegeer, E-pagine, France/Belgium

4.10 pm Spotlight on 4 successful initiatives led by Booksellers Associations to support their Members

Speakers:

  • Alan Staton, Alex de Berry, Fraser Tanner & Tim Godfray, B.A. of the UK & Ireland
  • Robin Andersen, Acloseshave, Denmark
  • Oren Teicher, American B.A.
  • Eric Hardin, Sophie Saint Marc & Jean-Luc Treutenaere, ALIRE-SDLC-SLF, France

Friday 11th April

OLD PRESS CENTRE, EARLS COURT 1

10.00 am EIBF General Assembly and roundtable on issues at stake in the bookselling industry worlwide

Slideshow

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