3rd Sino-UK Publishing Forum, Beijing
In partnership with Peking University and the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) recently held a forum on the theme of cross-cultural communication in the digital age. Taking place in China on the 28 August 2013, during the Beijing International Book Fair, the forum brought together a range of speakers and participants from both industry and academia. Over 150 people attended, including alumni from Oxford Brookes, and there were themed discussions around the topics of personnel, content, and channels within publishing.
From OICPS Angus Phillips gave a presentation on ‘Developing talent in the digital age’ stressing the new skill sets needed by publishers in an age of disruption in markets and changing expectations amongst book consumers. Amongst the other speakers were Li Pengyi, President of the China Education Publishing Group, John Makinson, Chair of Penguin Random House, George Lossius, CEO of Publishing Technology, and David Taylor, Managing Director of Lightning Source UK.
The next forum will be held in Oxford in April 2014.