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In 2019 John Wilpers was the international speaker at the MPA conference. At that time John was a publishing consultant and the co-editor of the FIPP Publishing Innovation booklet. He has now joined a new consulting practice called Katahdin and has made an offer exclusive to the NZ MPA for some one on one publisher consulting sessions. The initial consultation is at NO COST to MPA members.

Back to retail?

28 November

The start of a new era? As Kiwis feel the full force of record inflation, declining economic confidence, and a threatening recession, we see online spending on physical goods fall for the second quarter in a row. Online spending is now below where it was two years ago. At the same time, in-store spending on retail goods has seen a significant increase compared to the same quarter last year. Are we seeing shoppers switch back from online to physical shopping and, if so, what will that mean for where online shopping ends up in 2022?

Past events

Industry update for members

April 9, 2020 - April 20, 2020

The MPA is hosting a webinar where Tony Edwards from Ovato Retail, Bernie Roberts from Webstar and MPA board publishers will share thoughts and answer questions on the Covid crisis, the impact of the Bauer closure, and where to from here. Friday, April 17, from 10am. If you missed it get in touch for a link to the recording.

Entry workshop: get expert advice

March 5, 2020 - March 24, 2020

A panel of past winners and judges will share their tips on how to write a winning entry in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards Entry workshop. More information to come. Date: Thursday 23 April 2020 Time: 10am to 11am Location: City Works, Bauer Media, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland. Free for all MPA members; $50 for non-members

Special small publishers event

January 22, 2020 - January 26, 2020

This special MPA workshop for Small Publishers explores the ups and downs of being small in the NZ magazine market, and is a great chance to network with publishers who are facing the same challenges as you. It’s open to all NZ publishers with three or fewer titles: entry is free if you’re an MPA member. Otherwise it’s $40 per head. We’d love to see you there.