Launch of New Education Conference in Partnership with International Publishers Association

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR ANNOUNCES EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION IPA

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Tuesday 9 October 2012, Frankfurt: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with the International Publishers Association (IPA), which will see a one day education conference run alongside the Fair in 2013.

The Conference will focus on the measures of educational outcomes, the effectiveness of learning resources and learning technologies, and the public policies that have proven to improve education.

Participants will include national education policy makers; content creators, including publishers, philanthropists, internet start ups and technology providers; as well as academics dealing with education, educational policies, learning, reading and related fields.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 17 April 2013 in the Earls Court Conference Centre.

Ian Houghton, Portfolio Director, Reed Exhibitions, said: “In the light of the growing importance of international education metrics, this conference perfectly complements The London Book Fair. It will help the educational content industry to reach out to new partners to achieve education success.”

The event will be fully managed and operated by Reed Exhibitions in conjunction with the IPA, providing strategic programme and speaker guidance, with four sessions across the day, which will include panel debates and case study presentations. YS Chi, IPA President, will introduce the conference, outlining the objectives for the day.

Jens Bammel, Secretary General of the International Publishers Association, said: “We are delighted this new type of conference will be launched at The London Book Fair. There is a real buzz around the question of how content providers, new technologies and policy makers can improve educational outcomes. We think The London Book Fair is an ideal partner for this ground-breaking event.”

For further information, please contact Nicola Green, Midas PR, mobile: 07825 581205, email: nicola.green@midaspr.co.uk.

Notes to Editors:

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR (LBF)
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. The London Book Fair 2013, the 42nd Fair, will take place from 15-17 April 2013, Earls Court, London. Turkey is Market Focus country in 2013, following China in 2012. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (IPA)
The International Publishers Association is the global, non-governmental organisation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing worldwide. Established in 1896, IPA’s mission is to promote and protect publishing and to raise awareness of publishing as a force for cultural and political advancement worldwide. IPA is an industry association with a human rights mandate. IPA currently has 65 member associations in 53 countries.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS BOOKS & PUBLISHING
Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio consists of six trade and public book fairs taking place in some of the most important and dynamic book markets in the world: Brazil, France, Japan, UK and USA. Bienal do Livro São Paulo, BookExpo America, eBooks, Salon du Livre, The London Book Fair and Tokyo International Book Fair, collectively attract over 770,000 participants and 2,600 primary exhibitors and rights centre table holders, interested in buying or selling intellectual property rights, buying, selling or specifying titles, discovering the latest trends in publishing, understanding new markets or meeting authors and discovering new titles.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments, Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to the book and publishing industry’s needs. As a result many of Reed Exhibitions books and publishing events are leaders in their markets.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS
Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio is part of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. In 2010 Reed Exhibitions brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billion of dollars in business.

Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE 100 company.

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