10 & 11 OCTOBER 2018 – ARTS+ Innovation Summit in Frankfurt, Germany

10 October 2018
14:00 – 15:30

What are the main barriers to tech-triggered innovation in the book publishing sector? Are these unique to the sector, or are there overlaps with other creative sectors? How can we overcome these barriers? And what is the role of the public sector in this? Explore these questions together with a small cross-sectoral group of players who will give insights into “their problems” – and the structural barriers behind them. The outcomes of the workshop will fuel into the last strand of the Summit (same day, 4 – 6.30 pm) and contribute to the press conference (Thursday 11 October).


  • Keynote: Digitisation, changing value networks & business models and the need for the cultural and creative sectors to unite, Dr. Heritiana Ranaivoson, senior researcher at research group Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), (Belgium); round table moderation tba by SMIT/MediaRoad/imec
  • Sector-insight 1: “Why does the book sector need structured innovation support? What could be the role of the public sector in this? And what the role of trade associations?” Leif Göritz, Chairman of the Board, Herder Publishing, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Thalia (Germany); round table moderation tba by German Booksellers and Publishers Association
  • Sector-insight 2: Funding & Financing: How to make investment in innovation in book publishing more simple and attractive? And what could be the role of the public sector in this? Eric Briys, Founder of Cyberlibris (France); round table moderation tba by Federation of European Publishers
  • Sector-insight 3: Specifics of innovation in publishing: Improving User Experience via unexpected collaborations, Luis González, Head of Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (FGSR) (Spain); round table moderation tba by FGSR
  • Cross-Sector insight: How to support innovation in journalism, Best Practice Case: Global Alliance for Media Innovation  (GAMI), Andrea Wagemans, project coordinator GAMI, round table moderation tba by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

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