CONTENTshift can play an essential role in driving the transformation of the book industry: This program connects people that have a spirit of innovation and acts as a catalyst for creative processes. The Accelerator serves as a filter for the best ideas and indicates how the industry can use them for its own development. Peter Kraus vom Cleff
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry in the political and public spheres. Founded in 1825, it currently has roughly 4,500 members, including booksellers, publishers, wholesalers and other media companies. As both a trade association and a cultural organisation, Börsenverein runs the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, awards the annual Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the German Book Prize and the German Non-Fiction Prize, and works continuously to foster reading and to defend the right to freedom of expression.
Peter Kraus vom Cleff (*1967) is Managing Director of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) since 2022. The graduate economist was active in various publishing houses of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group for more than 20 years, most recently managing Rowohlt Verlag as Commercial Director since 2008. He was elected President of the European Publishers' Association FEP for the term 2020 to 2022.