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ECPA to host two Rights Fairs

February 25, 2019 — Responding to a need in the Christian rights community, ECPA has announced the formation of the European Christian Rights Fair in Krakow, Poland, and the International Christian Rights Fair in Chicago.

The European Christian Rights Fair is being held March 18-20 at the Domus Mater retreat center in Krakow, Poland. Working together with the leadership of the Licensing Sub Rights Association (LSRA), ECPA arranged for and will facilitate the three-day event. The first two days will enable rights professionals to meet with publishers and distributors from several European countries, including Austria, Hungary, Norway, Germany, the Slovak Republic, and Poland.

The entire day of March 20 will be a Training Day for those attending the European Christian Rights Fair, and also for people attending the CLC European Conference, which will immediately follow. Training Day session leaders will include Jim Elwell Director of International Publishing for Tyndale House Publishers; Nadiyka Gerbish, European and Nordic languages rights manager for Riggins Rights Management; and ECPA President Stan Jantz.

“ECPA saw the need in the international Christian rights community to facilitate and host this rights fair in Krakow,” said Jantz. “The ECPA board has asked our office to explore ways to partner and collaborate with the global publishing community, and I can’t think of a better way than to collaborate with the international rights professionals who serve our membership.”

Two months later, on June 25 and 26, the International Christian Rights Fair will convene in Chicago on the campus of Moody Bible Institute. Members of the Christian rights community in North America will have an opportunity to meet with foreign publishers, retailers, and distributors.

“We were asked by the leadership of LSRA to help facilitate this first-ever rights event in Chicago,” said Jantz. “ECPA sees this as filling an important need for the rights community.

For more information on how to exhibit and register for both events, please contact Cynthia Helblig, ECPA office manager, at