Upcoming ASBPE Events; Meet Iraq's Director General of Trade

We've scheduled some fall and winter chapter events. Topics include:
  • running your own magazine, in September;
  • in October, launching an international edition;
  • and in December, a holiday social and State of the Industry address.
If you don't want to wait until October to learn about international B2B publishing, you might want to come to ASBPE's National Editorial Conference, June 21-22 in Cleveland. The editor of Iraq's first trade magazine will be there. His name is Abdul Hadi Abid, and he's also director general at Iraq's Ministry of Trade—so those of you from military publications may especially want to attend. Abid will be delivering a keynote address at the conference, telling us what it's like trying to launch a magazine in a war-torn country. To our knowledge, this will be the first presentation by an Iraqi government official to a private group in the U.S.

Abid will also be attending the conference and talking one-on-one with editors to learn our best practices for B2B publishing. That's a typical networking opportunity only if you're a foreign service officer. If you can come, we hope you'll share your expertise with him.

Correction: My post originally had the wrong dates for the ASBPE national conference (in the second paragraph). The dates are Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-22. That's now been corrected above as well. My apologies!
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