From the Book Industry Study Group Website:
The Annual Meeting of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) members will be held on September 8 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in New York City, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor. The agenda will be full, with six prominent Board members and committee Chairs presenting highlights from the past 12 months and goals for the coming year.
Meeting events will include the introduction of a new Chair of the BISG Board of Directors, a review of the fiscal year 2006 Annual Report, and presentations about initiatives by BISG’s ISBN-13 Task Force, Distribution Executives Interest Group, and Research Committee.
A members-only lunch will be held after the meeting in the adjacent McGraw-Hill Gallery.
As most members know, fiscal year 2006 was a year of important change for the Book Industry Study Group. Over the past twelve months, the Board of Directors approved both an organization-wide Strategic Plan and a worldwide search for new leadership. During the Annual Meeting, speakers will report on the financial health and stability of the organization, which continues to maintain high membership levels and revenue growth while preserving a leading position in the development of standards, policies and research that enable effective communication throughout the industry supply chain.
The full meeting agenda can be found online here
-Call to order and opening remarks, Joseph Gonnella, outgoing Chair of the Book Industry Study Group Board of Directors and VP of Inventory Management & Vendor Relations for Barnes & Noble, Inc.
-Passing the gavel — Introduction of new BISG officers
-Election of BISG Board members
-Welcoming statement, Angela Bole, Marketing and Communications Manager, BISG
-FY2006 Annual Report
-Distribution Executives Interest Group report, Craig Bauer, BISG Distribution Executives Interest Group Chair and VP, Global Sourcing, Houghton Mifflin
-ISBN-13 Task Force report, Robert Bolick, BISG ISBN-13 Taskforce Chair and VP & Director of Global Business Planning, McGraw-Hill Companies
-Research Committee report, Kelly Gallagher, BISG Research Committee Chair and General Manager, Business Intelligence, R.R. Bowker
-BISAC report, Wendell Lotz, BISAC Chair and VP Product Database Development, Ingram Book Group
-Treasurer’s report and budget approval, Jan Nathan, BISG Treasurer and Executive Director, PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association
Admission to the half-day event is free for BISG members but registration is required.
For more information, or to register, click here
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