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2016 Beijing International Publishing Forum 2016/7/21

2016 BIPF is co-hosted by State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television PRC, State Council Information Office of China, and the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy and organized by China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation. Successfully held for 12 times since 2004, BIPF has become the most prominent international publishing forum in China, which builds an important and helpful platform for exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign publishers. 


Program of 2016 BIPF includes main forum in the morning,to be honored by the attendance of Chinese publishing policymakers and presidents of international renowned publishing groups, and two parallel sub-forums, Children’s Publishing Sub-forum and Science Publishing Sub-forum in the afternoon. 


Guest Speakers of 2016 Beijing International Publishing Forum---Main Forum

1. Alexander Broich, President of International for Cengage Learning
Alexander Broich is the President of International for Cengage Learning, serving on the executive team and reporting to Michael Hansen, Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the growth and development of the company’s international operations. 
Mr. Broich brings to Cengage Learning more than 20 years of corporate and operational senior-level management experience, specializing in building, growing and developing businesses in changing environments. He has a successful track record in setting up and growing new technology driven businesses, is skilled in strategic planning and marketing, and is familiar with intercultural business practices and communications.
Prior to joining Cengage Learning, Mr. Broich served as the President of International at Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment for five years. At Pearson, he drove the international business to double-digit growth, while significantly increasing profitability and expanding into new territories. He led the strategy development and implementation of the conversion from traditional print assessments into digital solutions, and was a member of Pearson’s Innovation Board.
Earlier in his career, Broich was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Bertelsmann, Inc. for six years where he implemented development strategies in China, England, Germany and France, among other duties. He also held management positions with Bertelsmann Online Ltd., Health Online Services Multimedica, Bertelsmann AG, and Headwork Consulting.
Mr. Broich holds a PhD in Business Administration from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. He is based out of the Cengage Learning Boston, MA office.

2.Wang Tao, General Manager of China Publishing and Media Holding Co. Ltd. 
graduated from Sichuan University in July 1981, majoring in Chinese language and literature. Then he received a master’s degree from Party School of the Central Committee of CPC in 1987. After graduation, he joined the General Administration of Press and Publications of China, and worked successively  as the Personal Assistant of the Minister, Director of Research Division, Deputy Director of General Office, Director-general of the Department of Audio-visual Publications, Director-general of the Department of Policy and Regulations (during his role in the Department of Policy and Regulations, Mr. Wang Tao studied in the 19th Youth Class in Party School of Central Committee of CPC from March 2003 to January 2004; and served as the Vice Mayor of Guilin city, Guangxi Province from February, 204 to February, 2006). In May 2008 to December 2009, he was appointed the General Manager of the Commercial Press. He is now General Manager of China Publishing and Media Holding Co. Ltd.

3.Jonathan Newhouse, President of Condé Nast Publications Inc 
Over 40 years experience in the publishing industry. He commenced his publishing career in 1972 in the newspaper industry. In 1980 he joined Condé Nast, a magazine publisher, and soon rose through the ranks of such titles as VANITY FAIR, GOURMET, and THE NEW YORKER. In 1989 he was appointed President of Condé Nast International, and then promoted to Chairman in 1991. He is currently responsible for magazine operations in China, France, Great Britain, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Japan and 18 other countries.

4. Zhou Bin, President of Phoenix Publishing & Media Group
ZHOU Bin, born in 1967, PhD in Cultural Studies, is currently the president of Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, vice-chairman of The Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China, president of Jiangsu Publications Distribution Association, vice-chairman of Jiangsu Youth Federation, vice-chairman of Jiangsu Journalists Association, and chairman of the newspaper company of Modern Express.
Zhou served successively as the assistant dean of School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing Normal University, deputy director of Jiangsu Press and Publication Bureau, and general manager of Phoenix Xinhua Distribution Ltd.
Zhou, a receiver of State Council Special Allowance, was selected as one of the Top Talents in Four Circles by the state, and was acknowledged as an Entrepreneurial Professors of Jiangsu.

