June Sarpong revealed as speaker at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference

June Sarpong revealed as speaker at the  Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference

13 November 2017 | Coin Street Conference Centre


London, 27 October 2017: The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association have announced that broadcaster and writer June Sarpong MBE will participate in the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference 2017.


Renowned across the country as a TV presenter, and most recently as author of the new book Diversify (HQ), June Sarpong will participate in a special 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 (Member of the British Empire) for services to broadcasting and charity. Her latest book Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration, published by HQ. HarperCollins, tackles some of the key themes explored at the conference.


Building Inclusivity in Publishing 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 at:



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For further information, and to request interviews, please contact:

Daniel Freeman or Edwina Boyd-Gibbins

Midas Public Relations

0207 361 7860





Notes to editors:




The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2018, the 47th Fair, will take place from 10 – 12 April 2018, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven-day programme. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk



The Publishers Association (the PA) represents book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK, spanning fiction and non-fiction, academic and educational publishing. Our members include global companies such as Elsevier, Wiley, Pearson, Penguin Random House, Hachette and the University presses, as well as many independent publishing houses.



Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio consists of six trade and public book fairs taking place in some of the most important and dynamic book markets in the world: Brazil, France, Japan, UK and USA. Bienal do Livro São Paulo, BookExpo America, eBooks, Salon du Livre, The London Book Fair and Tokyo International Book Fair, collectively attract over 770,000 participants and 2,600 primary exhibitors and rights centre table holders, interested in buying or selling intellectual property rights, buying, selling or specifying titles, discovering the latest trends in publishing, understanding new markets or meeting authors and discovering new titles.


Working closely with professional bodies, trades associations and government departments, Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to the book and publishing industry’s needs. As a result many of Reed Exhibitions books and publishing events are leaders in their markets.



Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed brought together seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com


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