International Publishers Association, Switzerland

IPA, International Publishers Association, Switzerland

23, avenue de France
Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0) 22 704 18 20
Fax: +41 (0) 22 704 18 21

Chief Executive:
Secretary General: José Borghino
Chief Executive Phone: +41 22 704 1820
Chief Executive Email:

President: Hugo Setzer
Vice President: Bodour Al Qasimi
Substitute Director on the IFRRO Board: Ana María Cabanellas
Director of Communications and Freedom to Publish: James Taylor

Year operations began:

The IPA is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization representing the interests of publishers worldwide in international and other fora. The IPA upholds and defends the right of publishers to publish and distribute the works of the mind in complete freedom, provided that in so doing they respect all legal rights attached to these works within their own countries and internationally. It is the duty of the IPA to oppose steadfastly any attempt or threat to restrict that freedom. The IPA promotes and protects by all lawful means the principles of copyright on which depend the encouragement of authorship, publishing and dissemination of creative works and we defend copyright against all infringements which may restrict the rights of authors and publishers. The IPA promotes literacy. And the IPA promotes and represents publishing as a cultural sector and a creative industry.

Executive Committee drawn from 81 members (from 69 countries).