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The EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive: Licensing in the Digital Age

Wednesday 16 October

Academic & Business Information Stage (Hall 4.2 N101)
11:30 to 12:00 

In March, the European Parliament approved the “Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market” with the stated intention of promoting, “a well-functioning marketplace for the exploitation of works.” As EU member states begin to support the Directive through passage of national legislation, a panel of specialists in law and publishing will offer views on the opportunities, challenges and unintended consequences that the Copyright Directive presents. Moderated by CCC’s Christopher Kenneally.


  • Elizabeth Crossick, Head of Government Relations-EU, RELX Group
  • Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Lenz Caemmerer
  • Mark Seeley, Public Policy Consultant, SciPubLaw

The following is a two-part session on Transformative Agreements

Part 1: Projekt DEAL and the Anatomy of a Transformative Agreement for Open Access Publishing

Wednesday 16 October

Academic & Business Information Stage (Hall 4.2 N101)
14:00 to 14:30 

In January, John Wiley & Sons announced a three-year partnership with Projekt DEAL, a representative of nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany. The “transformative agreement” provides Projekt DEAL institutions with access to read Wiley’s academic journals back to the year 1997, as well as for their researchers to publish articles open access in Wiley’s journals, all for a single annual fee. Two key participants in the negotiations – Wiley’s Deirdre Silver and Max Planck’s Ralf Schimmer will explore how the deal will operate and how it may serve as a model for “advancing open science, driving discovery, and developing and disseminating knowledge.” Moderated by CCC’s Christopher Kenneally.


  • Dr Ralf Schimmer, Director Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library
  • Deirdre Silver, Associate General Counsel (Global), VP of Legal, Research, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Part 2: The Future of Transformative Agreements: Subscriptions, Rights & Open Access

Wednesday 16 October

Academic & Business Information Stage (Hall 4.2 N101)
14:30 to 15:00 

Judging by their growing number, “transformative agreements” will play a prominent role in the Open Access dimension of scholarly publishing over the years ahead. Many types of transformative agreements exist, though all move journals from subscription-based to contractually-based business models. Such a change raises important questions for all stakeholders involved. How can systems and tools support the needs of researchers, institutions and funders? What data is needed to track the efficacy of Transformative Agreements? In the absence of tools and frameworks, how can publishers guide the institutional sales team to negotiate the right deal? A panel of licensing, publishing and technology experts will offer their insights. Moderated by CCC’s Christopher Kenneally.


  • Sybille Geisenheyner, Sales Manager, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • James Milne, Acting President, American Chemical Society
  • Mark Seeley, Public Policy Consultant, SciPubLaw
  • Susie Winter, Director of Communications and Engagement, Research, Springer Nature

Better Data is Better Publishing (and Better Science, Too)

Thursday 17 October

Academic & Business Information Stage (Hall 4.2 N101)
9:30 to 10:00 

Your “gut” has met its match. Data-driven solutions for publishing can lead to improvement in many areas from manuscript workflow to peer review, audience development to market reach. Yet publishing has a data problem – a deficit of accurate, relevant data necessary to manage in a world of change. Data is no guarantee for success, but as several use cases demonstrate, better data leads to better publishing (and possibly, better science, too).


Carl Robinson, Senior Director, Consulting, CCC



STM Conference: Innovating to Advance Scholarly Publishing

Tuesday 15 October
8:15 to 18:45 

Innovation in the Executive Suite
CCC President and CEO Tracey Armstrong joins an executive panel to focus on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the executive suites manages on a day to day basis and how they consider which bets to make and how they support their new initiatives.

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Frankfurt Rights Meeting

Tuesday 15 October
14:00 to 19:00 

The Frankfurt Rights Meeting has been the meeting place for all decision-makers in the field of rights and licenses for over 30 years. Learn more.


Publishing Perspectives Talk Series Panel

Thursday 17 October
10:30 to 11:30 

CCC President and CEO Tracey Armstrong joins a women’s leadership panel to discuss the status of women in publishing, key challenges and how can a path forward can be defined.


PublisHer Dinner

Thursday 17 October

Hosted jointly with Bodour Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Founding President of Emirates Publishers Association, the fourth PublisHer networking dinner will be held on Thursday evening. This invitation-only evening will feature speeches, debate, conversation and dining.



Join us in Frankfurt! Visit Stand Hall 4.2, Stand E22