Bookselling Ireland & Publishing Ireland Irish Book Trade Conference 2023


Are you interested in participating in the Irish Book Trade Conference, organised by Bookselling Ireland & Publishing Ireland? Don't hesitate and apply to join us in Cork next month!

For 2023, the Irish Book Trade Conference has been revised and expanded! It will now take place over the span of 2 days, on 27-28 February 2023. What can attendees look forward to?

  • Packed programme including keynote author speakers, practical bookselling sessions on topics such as stock & margin management or digital marketing & events, industry leader debate on the value of books... and much more!
  • Bookshop tour of the beautiful city of Cork
  • Conference drink reception & dinner
  • Trade show featuring publishers and other trade exhibitors

A group of international booksellers will be chosen based on applications received before 27 January 2023.


When and where will the event take place?

On 27 and 28 February 2023 at the Clayton Hotel in Cork, Ireland.

More information and how to apply

Through the RISE Bookselling programme, we help booksellers of all kinds to participate in international training and networking opportunities. We enable booksellers, who are members of one of the network organisations, to join their colleagues and participate in a dedicated programme, developed in partnership with the event organisers.

Following a successful application, applicants will be offered a place to participate in selected international sector event. Following the event, participants will have to provide an overview of activities report to the coordinator. They will also be expected to participate in RISE promotional opportunities following the event, which can include, among others, sharing quotes, blog posts and multimedia from the event on RISE website and social media channels, as well as providing feedback on the event.

Through this agreement, the coordinator will cover travel costs for the participants between their home and event location, and accommodation costs for the duration of the programme. 

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