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ECPA gathers international publishing community together at Chicago event

July 2022 — Christian publishers from more than a dozen countries expressed their appreciation for ECPA’s International Christian Rights & Export Fair (ICREF), held June 28-29 on the campus of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

Representatives from Czech Republic, Egypt, South Africa, Germany, England, South Korea, Brazil, Colombia, and several other countries traveled to Chicago to attend the two-day conference. Thirty publishers and service providers exhibited at the event for the purpose of selling foreign rights and exports and building business relationships.

Anthony Gosling, EVP of Sales at Crossway expressed: “It was so good to be together again and great to have so many valuable meetings. I really like the simplicity and businesslike nature of the event.”

Tom DeVries, Subsidiary Rights Manager at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. said, “The ICREF show is my favorite show for rights sales. It’s small, intimate, and friendly, allowing for excellent conversations with long-standing and new partners.”

Moody Bible Institute was an ideal venue, and the staff and publishing team of Moody Publishers were gracious hosts, sponsoring an ice cream social for all attendees.

ECPA is planning to return to Chicago and Moody Bible Institute in 2023 on June 27-28.  For more information, contact Cynthia Helblig.