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LEADERS

The region's most senior gathering of agency executives. Bar none.

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
Rishad Tobaccowala
Chief Growth Officer , Publicis Groupe (US)
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
Karen Blackett
CEO , GroupM (UK)
SPEAKER
Jens Monsees
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director , WPP AUNZ
SPEAKER
Leigh Terry
CEO , IPG Mediabrands APAC
KEYNOTE
Bernard Salt
Managing Director , The Demographics Group
SPEAKER
Pauly Grant
Chief Talent Officer ANZ , Publicis Groupe
SPEAKER
Ben Lilley
Creative Chairman , McCann Worldgroup
KEYNOTE
Nicki Hutley
Partner , Deloitte Access Economics
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
Christine Jones
Executive Creative Director , Rankin (UK)

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Safely bringing the industry back together.

2020 has been an unprecedented year for all businesses. However, it’s fair to say that agency leaders are at the forefront of managing both the impact on their client’s businesses as well as running their own agency. Not an easy task. That’s why (safely) bringing leaders together for this year’s Agency Leaders Symposium is more important than ever.

As agency leaders juggle doing more with less time and resources, we’re bringing the 2020 Symposium to The Hyatt Regency in Sydney’s CBD and reformatting it as a high value, one-day event on September 10th.

We’re also the first HYBRID event in the industry so interstate and international delegates can benefit from a fully immersive digital experience, featuring multi-cam HD video, proper networking and a revolutionary private podcast stream.

Find out more about this here.



Join us to learn how agencies can best position their people and businesses for The Road Ahead. Hear from the most influential minds in the industry as we discuss topics including;
– What do clients need and want from their agencies as the economy contracts and recovers?
– What does the modern-day agency look like?
– How can we collaborate with clients and partners to create new opportunity?
– Office space: Is this an opportunity to reinvent how we operate?
– Talent and Culture in a new economy

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.

Details

WHERE
LIVE

The Hyatt Regency
161 Sussex St, Sydney CBD

HYBRID

Via Orbits.live

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WHEN

Thursday, 10 September 2020

FOR:

C-Level Executives
Managing Directors
General Manager
Heads of Investment
Heads of Strategy
Heads of Creative
Heads of Digital
Head of Trading / Programmatic

Rishad Tobaccowala
VIDEO LIVE KEYNOTE

International Keynote:
Rishad Tobaccowala

Publicis Groupe (US)
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.

Karen Blackett
VIDEO LIVE KEYNOTE

International Keynote:
Karen Blackett OBE

GroupM (UK)
CEO

Karen is a proven business leader with a track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success. She is U.K Country Manager for WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, and U.K CEO of GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company.

In June 2014, Karen received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours and in November 2018 Karen won the Inspirational Leader category at the Ethnicity Awards.

Karen was appointed Race Equality Business Champion by the UK Prime Minister in 2018.

Christine Jones
VIDEO LIVE KEYNOTE

International Keynote:
Christine Jones

Rankin (UK)
Executive Creative Director

Despite having worked at major networks in top global ECD roles on big brands such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, DOVE and Hewlett Packard, Jones says she’s never felt more alive as a creative than she does at London-based indie agency Rankin.

Launched a year ago by the founder of Dazed and Confused magazine and famous UK fashion photographer and filmmaker Rankin, the agency certainly has bold ambitions.

Add to that a business tagline of “We want to change the world”, Rankin is unshakable in its belief that creative rules the roost.

With clients on the books such as Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Unilever and Samsonite, former Oglivy & Mather creative Jones reveals unusual agency beginnings, talks to whole agency pitches, female skewed creative teams, cutting through media clutter and empowering young creatives.

Here’s what you can expect

INSPIRING SPEAKERS

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. With no trade press present.

TRUE VALUE

Gain a new perspective on how to keep winning in our changing landscape

WHAT’S IT LIKE
TO ATTEND THE
SYMPOSIUM?

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2020 Agency Leaders Symposium Advisory Board…Driving the agency agenda…

Fiona Johnston
Fiona Johnston

UM

CEO

Nick Behr

Kaimera

Founding Partner

Sue Squillace
Sue Squillace

Carat

CEO

Virginia Hyland

Hyland

Founder & Principal

Ben Lilley
Ben Lilley

McCann Worldgroup

Creative Chairman

Phil McDonald

BCM Group

Partner and Managing Director

Mark Jarrett
Mark Jarrett

PHD Group Australia

CEO

Imogen Hewitt
Imogen Hewitt

Spark Foundry

CEO

Simone Waugh

Publicis Worldwide Australia

MD

Nickie Scriven
Nickie Scriven

Zenith Media

CEO

Mike Napolitano

TBWA Melbourne

Managing Director

Dan Beaumont

The Royals

Managing Partner

Mark Lollback

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.

Michael Maquire

CALIBRE OF AUDIENCE The calibre of the audience is second to none.

Melissa Fein

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.

John Lynch

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.

Minsun Collier

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.


GATHERING

THE

rightsmartestMost Senior

PEOPLE

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.