Can we predict the major trends that will affect publishing over the next ten years?
It’s a difficult task when technology and behaviour shifts so rapidly, but it’s clear that there are some lines on the graph that have only been going one way for some time. And, like climate change, they push many into denial.
Two award-winning innovators are poised to unveil the uncomfortable truths and exciting opportunities we’ll face. Diane Young, MD of The Drum and Paul Lomax, CTO at Dennis Publishing will be opening the debate with their take on ‘2025: Visions for the Future of Publishing’ at an exclusive evening event in central London on Thursday February 4th.
They will be joined by an expert panel including Peter Houston (The Media Briefing) and Rebekah Billingsley (Head of Digital & Content Strategy at John Brown). The audience will also be expected to provide their invaluable insights – currently we have one chairman, five CEOs, divisional publishing directors, editors, heads of strategy and digital heads from all the major consumer and B2B publishers. This could be a tame debate, or it could resemble an early performance in The Globe Theatre (hopefully without the booing or fighting!) Either way, we expect it to be fun, stimulating and worthwhile.
After the discussions, we’ll hold our birthday drinks reception with a panoramic view of central London, with plenty of opportunities for networking, debating or simply relaxing as we celebrate Page Lizard’s tenth birthday in digital publishing.
Places are still available to publishers, editors and strategists on an invitation-only basis, but availability is limited – drop us a line below and we’ll be in touch.
In the meantime, why not take a look at our Digital Publishing Predictions for 2016 as some food for thought?
‘2025: Visions for the Future of Publishing’
Thursday February 4th, 18:00
Central London, just off Fleet Street
Location will be revealed upon confirmation of invitation
Diane Young, Co-Founder of The Drum
Diane is the co-owner and MD of The Drum and was awarded PPA UK Publishing Innovator of the Year 2014-15.
Diane says: “Being in media at the moment is very exciting. There is massive disruption with brands owning their own channels, media owners providing content services to brands, new tech-based providers emerging seemingly-daily and the delivery of news and information is unrecognisable compared to a few years ago. At The Drum we are at the heart of reporting and interpreting these changes.”
Paul Lomax, CTO at Dennis UK
Paul sits on Dennis Publishing’s Digital board and is responsible for technology and digital product development across media brands in technology, automotive, lifestyle and current affairs.
He heads product development across web, mobile, apps, subscriptions, data, BI and marketing. A former entrepreneur Paul and his team at Dennis have won a string of awards including, in 2015 alone, Outstanding Digital Talent, Digital Brand, Digital Publishing Company and Development Team of the Year.
Peter Houston, The Media Briefing
Peter has worked in publishing for over 25 years as an editor and content director. He now advises publishing companies on the print to digital transition. He began blogging about the digital disruption in the magazine market in 2009 and is now Editor at Large for The Media Briefing which produces strategy insight and analysis for the media industry and are organisers of the British Media Awards.
Rebekah Billingsley, John Brown
Rebekah is responsible for both the digital and planning divisions of John Brown Publishing. She oversees all things digital for John Brown’s clients including Waitrose, John Lewis, Orange France, RBS and F&F. A former digital media consultant, she has had leading digital and commercial roles at Immediate Media, Hachette Filipacchi, EMAP and Times online.
Jez Walters, What’s New In Publishing
Jez has had over 27 years experience in marketing, advertising and PR and runs the What’s New in Publishing website and newsletter which monitors and reports on developments in the publishing industry.
The Millennial Jury:
Esther Kezia Harding, Page Lizard
Natasha Clarke, The Times Digital Innovation Lab
Adam Blades, Publishing Media student
To request an invitation or to learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org