5. Jose Calafell, CEO for Latin America of Grupo Planeta 
Jose Calafell has a BsC in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and an MBA from ESADE (Barcelona) and Manchester Business School. 
He has a Certificate in Marketing from the Columbia Business School as well as in Strategic Management from the Harvard Business School. 
With more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, he was appointed President of Grupo Planeta Mexico in 2009, and CEO of Grupo Planeta Latin America in 2012. 


Guest Speakers of 2016 Beijing International Publishing Forum---Children’s Publishing Sub-Forum
1. Li Xueqian, president of China Children’s Press and Publication Group
Li Xueqian, born in 1958, has been the president of China Children’s Press and Publication Group (CCPPG) since July 2007. As both an outstanding expert honored by the State Council with a special subsidy and a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Li Xueqian has held many important positions, including public secretary of the Central Committee of the China Youth League, party secretary, president and Editor in Chief of China Youth Daily and party secretary for the Center for Chinese Youth Research. 
Since Li Xueqian took office as president of the CCPPG, he has been reforming and recreating the publishing process with strong determination, promoting the CCPPG’s mission of “building a real enterprise for real publishing”.
Thanks to his leadership and competence, the CCPPG was able to move its head office from a narrow alley to a 5A class office building situated on Chang’an Avenue, Beijing’s most central street. The Grand Reading World for Children, a themed bookstore which occupies 4800 square meters, entirely funded by the CCPPG, is now open to all readers and guests. The CCPPG achieved a total profit of 620 million RMB in 2014, with a distribution income that reached 11 trillion Yuan and an operating income of 4.6 trillion Yuan.The CCPPG has initially fulfilled its vision by transforming itself as a press that mainly focused on traditional ways of publishing to an influential cultural and creative group. This transformation was recognized with many honors on a national scale, such as being declared the Exemplary Institution of Digital Publishing, the Progressive Institution in Youth Education and the 3rd National Award for Outstanding Publishers.
Li Xueqian’s other titles include the president of the Worker’s Association of China’s Children Press, chairman of the Committee of Children’s Literature (a committee that is affiliated with the Publishers Association of China) and the president of the Chinese Board on Books for Young People (CBBY).

2.María Jesús Esther Gil Iglesias, former Chair of the Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury 
María Jesús Esther Gil Iglesias, teacher and editor, she worked at Ediciones SM for twenty years, starting as Foreign Rights Manager, and then as the Editorial Manager of the Department of Children and Young Adults for fifteen years.She also was Editorial Manager of Alfaguara Infantil y Juvenil and Altea (Santillana) during six years. After a time as a professional consultant for publishing firms, she has been the coordinator of Reading Programmes for Spain and Latinoamérica in the Foundation SM.  
She was an elected member of the IBBY Executive Committee (1996-2000); served as President of the Spanish Section of IBBY (2009-11). She was the Chair of the 32nd IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela in 2010.She was a member of the Jury for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the 2008 and 2010 awards, and  elected as President of the 2012 and 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury. Nowadays she collaborates with Ediciones SM in Spain and in another eight countries in Iberoamerica, as a member of the Advisory Board. She was a member of the Bratislava Biennal of Illustration (BIB) Jury 2014 and will be part of the Iberoamerican Award 2016.

3.Guo Yawen, general manager of Bohua Media Group, director of 798 International Art Training Center
Guo Yawenis a deputy (lawmaker) to the People’s Congress of Beijing, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN Global Compact’s China branch, the Deputy Chief of Supervision of the Beijing Cultural and Creative Association, the executive director of the Beijing Reading Society, director of the 798 Baima Meiduo Art Center and general manager of Bohua Media Group. He is a devoted researcher and developer in the field of children’s literature and education. He was also one of the key organizers of the Beijing Seasonal Reading Festival and China Children Book Fair in 2015 and 2016. To these activities, he dedicated an illustrated book series, created by himself, entitled Boys and Girls. He has been the chief organizer of the highly acclaimed Zhang Anping Award for Illustrated Books. He launched the 798th International Art Festival for Children to provide children with art education and he expanded its influence to a national scale. He also created an art center for children, named Art+, which effectively improved the quality of children’s art education in the Beijing region.

