1 Compelling keynotes
We have some great keynotes headlining the Conference: Venetia Taylor from Google, Gabe Weisert from Zuora and last year’s popular keynote Amol Rajan from the BBC. They will be combining to give us a terrific overview of the publishing and media landscapes in 2019, and are just three parts of a jam-packed programme that you can see here
2 Meet retailers and experts
After their success last year, we are delighted to be offering a range of one-to-one meetings at the Conference. It’s a great chance to meet face-to-face with key retail players and industry experts and find ways to work together and improve your business. You will be able to talk to even more top publishing suppliers and service providers in the Exhibitors Zone of the Conference.
3 Discover how to shout above the noise
Publishing case studies are always well received at the Spring Conference, providing insights into what has worked well—and not so well!—for IPG members. This year’s range of case studies includes some valuable examples of how publishers can shout above the noise to get their books and brands noticed in such a competitive market.
4 Unity in uncertainty
Amid so much uncertainty around Brexit and much more besides, the Conference will take a look at the steps independent publishers can take to cope. We’ll be considering ways to deal with other unknowns like Open Access and Plan S in academic publishing.
5 Develop your career
We’re delighted that our Conference is once again CPD-accredited. All delegates will be eligible for certification that the event has contributed to their career development, and the IPG team will be in touch afterwards with details of how to claim it.
6 Learn how to innovate
We’re all trying to be as innovative as we can, and our Conference sessions will show you tricks to make processes quicker, inspire and motivate your teams and keep your customers happy.
7 Training workshops
On the Wednesday morning of the Conference we’re putting on training workshops for those wanting to brush up on current skills or learn some new ones. From help with Google Analytics to tips on time management to improving your website, there are plenty of options to choose from.
8 The 2019 Independent Publishing Awards
Join us for our annual celebration of independent publishing. The 2019 Awards are presented on the Thursday evening of the Conference: good luck to all those shortlisted
Networking is an important part of any IPG event, and there will be plenty of time throughout the Conference to chat to old friends and make new ones. You can carry on the conversations over a drink at the end of each day.
10 There’s something for everyone!
Regardless of the sector you publish in, or the department you work in, there’s something at the Spring Conference to appeal to everyone—so do join us at the biggest, best and most reasonably priced event in the industry. But don’t just take our word for it: take a look at what IPG members say about our Conference here