Ms Ana Maria Cabanellas

Ana María Cabanellas began her career as a lawyer and notary after studying at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. After working several years in a law firm, she joined the family-owned publishing company Editorial Heliasta as a partner. In 1979, Ms Cabanellas became President of Editorial Claridad, which specializes in legal dictionaries, as well as fiction, philosophy and history. In 2006, Ms Cabanellas founded UnaLuna, which publishes children’s books. Ms Cabanellas has written several books and frequently collaborates on updating legal dictionaries.

Ms Cabanellas has been extremely active in industry associations. She is currently Vice- president of CADRA (Centro de Administración de Derechos Reprográficos Asociación Civil), Argentina’s RRO, and Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Committee of IFRRO as well as an IFRRO Substitute Director, since 2012. She is also currently an advisor of the Executive Committees of IPA, secretary of the Grupo Interamericano de Editores (GIE), honorary member of the Executive Committee of the Cámara Argentina del Libro, and of the Fundación El Libro. Previously, Ms Cabanellas served as President of the Cámara Argentina del Libro for seven years, was Secretary and then President of GIE from 1991-2004, and President of IPA from 2004-2008.

Ms Cabanellas speaks frequently at publishing congresses, events, and seminars and collaborates in different publications. In 2012, the Buenos Aires Book Fair named her one of the “50 most influential people in publishing in the Spanish Language.”

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