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Advisory Board

The Publishing Show

Diane Young
Co-Founder and CEO of The Drum

Diane Young is co-founder and CEO of The Drum, which is a media company serving marketers and media people with news, events, insights, consultancy and other services.

From a degree in pure and applied mathematics through a short stint in the health service, Diane has been instrumental in growing The Drum from 14 people in a damp basement in Glasgow to an internationally recognised B2B media company with offices in Glasgow, London, New York, Singapore and Mumbai.

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Liz Agostini
Portfolio Director, Mash Media

Adam Crow
Head of Publishing, Mediacom

Adam joined MediaCom in January 2008 & has over 30 years’ experience in the publishing arena, having been Head of Publishing at 4 of the top 10 UK media agencies.

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Ashanti Bentil-Dhue
CEO Event Mind, Co Founder Diversity Ally

Ashanti Bentil-Dhu is an experienced events entrepreneur, diversity expert, researcher and speaker. She heads up the team at EventMind, an event technology training provider and production company based in London, UK. She’s also a co-founder of the global network, Black In Events and Diversity Ally, a consultancy which helps the events industry become more diverse in its culture, image and people.

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Chris Stone 
Executive Producer, Audio & Video New Statesman Media Group

Chris Stone has created and overseen audiovisual content for major titles in UK publishing, including The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and now The New Statesman Media group. He leads teams producing content that reaches audiences in their millions using innovative multi-platform publishing strategies. Before entering publishing he produced TV documentaries.

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Carolyn Morgan 
Founder Speciall Media

Carolyn Morgan has launched, acquired, grown and sold specialist media businesses across print, digital events. After a series of senior marketing, publishing, events and digital roles at Emap, she co-founded the Specialist Media Show, which was sold in 2014. Carolyn has moderated many media conferences including FIPP Congress, FIPP Mobile, Digital Innovators Summit and B2B Media Strategies. Carolyn now advises consumer and b2b media businesses on digital strategy as a consultant and Non Exec Director.

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RD Whitney
CEO 365Media

For the past 30 years RD has focused on developing business communities that bring buyer and seller together through the gravity of professional training, events (f2f and virtual), education, peer learning and data. As the business model applies to almost any sector, RD has successfully developed media businesses in over 20 industries through conferences, tradeshows, online training, virtual events, industry award programs, SAAS businesses, research, databases, validation, publishing, peer learning, online marketplaces, certification programs and sponsored/membership businesses. RD has an impressive track record of building and growing professional community assets and recurring revenue businesses to quickly realize new value for members, vendors and investors.

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Ed Tranter
Managing Director 73Media

Ed held a series of senior management roles across Miller Freeman, Centaur and Informa before joining Findlay in 2008. After the acquisition of Findlay by Mark Allen Group in 2013, Ed became a member of the group board and executive director of MA Business.

A strong B2B publisher, but with no exhibitions business, Ed was tasked with the launch of MA Exhibitions. In less than four years, and built largely on launches and organic growth, MA Exhibitions became a multi award winning organiser, delivering 36% of the groups turnover, with events on five continents.

Ed is now a member of the AEO board and the managing director and founder of 73 Media.

Andrew Bloch
Founder Andrew Bloch & Associates

Andrew Bloch is the founder of Andrew Bloch & Associates. He is a consultant in the creative and marketing services industry, and involved at board-level in a number of businesses, helping them create new business relationships by spotting opportunities and adding value.



Rob Nathan
Director Media10, Caboodle AI

As an experienced board level marketing director with 20 years experience of marketing and business applications, Rob joined Media 10 in 2007, having previously worked at Haymarket Exhibition, and is now directly responsible for a 25-strong team of marketing managers, executives and assistants, both in the UK and overseas. Rob is actively involved in the promotion of the events industry both in the UK and globally.

Dan Levitt
Managing Director, Hearst Content Agency