Friday, July 1, 2016

Global thinking at the PANZ International Conference 2016

A fantastic first day at the PANZ International Conference yesterday - with more to come today. 

Congrats to the organisers for bringing together over 100 publishing people and a varied, compelling line-up of presenters from NZ and the world:
Kevin Chapman (Upstart Press), Paula Browning (Chair of WeCreate), Emma House (Publishers Association UK) and Adam Holt  (Universal Music) in the creative industries discussion

Topics traversed included Asian, Australian and UK markets, the WeCreate creative industries initiative, legal issues and the social media landscape.

Robbie Burton's discussion with Nicky Hager formed an inspiring end to the Thursday programme, followed by a fine dinner.

Great to catch up with the NZ publishing community and have our international visitors add their perspectives.

Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith officially opens the conference
PANZ President Melanie Laville-Moore welcomes Diana Broccardo of Profile Books UK
David O'Brien of Cengage Learning sharing lessons and trends from Australia
In the Channels to Export Markets session, from left: Diana Broccardo, Julia Marshall (Gecko Press) and Jo Lusby (Penguin Random House - North Asia)

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