The Power of Diversity: How Publishing can be More Open, Diverse and Inclusive

The Power of Diversity: How Publishing can be More Open, Diverse and Inclusive

12 Mar 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

Club Room - National Hall Gallery

Our industry is unique in that we are in a position to both embrace diversity in our workforce and reflect the rich diversity of our own society in the types content we publish. As such, the topic of diversity is increasingly being seen as an opportunity for publishers and the wider industry to become more innovative, creative and harder working.

In this session, the International Publishers Association will lead a deep dive into diversity, highlighting key initiatives that have the power to change and contribute to a more open, diverse and inclusive publishing industry.


  • Bodour Al Qasimi


    Vice President International Publishers Association

    CEO and Founder of UAE-based Kalimat Publishing Group

      Bodour Al Qasimi is the Vice-President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), the CEO and Founder of UAE-based Kalimat Publishing...

  • Michiel Kolman


    Presidential Envoy for Diversity and Inclusion for the International Publishers Association

    Senior Vice President Elsevier

      Dr. Michiel Kolman is Senior VP of Information Industry Relations at Elsevier and former President of the International Publishers Association....

  • Simon Holt


    Senior Editor


      Simon Holt has worked in scholarly publishing for over a decade, and is currently a Senior Editor with Elsevier. He is also Chair of Elsevier...

  • Stephen Lotinga


    Chief Executive

    Publishers Association

    Stephen Lotinga is Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, joining in 2016. His career has spanned the private and public sectors including...

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