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Annual Irish Publishers Conference – Trade Day 2024

Friday 8th November 2024

08.30 – 17.00

Dublin Castle


The Annual Irish Publishers Conference Trade Day 2024 is the pinnacle event for Publishers in Ireland.

This year`s event will take place in Dublin Castle and throughout the day, industry experts will take the stage, sharing their secrets to success and revealing the latest trends shaping the current publishing landscape. Engage in captivating discussions, gain valuable insights, and discover innovative strategies to navigate the ever-evolving publishing industry.

Tickets will include Lunch, Coffee Breaks and a goody bag for each delegate who attends on the day.

  • Registration: 08.30hrs
  • Conference: 09.00hrs – 16.00hrs
  • Fever Pitch with Screen Directors Guild of Ireland – 16.00 – 17.00hrs
  • Drinks Reception: 17.00hrs – 18.00hrs

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Richard Charkin

Keynote Speaker
We are delighted to confirm our Keynote speaker is Richard Charkin, In his new book “My Back Pages” he demonstrates his unrivalled experience across so many diverse publishing disciplines during his fifty-year-long career to illustrate the profound changes that have affected the identity and practices of publishing since he began his first job in 1972. During his career, Charkin has chaired several international publishing organisations and has held senior positions at Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Current Science Group and Reed Elsevier. He is a former president of The Book Society and non-executive director of the Institute of Physics Publishing. He was the former President of the International Publishers Association and UK Publishers and held the post of Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc for 11 years. He is also a non-executive director of the Institute of Physics Publishing.

Andres Guadamuz

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Publishing Industry
"Dr Andres Guadamuz is a Reader in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property. His main research areas are on artificial intelligence and copyright, open licensing, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts. He has written two books and over 40 articles and book chapters, and also blogs regularly about different technology regulation topics."

Lisa Farato

Director of Environment and Sustainability, CPI Group
Lisa Farato has worked at CPI Group for over 13 years in her current role as Director of Environment and Sustainability her focus is on reducing the impact of production facilities, working with supply chain, setting targets in the green space and working with publishers to help achieve both ours and their environment objectives. Lisa is also the European lead on Sustainability working with our sites across Europe and developing CPIs European strategy to become an even more sustainable printer.

Sarah Mulryan

Nielsen Bookdata
Sara Mulryan has spent the last 25 years working in the UK book trade. She works with all types and sizes of retailers and libraries, collecting and analysing book sales through the UK & Irish retailer panels and public library borrowing data through the LibScan panel. After graduating from Middlesex University with a degree in Writing and Publishing, Sara started her career at Hatchard’s, managing the front of shop and Fiction buying. She then worked in sales positions at Headline and Orion, before joining the Nielsen BookScan team.

Samantha Holman,CEO, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA)

Samantha Holman has been the CEO of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, and the CMO for the text and image sector in Ireland, for twenty-one years. She has also been involved in the establishment of the CMO for Visual Artists in Ireland, IVARO, and lectures about copyright and authors’ rights at national and international level. She has been a board member of IFRRO, the international umbrella organisation for RROs since 2015 and was elected First Vice President in 2022. Previously she was Chair of the IFRRO European Group and Chair of the European Development Committee which concentrated on capacity building and development of copyright systems and authors rights in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. She lives just outside Dublin and is married to a poet!

Ruth Hegarty, Managing Editor, The Royal Irish Academy

Ruth Hegarty is the Managing Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s publishing house. She publishes academic books and journals running a publishing house started in 1787 by the first members of the Academy. She established the Prism imprint of the RIA which produces beautiful accessible books that encourage readers to return to the primary source and are rooted in scholarship. Books include A history of Ireland in 100 words, the ‘Judging’ series, Dublin 1911 and A history of Ireland in 100 objects. She is a member of the Expert Working Group for the public history project Grangegorman Histories.

Sinead Brady, Total Reset

Total Reset
Sinead Brady, Total Reset. In Total Reset Ireland’s leading career psychologist, Sinéad Brady is here to show you that your job doesn’t have to make you feel this way and that by resetting your relationship with work you can take back control of your career, and your life. The key to making this change? A fundamental shift in how we think about work and the part it plays in our lives. To do this, we’ll need to debunk age-old myths that influence our decisions – like the idea of the ‘work-life balance’ – look at how key moments in our working life can come to define us, and reassess our true priorities.


With thanks to our sponsors


Our full list of exhibitors will be posted here soon!

CPI Print UK

HUSH Printing

Nielsen BookData

Stison Publishing Solutions


Bookselling Ireland, Booksellers Assoociation