Program Announced for International Supply Chain Seminar at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Global Trade Talk by Thomas Minkus

From the press release:

Now in its 32nd year the International Supply Chain Seminar has become an essential event in the diaries of all publishers, distributors and booksellers who are interested in improving the effectiveness of their businesses. This year’s Seminar will continue to focus on the application of new technology to the supply chain for both traditional and digital publications.

Presentations at the Seminar will be given by leading industry experts from across the globe who will examine a variety of themes including: challenges to traditional publishing models, the opportunities offered by emerging identifiers, the infrastructure for digital publishing and the use of digital technology to increase the sales and profitability of print products.

Venue: Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.2, Room DIMENSION
Date: 05 October 2010
Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Supply Chain Seminar speakers and presentations will include (subject to confirmation):

  • Jason Hanley, Google: Google Editions – opportunities for collaboration
  • George Lossius, Publishing Technology: Extracting value from the digital supply chain
  • Michael Cairns, Information Media Partners: Parallel Universe: new library models in the supply chain
  • Robert Kasher, Bookmasters: Making the local global and the global local: international print distribution in the digital age
  • Marcus Woodburn, Ingram Content Group: Keys to optimising your digital strategy
  • Scott Lubeck, BISG: A supply chain or a supply network?
  • Hans Willem Cortenraad, Centraal Boekhuis: Embracing digital technologies: the Dutch book industry and changing perspectives in book distribution
  • Jesús Peraita, Neturity SL: Spain’s DILVE experience focussing on Enclave, a collaborative initiative with the Spanish National Library
  • Jonathan Nowell, Nielsen Book Services and Graham Bell, EDItEUR: The International Standard Text Code – releasing the benefits for the book supply chain
  • Helen Henderson, Ringgold: Identifiers – people, places and organisations

Pre-registration is essential for this event. Download the registration form here.

Delegate fees (£125 for members of EDItEUR, £175 for non-members) include all sessions, lunch and refreshments.

Download the draft seminar programme from the EDItEUR website. For further details please contact

About the Author

Thomas Minkus

Thomas Minkus is VP of English Language Markets for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Based in the Book Fair’s New York City office, he spearheads the company’s activities in the fields of digital and mobile publishing, as well as new rights initiatives. In addition, he is responsible for Fair’s exhibitors and customers in all English-languages markets and those from the STM and education sectors. Thomas is also one of the co-founders of Publishing Perspectives. An online publishing newsletter, Publishing Perspectives delivers daily international news and opinion about the industry from top members of the global publishing community. Prior to joining the Fair in 2003, he worked as VP of Sales & Marketing for Learn Technologies, an educational publishing and technology company in New York City.