Building a Greener Business Seminar LBF 2020

Page last updated 20th February 2020

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2020, LBF will take  place in March at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry. LBF is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. It brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets.

In 2020, LBF will take place from:
Tuesday 10th - Thursday 12th March 2020
Olympia, West London

BIC will be exhibiting at stand 4B02

BIC's Building a Greener Business Seminar at LBF 2020

Thursday 12th March 2020
The Club Room, Olympia


Kindly sponsored by:

Now in its 21st year, BIC's annual seminar at London Book Fair (LBF) has provided both national and international representatives of the book industry, and members of the public, with an opportunity to meet and exchange views and information on all aspects of the supply chain. 

This year's seminar - Building a Greener Business - will take place on Thursday 12th March 2020, 10am-12:30pm, The Club Room, Olympia. Join us in this two-and-a-half hour session where you will hear from book industry experts on a variety of topics, all ultimately focussed on helping you build a more efficient, greener business. 

The book trade is increasingly global, and improving discoverability and tradability is good for business, but is it necessarily good for the environment? What is the size of our industry’s carbon footprint and its consumption of plastic? How can organisations increase their sustainability whilst reducing their overall environmental impact? And what does the future hold? With expert speakers from publishers, printers, distributors, booksellers and more, these questions will be explored in this year's seminar which will take attendees on a journey through the environmental lifecycle of a book from creation to consumer. 

Visit the LBF event page, here.  

Find out more:
Via Twitter, by following: @BIC1UK and/or #LBF20BGB
Or join the BIC Green Supply Chain Mailing List, here.

Please note: this seminar is free to attend for both BIC Members and Non-Members alike (providing delegates have already registered to attend LBF on the day of the event). 

View the draft programme, here. 

View our speakers list (to date), here.

Photographs from the day will be made available on this page, following the event.


A word about our sponsors:

As HP continues its journey of re-invention, we are bringing to market new services and solutions initially for the Publishing Industry. Our ambition is to enable Publishers to have more time to focus on "what" they publish, rather than "how". We are providing the industry with services and solutions that reduce production complexity whilst automating scalable distributed print. 

HP’s “Book as a Service” builds on the proven workflow backbone of "HP Piazza" and leverages our WW print partner network. This solution provides a cloud-based repository of always available titles, allowing Publishers to re-gain control of their content, maximise business potential, reduce inventory, minimise waste and improve their environmental footprint. This fully virtual inventory matches output with demand, with titles ready & optimised for print, when and where needed. As companies struggle to manage increasingly complex customer needs, with business realities and ever-increasing environmental considerations this proven, scalable service provides a “plug & play” solution. 

If you are interested in learning more, please email or visit

MEET US at Stand: 3B90 (1st Floor, Olympia) 


Nielsen Book provides a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery and purchase, distribution and sales measurement of books. We are proud to run the ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland as well as providing search and discovery services for booksellers and libraries. Our electronic trading solutions, including Nielsen PubEasy, help everyone involved in the book supply chain trade more easily and our Research services provide retail sales analysis for both print and e-books alongside research from our Books and Consumers Survey. For more information visit:

MEET US at Stand: 6D101 (Hall 6, Ground Floor, Olympia)