PubliCon 2017 to focus on enabling the publishing sector

29 November 2017

The seventh edition of PubliCon, an industry event targeted at publishers and authors, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will be held on 1 December, 2017 at FICCI, New Delhi.

image002 Bestselling author Serendra Mohan Pathank will speak on the future of Indian pulp fiction

According to Sumeet Gupta, senior director, FICCI, the programme has been designed to bring opportunities for publishers and authors from across platforms. “We have got enriched panels with extraordinary speakers joining from across publishing ecosystem,” said Gupta.

PubliCon 2017 will especially focus on enabling publishing sector by facilitating effective dialogue and debate over policy issues, addressing copyright issues, strategies for content monetisation across platforms, presenting international business opportunities for authors, translators, and illustrators, emerging marketing trends to empower publishers and authors.

One of the highlights of the event will be the keynote address by renowned Hindi author Surender Mohan Pathak on the future of Indian pulp fiction. A true Indian bestselling author, Pathank has written nearly 300 novels and all of them have proved to be popular.

Date: 1 December 2017

Time: 9 am – 5.30 pm

Venue: FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi 

1000 – 11.15 am: Opening Session

Welcome Address: Urvashi Butalia, chair, FICCI publishing committee and founder, Zubaan

Theme Address: Ratnesh Jha, co- chair, FICCI publishing committee and managing director, Cambridge University Press

Special Address: Rita Chowdhury, director, National Book Trust, India

Keynote Address: ‘Partnership Opportunities for Publishers with Delhi Police’ by Dependra Pathak, IPS, special commissioner & chief spokesperson, Delhi Police                                                                  

11.45-12.15 am: Plenary Keynote Address

‘Future of Indian Pulp Fiction’ by Surender Mohan Pathak

12.15 – 1.30 pm: Session 1

Strategies for Content Monetisation across Platforms

2.30 – 3.30 pm: Session 2

Copyright, Piracy & Publishing – On Bumpy Road, One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward

3.30 – 4 pm: Session 3

Opportunities for Publishers, Authors, Translators, and Illustrators with French Creative Industries

4 – 5.15 pm: Session 4

Marketing Beyond Picturesque Cover & Catchy Blurb

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