Scottish Book Trade Conference 2022


Tue May 17 2022 at 09:30 am to 05:15 pm


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, SC

We are delighted to announce the programme for the Publishing Scotland and Booksellers Association Scottish Book Trade Conference 2022.
About this Event

Tuesday 17th May 2022: 9.30am to 5.15pm followed by networking drinks and a booksellers dinner sponsored by Octopus .

To reserve a dinner place, please email [email protected]

Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ

Conference Chair: Jenny Brown, literary agent.

9.30: Arrival, registration and networking refreshments sponsored by GARDNERS

10.15: Welcome from PS, BA and Chair followed by Neil Gray, Minister of Culture sponsored by NIELSEN BOOK

10.45: The Key Retail Market Trends 2020/21 Steve Bohme, UK Research Director, Nielsen

11.30: Morning refreshments sponsored by BOOKSPEED

12.00: Separate sessions for publishers and booksellers

13.00: Lunch

14.15: Trade briefing from James Daunt, MD of Waterstones (pre-record)

14.30: The 21st century green supply channel panel with Davinder Bedi, BookSource; Jonny Gallant, Bookspeed; Nigel Wyman, Gardners; Marie Moser, The Edinburgh Bookshop; and Gregory Fitzgerald, Bell & Bain – chaired by Katy Lockwood-Holmes, Floris Books

15.15: Diversity and inclusion panel with author Alycia Pirmohamed; publisher TBC; Ever Dundas, author & InKlusion guide; and Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, Lighthouse Bookshop – chaired by Alan Bett, Creative Scotland

16.00: Afternoon refreshments sponsored by PLS

16.30: End Keynote – author Chitra Ramaswamy in conversation. Sponsored by BOOKMACHINE

17.15 Conference ends – Chair’s notes / close

Networking drinks /music sponsored by BATCH LTD

19:00 Booksellers sponsored dinner @ The Printing Press, 21-25 George Street, New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2PB


Where is it happening?

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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