JOSÉ MANUEL ANTA, Managing Director, Federation of National Associations of Distributors & Managing Director, International Publishing Distribution Association, Spain
José Manuel Anta has a degree in Economics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a degree in Foreign Trade by CEOE and a Postgraduate Certificate in Market Research at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Since 1997, he is Managing Director of the Federation of National Associations of Distributors (FANDE) in Spain that joints about 180 companies engaged in the distribution of publishing products.
Since 2015 he is also Managing Director of the International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA), the international umbrella organization for companies that develop its activity in the field of publishing distribution (books, magazines, newspapers, both print and digital)
He has participated in various conferences and seminars on book and media trade. He is the coordinator of several international projects and initiatives in the Publishing and Media sectors: the International Digital Distributors Meeting (Readmagine) in collaboration with the GSR Foundation, the International Press Distribution Round Table in collaboration with Distripress and the International Publishing Distribution Forum in collaboration with the Frankfurt Book Fair.
As a writer, he has published articles in Spanish and other languages related to the distribution of publishing products.