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2014-02-05 08:11:59 - German Book Office and Frankfurt Book Fair presents the 5th edition of GLOBALOCAL. GLOBALOCAL 2014 : A forum for Content is an annual conference which brings together the publishing and allied industries together.

GLOBALOCAL 2014 is in the 5th edition of GBO New Delhi’s exclusive forum for content, and will be held in February 2014 in New Delhi. Like in 2013, the focus this year is on increasing one on one networking opportunities within the publishing and allied industries. The forum includes a mix of roundtables, rights & licenses training, business matchmakings, keynote presentations and networking breaks.

INTRODUCING EXPERTS’ TABLE and THEMATIC WORKSHOPS: New formats introduced in this year’s edition include thematic workshops with a practical approach to market-relevant topics led by experienced practitioners in the chosen fields, and an Experts’ Table consisting of a panel of industry experts who can be approached by participants for advice and suggestions specific to their needs.


customized guided tour for international guests EXCLUSIVE INDIA introduced last year as a run up to GLOBALOCAL, will be held again 3 days prior to the conference in New Delhi. The objective this year is to provide an overview of the digital industry, and the publishing and printing industries in India. Chennai and Delhi are on the itinerary for Exclusive India 2014. The participants will then attend the conference in New Delhi and thereafter go on a guided tour of the New Delhi World Book Fair on the first day of the event (15th February 2014), culminating this experiential discovery of the publishing and allied industries in India.

PARTICIPANTS FROM ACROSS PUBLISHING & ALLIED INDUSTRIES: GLOBALOCAL 2014 will be beneficial to anyone who works in, or is interested in working with, the Content Industry - Publishers, Booksellers, Printers, Digital Publishing Service Providers, Distributors, Online Selling Platforms, Marketing Professionals, Editors, Salespersons, Content Creators, Self-Publishing Platforms and Agents.


DAY 1 of GLOBALOCAL 2014 starts off with a keynote speech by Suhel Seth, Managing Partner of Counselage India, followed by a keynote presentation by Michael Healy, Executive Director (International Relations) of Copyright Clearance Center Inc. New York. ‘CEO Roundtable: An Industry in search of its identity’ moderated by Anil Padnamabhan, Chief of Bureau of HT Mint India will include speakers Winnie Hung, Publishing & Cross-Segments Strategy Development Manager of Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific, Singapore, Richard Charkin of Bloomsbury, Emma House of The Publishers Association UK and James Appell, Head of Global Development of Bookmate Russia etc. The first day will also feature a workshop by Sangram Surve, Founder & Director of Think WhyNot India on ‘Marketing for the Future’. Following up on the success of last year’s Rights Seminar, this year again we have Lynette Owen, Freelance Copyright and Rights Consultant of Lynette Owen Consultancy and Arpita Das, Publisher and Founder of Yoda Press India conducting this seminar over 2 days. There will also be a presentation by Nizam Ahmed, Founder CEO of DiTech/STUDYeBUDDY.  

DAY 2 will begin with a keynote presentation by Linda Tan Lingard, Managing Partner of Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency Malaysia. ‘STM Roundtable: Pricing Models and New Ideas’ will follow moderated by P. Venkatraman, Director of International Affairs of Jaypee Brothers. The speakers include P. T. Rajasekaran, Managing Director of Panther Publishing India, Michael Healy, Executive Director (International Relations) of Copyright Clearance Center Inc. New York and Kelvin Watson, Director (E-content Services and Strategy) of Queens Library USA. A highlight of Day 2 is the workshop on ‘Innovating Start-ups’ by Marlies Hebler, Head of Content of textunes GmbH (Thalia Holding GmbH) Germany and R. Sriram, Co-founder at Next Practice Retail, Entrepreneur & Mentor. Day 2 will also include keynote presentations by Winnie Hung, Publishing & Cross-Segments Strategy Development Manager of Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific, Singapore, Kevin Fitzgerald, CMG Chief Executive of Copyright Licensing Agency and Qbend Digital Content India Pvt Ltd.

Both Day 1 and Day 2 of GLOBALOCAL 2014 will include business matchmakings, Experts’ Table and networking breaks.

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Frankfurt Academy – the international conference brand of the Frankfurt Book Fair – is working with HP to host a range of conferences, workshops and networking events throughout the year and around the world. As the main sponsor of the Frankfurt Academy’s “Trends & Innovation” series, HP will contribute to numerous events while also presenting a variety of new options and solutions that will help publishers with their future business. As part of the year-long sponsorship agreement, the Frankfurt Academy and HP will work together to facilitate conversations with senior publishing executives, printers and technology providers, helping to reframe the debate on the future of the printed book, even with digital publishing on the rise. Winnie Hung, Publishing & Cross-Segments Strategy Development Manager of Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific, Singapore is a key speaker at GLOBALOCAL 2014.

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing expert, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought -after books, journals, blogs, movies and more. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content. Michael Healy, Executive Director (International Relations) of CCC is a speaker at GLOBALOCAL 2014.


German Book Office (GBO), New Delhi is a joint venture of the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Besides promoting German books and the activities of the Frankfurt Book Fair, GBO New Delhi serves as a contact point between the book industry in South Asia, Germany as well as the international book and media industries. GBO works with partners across the board, ranging from individuals to international agencies in the sphere of publishing, media, education and digital.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important international trading place for content; it is a meeting place for the ITC (Information Technology Centre) and creative industries, a platform for cultural-political dialogue, and a tremendous cultural event. For five days every year, Frankfurt, becomes the centre of the international media world. The Frankfurt Book Fair - with more than 7,400 exhibitors from over 100 countries, about 300,000 visitors, over 3,200 special events, and around 9,000 accredited journalists in attendance - is the world's largest annual trade fair for publishing.

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