British Publishing and its Continuing International Future

25 May 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Willow Lecture Theatre

British Publishing and its Continuing International Future

British Publishing and its Continuing International Future

The UK publishing industry has proved itself the most dynamic in the world in spreading out from its domestic base into overseas markets. How have the Brits done this? Of course the English language has been an asset, but British international publishing has been greatly more successful than its American counterpart.

Today publishing export revenues are nearly half of the UK's total - but this does not take into account all the sales British publishers such as Pearson, Taylor and Francis, and OUP make through their international offices.

British publishing's international success is across all categories: STM, Education, ELT, Trade and Childrens. British exports continue to grow by 2-3% a year. What is driving this? Where are the current growth areas, in which categories and territories?

Speakers will include:

Rob Thompson, HarperCollins Education, International Sales Director

Rob has worked across schools, higher education, language learning, trade and special sales with a particular experience in government tenders and bespoke curriculum projects. His experience in markets is broad, with periods of focus particularly in The Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.

Michael Mabe, STM, CEO

In May 2006, Michael was appointed CEO of STM, the international trade association representing and advocating the interests of scientific, technical and medical publishers, whether they be primary, secondary or new starts, large or small, commercial or not-for-profit

Join us on 25th May at Oxford Brookes Headington Hill campus, in the Willow buildings, to explore the international publishing world.

Drinks & networking from 6.30pm.
AGM to follow networking at 7.00pm.
Talks from 7.30-9pm

Free to OPuS members, £10 to non-members









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