International publishers congress begins in Delhi

The 32nd International Publishers Congress began here on Sunday with the objective of offering platform to publishers to discuss the industry’s most important challenges and opportunities.

The three-day event with the theme ‘Shaping the Future: Innovation Meets Experience’ has been organised by the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) that represents publishers in English, Hindi and other regional languages.

The event witnessed participation of around 500 delegates.

Key international issues such as copyright law, publishing for children, digital and print, freedom to publish, educational publishing, STM Publishing and India as a book market were discussed in the event.

Vice-President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) Dr Hugo Setzer said, “India is rich in culture and literature, a world publishing powerhouse steeped in literary tradition. This proves to be the perfect platform for IPA Congress to disperse it is a pearl of wisdom.”

FIP President, NK Mehra, who had led the FIP’s bid to host this year’s IPA Congress, said, “We are thrilled that India has been selected to host the 2018 IPA Congress again. The Indian literary diaspora has proved time and again the power it holds, among the literary circle.”

“It is after 26 years that FIP is hosting the Congress in the national capital after 26 years. The first IPC by International Publishers Association (IPA) was held in 1896 in Paris and ever since, it continu

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