If you’re in the UK and have any interest in books, publishing and digitisation, can I commend the Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference to you.
There’s a packed day of activity on Monday, 5th December, at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. There’ll be keynote addresses from Stephen Page, Dominique Raccah and Evan Schnittman, and about 40 of the sharpest minds associated with the trade participating in discussion sessions throughout the day. Sessions will be covering digitisation, start-ups, gamification (no, me neither), and international opportunities.
You can read a full programme here – I understand some tickets are still available, but hurry.
I am chairing a discussion on the theme of “The new retail landscape”, with an excellent panel:
Jeremy Brinton, publishing consultant and former CEO of Dubai-based booksellers Magrudy’s
Robert Clark, Senior Partner at Retail Week’s Retail Knowledge Bank
Cameron Drew, head of Vendor Relations at international eReader developers Kobo
Julie Howkins, Commercial Director at Gardners distributors, responsible for the launch of the Hive
Alan Treadgold, Head of Retail Strategy at global creative agency Leo Burnett
It should be an excellent session. Hope to see you there.