Broadcaster and writer June Sarpong will be a speaker at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference 2017.
A TV presenter and author of new book Diversify (HQ), Sarpong will participate in a conversation with fellow broadcaster, BBC correspondent and conference chair, Razia Iqbal.
Having started her broadcasting career at Kiss FM, Sarpong then became a host on MTV before joining Channel 4’s teen weekend show "T4". She is currently a panellist on ITV’s "Loose Women" and a regular face on the Sky News panel show, "The Pledge".
Sarpong is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise), co-founder of the DNA Summit, and ambassador of the Prince’s Trust, and in 2007 she was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity. Her latest book Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration, published by HQ earlier this month, tackles some of the key themes explored at the conference.
Giving the keynote speech at the conference will be culture and digital minister Matt Hancock. The conference is open to all those working in the book industry and the wider creative industries, and attendees include booksellers, agents, authors, literary festival and event organisers, and publishers.
Back for its second year, the focus of this year’s event is Reflecting All: Effecting Change. The conference will highlight the action currently being taken to improve diversity and inclusion in the creative sector, while exploring what more needs to be done to ensure equal representation.
Tickets are now available from the London Book Fair website.