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Details for Publishing Show confirmed

by Martin Fullard

The Publishing Show will go ahead on 22-23 June, organiser Mash Media has confirmed. The event, which has evolved from 2020’s Making Publishing Pay conference, will take place at ExCeL London.

The format sees a two-day conference return, running alongside an exhibition, and will co-locate with International Confex and the PA Show.

The event’s director, Ralph Collett, said sustainable digital progression and integration is becoming “front and centre” of strategic planning across publishing and media, and that for most it is essential for the survival of many publishers.

“The Publishing Show is being designed exclusively for leaders within the industry to meet and hear from their peers and gain a comprehensive view of the technology available to help them on this journey,” he said.

Collet added that it was important to co-locate with International Confex as publishers are increasingly turning to events as a medium towards new revenue streams. He also noted that the show’s agenda was being steered by an advisory board. “We are honoured to have such a wealth of experience helping us shape this year’s event. This is testament to the importance of an event like this for the industry,” said Collet.

Andrew Bloch, founder of Andrew Bloch and Associates and a member of the advisory board, noted that as the pace of technology increases, it is “more important than ever” for the industry to come together to network, listen, and learn. “The next two to three years is a critical period for the publishing industry,” he said.

Meanwhile, fellow advisory board member Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, CEO of EventMind and co-founder of Diversity Ally, added that the industry is “at a junction”, and that it was time embrace change and take the best of what has gone before. “It’s time for fresh ideas and to build sustainability into publishing businesses,” she said.

Pre-registration is now open.

Advisory Board

  • Diane Young, co-founder and CEO of The Drum
  • Adam Crow, head of publishing at Mediacom
  • Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, CEO of Event Mind and co-founder of Diversity Ally
  • Chris Stone, executive producer at Audio & Video, New Statesman Media Group
  • RD Whitney, CEO at 365Media
  • Andrew Bloch, founder of Andrew Bloch and Associates
  • Rob Nathan, director at Media10 and Caboodle AI
  • Ed Tranter, managing director at 73 Media
  • Dan Levitt, managing director at Hearst Content Agency

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