On September 30th, join BISG for ourAnnual Meeting of Members at the epicenter of the publishing industry, New York City. The event takes place from 9am to 2pm EDT.
This year, BISG is honoring an extraordinary milestone: our 40th anniversary!
In a day of discussions and presentations reflecting over the past accomplishments and future challenges facing the industry, we’ll also be honoring the contributions and achievements of organizations and individuals who have driven us all forward.
8:00 DOORS OPEN – REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 WELCOMING REMARKS
Tara Catogge, Chair, BISG Board of Directors, Vice President, Sales Director, Quarto Publishing Group USA
9:05 BISG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Presented to John Ingram, Chairman, Ingram Content Group
9:10 PANEL: TRANSFORMATION IN THE INDUSTRY
BISG celebrates our 40th Anniversary with insight from top executives in the industry as they share into how their companies have transformed over the past 40 years.
John Ingram, Chairman, Ingram Content Group
Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, International for HarperCollins Publishers
Steve Potash, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OverDrive, Inc.
Fran Toolan, Chief Executive Officer, Firebrand Technologies
Dominique Raccah, Publisher and CEO, Sourcebooks, Inc.
9:50 BISG BUSINESS MEETING
Welcome and Introduction of New Members – Tara Catogge, Chair, BISG Board of Directors; Vice President, Sales Director, Quarto Publishing Group USA
Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Budget – Maureen McMahon, Treasurer, BISG; President & Publisher, Kaplan Publishing
Election of Officers – Maureen McMahon, Treasurer, BISG; President & Publisher, Kaplan Publishing
Year in Review – Peter Balis, Vice President & Director, Strategy Planning & Development, John Wiley & Sons
10:30 NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 A WORD FROM OUR DIAMOND SPONSOR
How Does “Funkytown” Fit into the Publishing Landscape?
Jamie Israel, Director of Global Marketing & Business Development, Content Solutions, SPi Global
Mukti Khaire, Professor of the Practice at Cornell Tech, with a research focuses on Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries
11:40 BISG INDUSTRY AWARDS
BISG Distinguished Service Award
BISG Volunteer of the Year
BISG Industry Champion Award
BISG Industry Innovation Award
12:00 PANEL: BISG LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
Ken Michaels, Chief Executive Officer, Macmillan Learning
Angela Bole, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Book Publishers Association
Maureen McMahon, President & Publisher, Kaplan Publishing
Jeff Abraham, President, Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Peter Hildick-Smith, President, Codex Group
Sreenath "Sree" Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, New York City and previously Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1:30 Accessible Publishing – Update
Robin Seaman, Director of Content Acquisition, Benetech/Bookshare
Bill Kasdorf, Vice President and Principal Consultant, Apex Content Solutions, Apex CoVantage
1:45 CLOSING REMARKS
Tara Catogge, Chair, BISG Board of Directors, Vice President, Sales Director, Quarto Publishing
Maureen McMahon, Treasurer, BISG; President & Publisher, Kaplan Publishing
Don’t miss the opportunity to congratulate a nominated colleague and/or honor BISG on its 40th Anniversary.
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