Accelerating Global Access to Knowledge

  • STM Conference

    Tuesday, 10 October 15:15–16:30 Westin Grand Frankfurt

    Moderated by: Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center

    Panelists include:

    • Gemma Hersh, VP, Policy and Communications, Elsevier
    • Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press
    • Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis Group
    • Sonya T. Smith, PhD., Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University
  • Frankfurt Rights Meeting

    Tuesday, 10 October
    Hall 4.0, Room Europa

      • New format this year with presentations and panel discussions from 14:00-16:00 followed by 45 minutes of round-table-sessions with the speakers and other experts. 
  • Tuesday, 10 October
    Hall 4.0, Room Europa

    Five successful female leaders discuss the role of women in the publishing industry today

    Women make up more than three quarters of the publishing workforce, by some estimates. Women buy more books than men do, and more women authors are making bestseller lists than ever before. So why are publishers’ executive offices still dominated by men? Five female leaders in publishing discuss how they reached top leadership positions and what needs to change for more women to do the same.

    Panelists include:

    • Tracey Armstrong, US President and CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
    • Sophie de Closets, FRANCE – CEO, Fayard
    • Arpita Das, INDIA – CEO and Owner, Yoda Press
    • Xandra Ramos-Padilla, PHILIPPINES Managing Director, National Book Store / CEO, Anvil Publishing
    • Vicky Williams, UK Group People Director, Emerald Group / CEO, Research Media
    • Jane Tappuni, Moderator Head of Business Development, IPR License
Visit us at
Hall 4.2, Stand E18
Book a Meeting


Location: Hall 4.2 N99

Wednesday, 11 October

Thursday, 12 October

Join the conversation