PA conference to study changing international markets

PA conference to study changing international markets

The Publishers Association's international conference will focus on issues such as export sales and the growth of the English language, with speakers to include Barnes and Noble vice-president of digital content Theresa Horner, Pan Macmillan India managing director Daniel Watts and Susie Nicklin, director of literature at the British Council.

The event, tackling "The Changing Scene in International Markets for UK Publishers", will be held on Thursday 15th December from 8.45am to 5.30pm at Fishmongers' Hall, London, EC4.

Aimed at international sales representatives, business managers and rights teams, the event will also feature territory spotlights on Brazil, China, India and the USA, with Carlo Carrenho, m.d. of Singular Digital and founding partner of PublishNews in Brazil, also among the speakers.

Random House Group international director Simon Littlewood will chair a panel session on the changing role of export sales, with Cambridge University Press corporate affairs director Peter Davison to host a panel on the growth of the English language and its impact on UK publishing.

There will also be an introduction of the UK IP Attache network, which was implemented this year as part of the government's budget reforms in March, with the head of the competition, markets and innovation team at the UK Intellectual Property Office Bill Russell also among the confirmed speakers.

Bob Wilkinson from the Maastricht University Language Centre and Oxford University Press international business development director Emma Bourne will also speak, with the full programme to be announced shortly.

Attendees can reserve their place here.