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August 31, 2022 | Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney

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August 31, 2022 | Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney

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Connect with the Publishing Industry

Connect and engage with the Publishing industry

Mumbrella Publish is back to reunite the publishing industry. Returning for the first time since 2019, this one-day summit covers the entire print and digital spectrum, welcoming those across custom, marketing, production, sales, journalism, editing, and senior leadership. With the publishing landscape experiencing a world of change and facing new challenges in the aftermath of COVID, there's never been a more important time to hear from its most influential and important experts and prepare for the industry of tomorrow. Discuss the cultural trends, the disruptors, and the next-level thinkers that define Australian publishing.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Jake Challenor

Executive Editor B2B and Print, The Brag Media

Jake Challenor has spent the last 20 years in the media and entertainment industries, most recently as the Publisher and Editor of widely respected industry trade titles Radio Today and The Music Network. Under his leadership, both titles hit record audience and revenue heights, launched a series of industry awards programs, and were acquired in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Challenor joined The Brag Media in March 2022 as Executive Editor, B2B & Print. He oversees the editorial direction of the newly-launched Variety Australia, along with The Industry Observer and The Music Network, and works with Editor in Chief, Poppy Reid, on the quarterly Rolling Stone Australia magazine.

Luke Girgis

CEO, The Brag Media

Luke Girgis is the Chief Executive Officer of The Brag Media, Australia’s largest and fastest-growing publisher representing the most iconic culture brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, thebrag.com, Tone Deaf, The Industry Observer and more.

Luke spent over a decade managing and developing talent in the music and entertainment sectors before founding The Brag Media in 2017. He now leads an award-winning and passionate team working across the business’s commercial, content and events divisions.

Under Luke’s leadership, The Brag Media experienced year-on-year revenue growth of over 160% in the 2021 financial year and grew its audience 4.5 million MAUs in Australia and New Zealand, while talking to niche audiences at scale for some of the biggest brands in the world.

Luke Spano

Managing Director, Avid Collective

Luke Spano is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of media and tech business, Avid Collective. Luke leads each of Avid Collective’s business units focused on a range of functions such Media, Software Development, Marketing, Strategy Sales, Content and Digital.

Previously, Luke was the Head of Operations at Sports Betting and Media Start-up, JR Sports, which was acquired by Play Up Australia in 2017 and the Co-Founder of hospitality tech start-up NightGuru.

Poppy Reid

Editor-in-Chief, Rolling Stone

Poppy Reid is the Editor In Chief of Australia’s largest independent entertainment media company, The Brag Media, which includes Rolling Stone Australia, Variety Australia, Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer and The Music Network under its umbrella. She was shortlisted for Mumbrella's Editor of the Year and B&T's Journalist/Producer Award in 2021 and is currently nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at the Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA).

Chris Wirasinha

CEO, Linkby

Chris Wirasinha co-founded Australia’s largest youth focused publishing company Pedestrian Group when he was just 21. Over 14 years Pedestrian grew from two people working out of a bedroom to a $100m valuation and staff of 100. After selling Pedestrian to Nine Entertainment and exiting the business in 2019 Chris has gone on to launch Linkby which helps brands grow their editorial coverage via monetised press releases that remunerate publishers for every click they drive back to the brands’ sites. In under two years Linkby has launched into the US & UK and helped brands including Koala, The Daily Edited, Jimmy Brings & Modibodi connect with publishers including The Daily Mail, Forbes, Buzzfeed, Instyle, Refinery29, Bustle, Broadsheet and News.com.au. Chris also works with a number of not-for-profits including sitting on the boards of Indigenous mentoring network AIME & The Biennale of Sydney. 

Ben May

Managing Director & Founder, The Code Company

Ben May is the founder of The Code Company —  a specialist technical agency that helps content-based businesses find the best way to operate and monetise their digital platforms.

Over the last decade, Ben has led digital transformation projects for dozens of media brands, including Nine, Mumbrella, Private Media, Pedestrian, The Squiz and Drive. His passion is helping businesses cut through technical complexity to create high-performing websites that accelerate audience engagement and maximise revenue.

PUBLISH 2022 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

30+ SPEAKERS

300+ DELEGATES

14 SESSIONS

AUGUST 31, 2022 | AMORA HOTEL JAMISON, SYDNEY

ABOUT THE EVENT

Mumbrella's Publish Conference is for everyone working in print and/or digital publishing, including publishers, CEO's, sales, production, marketing, journalists and editors; as well as partners associated with the industry. This event is an amazing opportunity for you to network with peers in your industry and get up to speed on all the latest in publishing.

"Mumbrella Publish was more than a networking opportunity- it was a space full of the brightest and most passionate minds in local media- people who fundamentally care about the future of our industry. It was affirming, compelling and provocative. I'll be back next year."

"Well organised event with content on point and an array of guest speakers delivering thoughtful commentary."

"Very insightful and helped me a good a good idea of the narrative around the industry"

KEEPING YOU SAFE

Your safety is our top priority. The team at Mumbrella are carefully following the latest advice and guidelines to put new measures in place to deliver a safe event for you to meet and learn.

Although our upcoming events will slightly look different than normal, these changes will allow you to enjoy the full experience whilst keeping yourself, and others, safe.

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