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“The team at Ashton were bold with their approach to hosting a conference in such unusual times. The content was great, and proved that the show must go on in a safe way!”
Nicola Lewis, Chief Investment Officer, GroupM – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020
“A CONFERENCE WITH REAL PEOPLE!
Inspiring, safe, smart and so so friendly! It was a great few days, it felt almost normal but very responsible normal and who knew that hanging out with people you don’t know could be such a novelty?!
Networking was this time really about talking and engaging with new people face to face. Everyone was happy and easy going and up for a good ol chat and some fun. Thank you for being brave Ashton Media and for keeping us safe.”
Jennifer Shailer, Head of Customer Experience, Australian Red Cross – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020
“Your team ensured it was a safe environment, we were well looked after and the buzz in the room being able to see people ‘in real life’ was incredible. The virtual activities for those not in the room complemented the in person experience.
A huge should to this incredible team who pivoted, flipped and pushed themselves to deliver the extraordinary”.
Belinda Dimovski, Director Engagement and Support, Australian Red Cross – MC and attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020
“This was a fantastic event, great networking opportunity and great content. Especially appreciated the think tanks and in particular felt the COVID restrictions were handled well as I felt safe to be at a face to face event. Look forward to attending next year and connecting to industry experts.”
Dalveen Singh, Head of Customer Experience Strategy, Venues NSW – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020
“Thank you to the team at Ashton Media for bringing us back together and giving us the opportunity to connect and engage with one another. When we step away from our desks and our daily tasks, we have the opportunity to generate new ideas and converse in deep and meaningful discussions that help us feel more motivated and inspired.”
Zara Hall, Managing Director, Marketspace – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020
“Feeling energised after attending an in person event for the first time in 6 months. Thank you Ashton Media for being so brave to put on the Agency Leaders Symposium. Every Covid safety measure was upheld to the highest standards and you have shown our industry it can be done. Today’s sessions were honest, optimistic and thought provoking. Incredible diversity in the panels was also appreciated and lastly to be with so many of my colleagues and friends in the industry was just the icing on top! On and up! #AgencySym”
Lara Brownlow. Head of Agency & Channel Sales, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, ANZ – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020
“Great event once again Team Ashton Media and all the more impressive you pulled it off during the pandemic. I felt very safe throughout.”
Alan Chapman, Senior Director Of Marketing & Communications – APAC & Canada, Robert Half – attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020
“Ashton Media never disappoints with the calibre of individuals AND brands at their summits, well done. The MarTech event was very informative with some excellent content but also invaluable to have face time with CMO/Head of Tech/GM level people from brands and business like Citi, Menulog, Vodafone, Tourism Australia, Binge, UBank etc. Absolutely worth attending and I highly recommend it!”
Nathan Jackson, Head of Sales, Outbrain Australia Pty Ltd – attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020
“Once again the Agency Leaders Symposium delivered on it’s high calibre of guests, great insights into what’s going on and relevant for agencies today and – even through the hybrid model – it delivered great opportunities to connect with other industry leaders. Congrats Ashton Media!”
Justin Kabbani, MD & Owner, Hardhat – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020
“Taking the time out of the everyday to reflect, learn and connect was incredibly important, particularly in this current environment. Thank you Ashton Media for enlisting a variety of speakers to challenge, as well as reinforce, our thinking and behaviours as agency leaders as we seek to lead our people and clients with integrity, resilience, vulnerability and inspiration. ”
Jacquie Alley, Chief Operating Officer, The Media Store – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020
“Great opportunity to connect with the industry again after such a long time without physical contact. The content was top notch- of special note the keynote speaker was my highlight of the day. However all panel sessions and speakers regardless of whether they were virtual or physical were great, and the energy that Chris Savage provides as the MC is inspiring. Congratulations Ashton Media – no technical hitches + inspiring day – see you next year. ”
Kylie Sneddon, National Marketing and Commercial Director, Zenith Media – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020
“Thank you for putting on the symposium during such challenging circumstances. You always deliver exceptionally valuable events, bring together the most insightful and sharpest minds and I always get such value from attending. Thanks for the platform, we sold our our mental health training events in 30 minutes and have had 3 new enquiries about collaborations on top. Thank you.”
Chris Freel, CEO, Unltd – speaker and attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020
“The Marketing Tech Symposium is a fantastic event that brings together experts in the field of MarTech to openly discuss what works and what doesn’t. I would highly recommend the event to anyone who wants to be on the leading edge of what is the next great wave in digital.”
Mark Kessler, General Manager Digital & CRM, nbn™ Australia – attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020
“The quality of speakers, the thought leadership, industry insights and trends you get to know and share experiences with colleagues in a relaxing environment is what drives me to this conference. Its away from work in the beautiful Hunter Valley and not rushed, provides opportunity to collaborate and network with other Marketing Leaders.”
Satya Upadhyaya, Vice President – Campaign Optimisation, Marketing Capability & Change, Citi Group – speaker & attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020