This week’s spotlight is on the last two of our international speakers, Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations for the Publishers Association, UK and Kelly Morton, Head of Digital Marketing at Hachette Australia.

EmmaHouseEmma House will be joining three panels and workshops over the course of conference: WeCreate, why and how: Creative Industries Fighting Back on Thursday morning; Transitioning Content from Print to Digital with Kathy Hurley on Thursday afternoon and Copyright in the Digital Age on Friday morning.

Emma joined the PA in 2009 after seven years as Head of International Development at The London Book Fair and six years’ previous experience in international business-to- business magazine publishing. She is responsible for the project work and external relations of the association across consumer, academic/STM and educational publishing as well as overseeing the international anti-piracy campaigns.

KellyMorton photoKelly Morton will be running the workshop To Tweet or not to Tweet? That is one of Many Questions on Thursday afternoon.

After defecting from the snooze-fest world that was insurance, Kelly found her home and people in publishing around 10 years ago. Starting around the time social media was starting to blow up, she felt a pull towards this world. A natural affinity and curiosity that has been nurtured and encouraged in publishing. She’s a self-described complete digital nerd (and Beatlemaniac). She says: “I vibe off the creativity and constant learning in my role. Technology is always changing and I LOVE it!”

Local Publishing, Global Thinking 2016 will be held from 9.30am Thursday 30 June until 1pm Friday 1 July in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert Street, Auckland.