Annual Publishing Conference 2020 - Virtual

The 8th Annual Publishing Conference will be held virtually. While the world changes around us, publishing doesn’t stop – and there is always something more to discover. For 8 years, the conference has evolved into a highly focused summit for publishing technologists, product specialists and senior publishing stakeholders.

During these two days, you will unlock presentations to get the most actual insights on the current digital publishing challenges. And you will discover the excellent speakers with a vast knowledge of the publishing world.

Join us on 8th & 9th Dec 2020

Stay at home or wherever you are and uncover the most pressing trends of the publishing industry. The virtual conference will offer you tangible takeaways on how to prepare for the challenging future.

Join us for this global event, dedicated to helping publishers. We invite you to be part of the event packed with insightful presentations and excellent speakers. And yes, attendance is free of charge. Grab your spot now!



    Tuesday, 8th Dec 2020  (13:00 - 17:30 (GMT+1))
  • 13:00 -13:20

    Introduction & Welcome Address: 'Has Covid Broken or Changed Capitalism For the Better?' by Paul Broome, Group CTO at Northgate Public Services, Q&A

  • 13:20 -14:00

    'How To Take A Decision' by David Smith, Head of Technology Strategy at IET, Q&A

  • 14:00 - 14:05


  • 14:05 - 14:45

    'Managing and Motivating Teams in a Distributed World' by Martha Sedgwick, Vice President, Product Innovation and Productivity at SAGE Publishing, Q&A

  • 14:45 - 15:15

    'How to find and keep resilience' by Bridget Pairaudeau, IT Director at IOP Publishing, Q&A

  • 15:15 - 15:55

    'Has the pandemic been tough? Why we have to go from Reactive Programming to Reactive Systems' by Isabel Thompson, Head of Data Platform at Digital Science, Q&A

  • 15:55 - 16:00


  • 16:00 - 16:40

    Panel discussion 'Transformative agreements: it's not all about the business model?' moderated by Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director at Mellins-Cohen Consulting, Q&A

  • 16:40 - 16:45

    Closing remarks

    Wednesday, 9th Dec 2020   (13:00 - 17:30 (GMT+1))
  • 13:00 - 13:40

    'Getting Things Done!' by Ann Michael, Founder and CEO at Delta Think, Q&A

  • 13:40 -14:20

    'The growing pains of building a bespoke publishing platform' by Matt Kibble, Director of Product Management, Digital Resources at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Q&A

  • 14:20 - 15:00

    'The business of data' by Dr. Prathik Roy, Product Head, Nanoscience and Technology, Database Group at Springer Nature, Q&A

  • 15:00 - 15:05


  • 15:05 - 15:45

    Panel discussion 'Open Access Infrastructure' moderated by Astrid Engelen-Visser, Publishing Consultant, Q&A

  • 15:45 - 15:50


  • 15:50 - 16:30

    Panel Discussion 'Lessons Learned - what did we and our organizations learn from the last year?' moderated by Christian Kohl, Q&A

  • 16:30-16:40

    Closing remarks



Tech-driven topics which will highly focus on the technology challenges that publishers are facing today.


Discover the most pressing shifts in a digital publishing world and the challenges it presents along with the ways to overcome them.


Get inspired by the thought-provoking presentations from the topmost technologists from the publishing world.


Learn from global leaders who are adapting and thriving in today’s challenging environment.


PusTech is fantastic! I have been attending almost every year and it never ceases to amaze!

Very engaging and insightful topics, and yes, excellent speakers with a vast knowledge of the industry.


One of the best technology focused conference for the publishers.


Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Christian Kohl Consultancy

Springer Nature

New York City Criminal Justice Agency

Digital Science

The Royal Society

Taylor & Francis Group

Microbiology Society

The Food Science and Health Database (IFIS)


Royal Society of Chemistry


The JAMA Network

Cactus Communications Ltd

Institute of Physics Publishing

Clemson University Press

Annex Business Media

ScienceOpen Gmbh

The Norwegian Medical Association

IESE Business School


Magic EdTech

ICSA - The Chartered Governance Institute


Tutton Russell Consulting


LYC Consulting


IOS Press


National Academy of Sciences

American Physical Society

Wayside Publishing


Teacher Created Materials

67 Bricks

Ooligan Press

Data Language

Hodder Education

American Geophysical Union

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Sage Publishing

Halliday Books

Newfox Media

SPi Global

American Institute of Physics


Chitkara University Publications

eLife Sciences Publications Ltd.

Anson Scientific

Times Higher Education

Newgen Knowledge Works Pvt Ltd

AMNET Systems


Registration for this event is closed.