IPG Virtual Spring Conference 2021

What does the future of publishing look like? How has the pandemic changed the way we produce, sell and consume content? Which new ways of working will endure, and how will technology like AI affect us? The IPG’s 2021 Virtual Spring Conference will tackle these and many more questions about the outlook and opportunities for independent publishers. Combining blue-sky thinking, practical advice and extensive networking, it will provide two days packed with information, ideas and inspiration to make every IPG member an even better business.

 

Last year’s Spring Conference has just been shortlisted for the title of Best Association Virtual Event—and the 2021 edition is going to be even better! Here are just some of the highlights to expect in a jam-packed programme.

  • A keynote from top entrepreneur and forecaster Azeem Azhar on the future of technology in business and society
  • Three publishing leaders—Faber & Faber’s Stephen Page, Kogan Page’s Helen Kogan and SAGE’s Ziyad Marar—on the outlook for our sector
  • Perspectives on bookselling from James Daunt of Waterstones and Nicole Vanderbilt of Bookshop.org 
  • A stream of academic publishing sessions on topics including Open Access with Bloomsbury’s Ros Pyne and the latest library issues with ProQuest, Johanna Anderson and Charles Oppenheim
  • Timely advice for cyber security and avoiding fraud from LSA’s Simon Atkins 
  • Guidance on the very latest Brexit-related import and export issues from the Cabinet Office, Ingram’s David Taylor and Unsworth’s Charles Hogg
  • Case studies of starting up in a pandemic from Diana Broccardo of Swift Press and Rachel Williams of Magic Cat Publishing
  • A peek at the next developments in audio with Zebralution’s Carla Herbertson and Bookwire’s Videl Bar-Kar
  • Actionable training on social media skills from expert Kelly Weekes, plus popular PTC tutors Valerie Fawcett and Alysoun Owen on negotiating and digital project management
  • Coach Paul Bulosimportant guidance for maintaining mental fitness and avoiding burnout
  • Ideas for ways to diversify content 
  • Thoughts on sustainability in the supply chain from Boldwood Books’ Amanda Ridout, HP’s Paul Randall and the Book Chain Project’s Stephanie Attal-Juncqua
  • Views on children’s publishing from Nosy Crow’s Tom Bonnick and others
  • A session on effective leadership with entrepreneur and Rule Breaker author Jackie Fast
  • An author’s take on independent publishing with Costa Book of the Year Award winner Monique Roffey
  • Sessions on direct sales and marketing, primary and secondary school sales, contract and rights management, the Middle East and much, much more!

Click here to see the full Conference programme.

 

 

If you are interested in exhibiting at the IPG Spring Conference, further details and online booking are available here. Should you have any questions about exhibiting or would like to hear more about sponsoring the Conference, please contact us

 

With thanks to our Gold Sponsor

 

All prices are in GBP (£) and are subject to VAT.
Please note we operate a no-refund policy on all our events.
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When
5/11/2021 9:00 AM - 5/12/2021 6:00 PM
GMT Daylight Time

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Sponsors

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6c482794-6e68-46f8-81c3-8e1c52db5d6cZebralution GmbH3/18/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Exhibitors

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7820b2a5-1205-46c6-b01a-9c5f6be25c1fSignature Press
58913c4d-7225-4371-9768-2f1395915bedThe Bookseller
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Speakers

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Johanna Anderson

University of Gloucestershire
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Simon Atkins

LSA Systems
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Azeem Azhar

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Videl Bar-Kar

Bookwire GmbH
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Tom Bonnick

Nosy Crow
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Michael Boulanger

RM Boulanger
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Diana Broccardo

Swift Press
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Paul Bulos

The Complete Coach
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Peter Cheese

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
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Sam Copeland

RCW Literary Agency
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Gareth Cuddy

HC Financial
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James Daunt

Barnes & Noble
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Sanjee de Silva

Sweet Cherry Publishing
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Amy Ellis

Publishers' Licensing Services
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Marjon Esfandiary

Publishers' Licensing Services
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Jackie Fast

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Valerie Fawcett

Valerie Fawcett Associates
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Richard Fisher

Independent Publishers Guild
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Emily Guille-Marrett

Maths - No Problem!
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Carla Herbertson

Zebralution GmbH
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