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Those who want to successfully position their company in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China will find comprehensive information about these countries in Frankfurt. Attendees of the Business Lunch India (12 October, 12.45 – 2.00 p.m., Hall 4.C, Room Entente) will have the opportunity to meet Indian publishers and expand their networks. The matchmaking session “Meet Indian STM Publishers” is organised specifically for STM publishers (12 October, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m., Hall 4.C, Room Concorde, registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org). One year before Brazil’s appearance as Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013, the Camara Brasileira do Livro will present key figures from the Brazilian book market (11 October, 2.00 – 3.00 p.m., Hall 5.1 E953). Additional events are listed in the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Calendar of Events.
At the CEO Panel (Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 2.30 to 4.00 p.m., Hall 4.2, Room Dimension), decision makers will point out some of the radical changes facing global markets. Speakers will include Santiago de la Mora, Director, Print Content Partnerships, EMEA, Google; Jamie Iannone, President, Barnes & Noble Digital Products; Elodie Perthuisot, Director of Books, Fnac; Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo; and V. Valliappan, Category Head-Books, Indiaplaza. This event is presented by Livres Hebdo, along with The Bookseller, buchreport, PublishNews Brazil and Publishers Weekly, on the basis of the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2012 and in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair.
All events scheduled during the week of the Book Fair are listed in the online Calendar of Events: www.book-fair.com/calendar
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world – with around 7,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries. It also organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs. It maintains the most visited website worldwide for the publishing industry at www.book-fair.com and its directory of decision-makers in the book and media industries features around 30,000 contacts. Frankfurt SPARKS, the Frankfurt Book Fair's digital initiative, unites the industry's digital products and projects under one roof, with the aim of bringing together content and technology. The Frankfurt Academy – the new conference brand of the Frankfurt Book Fair in cooperation with the German Publishers & Booksellers Association – organises international conferences and trade events all year long. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.