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Program announced for APA BookUp conference

The program has been announced for the Australian Publishing Association’s BookUp conference, which will run online and in-person in Sydney on Tuesday, 27 April.

Hachette UK CEO David Shelley will deliver the morning keynote on ‘The Future for Publishing Workplaces’, with lessons from over a year of remote working in the UK. Kate Wilson, managing director of UK independent children’s publisher Nosy Crow, will present the afternoon keynote ‘Future Growth in Publishing’, drawing on 10 years of growth since the publisher’s founding.

Panel events include ‘What’s the story? The changing nature of content consumption’ with Sydney Opera House head of digital programming Stuart Buchanan, Acast ANZ content director Guy Scott-Wilson and Audible Australia businesses affairs director Karen Yates; ‘Cancel Culture and Freedom to Publish’ with SMH/Age culture editor Mel Kembrey, Allen & Unwin publicity director Peri Wilson and Simpsons Solicitors special counsel Ian McDonald; and ‘Implementing Inclusivity in Publishing’ with Bonnier Books CEO Perminder Mann, Faber & Faber CEO Stephen Page, UQP publishing director Madonna Duffy and Hachette ANZ CEO Louise Sherwin-Stark.

The conference will close with a publishing town hall, featuring a panel of local industry leaders discussing the day’s key topics and opportunities for questions from the audience, followed by a drinks event for those attending in person.

The full program, with final guests to be confirmed, can be seen here.


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