Arnaud Nourry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Livre, will be the sole speaker at the Wednesday edition of this year’s Frankfurt CEO talk. The discussion will focus on the current transformation of the global book business.
Nourry will be interviewed by the editors of Livres Hebdo, Bookdao, The Bookseller, buchreport, PublishNews Brazil and Publishers Weekly, in the context of the 2015 Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club. The event will be moderated by Rüdiger Wischenbart.
Topics of the interviews will include Hachette’s evolution in recent years as one of the leading general trade and educational publishers worldwide, global and European market developments, the digital transformation of the book business, the opportunities and challenges of emerging markets, as well as a strategic outlook on global publishing.
Arnaud Nourry, 54, who joined Hachette Livre in 1990, chairs the group, part of Lagardère Media Group, from 2003. He has been leading the international expansion of Hachette, now a leading publisher in France, UK, Spain and the US, where he bought Time Warner Books (now Hachette Book Group USA) in 2007.