The EPublishing Innovation Forum will take place on the 19th & 20th May at the Marriott Regent Park, London and brings together senior executives from publishers in B2B, STM, scholarly and news markets.

The 2 day conference looks at ways publishers can generate new revenue streams in the current economic climate. Sessions look at ways to retain and engage readers and how to build communities. New ways to drive online publishing and content management forward will be addressed with presentations discussing opportunities that have arisen through semantic and mobile technologies.

Keynote sessions from David Craig, Chief Strategy Officer from Thomson Reuters and Dame Wendy Hall from Southampton University look at growth plans to drive markets forward. These sessions focus on customer driven strategies and the value in the semantic web and how best it can be leveraged.

The Economist Group, Landmark, Reed Business Search, Yellow Pages & The Telegraph Media Group offer in depth case studies and advice to delegates. These sessions cover everything from new publisher platforms and integrating workflow tools to vertical search, transferal of content to the mobile space and the practicalities of digital publishing.

Speakers also look at what place technologies such as Twitter, Facebook and mySpace have in driving traffic, sales and building valued communities. Ashley Freidlein, EConsultancy, David Wormald, Mark Logic Corporation & Jonathan MacDonald, Senior Consultant, OgilivyOne discuss to what degree content access and delivery should be embedded into these applications, the expectations created by consumer websites and ultimately the identification of the most effective technologies for businesses.

David Worlock, Chief Research Fellow, Outsell, Neil Thackray, Thackray Media and Tim Weller, Group CEO, Incisive Media lead the charge at the end of day one debating, controversially, whether publishers will still exist in ten years time.

For more information and details on the full programme visit www.epublishing-forum.com.

Published on: 2:47PM on 6th April 2009