London Book Fair: International Publishers Association Events

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The Geneva-based International Publishers Association is represented by speakers in a number of London Book Fair events.

At the 2022 edition of London Book Fair. Image: LBF

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

IPA Participation in Events
As a sidebar to our interview today (March 31) with Rachel Martin, the global director of sustainability at Amsterdam’s Elsevier, we have the schedule of events in which the International Publishers Association (IPA) is involved at London Book Fair (April 18 to 20). You’ll find more about the IPA’s activities relative to the climate crisis and publishing’s response in that story. Meanwhile, here’s a quick rundown of IPA-engaged programming during the trade show. In these events, you’ll find many IPA leadership personalities featured on key industry topics.

April 18

9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Welcome Event: Guest Spotlight Ukraine Olympia, Focus Theatre

10:45 to 11:30 a.m. “The Journey of African Publishing” Olympia, Focus Theatre

  • Brian Wafawarowa, Lawrence Njagi, Gbadega Adedapo

10:50 to 11:00 a.m. Opening of the Sustainability Lounge, Sherri Aldis Olympia, Sustainability Lounge 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. “SDG Publishers Compact: What Is It and How Do We Sign Up?” Olympia, Sustainability Lounge

  • Karine Pansa

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. “Global Outlook and Value of the Publishing Industry” Olympia, Main Stage

  • Karine Pansa, Maria Pallante, Nigel Newton

2:30 to 3:15 p.m. “Copyright in a Global Context: Current Threats and Emerging Issues” Olympia, Main Stage

  • Maria Pallante, Dan Conway, Brian Wafawarowa
April 19

10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Olympia, Main Stage

  • Karine Pansa introduced Mayor Khan

12:00 to 12:45 p.m. “Sustainability in Books Publishing: What has Been Achieved to Date and What Still Needs to be Done?” Olympia, Main Stage

  • Rachel Martin, Ashley Gordon, Fabrice Bakhouche

4 to 5:30 p.m. Charles Clark Memorial Lecture, Andres Gaudamuz, Dan Conway Olympia, Focus Theatre

April 20

2 to 3:30 p.m. Freedom to Publish: Authors and Publishers Fighting SLAPPs and Censorship Olympia, Main Stage


More coverage relative to the 2023 London Book Fair:
Interview: Rachel Martin on London Book Fair’s Sustainability Lounge
London Book Fair: International Publishers Association Events
London Book Fair: A Keynote From London Mayor Sadiq Khan on the Climate Crisis
Richard Charkin in London: ‘The Perils of Literary Publishing’
Sustainability: Exact Editions Promotes ‘Collections’ for Book-Award Juries
London Book Fair’s New Director Gareth Rapley: ‘A Rich History’
London Book Fair Names Main Stage Speakers
London Book Fair Plans: Scholarly and Rights Conferences
Exact Editions to Showcase IPG Publishers’ Books at London Book Fair
Industry Notes: London Book Fair Awards, Hay Festival in Colombia
London Book Fair Opens International Excellence Awards for Submissions

More from Publishing Perspectives on London Book Fair is here, more on the International Publishers Association is here, and more on the United Kingdom’s publishing market is here. Publishing Perspectives is the global media partner of the International Publishers Association.

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.