Barnes & Noble Chairman to Kick Off 2011 AAP Annual Meeting
Monday, 01 November 2010 | Judith Platt
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that its 2011 Annual Meeting will kick off with a speech by Leonard Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS). The AAP Annual Meeting returns to its New York venue and will be held on March 9, 2011 at the Yale Club. Mr. Riggio will be the opening speaker at 9:45 a.m.
In making the announcement, AAP President & CEO Tom Allen said: “We’re delighted to have one of the most innovative and dynamic people in the book world as our opening speaker. Barnes & Noble’s position as a leader in bringing books and readers together, through its brick-and-mortar stores, its online retail operations (www.bn.com), and most recently through its family of eBook Readers (NOOK™, NOOK Wi-Fi and NOOKcolor™) give Mr. Riggio a unique perspective on where we are and where we may be headed, and we look forward to his sharing that vision with us.”
Program details and information on other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Publishers are urged to mark their calendars now and make plans to attend what promises to be an exciting and informative gathering. The Yale Club has reserved a block of rooms for AAP members for the evening of March 8. Please call (212) 716-2100 to for room reservations. The deadline is February 1, 2011.
The Association of American Publishers is the national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP’s members include most of the major commercial book publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses, and scholarly societies. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, computer software, and electronic products and services.