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.


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

Managing Director
Nella Klopotek von Glowczewski
Email: n.klopotek@publishers-forum.com

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

Klaus-Peter Stegen
Email: k.stegen@publishers-forum.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:

Head of Marketing & Communication, Frankfurter Buchmesse, GER
Managing Partner & Senior Advisor, Information Media Partners, US
Consultant, Fullstopp, GER
EVP UX Design & UI Development Klopotek, USA
Principal, Magellan Media Partners & CEO, BISG (Book Industry Study Group), US
CEO Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, GER
Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Programs, Outsell, UK


Klopotek is the Platinum Cooperation Partner of the event. hgv, MSH, Newbooks Solutions, and De Causmaecker & Associates are our sponsors.

Media Partners

We are happy to confirm that the Börsenblatt, Buchreport, and Verlage der Zukunft are media partners of the Forum.

Contact us if you’re interested in becoming a sponsors of the Publishers’ Forum 2019:

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

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