Publishing Trainings Reviews at the Closing Conference

Professions in Publishing Project Closing Conference was held on Thrusday, 4 May 2017 at 16.00 at the Intercontinental Istanbul with high participation. The participants included professionals within the publishing sector who contributed to the project at every stage and many TPA members, academics and cultural center directors.

The Conference was opened by the short speeches of the TPA President Kenan Kocatürk, Project Coordinator Ebru Şenol and Ministry of EU Expert Oktay Ercan. The project partner Publishers Association’s Publisher Relations Director Emma House spoke about the contributions of the PA and sustainability action suggestions.

Guest Speaker Monika Kolb- Klausch (Director of Education for the German Booksellers’ and Pulishers’ Association/ Managing Director of mediacampus Frankfurt) made her presentation on “Publishing Sector, Institutionalization and Vocational Training in Germany” and Aida Diab (Director of A’SFORED) presented “Publishing Education in France and A’SFORED”. All the speakers answered questions of the participants.

Project team overviewed the aims, activities and outputs of the project and opened to discussion the draft sustainability goals of the project.

At the Conference, printed version of the project booklet including the overview of the project process and the definitions of publishing professions within the subfields of “Editorial”, “Marketing, Sales and Corporate Communications” and “Production” were disseminated to the audience.