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.
19.30 drinks reception – Ballsaal Foyer / 20.00 Dinner – Ballsaal

For details of corporate tables (full) please contact 

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

Tuesday 15th October 2019

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


The Worst of Times; The Best of Times

Keynote Speaker – Annie Callanan, CEO, Taylor & Francis Group

Annie Callanan, CEO of Taylor & Francis, reflects on the challenges that currently dominate the knowledge economy: the consequences of a post-truth world where knowledge and truth are increasingly hard to disentangle from opinion and fake news; and the devaluation of the 20th Century publishing value proposition when the ubiquity of technology allows anyone with access to the internet to call themselves “publisher”. It shouldn’t be this way when what we have at our fingertips has the potential to solve humanity’s most urgent problems.  Annie’s call to action challenges us all to find higher purpose and value by radically rethinking the way we work now.


Refreshment break & networking





Keys to Innovation panel

Moderated by: Daniel Ebneter, CEO, Karger Publishers

Innovation is at the heart of our industry as new business models and (digital) technologies gain traction like never before, to the point of disrupting century-old foundations of scholarly publishing. Our panel will discuss how organizations of various purpose and size address these topics by managing commercial, technological and cultural change.

Sam Herbert, Co-founder, 67 Bricks
Steven Inchcoombe
, Chief Publishing Officer, Springer Nature
Jayne Marks, Vice President of Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health Research, Learning & Practice
Pierre Montagano, Director Business Development, Code Ocean






Round Table on Research Data: Cite, Link and Share

Moderated by: Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, STM

Research Data is at the heart of Open Science. Publishers can play a pivotal role in making sure that the availability of Research Data is clear to readers and, wherever possible, Research Data is available, is linked to publications and is cited for proper recognition. A round table of experienced publishers in this area will discuss effective ways to do this, and some of the lessons learned, to share good practice with other publishers. 

Grace Baynes, VP, Research Data and New Product Development, Springer Nature
Wouter Haak, heads research data solutions, Elsevier
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Publisher, Open Research,  PLoS





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.

Marjorie M.K. Hlava, President, Chairman, and founder, Access Innovations, Inc. 

Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Attorney, Lenz Caemmerer

Niels Peter Thomas, Managing Director Books, Springer Nature


Refreshment break & networking






Executive panel – Innovation in the executive suite

Moderated by: Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM

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.

Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
Annie Callanan, CEO, Taylor & Francis Group
Daniel Ebneter, CEO, Karger Publishers
Judy Verses, Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley


STM Update -  Michael Mabe, CEO, STM


An interview with Michael Mabe, CEO, STM

Interviewer: Anthony Watkinson, Principal Consultant at CIBER Research

17:15 - 18:45

Reception drinks & networking

Visit STM in Hall 4.2, Stand D25 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 16th – 20th October 2019



Events Terms and Conditions

Where an event has registration fees, 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.