PPA Festival returns

The UK’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) has today confirmed that its flagship festival will return this year, taking place at Tobacco Dock in London on Thursday 19th May. The association has also revealed the event’s first speakers, which include GQ’s new Head of Editorial Content Adam Baidawi (main image), and Hattie Brett, Editor of Grazia UK.   

Sajeeda Merali, CEO of PPA said: “I think the way UK publishers have pulled together over the last two years has been phenomenal, with members showing great resilience and innovation. The PPA Festival 2022 provides a strong platform for us to come back together and celebrate the acceleration and dynamic new business models that have evolved, the multi-media businesses we represent, and to gain a deeper understanding of the audiences we serve.”

Other speakers appearing across the day will include: 

  • Brian Morrissey – Founder of The Rebooting, and former Editor-In-Chief of Digiday
  • Zosia Kmietowicz – News Editor, The BMJ
  • Rory Sutherland – Vice Chairman, Ogilvy UK
  • Kari Wilkin – Managing Editor of TheWeek.co.uk
  • Andrea Thompson – Editor-In-Chief, Marie Claire, Future plc 

New PPA chair Nina Wright – Harmsworth Media CEO, will also join the lineup, as well as a selection of experts from across the sector, including: Mark Allen Group, New Statesman, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Running, New Civil Engineer, and Campaign. 

Outside of the main stage, there will also be focussed stages in areas around People, Product, Audience and Content delivering an unmissable agenda, from the people defining and shaping our industry right now as well as the voice of the customer. You can find out more here.


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