Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Russians Are Most Definitely Coming

Below is most of this year's professional panels for BEA's Global Market Forum (GMF) program that will proudly focus on the Russian publishing industry.  This will be the most ambitious GMF program ever produced at BEA.  I am very excited about the content that will be presented but also grateful to for such wonderful partners who had a grand vision that they are executing at such a high level.  There will be many people to thank later and I look forward to also promoting some of the great cultural events that will take place away from Javits.  

When: Monday, June 4, 2012, 9:30 am – ca. 5:30 pm.
Where: Jacob M. Javits Center, Room 1E17.

GMF Read Russia Panels & Speakers
Welcome by Vladimir Grigoriev (Russian Federal Agency of Press and Mass Communication) and Steven Rosato (BEA)
9:00 – 9:10

An Overview Of The Russian Book & Publishing Marketplace
9:10 – 10:30
Speakers : Vladimir Grigoriev, Russian Federal Agency of Press and Mass Communication, Oleg Novikov, CEO of EKSMO, Yury Deikalo, CEO of AST/Astrel; Andrew Nuremberg, agent. Mod: RĂ¼diger Wischenbart
Russian Literature in Translation in The United States Market
10:30 – 11:20
Speakers: Vladimir Grigoriev, Russian Federal Agency of Press and Mass Communication, Morgan Entrekin, Grove Atlantic, Peter Mayer, Overlook Press, Andrew Bromfield, translator; Mod.: Ed Kasinec, Librarian, 
Exciting Educational Publishing Programs In Russia
11:30 – 12:20
Speakers: Alexander Kondakov, CEO Prosveshenie, Dmitry P. Bak, Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, Russian State University for the Humanities;
Lunch Break: 12:30 – 13:30
Children & Young Adult Titles In Russian Publishing
13:30 – 14:20
Speakers: Arkady Vitrouk, CEO Attikus group (the Russian partner of Hachette); Lev Elin CEO Egmont-Russia, Julia Zagachin, owner and CEO of Pink Giraff; Olga Ro, Russian Book Industry Magazine, moderator.
A Critical Review of Russia's Policy on Copyrights and Piracy
14:30 – 15:20

Speakers: Oleg Novikov, CEO of EKSMO, Sergey Anuriev; CEO of Litres.ru , Michael Healey, Copyright Clearance Center; Ruediger Wischenbart, BEA, moderator
Stepping Into The Digital Future With Russia
15:30 – 16:20
Speakers: Alexandr Bobrovskiy, Vice-CEO Litres.ru , Vladimir Kharitonov, Executive Director Russian Web-publishers Association, Leo Prozument Managing Director-EMEA and North America – Development Director Wexler-Russia (reading devices), Pieter Swinkels, Kobo, Andrei Sorokin, Russian State Archive, and Vadim Steklo, Yale University (“Secrets from the Russian Archive” digitization project, with Yale University Press). George Slowik, Publishers Weekly, moderator:
Technological Advances In Russian Distribution & Print On Demand
16:30 – 17:20
Yevgeniy Khata CEO Pubmix.com (Russian POD), David Taylor, Ingram/Lightning Source; Patricia Arancibia, Barnes &Noble; Mod.: Ed Nawocka, Publishing Perspectives
Author stages:

Uptown Tue
Natalia Solzhenitsyn, publisher and executor of the estate of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Eduard Radzinsky, bestselling author of The Last Tsar
Solomon Volkov, award-winning author of St. Petersburg: A Cultural History

Wed 5.00-5.30
Contemporary literary writers.

THUR 12:00 – 12:30
John Narrins and the Russian Debut prize.

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