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We are delighted to invite you to register for the 2024 PANZ International Conference – to be held at the Crowne Plaza, 128 Albert Street, Auckland on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 August 2024. We would like to encourage as many members as possible to be able to attend. Despite rising costs PANZ is pleased to able to offer a registration fee at pre-pandemic rates. We are very much looking forward to the opportunity to connect with members in person again and the conference will be 100% in person this year.


Registration includes:

  • entry to all sessions
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • networking drinks and breakfast

There will be three networking breakfast sessions at the Crowne Plaza at 7.45 am on Friday 2 August.

  1. Educational Publisher networking breakfast, speaker tbc.
  2. Indigenous Publishing breakfast with Natalie Lulia, Associate Director Engagement, North America, Indigenous and Pacific Leadership Specialist Education New Zealand.
  3. Trade publishing breakfast, speaker tbc

All delegates are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. There is no charge for these breakfast sessions for delegates, but please let us know numbers for catering.

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:

Speaker Information Country
Sara Lloyd Sara Lloyd is Group Communications Director & Global AI Lead at Pan Macmillan UK and will present on AI and developing AI policies. UK
Madeline McIntosh Madeline McIntosh, Former CEO of Penguin Random House US joined with Don Weisberg, former CEO of Macmillan Publishers, to launch Authors Equity, a new publishing company “committed to reshaping the relationship between author and publisher”. Its goal is “to create a fully author-centric model with core principles that put the author first — and offer financial incentives and a publishing process built around each author’s unique audience, vision, and needs”. USA
Dr. Karaitiana Taiuru A leading authority and a highly accomplished visionary Māori technology ethicist specialising in Māori rights with AI, Māori Data Sovereignty and Governance with emerging digital technologies and biological sciences. NZ
Sarah Runcie Contract Arts Industry Executive and former CEO of the Brisbane Writers Festival and Strategy and Policy Manager at the Australian Publishers Association. Australia
Natalie Lulia Indigenous and Pacific Leadership Specialist Education New Zealand. Natalie will be sharing her insights at the Indigenous publishers breakfast. USA

Conference Registration Costs

  • Conference registration for PANZ Members:
    Early bird:  by 30 June $495 plus GST             1 July to 19 July $595 plus GST
  • Conference registration for Non-Members:
    Early bird:  by 30 June $595 plus GST              1 July to 19 July $695 plus GST

An invoice will be emailed after regsistration.


PANZ has secured rooms at a preferential rate ($185 per night) for PANZ Conference delegates BUT there are a limited number of rooms available at this rate and therefore we advise booking as soon as possible.

Use this link HERE to secure your rooms at the discounted rate.


For any enquiries please contact PANZ Conference Manager Sheena Cameron