The 31st International Publishers Congress

  • The 31st International Publishers Congress

    We're delighted to welcome the 31st International Publishers Congress to The London Book Fair for the first time in 2016. LBF, and the Congress, will be held at Olympia, West London.

    Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany will headline the Congress. The world famous authors join a line-up of influential publishers including Hachette CEO, Arnaud Nourry, for what promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking conference.

    Standard £995+VAT

    10% discount: we are offering a special discount to anyone who has appropriate membership (eg. IPA member). To find out if you are applicable, please contact

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  • Your Congress Package

    Your ticket to the 31st International Publishers Congress gives you access to a whole package of items including:

    • Saturday 9th April 2016: Networking evening
    • Sunday 10th April 2016: 31st International Publishers Congress
    • Sunday 10th April 2016: Gala dinner
    • Monday 11th April 2016: Quantum Conference: Publishing & So Much More
    • Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th April 2016: The London Book Fair
    • Tuesday 12th April 2016: What Works Education Conference OR Research & Scholarly Forum
    • Tuesday 12th April 2016: Lunch with LBF Author of the Day
    • Tuesday 12th April 2016 (evening): LBF International Excellence Awards in partnership with The Publishers Association

  • The Congress: Day Two

    Publishing Now: Creativity, Anti-Censorship, Commerce

    The congress programme for Sunday 10th April 2016, day 2 of the congress, is full of international speakers and the most important themes currently in the global publishing world. To take a look at the programme in full, please click on the link below.

    View the programme

    The Quantum Conference: Day Three

    Publishing & So Much More

    Quantum will deliver a data-driven overview of the global publishing industry and its place in the wider content industries. Speakers include James Daunt, Baroness Gail Rebuck, Professor Nick Bostrom, Ashley Gardner and more.

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  • Come to the Gala Dinner

    On Sunday 11th April we will celebrate the congress with the Gala Dinner.


    PLEASE NOTE: If you have purchased a full-price ticket to the congress, the gala dinner is included and you do NOT need to buy another ticket.


    Book your accommodation

    Our chosen hotel provider during the congress is The Dorsett Hotel on Shepherds Bush Green which is offering preferential rates for congress delegates.

    In the promotion code box, please use the following discount codes:

    • Room only rate: Book Fair
    • B&B Rate: Book Fair BB

    These rates apply for bookings made between 6-15 April 2016

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  • Gold Sponsor

    Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) was launched in 2014, through an Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. SBA's mandate includes enhancing investment in creative industries, building a platform for culture and knowledge exchange, highlighting the importance of books in today's multimedia world and supporting the children's book industry.

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    Silver Sponsor - Nielsen

    Nielsen is a global market information and measurement company with market leading positions in consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Within the book industry it measures markets in ten countries: US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, South Africa, India and Brazil; it uses information from across the company to provide digital insights for clients.

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    Silver Sponsor - CPI Group

    CPI Group is a leading pan-European print and inventory management group, with 16 plants in seven European countries – France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Czech Republic. Supporting publishers in managing their supply-chain we operate in the trade, academic, educational and professional publishing markets and have the ability to print, store and distribute global content from single copy PoD to runs of a million copies.

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