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Annual Meeting of Members

Celebrate BISG's 40 years of transforming the publishing industry!

 Export to Your Calendar 9/30/2016
When: Friday, September 30, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: Masonic Hall NYC
71 West 23rd St.
New York City 10010
Contact: Kim Graff
(646) 336 - 7141 x 14


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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. 

AGENDA

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.

            Speakers:

            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

            Moderator:

            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

11:05 KEYNOTE

            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

            Speakers:

            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           

            Moderator:

            Peter Hildick-Smith, President, Codex Group

12:30 LUNCH

1:00 KEYNOTE

            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. 

Click here for program book advertising rates, specs and deadlines!

 

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Phone: 646-336-7141 | Fax: 646-336-7141 info@bisg.org