PANZ International Conference 2018 – Publishing Matters: Fresh Perspectives, New Directions

Read our round up of the PANZ International Conference 2018 here


Conference at a Glance

  • Venue: Stamford Plaza, 22 – 26 Albert Street, Auckland
  • Date: Thursday 28 June and Friday 29 June

Registration includes:

  • entry to all sessions
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • networking drinks and breakfasts
  • conference dinner on Thursday 28 June

Members rate
Early Bird (registrations received before 25 May) $495 plus gst
Registration received between 26 May and 20 June $595 plus gst

Non-members rate
Early Bird (registrations received before 25 May) $595 plus gst
Registration received between 26 May and 20 June $695 plus gst

All registrations must be received by 20 June with payment due prior to the Conference.
Cancellations must be received by the 20 June. After this date, registrations will be non-refundable.


Register here for the PANZ International Conference 2018


The programme includes a lively mixture of keynotes, panel discussions, breakfast sessions and networking opportunities. We will be announcing full details shortly; in the meantime please see below for a sneak preview of some of our headline names or click here for more details:

Speaker Information Country
Hugo Setzer Hugo Setzer is Vice-President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and will take over the president’s role at the IPA in 2019. In his day job, Hugo is CEO of Manuel Moderno, a leading academic publishing house based in Mexico City. Hugo will deliver a keynote on our conference theme – why publishing matters – bringing an international perspective to the matter. Mexico
Lynne Beachy Head A successful business leader with a strong international track record, Lynne Beachy Head is currently CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa for The Training Room Online. Lynne will draw on this experience and from her roles as CEO of Juta publishing in South Africa and Global Publishing Director at The Walt Disney Company to present a key note talk on remaining relevant and profitable in a changing environment. South Africa
Josie Dobrin Creative Access is a UK-based organisation changing the way that publishers and other organisations support young people from non-white minority ethnic backgrounds to gain internships and employment in the creative industries. Josie Dobrin is CEO and co-founder of Creative Access and will discuss diversity in publishing and why we all need to care. UK
Tom Scott Satirist, newspaper columnist and cartoonist, Tom Scott is one of New Zealand’s most well-loved writers and we are thrilled that he will speak at the conference dinner on Thursday 28 June. Tom has won numerous awards and his latest book, Drawn Out: A Seriously Funny Memoir, is shortlisted for the Ockham Book Awards in the general non-fiction category. New Zealand
Andy Hamilton Andy Hamilton is CEO of The Icehouse, a business growth centre whose mission is to help companies to be successful internationally. The Icehouse has established a range of different interventions and growth enablers to help companies grow. Andy will explore how to build business resilience whatever stage your company is at. New Zealand


Please also note:

  • There will be a networking breakfast for educational publishers at the Stamford Plaza at 7.45 am on Friday 29 June. All education delegates are encouraged to attend. There is no charge to delegates.
  • There will be a funding breakfast for trade publishers with Malcolm Burgess, Arts Practice Director, Literature of Creative New Zealand at the Stamford Plaza at 7.45am on Friday 29 June. There is no charge to delegates.
  • Dinner with Tom Scott: the conference dinner is included for delegates. Tickets for non-delegates are available.

Full Programme details will be available shortly so be sure to check back soon.

For any enquiries please contact PANZ Conference Manager, Anne de Lautour