Programme

17:30: Registration and reception

18:00 - 18:15 Welcome remarks

  • Anna Ioannidou, Co-founder, Limassol Book Fair, Founder of literary blog Apotipomata.com, Poet

  • Dr. Athina Michailidou, Acting Permanent Secretary, Deputy Minister of Culture, Republic of Cyprus

 

18:15 - 20:00 Talks: International cooperation and new business models in the book market

Moderator: Anna Ioannidou, Co-founder, Limassol Book Fair, Founder of literary blog Apotipomata.com, Poet

  • Carlo Carrenho, publishing consultant, Head of International Business Development, StreetLib: “The future of the book: The global publishing industry trends that we cannot afford to ignore”

  • Hanife İçten, Key Account Manager for English-Language World, Cyprus, Greece & Turkey, Frankfurt Book Fair: “Frankfurt Book Fair Past and Present: How can Cyprus use this international platform again?”

  • Pantelia Vyrides, Officer, Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations: European funding opportunities through "Circulation of European literary works and literary translations" of the Creative Europe programme

  • Nopi Chatzigeorgiou, International Book Fairs Coordinator, Hellenic Foundation for Culture (HFC): “Connecting the book markets of Greece and Cyprus: Cultural cooperation, professional tools and Thessaloniki Book Fair” 

  • Michalis Kalamaras, publishing consultant, eAnagnostis, Head of Marketing and Content, Thinking: “The digital transformation of the book market in Greece: e-commerce, digital marketing and digital products (ebooks, audiobooks)”

  • Akis Christou, bookseller, Soloneion Book Centre, President of the Cyprus Booksellers Association: “The book market in Cyprus: From the supplier to the consumer. Challenges and opportunities”

Followed by a Q&A session

 

20:00 - 20:15 Break

 

20:15 - 21:30 Panel discussion: The next steps for the Cyprus book market

  • How will the Cyprus book market modernise and face the challenges of digital transformation

  • How will the Cyprus book market enhance its visibility, access and distribution in Greece

  • How will the Cyprus book market form closer ties with the international book markets

 

Moderator: Michalis Kalamaras, publishing consultant, eAnagnostis, Head of Marketing and Content, Thinking

  • Elias Epiphaniou, publisher, Elias Epiphaniou Publications

  • Akis Christou, bookseller, Soloneion Book Centre, President of the Cyprus Booksellers Association

  • Nikos Argyris, publisher, Ikaros Publishing, President of the Association of Greek Publishers and Booksellers (EN.EL.VI.)

  • Argyris Kastaniotis, publisher, Kastaniotis Editions, Secretary General of the Association of Greek Publishers and Booksellers (EN.EL.VI.)

  • Giorgos Papanagiotou, Managing Director, Thinking

  • Carlo Carrenho, publishing consultant, Head of International Business Development, StreetLib

Followed by a Q&A session and closing remarks.

 

21:30 - 23:00 Limassol Book Fair VIP Cocktail reception 

 

Free admission for Limassol Book Fair Conference attendees.