Irish Book Trade Conference 2018

The annual event for Irish booksellers and publishers took place at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport on the 23rd March 2018

​Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland hosted a packed programme of business and social events for booksellers and publishers.

Inspirational speaker/fitness expert Karl Henry, kicked off proceedings with an upbeat and entertaining keynote speech. The findings of a Publishing Ireland commissed report 'The Economic Contribution of The Irish Bookselling Sector' were unveiled to the conference by economist Jim Power. The full report will be released later this year.

As well as general plenary sessions on the latest news in the Irish Book Trade, there were delegate workshops, sponsored by FBD Insurance, and a publisher fever pitch sponsored by Batch Ltd

Hachette Ireland sponsored the Conference lunch. In the evening attendees enjoyed a drinks reception sponsored by Penguin Ireland and a dinner dance for all delegates sponsored by Caboodle from National Book Tokens. Guests were treated to an after dinner speech from the wonderful author, Donal Ryan.

The evening ended on a celebratory note with the presentation of the O'Brien Press Bookseller of The Year Award, which was awarded to Liz Walsh, Stone House Books 

Our thanks to the 2018 sponsors: Easons, Caboodle, Batch, Gill Books, Argosy Books, AIB Merchant Services Penguin Random House, Hachette Ireland, FBD Insurance
Dates for the 2019 Conference will be available shortly
Contact Naomi Gane for further information




Event Information

WHEN 23/03/2018 - 23/03/2018
WHERE Radisson Blu, Dublin Airport
PLANNER Naomi Gane

Contact Info.

Email naomi.gane@booksellers.org.uk
Phone 0207 421 4640

Event Programme Sponsors: LBF NBT Batch The Booksellers Association