BISG Annual Meeting: Transforming Supply Chain Communication

Friday, April 28, 2023
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Harvard Club of New York City

35 West 44th Street
Category: Annual Meeting

The BISG Annual Meeting provides companies from across the supply chain with a unique opportunity to hear about and discuss opportunities that improve the book industry. This year's theme, "Transforming Supply Chain Communication," will address the changes needed across the data stack, tech stack, and communications protocols across the book industry supply chain.

Not familiar with data stacks and tech stacks? This gathering is still right for you. The meeting content will address the problems that we all face in creating, managing, disseminating, and retrieving information, whether it's metadata, rights data, sales reporting, inventory management, and more.

The day will begin with a recap of a BISG project on forecasting, now under way. From there, we'll talk about lessons learned, take-aways for the book business, and examples of roadblocks that could be eliminated with new or different approaches to metadata, rights, and sales reporting.

The day will also include opportunities to hear from recipients of three BISG awards: the Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service, presented to Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly; the BISG Industry Champion Award, presented to Phil Madans of Hachette Book Group; and the Industry Innovator Award, presented to Hederis. Additionally, a vote will be held to elect members of the BISG board to two-year terms starting in July.

- BISG Members: $399

- Non-members: $499

Group registrations and tables are also available. Contact the office for details.

A brief agenda is below. For additional details, including full descriptions and panelists, see the additional information page.

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April 28
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Forecasting and Supply Chain Efficiency: A Framework for Making Better Decisions
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Changes Needed in the Data Ecosystem
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Changes Needed in the Tech Stack
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM How Do We Get There? Other Markets, Other Models
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BISG Annual Meeting, including presentation of BISG's Industry Awards
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Closing Keynote: "Thriving On Chaos (Just With Less Chaos)" by Kevin Spall, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Procurement at Scholastic
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Post-Event Reception
After the meeting wraps, all participants are invited to join a post-event reception. See old friends, meet new ones, and compare notes on your favorite parts of BISG's 47th annual meeting!

Members: $399

Non-members: $499

Group registrations and tables are also available. Contact the office for details.

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