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EDItEUR Supply Chain Track at Tools of Change

For the first time this year, EDItEUR has created the Supply Chain Track for Tools of Change Frankfurt. EDItEUR’s community brings a different perspective, focusing on the operational challenges facing the book and ebook supply chains, with a particular emphasis on supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. These are critical issues at a time of turbulent change in the industry, as everyone seeks to balance the burgeoning demands of their digital business with the continuing imperative to support the mainstream physical business which remains the bedrock of their profitability. Note that there are plenary sessions before and after the Supply Chain Track. More details from http://tocfrankfurt.com/2011-program

There are some details still to be completed, but we believe you will find this as stimulating a programme as we have ever created for the Supply Chain event.

Session 1: Key market developments
Moderator: Mark Bide, EDItEUR
This session will provide an overview of market developments in both physical and digital books. Our two presenters, with very different perspectives, will help us to understand what has happened in retail bookselling over the last 12 months – and what may happen over the next 12.

Current trends
Jonathan Nowell, President, Nielsen Book

Future directions for the book trade
Philip Downer, former CEO Borders UK

Session 2: Wholesalers in Transition
Moderator: Brian Green, EDItEUR

Book wholesalers have played an increasingly vital role in supply chain and market developments over the last few decades, providing excellent service to booksellers and a relatively level playing field for publishers of all sizes. But how are the major wholesalers adapting and helping their bookseller and publishing trading partners to profit from the dramatic increases in Internet bookselling, the rapidly growing ebook market and other developments? John Ingram, Chairman of Ingram Content Group, Frank Thurman, Managing Director of KNV and Bob Jackson, Commercial Director of Gardners Books present and discuss their company’s current offerings and thoughts for the future in a round table session moderated by Brian Green of EDItEUR.

Session 3: Promoting products from the infinite shelf: richer metadata for e-book marketing
Moderator: Graham Bell EDItEUR

E-books remove a limitation from the physical book supply chain -- the limited length of the bookshelf. So publishers need no longer compete for access to the retailer's physical store space. But with e-book numbers exploding, how does a consumer discover what's available and make a selection? How does a publisher make its titles stand out? Through a series of lightning talks, this session looks at ensuring your products appeal to their potential purchasers, and at rich book metadata and the methods that can be used to deliver it to supply chain partners.

Session 4: Responding to disruptive change in the supply chain
Moderator: Paola Mazzucchi (AIE)

The supply chain is moving in ways that are testing existing systems and approaches. How should we respond? Digital Supply Chain Management & Revenue Analytics: Lessons from the Music Industry Bob Kohn, Royalty Share Managing Push and Pull Demand in a Disruptive Supply Chain Noah Genner, BookNet Canada

Session 5: Making standards in the 21st Century
Moderator Ronald Schild (MVB)

Standards have never been as important to the industry as they are today, but creating and maintaining the standards which oil the wheels remains challenging. In an informal round table, three leaders in the world of standards development for the publishing industry – Peter Brantley of the Internet Archive, Bill McCoy of the International DOI Foundation, and Mark Bide of EDItEUR – will discuss the challenges of the next few years as they see them, and explain how their organisations are trying to meet them.

Session 6: Remaking the supply chain
Moderator: Mark Bide, EDItEUR

The supply chain for ebooks in Europe is still forming. National and international players are both seeking to shape the market in ways that are appropriate to local circumstances. Arantza Larrauri, CEO, Libranda Pieter Swinkels, Director Publisher & Industry Relations EU, Kobo Incor the first time this year, EDItEUR has created the Supply Chain Track for Tools of Change Frankfurt. EDItEUR’s community brings a different perspective, focusing on the operational challenges facing the book and ebook supply chains, with a particular emphasis on supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. These are critical issues at a time of turbulent change in the industry, as everyone seeks to balance the burgeoning demands of their digital business with the continuing imperative to support the mainstream physical business which remains the bedrock of their profitability.

Note that there are plenary sessions before and after the Supply Chain Track. More details from http://tocfrankfurt.com/2011-program

There are some details still to be completed, but we believe you will find this as stimulating a programme as we have ever created for the Supply Chain event.


Event Details

Venue:
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, Hamburger Allee 2 
Event Type:
Editeur Events
Date:
11 October 2011
Time:
08:30 - 18:00
 
 
Cost:
Various. 2010 Supply Chain Attendees should apply to nick@editeur.org for discount details 
Organiser:
EDItEUR will organise the Supply Chain Track 
Website:
www.editeur.org 
 
 
Contact:
nick@editeur.org 

Posted: 22 July 2011 In: EDItEUR Events

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