Over the last few years, the annual Publishers‘ Forum conference has developed into a stand-out industry event with more than 300 participants from publishing houses and service providers. The Forum integrates the entire media industry and is sponsored by renowned companies.

The Publishers’ Forum offers a top-class, specialist program with hands-on workshops and seminars which communicate concepts and experiences in order to provide workable solutions to the challenges which have arisen as a result of digitization.

The participants come from book and journal publishers, universities and libraries, the film and music industries, internet agencies, from commerce, academia and strategic consulting.

The international interest in the Forum is increasing every year. In 2013, the Publishers’ Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary. In 2015, the company “The Publishers’ Forum GmbH” was established.

The networking opportunities are one of the reasons for the constantly growing significance of the conference.


Rüdiger Wischenbart
Email: r.wischenbart@publishers-forum.com

Chairman of the Managing Board
Klaus-Peter Stegen
Email: k.stegen@publishers-forum.com

Managing Director
Ulrich Klopotek von Glowczewski
Email: u.klopotek@klopotek.com

Editorial Board

The organizer of the Publishers’ Forum would like to thank these renowned publishing experts who are supporting the process of creating topics for the Forum:

Impresario Media LLP, Yale University Press, UK
Consultant, Fullstopp, GER
Principal, Magellan Media Partners, USA
Chairman of the Board, Stiftung Lesen, GER
Head of Production, Ullstein Buchverlage, GER
Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Programs, Outsell, UK


We are happy that the Publishers’ Forum 2016 is being supported by a number of leading companies across the publishing industry.

Our sponsors help us organize a key industry event that brings together people and topics from content markets that were once separate entities; it tackles problems and presents new ideas.


Klopotek is the main sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors of the Publishers’ Forum 2016 are BoD, Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels, Canon, juni.com, hgv publishing services (Hanseatische Gesellschaft für Verlagsservice mbH), MarkLogic, NEWBOOKS Solutions, Pentaho and VLB Services.

Media Partners

We are happy to confirm that the Börsenblatt, Buchreport, mediacampus frankfurt and Publishing Perspectives are media partners of the Forum.

Contact us if you’re interested in becoming a sponsors of the Publishers’ Forum 2016:

Rüdiger Wischenbart
Email: r.wischenbart@publishers-forum.com

Or use our Application Form