4. Theresa Thompson, Executive Vice President, Sterling Publishing
Theresa Thompson was appointed Executive Vice President, Sterling Publishing, in March 2012.  She is responsible for the management of the company, both creatively and operationally, and oversees many areas of the business, including operations, finance, book production and manufacturing.
Ms. Thompson also manages and directs Barnes & Noble’s Bargain book business, responsible for the development, procurement and production of the books we publish and for the proprietary product we develop.
Ms. Thompson first came to Barnes & Noble in 2003, where she was responsible for our Audio business.  In 2008, she was promoted to Vice President, Newsstand, and in July 2011, her responsibilities expanded to include Bargain.  Prior to Barnes & Noble, Ms. Thompson held a variety of merchandising positions at both Macy’s and Saks.
Ms. Thompson has a B.A. in Economics from New York University.

5. Tang Yaming, former Editor in Chief of Fukuinkan Bookstore
Tang Yaming was born in 1953 in Beijing. He studied literature and graduated from Waseda University. He later completed his decorate at the University of Tokyo. In 1983, invited by “the father of Japanese illustrated books” Tadashi Matsui, Tang joined Fukuinkan, the most esteemed publisher and seller of children’s literature in Japan and became its first non-Japanese full editor, working actively in the industry of children’s books for the next 33 years. He edited, compiled and published a huge number of quality illustrated books, many of which became award-winners.
His personal works include Dew of Jade (winner of the 8th Kaiko Takeshi Literature Promotion Award), Prince Nezha and the Dragon King (winner of the 22th Kodansha Publishing Award for Illustrated Books), and the Japanese translation of Journey to the West (winner of the 48th Senkai Publishing Award for Children’s Literature). Tang Yaming was a member of the judging panel on behalf of Asian artists at the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children‘s Book Fair, as well as a member of the Japanese Board on Books for Young People (JBBY). He has also been a lecturer at Toyo University, Waseda University and Sophia University. As the president of the Federation of Art and Literary for Chinese in Japan and a director of the Association of Chinese Professors in Japan, Tang Yaming introduced much Chinese literature to Japanese readers through translation, including A Cat Who Lived a Million Times and The Wolf Totem.

6. Bai Bing, Editor in Chief of Jieli Press
Bai Bing is a writer of children’s literature and the Editor in Chief of Jieli Press, where he also serves as a senior editor. He is a member of the Chinese Writer Association (CWA) and the Children’s Literature Committee that is affiliated to it. He has written a wide range of poems and literature for children, including Dance of Innocence (a collection of poems), the Green Sun and the Red Moon, the Elephant that Swallowed the Night (a collection of short stories), the Fox Bird, Qiao-Qiao the Unusual Puppy (fairy tales for young children), Hanging the Sun, Give Me a New Mom, An Umbrella Tree (picture books), and a popular story series named A Little Naughty Mouse. His books have won many prestigious awards, such as the China National Books Award, the National Award for Children’s Literature, the Bingxin Award for Newly Published Children’s Literature, the Chen Bochui Award for Children’s Literature, etc. Two of his writings, If and To the Clouds, were anthologized into several textbooks of Chinese used by elementary and secondary schools. 

