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2018 ILAB Presidents' Meeting - Elections

At the Ordinary General Meeting on 4th February 2018 the presidents of ILAB’s national member associations voted for Sally Burdon (Australia) as new ILAB President. She succeeds Gonzalo F. Pontes who served as President from 2016 to 2018; and will be supported by ILAB Vice‐President Fabrizio Govi (Italy).
Published on 06 Feb. 2018
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Sally Burdon is very familiar with the work of ILAB. She has been part of the ILAB committee since 2014 and served as Vice-President under Gonzalo F. Pontes for the past two years.

Ms Burdon was instrumental in organizing the two large, international World Book & Copyright Day campaigns in 2015 and 2016. These fairs motivated booksellers on all continents to promote the trade in their respective countries and to raise over 20,000 Euros for UNESCO’s literacy work in South Sudan.

She is co-convener of the ILAB International Mentoring Programme which was launched in December 2016 to a successful start. Ms Burdon is dedicated to bookseller education, supporting future generations of booksellers through programmes such as the Mentoring Scheme and to the promotion of high standards throughout the trade. 

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Sally Burdon thanked outgoing president, Gonzalo F. Pontes for his work in the ILAB Executive Committee and ILAB President and presented him with an ILAB memorial plaque. 

Sally Burdon also thanked Michel Bouvier (France), outgoing General Secretary of the League for his contribution and commitment to the work of ILAB. 

Two new committee members were elected, Anne Lamort (France) and Pavel Chepyzhov (Russia). 

The ILAB Executive Committee 2018:

President: Sally Burdon (Australia)

Vice President: Fabrizio Govi (Italy)

Treasurer: Rob Shephard (UK)

General Secretary: Stuart Bennett (US)

Anne Lamort (France)
Michael Graves-Johnston (UK)
Robert Schoisengeier (Austria)

The Ordinary General Meeting of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers on 4th February 2018 was followed by a symposium on book fairs. 

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