The 2015 NEM summit edition was held on Thursday, October 15 & Friday, October 16 @ the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland).

Thursday, October 15 – NEM Communities day


  • 10:00-11:00 – NEM Summit tour @ Hot Spot Digital Innovation
    Technology and innovation tour
  • 11:00-12:00 – NEM Summit tour @ Class Room of the Future
    Technology and education tour
    11:00-12:30 – ENTER Training session
    Training session for investors only
  • 10:30 -12:30 – TISP (Technology and Innovation for Smart Publishing) event
    An event to foster the meeting between publishing companies and ICT enterprises


  • 14:00-18:00 – NEM General Assembly
    The 20th GA of the NEM initiative
  • 14:00-17:30 Investment and Entrepreneurship forum
    Publishing and Music startups meet investors

Friday, October 16 – NEM Vision Day

A series of key presentations for the stakeholders of the media sector.

09:45 – 10:15 a.m.The magic of being a start-up in the publishing sector: Key innovators tell their tale about their immersion in the new publishing scene
With: publishing entrepreneurs from UK (Michael Bhaskar, Canelo) and Germany (Steffen Meier, readbox)
Moderation: Holger Volland, Vice President Frankfurt Book Fair
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.The magic of digital in transmedia storytelling
François Pernot, CEO Comics and Animation Division of the Media-Participations Group, Belgium

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.The European Digital Agenda of Content
Günther Oettinger, Member of the European Commission responsible for Digital Economy and Society, Belgium
11:30 – 12:00 a.m.The European media market trends
Jacques Bajon, Head of IP video & TV networks practice at IDATE, France
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.The digital era, a new age of humanity / With the Amercian vision by Richard Nash, strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media, USA / Gilles Babinet (5 min. video) / and the European vision by one other European Digital Champion under investigation + and Daniel Knapp, Senior Director at IHS and EMMA (European Magazine Media Association) representative.
Moderation: Hadmut Holken

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.The creative industry challenges in Europe
Albert Gauthier, Scientific Officer, Directorate General Connect at European Commission Unit G2/ Creativity Unit, Luxemburg
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.The Quantified Learner: little stories about me, a big story about us
Chris Sizemore, BBC, Head of Product Knowledge & Learning, UK
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.Boosting innovation: Cooperations between the publishing sector & research institutions in Europe
With Holger Volland, Vice President Frankfurt Book Fair, Niels Peter Thomas, Executive Vice President German Language Science Publishing, Springer Nature, and Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen, Editor Adresseavisen & Chairman of GAMI’s advisory board, the innovation network of WAN-IFRA
Moderation: Nina Klein
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. European Digital Reading Lab: the European headquarter of the International Digital Publishing Forum and the Readium Foundation
With Cyril Labordrie, Cap Digital, France
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.Closure of the NEM summit
Jean-Dominique Meunier, NEM Chairman & Executive Director, Technicolor

NEM Summit 2015 was co-located with the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the Storydrive event.



Speakers at a glance here.

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