Welcome from Mr Alain Absire, writer and President of the Sofia Board (in French with simultaneous translation).
Speech by Mr Martin Ajdari, Director General, Media and Cultural Industries, Ministry of Culture (in French with simultaneous translation).
Christian Roblin, Directeur, Sofia. Introduction to the French PLR system and current issues.
International developments since 2015 and the role of the new IPLR Steering Committee.
Masterclass for existing PLR systems on how to achieve (a) increased funding from government, and (b) extend PLR to a wider range of works.
Chair: Trond Andreassen, Secretary of International Affairs, NFF.
Session (a): The successful Finnish PLR funding campaign. Presentation by Anne Salomaa, Executive
Director, Sanasto. (Other speaker to be confirmed.)
Session (b): Extending PLR payments to ebook loans in the UK. Presentation by Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive, The Society of Authors. (Other speaker to be confirmed.)
Masterclass for countries campaigning to have a PLR system established: the importance of lobbying.
Chair: Arjen Polman, Manager, Stichting Leenrecht.
Panel members: Derek Lee, Convenor of the Hong Kong PLR Alliance; Barbara Jozwiak, Chief Executive, Copyright Polska; George Zannos, General Manager, OSDEL.
Mutty Munkhondia, Licensing Manager, Copyright Licensing Society of Malawi. PLR in Malawi: the first African country to have a working PLR system?
Panel session to identify the key elements for a successful PLR system.
Chair: Caroline Morgan, CEO, IFRRO. (Panel members to be confirmed.)
Updates on latest PLR developments outside Europe.
Chair: Barbara Hayes, Chair, IPLR Steering Committee. Updates from Canada (Peter Schneider, Executive Secretary, PLR Commission); Israel (Iris Eliya Cohen, author); Turkey (Ioannis Kikkis, Resident Twinning Adviser, Directorate General of Copyright, Ankara.
The importance of PLR for different authors’ groups.
This year we will be focussing on the contribution of visual artists:
Chair: Carola Streul, Secretary General, EVA Panel members from the following: Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall, Director, ADAGP; Anke Schierholz, Head of Legal Department, VG Bild-Kunst.
Kevin Fitzgerald, Senior Advisor, Copyright and Creative Industries, WIPO. The importance of PLR for the creative industries and some reflections on the conference discussions.