Advertising's Philippa Field to speak at PA/LBF Inclusivity conference

Advertising's Philippa Field to speak at PA/LBF Inclusivity conference

The final line-up for the Building Inclusivity In Publishing conference run by The Publishers Association and The London Book Fair in November will include the advertising executive behind Maltesers’ Paralympics campaign, Philippa Field of Abbot Mead Vickers.

Field will discussing the Maltesers TV advertising campaign, which aired on Channel 4 during the Paralympics and included the first ever advertisement conducted in sign language only [below].

Field will join a raft of speakers, including HarperCollins staffer Louis Patel; author, journalist and Social History Hub founder Lainy Malkani; Ken Wilson-Max, publisher of chicken! newspaper for children; and Raymond Antrobus, curator of spoken word club night, Chill Pill.

The day-long conference will explore how the publishing industry can ensure it reflects the diversity of British society, and will be jointly chaired by broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith and journalist Arifa Akbar. Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and learn from other industries. Keynote speakers are Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder of story-telling brand OWN IT!, and Robyn Travis, author of Mama Can’t Raise No Man, which OWN IT! publishes.

The Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference has been programmed by The Publishers Association with event management by The London Book Fair (LBF) and will take place on 15th November at 15 Hatfields, London.