Just 4 days to go until the beginning of this year’s International Publishers Congress, back in New Delhi after a 26-year break.
The full programme is now online and is packed with interesting discussions on all aspects of the publishing industry.
The first day sets the tone for the Congress with the Global Leaders Forum bringing together big names – Amitabh Kant (National Institution for Transforming India), Y. S. Chi (Elsevier), Matt Kissner (John Wiley and Sons) and Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury) from the publishing world to share big ideas about the future of our sector.
That will be followed by sessions about the IPA’s two pillars – copyright and freedom to publish. Having the Director General of WIPO – the UN agency coordinating copyright policy discussions worldwide – really is a big deal, and his session with Maria Pallante, CEO of the Association of American Publishers, moderated by IPA President, Michiel Kolman, will be fascinating.
Closing the day with a keynote from PEN International’s President, Jennifer Clement and a conversation with our Prix Voltaire winners from last year and this year will also bring us back to earth about the realities for many authors and publishers in countries where publishing can be dangerous for your health.
If you want to start getting a feel for some of the subjects of discussion, check out the Copyright Clearance Center’s podcast Beyond the Book which features an interview with IPA President, Michiel Kolman.
If you can’t be there, that doesn’t mean you can’t follow events in New Delhi. You can follow the IPA on twitter @IntPublishers and look out for the hashtag #IPAcongress2018. We will also be publishing a daily blog summarising the day’s highlights.