Top Publishing Executives From Across the Country to Gather Under One Roof
A pair of major publishing conferences will be combined in 2008 into one single, unified event for magazine and book publishing executives—the Publishing Business Conference and Expo—announced Publishing Executive magazine and its sister publication Book Business this week. In past years, the conferences shared their venue and an exhibit hall, featuring top solutions and services for both the magazine and book publishing industries. This year’s event, however—scheduled for March 10-12, 2008 at New York’s Marriott Marquis—will feature a single conference program uniting both audiences.
“The renaming of the conference to Publishing Business accurately reflects what’s happening in the publishing world. Many of the challenges, opportunities and solutions are the same whether you publish magazines or books,” says Peggy Hatch, group president and publishing director of Publishing Executive and Book Business. “Instead of two separate conferences under one roof, we’re excited to offer one conference with multiple tracks. This will allow attendees to pick and choose the sessions that interest them most and help their business thrive in this ever-changing environment.”
The three-day event attracts thousands of publishing executives from the magazine and book industries each year. Featuring an exhibit hall packed with products for every segment of the industries and a conference program offering dozens of educational sessions, the Publishing Business Conference and Expo is a one-of-a-kind event for magazine and book publishers. Top publishing executives who have led conference sessions and panel discussions in recent years have included: Jim Gerber, Google’s director of content partnerships; Don Hawk, CEO, TechTarget; Mike Smith, vice president and general manager, Forbes.com; John Sateja, senior vice president of information products, Consumer Reports; Jim O’Brien, vice president of distribution and postal affairs, Time Inc.; Barry Green, VP/director of circulation, Hearst Business Media; Mark White, VP of manufacturing, U.S. News & World Report; and many others.