STM 50th Anniversary Frankfurt Conference 2018

Book your place now to avoid disappointment - This conference was sold out in 2017, 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.

STM 50th Anniversary Dinner 
8th October 2018

Following a meeting of the International Publishers Association in 1968, the ‘STM Group’ was official formed at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1969. Now, 50 years later, the Association will be celebrating its golden anniversary throughout 2018 and 2019. STM’s 50th year will commence with a special anniversary dinner on Monday the 8th October to celebrate the continued diversity and innovation of the publisher sector, and the friends and partners who have supported the Association over the last 50 years. The dinner promises to be both an occasion for celebration as well as an excellent opportunity to network with key industry contacts and entertain valued existing clients.

As an attendee at the 2018 Frankfurt Conference we'd like to warmly welcome you to join us at this special anniversary event. Individual tickets are available for purchase with your conference registration. For details of corporate tables (both full and half) please contact

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.

2018 STM 50th Anniversary Frankfurt Conference

 Celebrating Diversity and Innovation!

Tuesday, 9th October 2018


Registration, networking breakfast



Darrell W. Gunter, Director STM North America, Director Membership

Welcome & Opening – Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, STM Association

Greetings from the STM Board – Chair of the STM Board


Innovating our way to a new scholarly publishing eco system!

Keynote Speaker – Daniel Ropers, CEO, Springer Nature


Refreshment break & networking


Diversity and inclusion, what is the win-win formula?

Moderated by:  Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President, Elsevier

Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director, SSP C4DISC

Simone Taylor, Co- Founder, Workplace Equity Project

Jessica Wade, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Imperial College




Creating a new generation of Innovators!

David Lefer, Industry Professor, Director of the Innovation and Technology Forum, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering


The Early Career Researcher

David Nicholas, Director, CIBER Research


Refreshment break & networking


Closing discussion: Executive panel – STM celebrating 50 years: Back to the future!

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

Annie Callanan, CEO, Taylor & Francis

Dan Filby, CEO, Highwire

Brian Napack, CEO, John Wiley & Sons

Herman Spruijt, Chairman & CEO Elsevier, (retired)

Cathy Wolfe, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice




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 10th – 13th October 2018


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.