Publishing Business Conference and Expo Announces 2008 Conference Program
The 2008 Publishing Business Conference and Expo, the largest annual event for executives in both the magazine and book publishing industries, has unveiled its 2008 conference program on www.PublishingBusiness.com featuring nearly 50 educational sessions tackling the hottest topics, trends and issues facing the publishing community.
Held each March in New York City and produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, the Publishing Business Conference and Expo attracts thousands of magazine and book publishing executives from all over the country. This year’s conference, scheduled for March 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, features three tracks for magazine executives: Business Management/Development, Production/Manufacturing/Workflow and E-media Strategy. The program also includes three tracks for book publishing executives.
Keynoting the conference on Monday, March 10 will be Peter Legge, president and CEO of Canada Wide Magazines and Entertainment, one of the largest independent magazine publishers in North America. Legge’s keynote address—“Taking on the Giant: How to Meet the Challenges of Leadership”—will offer attendees a wealth of insights into what it takes to be an effective and successful leader. In addition to being one of North America’s Top 50 public speakers, Legge pilots a publishing company that has never lost money.
The 2008 conference program has been created by the editors of Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines along with a Conference Advisory Board consisting of more than a dozen leading executives from the magazine and book publishing industries. The nearly 50 sessions will be packed with practical tips and advice and will be led by some of the most accomplished executives in publishing. Each session is designed to help make publishing executives’ jobs easier, their companies more profitable, and their careers more successful.
“This conference has become the must-attend media event of the year, because it blends tactical, day-to-day advice with forward-thinking, strategic trends,” says 2008 Publishing Business Conference Chair Bill Amstutz, a leading publishing consultant and former senior vp audience marketing and development and vp manufacturing and distribution at CMP Media.