Tuesday 5 April 2022


14:00 – 14:45 SDG Book Club: How important is sustainability in Children’s literature?   

Olympia Theatre



Moderator : Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee


  • Olatoun Gabi Williams – African Chapter SDG Book Club 
  • Karine Pansa – Brazilian SDG Book Club 
  • Irina Lumelsky, UN Publications


15:15 – 16:00 The role of publishing and culture during global conflict

Main stage, Olympia



Moderator : Stephen Lotinga, CEO, Publsihers Association


  • Bodour Al Qasimi, President, IPA
  • Jane Mann, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press
  • Cortina Butler, Deputy Director Arts, British Council


Wednesday 6 April 2022

Sustainability Afternoon – Main Stage

13:00 SDG Publishers Compact photo op – signatories of the compact are welcome to join us for a group photo.  https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en-gb/whats-on/seminar-programme/programme/sessions-details.2568.146644.sdg-publishers-compact.html


13.30 – 14.30  Sustainability keynote https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en-gb/whats-on/seminar-programme/programme/sessions-details.2568.145412.sustainability-keynote.html

  • Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet


Followed by fireside chat with Bodour Al Qasimi, IPA President 


14.30 – 15.30 Sustainability in the Publishing industry https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en-gb/whats-on/seminar-programme/programme/sessions-details.2568.145413.sustainability-in-the-publishing-industry.html

Moderator: Michiel Kolman; Chair of the IPA’s Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee


  • Stephen Lottinga, The Publishers Association (UK)
  • Ken Wilson-Max, SDGs children’s author perspective
  • Jessica Lobo, UN Global Compact
  • Q&A 


15.30 – 16.30 Taking practical steps towards sustainability https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en-gb/whats-on/seminar-programme/programme/sessions-details.2568.145414.taking-practical-steps-towards-sustainability.html

Moderator: Michiel Kolman 

                                  i.     Making the sector more inclusive: Caroline Priday, Co-Head of PUP Europe, Princeton University Press

                                  ii.     Making the sector more sustainable: Rachel Martin, Elsevier

                                  iii.     Making the sector more equitable: Stacy Scott, Taylor and Francis ( Winner WIPO ABC award)

                                  iv.     Focus on the importance of collaboration and partnership: Karina Urquhart, Green Book Alliance 


16:00 – 16:45 International Publishers Congress presentation

Indonesian pavilion, Grand Gallery 2nd floor 2C11.


Thursday 7 April 2022 

15:00 – 16:30 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture – Professor Mark D. Cole: “The answer to platform regulation is in the regulation of platforms”

Pillar Hall



Prof. Mark D. Cole has been a Professor of Media and Telecommunication Law at the University of Luxembourg since 2015, having previously been an Associate Professor of Law there since 2007, covering both traditional mass media as well as new information technologies.  To reserve your seat for this popular event please contact p.sengupta@pls.org.uk and ensure you arrive early.  This event is open to all delegates attending the London Book Fair. Visitor passes can be obtained at the entrance to the LBF. 


This event is supported by The Copyright Licensing Agency, Federation of European Publishers, International Publishers Association, The Publisher’s Association and Publishers’ Licensing Services.