'Quantum' conference replaces LBF's 'Digital Minds'

'Quantum' conference replaces LBF's 'Digital Minds'

The London Book Fair (LBF) is replacing its digital conference, traditionally held on the Monday before the fair opens, with “Quantum”, a data-driven overview of the industry.

LBF said the new Monday conference, organised in association with the Publishers Association (PA), will offer delegates “an unmissable blend of new insight, research and networking in a new context where digital and physical coexist harmoniously”.

The programme will include sessions on global publishing data, thanks to a new collaboration deal with Nielsen, and social media, although the headline speakers are yet to be announced.

The conference chairs are Bill Thompson, a new media journalist who set up the Guardian’s first website, and Alison Jones, a publisher and content consultant.

Orna O’Brien, conference manager for LBF, said: “Publishing is at the heart of a multimedia world where international boundaries are increasingly blurred.  With Quantum, visitors to London Book Fair 2016 will get the opportunity to look at what’s happening inside the content industries worldwide. And with Nielsen on board we can be assured of presenting a conference where data underpins every insight.”

‘Quantum: Publishing & So Much More’ will take place Monday 11th April at the Olympia Conference Centre, London.