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IPG announce Conference Line-up

Posted at 7:18AM Saturday 18 Jan 2014

Stephen Page, James Daunt and John Ingram will be among a host of industry leaders and experts speaking at the Independent Publishers Guild's 2014 Annual Conference, to be staged at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th February.

Stephen Page, chief executive of Faber & Faber, will give the keynote speech at the Conference, setting out some of the key opportunities and threats that lie ahead for independent publishers. He will be followed in a special Q&A session by Waterstones managing director James Daunt. John Ingram of Ingram Content Group, will join an 'Entrepreneurs Masterclass' to share advice on building a business, alongside Mendeley co-founder Victor Henning.

The Conference is host to more than 20 different presentations and talks, including a wide choice of break-out sessions tailored to the different publishing sectors of IPG members. Practical, business-focused sessions will cover areas including social media, book design, distribution, pricing strategies and international markets, and there will be how-to slots around data insight, direct sales and marketing and valuing your company. The Conference will also hear perspectives from the music business via John Dyer of the Domino Records label, and an update from Amazon about its Kindle device.

The Thursday evening of the Conference features a Gala Dinner to present the eighth annual IPG Independent Publishing Awards, celebrating the very best companies and individuals in the sector over the last year, while each of the days will provide a host of the networking and socialising opportunities for which the IPG is renowned. Prices for the event have been frozen from last year to allow as many members as possible to attend, and a total of 30 subsidised places are available via two endowment funds, one from the IPG and the other generously funded by Ingram.

The Conference will be staged at the Heythrop Park hotel and conference centre near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, and the IPG anticipates another record attendance this year. IPG chief executive Bridget Shine says: "We are delighted to be welcoming so many wonderful speakers to our Conference this year. We warmly invite all our members to join us for a stimulating event from which everyone will return home with inspiration and energy to make their businesses even better."

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