The Agency Leaders of today and tomorrow.
The Agency Leaders Symposium 2020 will unearth strategies employed by great agencies, as well as tackling the big challenges ahead.
Over 1.5 days, local and global industry experts will unite to discuss, debate an educate on what it takes to continue winning and driving growth in our rapidly changing landscape.
In addition to hearing from innovators and leaders within agency world, we’ll also hear from speakers outside the industry to learn from their experiences to see how this draws parallels in own space.
Join us as our line-up of world leaders and trailblazers tackle the emerging hot issues of new competitive threats, model-changing technologies and clients in crisis, to the perennial issues of attracting and retaining talent, business models and remuneration.
The Agency Leaders Symposium is the only event in APAC where senior agency leaders can address the challenges and opportunities of running a modern-day communications business.
The conference program has been crafted with help from a highly influential advisory board of agency leaders. Click the ‘Apply for your place’ button to join the most senior delegation of agency executives to gather in ANZ. We look forward to welcoming you to the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
10-11 September 2019
Heads of Investment
Heads of Strategy
Heads of Creative
Heads of Digital
Head of Trading / Programmatic
Chief Growth Officer
Rishad Tobaccowala is a Senior Advisor to the Publicis Groupe where he has spent his entire 37 career, most recently serving as the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Strategist of the Groupe. Tobaccowala was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators. He is in the Ad Age Interactive Hall of Fame and has received a lifetime achievement silver medal award from the Chicago Ad Federation
Rishad is also the author of “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in The Age of Data” which helps people think, feel and see differently about how to grow their companies, their teams and themselves to remain relevant in transformational times.
Rishad is also the Chairman of The Tobaccowala Foundation which helps 10,000 people in India gain better healthcare and education.
Rishad has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bombay and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Here’s what you can expect
Speakers have been hand selected by an experienced Advisory Board of your peers
THE INDUSTRY’S ELITE
An invitation-only event attracting most influential agency leaders
OPEN FORUM FOR IDEAS
A rare opportunity to share ideas and challenges openly with peers, far away from the office. With no trade press present.
Qualifying agency leaders may have the opportunity to attend as our guest
A SPOT OF GOLF
What better way have deep conversations in a relaxed environment
A LITTLE WINE TASTING
Set in the beautiful Hunter Valley, tasting some of the finest wines in the region
Gain a new perspective on how to keep winning in our changing landscape
WHAT’S IT LIKE
TO ATTEND THE
PARTICIPATE AND ENGAGE If you want to be in the industry you have to participate and engage, rather than sit on the sideline and the Symposium is all about that.
CALIBRE OF AUDIENCE The calibre of the audience is second to none.
AGENCY LEADERSHIP I would recommend to anyone at this calibre, if you’re in the industry of agency leadership it’s definitely worth coming along.
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED Everyone I’ve spoken to here has been highly experienced, clearly very talented in their field and just very interesting to learn from.
NETWORK WITH PEOPLE IN OUR INDUSTRY It was a great to network with people in our industry across all agency types and discuss the challenges we are facing as a group.
The power of the symposium will be enhanced by the quality, energy and diversity of the people you meet, who will bring their ideas to the gathering while enriching our many conversations. Our way to ensure the quality of the experience is to handpick the most exciting and imaginative group of people and bring them together.