STM 50th Anniversary Frankfurt Conference & Dinner 2019

STM Frankfurt Annual Dinner 
Monday 14th October 2019

Following the highly successful special anniversary dinner in 2018. As an attendee at the 2019 Frankfurt Conference STM would like to warmly welcome you to join us once again for evening dinner on Monday 14th October 2019.

Individual spaces are available for purchase with your conference registration.

The dinner will take place in the art-deco themed Westin Grand Ballsaal and includes a welcome drinks reception, superb 3-course meal, wine and coffee.

For details of corporate tables (full) please contact 

STM 50th Anniversary Frankfurt Conference 2019 Innovating to Advance Scholarly Publishing

Book your place now to avoid disappointment - This conference was sold out in 2018, and registration will close when the venue capacity is reached

STM’s Annual Frankfurt Conference has established itself as the ‘sell out’ event prior to the Book Fair. Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry.

A not-to-be-missed event for publishing managers, executives and industry leaders, the Frankfurt conference is an unrivalled networking opportunity, which attracts international attendees from all sizes of publishing organisations.


Registration, networking breakfast




Opening – Darrell W. Gunter, STM Director North America

WelcomeSTM Board Chair

Introduction of Keynote Speaker – STM Board Chair


Keynote Speaker – TBC


Refreshment break & networking





Keys to Innovation panel

Moderated by: Daniel Ebneter, CEO, Karger Publishers

Innovation is at the heart of our industry as the digital revolution continues to force organizations to review their current technical infrastructures against the new back drop new business models, technologies and current company cultures.  Our panel will address these topics and other challenges that they industry is facing.

Frank Vrancken Peeters, CCO, Springer Nature

Sam Herbert, Co-founder, 67 Bricks

Pierre Montagano, Director Business Development, Code Ocean






Research Data – Speaker TBC

Data, Data, Data, the scholarly publishing industry has a lot of data that has been created, curated and published.  Research grows by 2 – 4% per year, there will be more data to deal with in many ways.  There are many tools to utilize and leverage this data and there are many issues to address to ensure that everyone is able to take advantage of the data.  Our speaker will highlight these areas of concern and opportunity.





Open access - one size does NOT fit all

Donald Samulack, President, U.S. Operations, Editage / Cactus Communications

Author attitudes to Open Access (OA) from the seven most represented countries in the Editage Global Survey Report (Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States) provide insight into geographic differences in the level of OA awareness, country-specific trends in researchers’ stated reasons for choosing or refraining from OA journals, and specific perspectives of Chinese researchers toward the OA publishing model. Observed geographic differences will be described using survey data and other insights.





AI ethics panel

Moderated by: Chris Kenneally, Director Content Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center

AI is building a strong presence in the scholarly publishing industry and there are many new initiatives, products and services.  These new opportunities require us to consider the area of ethics in a very unique way.  Our panel will explore and discuss these issues and challenges.  Further they will provide their thoughts, ideas and suggestions to address these topics.


Refreshment break & networking






Executive panel – Innovation in the executive suite

Moderated by: Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM Association

Our Executive panel to be moderated by Michael Mabe will focus on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the executive suites manages on a day to day basis and how they consider which bets to make and how they support their new initiatives.

Anke Beck, CEO, IntechOpen




Close for non-members

Members only forum:

Update on issues critical to academic & professional publishers

17:15 - 18:45

Reception drinks & networking

Visit STM in Hall 4.2, Stand D21 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 16th – 20th October 2019



Events Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.