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Luminary publishing company heads are PANZ International Summit speakers

By April 16, 2015No Comments

PANZ logoThe PANZ International Summit 2015 in Auckland on Thursday 14 May is only a month away, so act now to take part the one day conference with publishing supremos Jose Borghino, Will Atkinson and Henry Rosenbloom.

Past International Summits have been inspiring and challenging and brought a wider perspective to our local industry, so they’ve become not-to-be-missed events. Don’t miss this opportunity which also has networking breakfast events held separately for trade and for education publishers.

Here in New Zealand we are now part of the international book world as exporters of books and other publishing endeavours, so this is an opportunity to find new avenues and increase sales to other countries.

Register here for this invaluable opportunity. It is held immediately prior to the Auckland Writers Festival so it is better timed than a usual stand alone event.

Earlybird rates are $250 + GST for PANZ members to receive the early bird rate register by 17 April. (The later rate is $295 + GST).

Non member rates are slightly higher at $350 + GST for Earlybird, $395 + GST.

Gain insights into the current international publishing trends and improve your company’s ability to compete on the world market without leaving the country!

PANZ International Summit 2015 International Presenters

Jose BorghinoJosé Borghino was appointed to the newly created position of IPA Policy Director in March 2013. His current responsibilities include policy development, organizing the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Prize, managing the IPA’s activities in the Educational Publishing sector, overseeing the ‘What Works?’ conference and administering the Educational Publishers Forum. José came to the IPA from the Australian Publishers Association (APA), where, as Manager of Industry Representation, he was in charge of policy development, public affairs and government lobbying. His previous professional roles include being executive director of the Australian Society of Authors, lecturer in journalism and creative industries at the University of Sydney, editor of the online news magazine, and senior positions at the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He was the founding editor of EDITIONS Review.

Henry RosenbloomHenry Rosenbloom is the founder and publisher of Scribe. A son of Holocaust survivors, he was born in Paris, France, in 1947, was educated at the University of Melbourne, where he became the first full-time editor of the student newspaper, Farrago, and later worked in the Whitlam Labour government for Dr Moss Cass. The author of Politics and the Media (1976), he has been a book printer, freelance journalist, book reviewer, and occasional newspaper op-ed and feature writer. In 2010 he was presented with a George Robertson award for service to the publishing industry.

Scribe has grown from a one-man band publishing ‘serious non-fiction’ to a multi-award-winning company with over a dozen staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and London, England — and a scout  in New York.

Scribe publishes around 65 non-fiction and fiction titles annually in Australia and about 40 in the United Kingdom.

Will AtkinsonWill Atkinson was appointed managing director and publisher of Atlantic Books in the U.K last October. Prior to this, Will spent two decades at Faber, most recently as sales and marketing director, and was the brains behind a number of highly significant initiatives for them.

Will was also instrumental in the establishment of the Independent Alliance which is a global alliance of independent UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing, and innovation in marketing and commercial success.

Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house. It was founded in February 2000 and published its first book in May 2001. It has since developed a list that has a world-wide reputation for quality, originality and breadth, and includes fiction, history, politics, memoir and current affairs. It won ‘Imprint and Editor of the Year’ at the British Books Awards in 2005 and 2009, and was ‘Independent Publisher of the Year’ in 2009.

In 2009 Atlantic Books entered a partnership with Australia’s largest independent publisher Allen & Unwin. Atlantic Books are proud to represent key Allen & Unwin titles from their adult list in the UK.

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