Myers joins 'Question Time' at IPG Conference

<p>Waterstone&#39;s new managing director Dominic Myers will be appearing at this year&#39;s IPG Conference, as the chain looks to increase the new m.d.&#39;s profile two months after he took over the retailer&#39;s reins. Some 225 delegates are booked to attend this year, an increase of more than 10% on 2009&rsquo;s total and the highest turnout in the 48-year history of the annual event,</p><p>Myers will be speaking at the &#39;Question Time with the Retailers&#39; section of the annual conference, which this year runs from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March in Old Windsor. Amazon&#39;s Gordon Willoughby, Blackwell&#39;s Andrew Hutchings and Foyles&#39; Sam Husain will also appear in the Question Time slot. </p><p>Bridget Shine, executive director of the IPG, said: &quot;We are delighted that our conference will welcome both record numbers of delegates and an outstanding list of high profile speakers. </p><p>&quot;It shows that independent publishing is in great shape and is highly valued by retailers&mdash;and that IPG members appreciate this opportunity to meet and talk now more than ever.&quot; However, Shine said there was &quot;last-minute availability&quot;. Membership of the guild is also currently at an all-time high.</p><p>The Saturday night of the conference will see the Gala Dinner for the fourth annual Independent Publishing Awards, run by the IPG in association with <em>The Bookseller</em> and the London Book Fair.</p><p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ipg.uk.com" target="_blank">www.ipg.uk.com</a> or telephone 01437 563335. </p>