The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for story creators. The publishers and deal makers. The copyright pros, the commissioners, and the global licensers. Those involved in rights negotiation across print, audio, TV film and digitial channels.

Between 5 – 7 April 2022 at Olympia London, The London Book Fair reunited the publishing community for three days of business, networking, and learning. With world-renowned conferences and the varied and an eclectic seminar programme.

BIC’s Building a Better, Greener Business Seminar at LBF 2022

Since 1999, BIC’s annual supply chain seminar at LBF has provided both national and international representatives of the book industry, and members of the public, with an opportunity to meet and exchange views and information on all aspects of the book industry supply chain. In recent years this has included a focus on sustainability and greening the supply chain in line with BIC’s Green Promised and Agenda.

In this two hour session we heard from book industry experts on a variety of topics, all focussed on helping you build a more efficient, sustainable business.


Karina Urquhart, Executive Director, Book Industry Communication (BIC)
Ruth Jones, Director of Global Sales, Digital Solutions, Ingram Content Group
André Breedt, Managing Director, Nielsen BookData
Michiel Kolman, PhD, SVP, Elsevier; Chair Inclusive Publishing, IPA; board member FEP
Rachel Martin, Global Director of Sustainability, Elsevier
Brian O’Leary, Executive Director, BISG
Graham Bell, Executive Director, EDItEUR
Chris Saynor, Standards Editor, EDITEUR

The full programme can be viewed here.

Speaker information can be found here.

Presentation slides:

Post-Pandemic Trends & Supply Chain Responses

Book Industry – Overview of Buying Patterns & Recent Trends

Accelerating Paris: International Efforts to Address Climate Change

Sustainable Book Publishing: What Do We Do Now?

From Smarter Ordering to a Smarter Supply Chain

Publishing Standards and Sustainable Development