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Asia-Europe Workshop For Copyright Trading For Book Publishers

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29 Mar 00 - 31 Mar 00 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department Publishing Programme Culture

Beijing (China)


Seventy participants from 15 ASEM member countries attended the workshop, which gave participants an opportunity to explore ways in which Asian and European publishers and copyright agents could work together to improve the flow of books between the two regions. During the workshop, participants discussed the needs and problems pertaining to book exchange between Asia and Europe, as well as possible ways of co-operation in view of these differences. The workshop contributed to the creation of a network of exchange and information of about 60 European and Asian representatives of publishing houses and copyright agencies.


Ms. Carole Blake, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, UK

Mr. Peter Gutmann, Bertelsmann, Germany

Mr. Lirio P Sandoval, Book Development Association of Philippines

Ms. Zhang Zie, Chinese writer


Mr. Ian Taylor, Director, British Publishing Association

Mr. Wang Zhiwei, Executive Vice-President, CITIC, Patent Agency, China


CITIC Patent Agency, China

Publishers Association, UK

The Book Development Association, Philippines

The Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

The Goethe Institute in Beijing, German Book Information Center, Germany