Irish Book Trade Conference 2020
The Irish Book Trade Conference is a joint initiative from Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland and in 2020 will be held at the Radisson Blu, Dublin Airport on the 20th March.
We're excited to host a packed and varied day for booksellers and publishers, a day that is expanding each and every year, with 2019 seeing record numbers in attendance.
Chaired by John Keane, Chair of Bookselling Ireland and Ivan O'Brien, Chair of Publishing Ireland, the programme in 2019 included:
The 2020 programme and booking form will be available in the new year.
- A keynote address from the brilliant TED Talker and Writer, Margaret Heffernan
- A Nielsen Bookscan Consumer Market Report
- A Publisher Fever Pitch - publishers will line up to pitch their 'must have' titles to booksellers
- Breakout Sessions for both booksellers and publishers
- A talk from author, Adele Parks
- An update on the economic and political landscape from Jim Power, author of the 'bookselling in Ireland' report launched at last year's Conference
- A Drinks reception and Dinner Dance with guest author Colm O'Regan, sponsored by Penguin Random House