Guest Speakers of 2016 Beijing International Publishing Forum---Science Publishing Sub-Forum

1. Lin Peng, President of China Science Publishing & Media Group Ltd
In 1983, Lin Peng worked as the editor and then editorial director of Science Press. In April 1990, he went to work at VCH in Germany. From June to November 1995, he worked in the US branch of Science Press. Since 1997, he successively held the posts of the deputy director, Senior Editor, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and General Manager in Science Press. From March 2005 to May 2011, he was appointed as the vice managing director and then general manager of China Science Publishing Group. In March 2008, he was honored with the 10th Taofen Publishing Award. In January 2010, he was selected as one of the "hundreds Outstanding Publishing Chinese Entrepreneurs". Since December 2011, he has worked as the board chairman of Science in China Press. In November 2013, he was given the Outstanding Publisher Award of China Publishing Government Prize. Since February 2016, he has been the President of China Science Publishing & Media Group Ltd.

2. Bryan Davies, Vice President of Elsevier’s Science and Technology Book Division 
Bryan is based in Oxford, UK, and has been with Elsevier for fifteen years and led Elsevier’s first big project to digitize and make Elsevier’s books available online; a program that has been highly successful and has allowed Elsevier to offer almost all of its book content online via Science Direct and 3rd Party Platforms. He leads a highly experienced and innovative product team based in the USA and UK who work closely with customers and colleagues globally. Bryan has a BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering and is also studying for a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with the Open University. Bryan is married with two boys; one recently qualifying as a Medical Doctor and the other studying a graduate course in England.

3. SCOTT WANG,VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Scott Wang is in charge of the new business development for Wiley’s solution offerings. He is also responsible for Wiley’s overall business in China. He joined Wiley in 2014 and has been working closely with Wiley teams across Asia, especially in China, to support business growth.
Prior to joining Wiley, Scott worked for Thomson Reuters as the Head of BD Asia, and then relocated to China as the Head of Market Development and Operations. Before Thomson Reuters, Scott worked as a senior consultant with Bain & Company, one of the top management-consulting firms in the world. 
Scott holds a MBA degree and a PhD degree in Engineering. 

4.Du Xian, Editor in Chief of People’s Medical Publishing House 
Born in Sichuan Province in 1964.CPC member, editor, bachelor of medicine.Graduated from Huaxi Medical University (Known as Sichuan University HuaxiMedical College now), on-job postgraduate of Foreign Economic and Trade University, business administration major.Worked in People‘s Medical Publishing House since 1987, served as deputy editor, Party committee, deputy chief editor and deputy general manager, director and Party committee.Served as editor in chief of People’s Medical Publishing House since September 2013.
Won the "Leading talent of National Press and Publication Industry", "Leading talent of Beijing Press and Publication Industry" and many other awards.Fifth Deputy Secretary and Executive Director of China Association of Higher Education Medical Education Committee.

5. Lyndsey Dixon, Journals Editorial Director for Asia Pacific at Taylor & Francis
Ms. Lyndsey Dixon is the Journals Editorial Director for Asia Pacific at Taylor & Francis.  Leading a rapidly expanding team spread across the region she is responsible for the growth and development of this dynamic and multidisciplinary APAC journal portfolio.  With over a decade in the publishing industry globally, she’s witnessed many of the modern shifts in the landscape from print to online and subscription to Open Access. Working with academic societies, editors and authors from across the globe there are few issues with which she hasn’t dealt.  Sharing knowledge is integral to her role and she has vast experience working to develop those involved in publishing at various levels: be that as course tutor for STM Association training the next cohort of publishing professionals, providing seminars to Journal Editors across the region or hosting workshops to Early Career Researchers.  

6.Alicja Jankowiak, Editor-in-Chief at SuperMemo
Alicja Jankowiak is the Editor-in-Chief at SuperMemo World, a leading provider of online and mobile learning solutions in Poland, also operating globally. Holds two MA titles: in English and Ethnolinguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Postgraduate in Management. Executive producer and editorial project manager for “Olive Green”, the multiple-award winning product for learning English based on a full feature interactive film, authored and published by SuperMemo World. Enthusiast of languages, applying the latest technology in the process of learning and all things Basque.