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1 April 2014

Meet our latest global pioneers

The newest members of our global YCE network are preparing to come to the UK to connect, network and sow the seeds for global collaboration. But who are they?

Our flagship Young Creative Entrepreneur programme has been identifying and connecting global pioneers for the last ten years.

Our latest cohort are defining digital publishing in some of the world's most exciting economies. They include the president of Brazil's largest self-publishing company, the innovator behind an app which has been downloaded by more than 4 million Chinese users and the founder of South Africa's largest online creative showcase. Meet the latest members of our future facing global network.

Iman Ben Chalibah - Owner and Editor in Chief of Sail magazine

Dai Qin - Senior Director, Douban Read

Paula Corroto, Co-Founder,

Uno DeWaal - Owner, Between 10 and 5

Johanna Pinzon Rodriguez - CEO, Poliedro

Ricardo Almeida - President, Clube de Autores

Irina Seveleva - Product and Content lead, Bookmate

They will come to the UK in April 2014 for a unique, career shaping week, including:

Taking part of two of the biggest events in publishing - the Digital Minds Conference and The London Book Fair.

Pitching to a panel of industry experts in the bid to become British Council YCE Digital Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year at the LBF Excellence Awards.

Exclusive meetings with some of the most innovative companies defining the UK digital publishing scene, including Made in Me, Dazed Digital, Valobox, Touchpress and Pottermore.

Trend forecasting at the ‘Future of Publishing 2024’ event at The Hospital Club.

Being part of a unique international professional coaching network.

Follow #yce2014 for updates and commentary, and watch this space for exclusive insight and podcasts from the sessions.

The YCE Digital Publishing tour is being delivered in partnership with The Literary Platform, Digital Minds Conference, The London Book Fair, the Hospital Club and Nesta.