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PA BESA Educational Publishers Conference 2018

PA BESA Educational Publishers Conference 2018

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The Publishers Association and British Educational Suppliers Association are pleased to bring you their annual Educational Publishers Conference on Wednesday 28th November 2018, taking place this year at Ironmongers' Hall.

Delegates of the full day conference will hear from experts in the field of educational publishing on current topics and trends with an opportunity to mingle over a hot buffet lunch and drinks reception in the evening.

The Publishers Association (the PA) represents book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK, spanning fiction and non-fiction, academic and educational publishing. Our members include global companies such as Elsevier, Wiley, Pearson, Penguin Random House, Hachette and the University presses, as well as many independent publishing houses. UK publishing generates up to £7.8bn Gross Value Added (GVA) for the wider UK economy and supports more than 70,000 jobs. Our objective as an association is to provide our members with the influence, insight and support necessary to compete and prosper.

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies. It has an 80-year heritage serving the UK education sector, and represents over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market. BESA has a Code of Practice to which all members must adhere, along with a stringent membership process, both of which assure schools of a high standard of quality.