Past Conferences

2015 Conference : Changing Hearts and Minds: Future-Proofing your Business

Last year’s Booksellers NZ conference held on Sunday, 21 June brought together a mix of Guest Speakers to address the theme Changing Hearts and Minds: Future-Proofing your Business.

2014 Conference Speaker : Digital Fitness: Getting your website into shape


Greg Randall’s presentation was one of the highlights of the 93rd conference. Randall runs Comma Consulting, specialising in digital strategy, and is also a fitness instructor in his spare time, “as a hobby.” His talk was an intense 45 minute workout on all things digital. “E-commerce is just one piece of a very big puzzle; digital encompasses everything,” Randall said. “Technology needs to wrap around you and your business.” 
Booksellers can find the link to Randall’s complete PowerPoint presentation here. We have also summarized the key points below.

Nielsen BookScan update from 2013 Conference

This is an excerpt from Ka Meechan’s (Managing Director – Asia Pacific – Nielsen Book) presentation at the 92nd Booksellers NZ Conference in Christchurch on Sunday 23rd June 2013.

2013 Booksellers NZ Conference: Adapt and change: it’s time to get creative

Report from the Booksellers NZ Conference: 23 and 24 June 2013.
Addington Raceway, Christchurch

Looking over Canterbury’s big, clear, blue skies to the snow-covered mountains beyond it was hard to believe that just a day before we’d wondered if anyone would make it to Conference.

As Lincoln Gould, CEO of Booksellers NZ opened the 92nd Annual Booksellers NZ Conference he mentioned that many of us made intrepid journeys and a few didn’t make it at all. All up about 100 delegates from around New Zealand were in attendance.