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The programme for the 29th IPA Congress will consist of Plenary as well as Parallel Breakaway sessions. Around the theme "Publishing for a new Era" the organising committee has worked hard to put together an interesting programme addressing some of the pertinent and pressing issues related to our industry at the moment.

Delegates can look forward to sessions covering topics such as Publishing & Public Policy; E-Books; New Media Strategies; International Trade Issues – Publishing Across Borders and Digital Migration in Educational Publishing, all presented by leaders in their field.

Presentations are available to be download, these can be found under the speakers name, please note they may take a while to download, depending on your internet connection. (Microsoft Office 2010 or previous Microsoft Office version with compatibility pack installed required to view presentations).


DAY 1 – Tuesday 12 June 2012

SESSION 1 09:00 – 11:00

Opening Session

Chair: YoungSuk “Y.S.” Chi, President, International Publishers Association (IPA)

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Mandla Balisa, Chairman, Publishers Association of South African (PASA)   

Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile, Special Advisor to the Minister of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa 

Professor Ngugi wa Thiongo, University of California                          

Video message by Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO

Tea / Coffee

SESSION 2 11:30 – 13:30

Publishing & Social Change
Publishing for a New Era

Chair: Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director, PASA; Board Member, IPA


Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)    

John Makinson, Chairman, The Penguin Group, UK 
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Yoshinobu Noma,COO, Kodansha, Japan
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David Langridge, WW Senior Director Publisher & Content Partner Development, Microsoft, UK
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SESSION 3 14:30 – 16:00

The Paper Tortoise and the Digital Hare: Can Publishing Keep up in the Digital Environment?

Chair: Richard Charkin, Executive Director, Bloomsbury, UK; Board Member, IPA


Brian Murray, CEO, HarperCollins, USA; Board Member, IPA

Wendy Strothman, The Strothman Agency L.L.C., USA

Sandy Grant, Chief Executive and Director, Hardie Grant Publishing, Australia

SESSION 4 14:30 – 16:00

Literacy for Digital Natives

Chair: José-Manuel Gomez, President, Grupo Anaya, Spain; Chair, LIBS Committee, IPA


Karin Plötz, Director, Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign (LitCam), Germany

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Graham Taylor, Director, Educational, Academic and Professional Publishing, The Publishers Association (PA), UK; Chair, Educational Publishers Forum, IPA

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Arthur Attwell, CEO ,Electric Book Works, South Africa

SESSION 5 14:30 – 16:00

Publishing Across Borders

Chair: Stephen Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Random House Struik (Pty) Ltd., South Africa


Njabulo Ndebele, Author, South Africa

Simon Littlewood, International Director, Random House, UK

Terry Morris, Managing Director, Pan Macmillan, South Africa (invited)

Ian Randle, CAPNET, Jamaica (invited)

Tea / Coffee

SESSION 6 16:30 – 18:00

Open Access, Free Content and Publishing

Chair: Michael Mabe, CEO, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)


Wim van der Stelt, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Springer, The Netherlands

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Salvatore Mele, Head of Open Access, CERN, Switzerland

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Scott Plutchak, Director, Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama, USA

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SESSION 7 16:30 – 18:00

Getting it Right: Government Policies and Education Publishing

Chair: Orenna Krut, Chair, Education Committee, PASA


Nancy Karimi, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation; Chair, Kenya Publishers Association, Kenya

Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director, PASA, South Africa

Rema Arunachalam, Publishing Manager - School & ELT, Pearson Education, India  

Jose Moyano, President, Asociacion Nacional de Editores de Libros y Material de Ensenanza, Spain (Invited)

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SESSION 8 16:30 – 18:00

Authors, Translators and Agents: Towards a New Deal?

Chair: Alistair Burtenshaw, Director of Publishing & Books, Reed Exhibitions, UK


Chad W. Post, Publisher, Open Letter, University of Rochester, USA

Niq Mhlongo, Author, South Africa

Marc de Gouvenain, Translator, Author, Agent, Pontas Literary & Film Agency, France

Alistair Burtenshaw, Director of Publishing & Books, Reed Exhibitions, UK

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Social Event in the Evening