About Us

We are Ashton Media, leaders in the creation of highly targeted conferences. We deliver what we promise with style and imagination.

We’re a team of marketing, advertising and Customer Experience specialists with over sixteen years experience of organising exceptional conferences throughout Australia, Asia and the UK. We’ve taken the best parts of what we’ve learned and some really talented people to create something new and exciting.

When delegates, speakers and sponsors work with us, they find us to be professional, passionate and trustworthy. We believe the ONLY events to produce are premium environment events with high quality content and attendees. We immerse ourselves in the markets we serve. We don’t have a telesales department. We don’t hound potential delegates or sponsors by phone… we leave that to our competitors. Call us fussy, but we’re quite selective about who we work with. We only want to work with the best. Check out our YouTube channel to see what people think of working with us.

Our delegates attend our events to connect with like-minded peers. Our sponsors support our symposiums to develop long-term partnerships with business leaders.

We leverage an international network of business partners and contributors based in Sydney, London, New York, San Francisco, LA, Hamburg, Paris and Singapore to produce the leading conferences in the Australian and New Zealand region.

Key Team Members

Mark Abay

Mark Abay

Content Director

It’s Mark’s job to create interesting and engaging conference programs that stretch the thinking of our attendees.
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Gavin Stewart - Marketing Director

Gavin Stewart

Marketing Director

Gavin researches and personally invites delegates to attend our events and creates all of our beautiful touch points.
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Tim Harris-Stuart

Tim Stuart-Harris

Commercial Director

It’s Tim’s job to research and invite our commercial partners to participate in our events.
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Lucy James

Lucy James

International Content Director

Lucy looks for executives who are making a big impact overseas and would be outstanding speakers at our events.
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Paul Barnett

Commercial Manager

It’s Paul’s job to research and invite our commercial partners to participate in our CX events.

Prashna Kumar

Marketing & Sales Executive

Prash manages our social media presence and assists with marketing, sales and content.

Melissa Lefebvre

Melissa Lefebvre

Project Director

It’s Melissa’s job to ensure successful end-to-end management of Ashton Media’s Events.
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Sara Marks

Sara Marks

Finance Manager

Sara is the Finance Manager at Ashton Media. She ensures the smooth running for all financial functions.
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