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IPS UK at FBF 2022

After a delay very much not of our own making IPS UK made a welcome return to the Frankfurt Book Fair, along with our excellent colleagues from across Ingram Content Group. This may have been a slightly quieter post-Covid affair than usual, but it was certainly no less lively.The team, including VP and General Manager Sabrina McCarthy, VP International Sales and IPS UK Meredith Greenhouse, Senior Manager IPS UK Matthew Dickie and Marketing and Publisher Services Manager Matt Devereux, met with plenty of publisher clients old, new and forthcoming to discuss improvements at IPS UK, developments in their own businesses, and how we can move forward in tandem to make our service even better. California-based Director of Acquisitions Gonzalo Ferreyra, who is lending a hand to IPS UK for new client sign-ups, also sat in on several meetings to get a feel for the business, and to meet exciting prospects.

by far the most glamorous gathering at the Messe - the Ingram drinks reception

The majority of publisher meetings were incredibly positive; in the main, our clients are now accustomed to title and asset maintenance via CoreSource, and almost everybody commented on how much of an improvement iQ reporting is when compared to our legacy system. As ever, we returned from FBF with a robust set of to-do items, all of which our various teams are currently working through. ICG Services Manager Gina Walpole deftly worked through queries and opportunities on our Virtual Stock and CoreSource+ programmes, impressing even those of us who have worked with her for years with her encyclopedic knowledge of all things Ingram.

Senior ICG Services Manager Gina Walpole, Senior Manager Sales Edison Garcia and Senior Marketing Manager UK Andy Bromley holding up the stand

The fair also offered an opportunity for our UK-based colleagues to meet with the dynamic New York team, who are now responsible for global sales for IPS UK clients signed up to our sales and marketing services. Senior Manager, Sales Edison Garcia and Sales Specialist Leo Moelker had a packed schedule of their own, meeting with publishers and customers alike. If you're interested in what this incredible, experienced team might bring to sales representation for you and your titles you can find an overview by clicking here.

Overall, the whole team came away from FBF 2022 reinvigorated, looking forward to a future rich in potential... THANK YOU so much to everyone who took the time to meet with us. by the time we see you again at the London Book Fair next year much of that potential will have become reality.