NEW DELHI: The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) — that represents publishers in English, Hindi and other regional languages — will host the 32nd International Publishers Congress (IPC) in the national capital after 26 years.
An estimated 500 delegates are likely to attend the three-day event starting on February 12.
The first IPC by International Publishers Association (IPA) was held in 1896 in Paris and ever since, it continues to offer a vital platform to publishers to discuss the industry’s most important challenges, network and learn.
Having organised it for the first time in 1992, this is second time that the FIP has taken up the responsibility to stage this event. The event will see eminent personalities as speakers sharing their thoughts on contemporary socio-political issues.
The other sessions will discuss topics like social responsibility of publishers, copyright challenges, self-censorship, creating the readers of the future, online literature, bringing publishing and book markets together in India, educational publishing, STM Publishing and collective rights management.
“We’re thrilled that India has been selected to host the 2018 IPA Congress again. The IPA Congress is a pivotal moment in the world publishing calendar, and provides a perfect forum, where publishers can meet and discuss everything from copyright and freedom to publish, technologies and what the future holds for our industry,” said Asoke Ghosh, Executive Committee member – IPA.
The IPA is the world’s largest federation of national, regional and specialist publishers’ associations and its membership comprises 70 organisations from 60 countries.
Source : timesofindia