PPA Festival 2018 – speaker line-up announced

The PPA Festival 2018 is back at Tobacco Dock on May 10 with the theme All Together Now. This week, the PPA unveiled the line-up of speakers.

PPA Festival 2018 – speaker line-up announced

The PPA Festival has a stellar line-up of speakers, including Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, and Chuka Umunna MP, Labour’s leading remainer.

Chuka will be interviewed by Campaign's Global Editor-in-Chief Claire Beale as they discuss how Brexit is likely to impact professional publishers, the prospect of a second referendum and what's next for the Labour party.

Other industry experts on the day, across four stages (Together, Passion, Innovate and Trust), include:

Carla Buzasi, WGSN

Claire Sanderson, Women’s Health

Andria Vidler, Centaur Media

Betsy Fast, Hearst UK

Marcus Rich, Time Inc. UK

Kevin Petley, HELLO!

James Tye, Dennis Publishing

Meryem Tom, Amazon UK

Kathleen Saxton, The Lighthouse Company

Rob Munro-Hall, Bauer Media

James Wildman, Hearst UK

Albert Read, Condé Nast

Jonathon Whiteley, Incisive Media

Ella Dolphin, Shortlist Media

Tom Bureau, Immediate Media Co.

Kevin Costello, Haymarket Media Group

Steve Newbold, Centaur Media

Sue Todd, Magnetic

Barry McIlheney, PPA

Robert Marr, Metropolis

Mark Frith, Radio Times

Karen Pepper, Head of UK, Amazon Pay

Judith Secombe, Hearst UK

Adrian Hughes, Marketforce

Matthew Carse, IDS

Mariam Ahmed, Shortlist Media

Jonny Kaldor, Pugpig

Amanda Barnes, Faversham House

Tim Brooks, PPA Business

Andy Cowles, Creative Director

Julian Linley, Hearst UK

Nial Ferguson, Media Consultant

Topics to be discussed include trust, the future of advertising, how publishers can work with Amazon, lessons from magazine start-ups and new talent, sourcing talent, successful events, the power of the newsstand, and more.

Hannah Bray, the PPA’s Managing Director of Commercial and Events, commented: “Come along to get a first look at exciting new brand developments, a strategic view of things to come or to get down into the practical aspects of day-to-day publishing business – looking at platforms, processes and revenue streams. Magazine and business media publishers unite under one roof, learn from one another and move the industry forward – All Together Now!”

Links / further reading: Full agenda for PPA Festival