The International Publishers Association (IPA) will hold its 2018 International Publishers Congress in New Delhi, hosted by the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP).
This is the second time the FIP has assumed responsibility for the biennial congress, having first staged it in 1992. The 2018 event will coincide with the New Delhi World Book Fair.
IPA president Richard Charkin said: “Our sincere congratulations and thanks go to the Federation of Indian Publishers on their successful application to host the 32nd IPA Congress, in 2018. As the IPA is the foremost global representative of the full range of publishers’ interests, from copyright to freedom to publish, it is right that all members be given a chance to use the IPA Congress to plant their flag on the world publishing map.”
Asoke Ghosh, chairman of Indian academic publisher PHI Learning, led the FIP's bid to host the 2018 event. He said: "We’re thrilled that India has been selected to host the 2018 IPA Congress again. The IPA Congress is a pivotal moment in the world publishing calendar, and provides a perfect forum where publishers can meet and discuss everything from copyright and freedom to publish, to technologies and what the future holds for our industry."
The 31st International Publishers Congress will take place in London in April (9th-12th), just ahead of the London Book Fair. Speakers will include Philip Pullman, Alaa al-Aswany, Hachette Livre c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry, and Francis Gurry, director general of Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).