SOURCE: Akademie des Deutschen Buchhandels

March 03, 2011 06:00 ET

International Conference: "SIPA Munich 2011: Business-Building Secrets for Specialized Information Publishers"

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - From 6 to 8 April 2011 the Akademie des Deutschen Buchhandels (Academy of the German Book Trade) -- in collaboration with the SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association) and VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG (publishing house) -- is staging an international conference on "Business-building secrets for specialized information publishers."

There will be lectures and discussions from and with experts from the USA and Europe on new technologies and viable (online) business models in the specialized information market. The focus will be on strategic aspects and international trends in the fields of marketing and distribution. Themes will include cloud computing, SEO (search-engine optimization) and the development of iPad and iPhone apps for providers of specialized information. The programme will also feature a roundup of best practices from various countries.

The conference will be held in English and targets technical and managerial staff, as well as top executives and decision makers at international specialized and special-interest publishers. The active programme -- with intensive roundtable dialogues, lectures, panel discussions, joint evening meals and sufficient opportunities for networking -- will enable the participants to engage in a constructive exchange of information and ideas with colleagues.

The speakers will include: Alessandro Agostini (Managing Director, Bruce Clay Europe), Dr. med. Frank Antwerpes (CEO, DocCheck), Cynthia Carter (President, FDAnews), Helmut Graf (CEO, VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG), Annabel Koffman (Group Publisher, Fleet Street Publications South Africa), Christian Kohl (Senior Manager E-Production, Walter de Gruyter), Richard Londesborough (CEO, Business Monitor International), Rick Longenecker (President, Armature Group), Michael Rosbach (CEO, Scopevisio), Jarmo Rosenberg (Managing Director, Edita Publishing Oy), Matt Salt (Executive Director of SIPA), Dr. Reinhard Sander (Agency for Quality Management in Publishing Business), Jan Schneider (Head of Online Marketing, FID Verlag), Patricia Sparacio (Head of 'Corporate Success' Division, VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG).

Chair: Andy McLaughlin (President & CEO, PaperClip Communications, USA, Treasurer & board member, Specialized Information Publishers Association, USA).

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