“Running a smaller media business such as Housebuilder Media presents me with different challenges to those facing the biggest firms. The Independent Publishers conference is an ideal forum for focusing on those specific challenges, whether they be economic, strategic or business-related. I always come away from the conference with new ideas for developing and managing the HBM business.”
Ben Roskrow, Publishing Director, Housebuilder Media

EVENT DETAILS


INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER CONFERENCE 2017 PROGRAMME

Tuesday November 28 - Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk St, London, SE1 0UG

 

Time Agenda
08:30-09:00

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

09:00-09:05

WELCOME

09:05-09:35

WINNING IN A CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE

Offering a unique insight into the key industry trends and issues shaping your business, this opening session will focus on the role of the independent publisher in the emerging media landscape. Drawing on the findings from the benchmark Publishing Futures survey, we examine the key variables affecting your business, and how you can leverage them for maximum success.

 

Moderator: Mike Mirams
Speaker:
Jim Bilton, Managing Director, Wessenden Marketing

09:35-10:20

EVENTS: FORMATS AND APPROACHES

Live events are a major growth sector for publishers but how do you make your event stand out in an increasingly crowded market? This session explores a variety of approaches for delivering engaging, inspiring and profitable events.

 

Moderator: Alex Cameron, Director, VIA Consulting
Speakers:
Fraser Allen, CEO, White Light Media
Sophie Griffiths, Editor, TTG Media 

10:20-10:50

GDPR: ARE YOU READY FOR IT?

This session will talk through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in 2018. It presents a guide on how the new data protection laws are most likely to affect data collection and engagement with existing datasets. It will offer advice on how best to prepare for the changes and a chance to ask questions.

Moderator: Mike Mirams
Speaker:
Simon Morrisey, Partner, Lewis Silkin

10:50-11:15

COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:15-12:15

ROUNDTABLES - X 2 30 MINUTE SESSIONS

One hour, thirteen roundtables to choose from. You pick your favourite, and after 30 minutes, you rotate. Simple! Share experiences and learn from each other.

 

 

SPONSORSHIP
SALES
AWARDS
DRIVING THE RETAIL CHANNEL
CAMPAIGNS
SUBSCRIPTIONS: ACQUISITION
TALENT
SUBSCRIPTIONS: RETENTION
EXPERIENTIAL
GDPR
BOTTOM LINE
SOCIAL MEDIA
BOTTOM LINE
MOBILE PUBLISHING
DATA
LIVE EVENTS
SALES WORKSHOP
MARKETING AND MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS
SPONSORSHIP
INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
SPONSORSHIP
TALENT & SKILLS: ATTRACT & RETAIN THE BEST
SPONSORSHIP
TALENT & SKILLS: PROGRESSION & OPPORTUNITIES
SPONSORSHIP
INNOVATION


12:25-13:10

HOW TO GROW AND RETAIN  QUALITY AUDIENCE

Increasing pressure on retail space means that the emphasis on developing subscriptions has never been greater. We hear how two different businesses are making the most of this important revenue stream.

 

Moderator: Carola York, Managing Director, Jellyfish Connect
Speakers:  
Renee Doegar, Head of Marketing, LRB Media
Gerard O'Brien, Marketing Director, Motor Sport 

13:10-13:55

MANAGING CHANGE: EMBRACING TOMORROW'S MEDIA MODELS

With a variety of business models across an explosion of platforms, our expert panel discuss their respective journeys. What skills and organisational structures do you need to take full advantage of multi-platform opportunities? What's worked, what hasn't, and what lies ahead?

 

Moderator: Mike Mirams
Speakers:  
David Castle, Editorial Director, WIld Bunch Media
Hugh Comerford, Managing Director, The Stage 
Marc Hartog, CEO, 1854 Media
Sarah Simpson, Managing Director, Century One

13:55-14:00

CLOSING REMARKS

14:00

CONFERENCE CLOSES AND AWARDS DRINKS RECEPTION STARTS 


CONFERENCE AND AWARDS PRICING

EARLY BIRD RATE until Tuesday, October 24

 

PPA Independent Publisher Member:

Individual Conference Ticket - £99.00 + VAT

Individual Awards Ticket - £180.25 + VAT

Individual Conference & Awards Ticket - £216.30 +VAT

Awards Table of 10 - £1,442.00 + VAT

 

Non-Member:

Individual Conference Ticket - £198.00 + VAT

Individual Awards Ticket - £360.50 + VAT

Individual Conference & Awards Ticket - £432.60 +VAT

Awards Table of 10 - £2,884.00 + VAT

 
 
 

STANDARD RATE from Wednesday, October 25


PPA Independent Publisher Member:

Individual Conference Ticket - £149.35 + VAT

Individual Awards Ticket - £242.00 + VAT

Individual Conference & Awards Ticket - £319.30 +VAT

Awards Table of 10 - £1,936.40 + VAT

  

Non-Member:

Individual Conference Ticket - £298.70 + VAT

Individual Awards Ticket - £484.00 + VAT

Individual Conference & Awards Ticket - £638.80 +VAT

Awards Table of 10 - £3,872.80 + VAT

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACTS

Mike Mackenzie

 


 

Mike Mackenzie
Commercial Manager
mike.mackenzie@ppa.co.uk
Gemma Warren
Senior Events Manager
gemma.warren@ppa.co.uk