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Globalocal 2013 Attracted various Big and Small National- International Publishers

March 6, 2013 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

After 3 successful years, Globalocal in its 4th year was held at an all new location. Strategically placed amidst the Jaipur Literature Festival and New Delhi Book Fair, Globalocal was indeed a one off platform which provided various opportunities to meet new business partners and interact with people from all over the world. It enabled publishers to maximize their experience and outreach in the Indian Publishing Industry.

The first day of Globalocal was marked by the opening speech by Mr. Pavan Kumar Verma, Author and Diplomat. It also witnessed the CEO Roundtable where 8 strategic decision makers from the publishing fraternity discussed about trend forecasting, latest business models etc.

Major speakers of the roundtable were Roberto Banchik Rothschild, Director General, Random House Mondadori,,U rvashi Butalia, Publisher, Zubaan, India Juergen Boos, President, Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany Richard Charkin, Executive Director, Bloomsbury, UK Judith Curr, Publisher, Atria Books (imprint Simon & Schuster NYC), USA M anish Purohit, Chief Executive, Popular Prakashan Private Limited, India Bipin Shah, Managing Director and Publisher, Mapin, India and P .M. Sukumar, CEO of Harper Collins India, India.

Day 2 of the event was marked by the STM Roundtable conference with 6 major speakers form the industry. There was a workshop under the name ‘Rights and Licenses’, to discuss requirements/problems in licensee’s market; check references for licensee.Suggest and agree to licence terms, draw up appropriate licence contract (English language licences, translationlicences, digital use) etc.

The event closure was marked by the closing speech of Claudia Kaiser, Vice President, Frankfurt Book Fair.

Thus, with some of the most articulate and interesting sessions and the presence of publishing professionals GLOBALOCAL 2013 proved to be an extraordinary B2B platform.


German Book Office (GBO), New Delhi is a joint venture of the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Frankfurt Book Fair has five International Book Information Centers, which include the GBO in New York, Book Information Centre (BIZ) in Beijing, Bucharest and Moscow.

Besides promoting German books and the activities of the Frankfurt Book Fair, GBO New Delhi serves as a contact point between German as well as international book industries and the book industry in South Asia.

Since the beginning of operations in India, GBO has initiated various projects related to content, publishing and exchange. GBO works with partners across the board – individuals, publishing firms, cultural institutions, government agencies, corporates, digital companies, book fairs, international agencies, educational institutes, media etc. They are constantly on the lookout for new ideas and partnerships, and welcome any queries and contact.

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Source: Business Wire India


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