About the Event

CEOSpeak over Chairman’s Breakfast, a sit-down business breakfast, is hosted by Chairman, NBT, India. It is one-of-its-kind forum of CEOs and Senior Executives of the publishing industry organized by NBT in collaboration with FICCI on the sidelines of New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) organized by NBT, India. The Forum that was inaugurated during the 2013 edition of NDWBF, has received tremendous response from the Industry and from the national and international professionals. It aims to bring greater interaction with the publishing community in India and to establish a forum of CEOs to discuss and share business and book-trade related issues and concerns.

Edition 2015

The 2015 Edition of CEOSpeak is scheduled to be held on 15th February 2015. The entry to the Forum is strictly by Invitation only. For invitation one can write with full profile to or to Mr. Kumar Vikram, Editor & Project-In charge Research & Innovation at

Edition 2014

One of the major features of the Forum is presentation on international publishing markets covering a particular country/region, and is given by the Guest of Honour Country of the NDWBF. During the 2014 edition, Ms. Beata Stasinska, Vice President, Foksal Publishing Group, Poland gave a presentation on Polish Book Market as Poland was Guest of Honour Country at NDWBF. Mr. Rohit Kumar, Chairman, Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd. and Co-chair, FICCI Publishing Committee, gave a presentation on “Industry Pulse’’. Ms. Winnie Hung, Publishing & Cross-Segments Strategy Development Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, HP Indigo & InkJet Press Solutions, gave a presentation on “Digital Printing”. Mr. R. Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Book Development Council of Singapore and Executive Secretary, Asian Festival of Children's Content, Singapore gave a presentation on ‘Singapore and Asian-Pacific Book Market” as India was Focus Country at AFCC 2014. Dr. Vivek Lall, President & CEO, Reliance Industries Ltd.  and Co- Chair FICCI Homeland Security Committee, gave a ‘Special Address’. Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, delivered a Key-Note Address.

Inaugural Edition 2013

During the inaugural event in 2013, we had presentations on French book market by Dr. Judith Oriol, Book Attachée, French Embassy in India since France was the Guest Country. Mr. Eric Yang, Executive Director. Korean Publishers’ Association on Korean Book Market on the occasion India being the Guest of Honour Country at Seoul International Book Fair, June, 2013. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, eminent author, and then Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India inaugurated the event and delivered a Key-Note Address.