New Trends 2017


We're delighted to report that BIC's New Trends in Publishing Seminar will take place on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at the beautiful Stationers' Hall, London - a lovely venue to contemplate the future of the book industry and network with colleagues and other BIC members.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from industry experts on the opportunities and challenges facing the book industry in the months and years ahead.

This event is kindly sponsored by:


The Programme for this event is in the process of being finalised however the topics covered will include:

  • When Books Change Lives
  • Are You GDPR Ready? Gearing Up for the New 2018 Data Protection Laws
  • Audio First Publishing – Consumer Insights and Operational Opportunities
    (panel discussion)
  • 3rd Generation Paper - Using Augmented Reality and Printed Electronics to Connect Paper to the Internet
  • Transactional Data Trends: Global Standards v Book Industry Specific Standards


Our speakers will include:

  • Miroslaw Bober, University of Surrey (TBC) 
  • Alex Hardy, Senior Associate, Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  • Clive Herbert, Head of Publishers Services, Nielsen Book Discovery Services
  • Sarah Shrubb, Audio Publisher, Hachette and Chair of The PA’s Audio Committee 
  • Alison Tweed, Chief Executive, Book Aid International


Click here to see a draft programme for the day.

For further information about our speakers, watch this space. 


Buy your ticket to attend 2017's seminar, here.
NB: Early Bird tickets are on sale now - but only until Monday 7th August - so snap yours up quickly!

Further information about this event will be confirmed very shortly so watch this space. In addition photographs taken on the day will be added to this webpage after the event.



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