With a keynote from B&N CEO James Daunt, BISG's Annual Meeting of Members features expert panelists and industry leaders gathering to celebrate another year of progress made possible by the work of the Book Industry Study Group. This year's theme, "Building a Smarter Supply Chain," will include discussions of topics that include real-time reporting and using technology to improve communications between trading partners.
Tickets to the meeting are available starting March 13 for $299 (early-bird member) and $399 (early-bird non-member). After June 1, ticket prices are $100 higher, in both cases. For members, tables of ten are available now for $2,990, increasing to $3,990 after June 1. Non-member prices for tables are $1,000 higher. Non-member companies buying tables would save by joining BISG. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about membership. This year, the BISG annual meeting has been expanded to provide more time for networking and catching up with colleagues, including a post-event reception from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
AGENDA as of January 13, 2020
8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 Welcoming Remarks, Andrew Savikas, Chair, BISG Board of Directors and Chief Strategy Officer, getAbstract
9:00 Fireside Chat: Building a Smarter Supply Chain, with Craig Riggs and Brian O'Leary
9:30 Real-Time Reporting and Bigger Data: Using Technology to Improve Partner Communications, with Karina Urquhart (BIC), Graham Bell (EDItEUR), and Noah Genner (BookNet Canada)
10:45 BISG Annual Meeting: Review the prior year, elect new members of the BISG Board, approve the FY2021 budget, and conduct other business as needed.
11:00 Sustainable Publishing: Where We Need to Go, with Stephen Day and David Hetherington. Additional participants will be announced shortly.
11:45 Building a Smarter HR Strategy: Finding, Training, and Retaining Talent, with Andrea Weinzimer (Hachette Book Group). Moderated by Maureen McMahon (Kaplan Publishing). Additional participants will be announced shortly.
12:30 Lunch, including presentations of the 2020 Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service to David Cully, BISG's 2020 Industry Champion Award to Janet McCarthy Grimm, and BISG's 2020 Industry Innovator Award to Rachel Comerford.
1:15 The Signals Are Talking: Lessons Drawn from Publishing Entrepreneurs, featuring Margot Atwell, Head of Publishing at Kickstarter
1:45 Closing Keynote: James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble
2:30 Post-event Reception in the Gordon Reading Room. Catch up with colleagues and continue the conversations started during the day.