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Meeting of the Board of Direction



International Marist Network of Publishing Houses

28/09/2012: Brazil

The Board of Direction of the International Marist Network of Houses of Publication met from  11 to 13 August, at the headquarters of  « Editora FTD », in São Paulo, Brasil. The participants were : Br Julián Sanz Faices, Director General and President of the Board ; Mr Alberto Pazos Arranz, Director of Organisation and Development of the Publishing Houses, for the group Editorial Luis Vives – Spain ; Mr Francisco Flores, Adviser, and Mr Víctor Guzmán, Director of Development, for « Editorial Progreso » - Mexico ; Br Agustín Martínez, Provincial Econome, for « Gram Editora » – Argentine ; Br Délcio Afonso Balestrin, Director President ; Br Dario Bortolini, vice-president ; Antonio Luis Rios da Silva, Director General, for « Editora FTD S.A. » – Brasil and João Carlos do Prado, Director of the Secretariat of Mission.

At the same time, there were meetings of the Executive Committees which treated matters relating to the organisation of the Network and the common Projects undertaken by the Marist Houses of Publication. These Committees are:

a. Organisation: the committee charged with the creation of the statutes which define the Network’s models of co-ordination.

b.New technologies: the sharing and research of synergies between the Publishing Houses in the digital domain.

c. Graphics and Production: the sharing and research of synergies between the different graphic studios and the departments responsible for the whole chain of production, logistics, administration and supplies.

d. Publishing and Marketing House: responsible for the sharing and research of synergies between the different Plans, funds of the Publishing Houses and Marketing activities.

The meeting ended in more concrete proposals of integration and synergy between the Marist Houses of Publication. All the projects carried out will be evaluated during the Assembly of Marist Publishing Houses to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 6 to 9 October 2013.

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