Digital Publishing Asia Pacific 2010 to Be Held in Beijing in November

Building an open platform, together achieving a win-win situation for publishing innovation

Jun 17, 2010, 09:00 ET from Global Leaders Institute

SHANGHAI, June 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With support from key industry organizations including China Mobile Communications Association, International Copyright Exchange and Taiwan Digital Publishing Forum, Digital Publishing Asia Pacific 2010 will be held by Global Leaders Institute on November 16th and 17th, 2010, at the InterContinental Financial Street Hotel in Beijing, China. The summit aims to provide an opportunity for publishers, e-book producers and distributors, e-reader providers, e-publishing solution providers and a wide variety of stakeholders to participate in informative sessions on hot-button issues of the China digital publishing market including profitable business models, eBook production and distribution, DRM (Digital Rights Management) applications, eBook format standardization, multi-channel publishing, next generation e-readers, etc. It will also provide an open platform for all participants to communicate, network and look for partnering opportunities.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to the digital publishing industry. China's digital publishing industry is predicted to continue posting annual revenue growth rates of about 50 percent in the next few years. The General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP), predicted the revenue of the digital publishing sector would exceed 75 billion yuan ($10.98 billion) in 2009. Digital publishing is emerging as a new economic growth point for the country's publishing industry. Industry revenue in 2008 hit 53 billion yuan, up 46 percent year-on-year, the administration's figures showed. The telecom giant China Mobile, which boasted 513.5 million subscribers as of the end of October 2009, already offers e-readers in China and sells e-books on its online store -- Mobile Market. The number of individual e-reading terminals in China has exceeded 0.18 billion and the population of phone netizens has amounted to 50 million by now.

The two-day summit, featuring 30+ keynote speeches given by worldwide renowned industry thought leaders and 200+ high-profile delegates mainly from China and Asia will examine the current status, predict developmental trend of digital publishing and provide an opportunity for participants to tap into business opportunities in the region. The summit is aimed at the China market but provides insights and experiences from the west.

The summit organizing committee has put together an unrivalled line-up of speakers, local and international, such as Nie Zhenning, President of China Publishing Group; Dev Ganesan, President & CEO of Aptara; Hou Xiaoqiang, CEO of Shanda Literature; Sameer Shariff, Founder & CEO of Impelsys; Jo Lusby, M.D. of Penguin North Asia; Liu Yingjian, Chairman of Hanwang; Christopher Boughton, M.D. of Cambridge University Press APAC, among others.

Registration for delegates and sponsors is now open. For more information, please visit the summit official website: .

    For more information, please contact:
     Mike Wen
     Global Leaders Institute
     Phone: +86-21-3251-6535

SOURCE Global Leaders Institute