Find out more about IPA's full line-up of events at Frankfurt Book Fair from 14-18 October 2020.
Wednesday 14 October
Launch: Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact
Wednesday, 14 October, 9:30am (CEST); by FBM and IPA
Following the success of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club, the IPA is backing a new compact, a kind of charter, to encourage all publishers to play their part in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair starts, join us for the launch of the SDG Publishers Compact.
| Moderator: Michiel Kolman, IPA Presidential Envoy for Diversity and Inclusion
Improving Diversity in Publishing: Who Can Lead the Change Process?
Wednesday, 14 October, 10:00am (CEST); by FBM and IPA
The publishing industry knows, and the data shows, that there is much room for improvement with regards to how inclusive and diverse the publishing sector is. But promoting diverse authors is not only a necessary moral decision, it is a critical business decision if publishers want to reach more and new readers. But how can publishing approach this challenge and tackle the obstacles that run through the entire value chain? This panel will look at current quantitative and qualitative data, discuss concepts for change and look at what role publishers, associations, and other industry partners can and must play to bring about change on this urgent issue.
An international outlook on publishing, creative content and IP
Wednesday, 14 October, 11:00am (CEST); by WIPO, IPA and FBM
In this session the new Global Publishing Industry Report for 2020, compiled by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the IPA, will be presented. This annual survey covers international trends and patterns in three market segments: retail, educational and scholarly, academic and scientific publishing. Furthermore, discussions will take place on the adaptation of comic characters in the US. New research by WIPO has documented the re-use of comic characters across the book, movie and video game publishing industries, relying on a variety of data sources. The research also looks into the role played by copyright and trademarks in the creative re-use process, which will be further explored during the event with experts and stakeholders. Speakers will be announced soon.
Freedom to Publish Committee Open Meeting
Wednesday, 14 October, 12:00pm (CEST)
|An exclusive advance presentation of a new IPA report presenting the freedom to publish situation around the world and the opportunity for participants to share their stories.|
Presentation of Jakarta, Host of the 33rd International Publishers Congress 2022
Wednesday, 14 October, 1:00pm (CEST)
The governor of Jakarta will open a session presenting the newly announced host city of the 33rd International Publishers Congress in November 2022.
Moderator: José Borghino, Secretary General, IPA
Challenging Big Tech: Establishing Platform Responsibility and Accountability Online
Wednesday, 14 October, 2:00pm (CEST)
A line-up of international experts will look at the current situation of online platforms in the USA, Europe and Africa and the legal responsibilities of those platforms for the creative works they may host.
| Moderator: Jessica Sänger, Chair, IPA Copyright Committee
Thursday 15 October
Release of the State of Publishing Reports
Thursday, 15 October, 11:00am (CEST)
The IPA will release seven new reports covering a range of areas of vital importance to the publishing industry including international perspectives on the freedom to publish, copyright, publishing’s contribution to achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals, reading habits, international book policies, educational publishing and digital licensing.
Moderator: José Borghino, Secretary General, IPA
IPA Prix Voltaire 2020: Guerrilla Publishing and International Support
Thursday, 15 October, 1:30pm (CEST); by IPA and FBM
This session will feature Pham Doan Trang, former spokesperson of the Vietnamese Liberal Publishing House which was awarded the 2020 Prix Voltaire. The discussion will shed a light on guerilla publishing and the situation in Vietnam as well as on the role of the international publishing community in freedom to publish.
Moderator: James Taylor, Director Communications and Freedom to Publish, IPA
More information: https://www.buchmesse.de/node/351470. To access the livestream, please register once via My Book Fair: https://services.book-fair.com/login and then you can watch the session here on one of the 3 'stages': https://www.buchmesse.de/en/digital-fair/live-programme/conference-b2bevents/curated-b2b-events#stage-3
Thursday, 15 October, 4:00pm (CEST) by IPA and LitCam in cooperation with Aldus Up
An exclusive in-depth look at a new IPA report looking at the evolution of reading habits around the world follow by an international panel on literacy.
| The Global Reading Report:
Best practices for reading promotion & the way forward:
Watch the session at 4pm CEST here:
Friday 16 October
European Accessibility Act: A Chance for Publishing
Friday, 16 October, 11:30am (CEST); by FEP, IPA and FBM in coopereation with Fondazione LIA and the Aldus Network.
Last year, the European Accessibility Act was passed. This event will highlight the opportunities of the European Accessibility Act for publishers and feature statements from the Presidents of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and IPA.
| Speakers include:
More information: https://www.buchmesse.de/node/351472. To access the livestream, please register once via My Book Fair: https://services.book-fair.com/login and then you can watch the session here on one of the 3 'stages': https://www.buchmesse.de/en/digital-fair/live-programme/conference-b2bevents/curated-b2b-events#stage-3
Educational Publishers Forum Open Meeting
Friday, 16 October, 1:00pm (CEST)
A dedicated focus on education publishing will see the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher talk about PISA programme and China Education Publishing and Media Group’s Vice President, Yu Chun Chi talk about education in China.
| Moderator: Stephan de Valk, Chair, EPF