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PPA announces Festival line up and agenda

The PPA Festival, one of the UK’s leading publisher events, has announced its agenda for its forthcoming festival in London (25 April 2023) at The Brewery, London, EC1Y 4SD.

The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) has announced the return of its annual PPA Festival, which will take place at The Brewery in London on 25 April 2023.   

With a new look and central London location, the PPA festival will be a full day of conference sessions, networking, and learning opportunities.   

Speakers confirmed include: Lucie Cave, Chief Creative Officer podcasts and commercial content at Bauer Media; Jim Mcginty, Managing Director Western Europe and Nordics at Foundry; Lisa Smosarski, Editor in Chief at Stylist; Stuart Forrest, Senior Vice President Audience and Marketing at Future Plc; Lucy Kueng Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Reuters Institute and Seema Kumari Senior Director, Consumer Marketing & CRM at Hearst UK.    

Reflecting the PPA’s strategy, the key content areas will focus on:


With 55,000 people employed in specialist media businesses, the festival will champion and support the work of all people in the industry across every level and discipline.  The content will talk to an evolving workforce, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and growing and retaining talent to ensure a vibrant and thriving sector. 


The topics focussing on product look at how publishers can forge even stronger connections using the latest developments in web, social, video, audio, data and AI. 


A focus on the strategies and tactics that will help publishers know, grow and connect with their audiences. From unbundling existing products delivering value in a recession, to tapping into the latest consumer trends. And building lasting subscriber relationships. 


Editorial leaders will discuss the need to break new ground in the battle for reader attention and the resilience and confidence needed to ensure specialist media continues to deliver its important role in society. 


Strategic leaders, futurists, trend analysts and policymakers will take to the stage to share their insight into the key opportunities and challenges impacting specialist content providers.  

The festival has been designed to benefit consumer, B2B, small, large, and digital publishing businesses, as well as organizations connected to the sector.

Last year’s festival was a huge success and this year we are building on that momentum with a packed agenda that includes insightful guest speakers; debates on topics of challenge and interest to members as well as showcasing the best of the industry to those starting or seeking a career in publishing. I am especially looking forward to sharing highlights from our current Market Sector Survey and revealing progress on a few exciting new initiatives we’re working on this year.

Sajeeda Merali, CEO of PPA

To find out more, visit PPA Festival 2023