The 33rd International Publishers Congress will take place in Jakarta in November 2022. More information coming soon at:
JAKARTA, 10-12 NOVEMBER 2022
ABOUT THE CONGRESS
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is the world's largest federation of national, regional and specialist publishers' associations.
The IPA organizes the International Publishers Congress every two years, on even years, in cooperation with the IPA member in the host country. The Congress oﬀers an unrivalled platform for networking and discussion among the world's publishers on industry challenges and opportunities.
Established in 1896, the International Publishers Association (IPA) is the world’s largest federation of publishers associations.
The IPA is an industry body with a human rights mandate whose mission is to promote and protect publishing and raise awareness of publishing as a force for economic, cultural and social development. Working in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and other supranational bodies, the IPA champions the interests of book and journal publishing at national and supranational level. Internationally, the IPA actively opposes censorship and promotes copyright, freedom to publish (including through the IPA Prix Voltaire), and literacy.
JAKARTA FOR THE IPA WORLD CONGRESS 2022
Indonesia was the most productive publishing industry in Southeast Asia in 2019 and for decades, Jakarta has been at the center of Indonesia’s literary scene. As of 2020, Jakarta has contributed 25% of the nation’s digital collection and registered 14,906 ISBNs.
Indonesian literature and its publishing industry have received international recognition for their market potential. Since being named Guest of Honour at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair and being the market focus at the 2019 London Book Fair, Indonesia has striven to elevate its position in the global literary scene. The proliferation of national and international literary festivals and publishing activities aimed at promoting reading, improving literacy, and creating networking opportunities within the creative industry demonstrates this commitment.
Indonesia - represented by the Indonesian Association of Publishers (IKAPI) - is one of the four Southeast Asian countries will a full membership at the International Publishers Association (IPA).
In 2022, Jakarta will host the International Seminar on Librarianship by the Indonesian Library Association (ILA) as well as the 33rd International Publishers Congress (IPA World Congress). This congress is expected to lift spirits, exchange ideas, and generate creative innovations in a post-pandemic world. Following the IPA World Congress, Jakarta hopes to continue its pursuit of becoming a hub for literacy, culture, and the arts in the region