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over

100

industry leaders

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

International Keynote
Christian Juhl
Global CEO , GroupM (US)
SPEAKER
Angela Tangas
CEO , Dentsu Aegis Network
SPEAKER
Michael Rebelo
CEO , Publicis Groupe Australia & NZ
Speaker
Virginia Hyland
CEO , Havas Media Group Australia
SPEAKER
Paul McMillan
CEO - Melbourne , The Monkeys

48

hours in the Hunter Valley

Safely bringing the industry back together.

2020 was an unprecedented year for all businesses. It’s fair to say that agency leaders had to quickly reinvent and reposition their teams and business models in order to remain relevant and profitable. As we move through 2021 what does the future hold in store for agencies?

As agency leaders juggle doing more with less time and resources, we’re taking the 2021 Symposium back to the beautiful Hunter Valley and reformatting it as a high value, two-day event on September 7th & 8th.

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 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 2021.

Details

WHERE

Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley

WHEN

7-8 September 2021

FOR:

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

ATTEND:

Apply for your place.

Christian Juhl

International Keynote:
Christian Juhl

Global CEO
GroupM (US)

One of the “100 people who make advertising great” according to the 4A’s, Christian is Global CEO of GroupM where he leads 35,000 people passionate about media, consumerism and commerce. A member of WPP’s executive leadership team and a key player in WPP becoming a creative transformation company, he is ensuring that GroupM continues to be a powerful growth driver for WPP.

Christian’s mission is the purposeful application of GroupM’s scale across partnerships, data and technology so the clients of WPP’s media agencies benefit from breakthrough intelligence and capabilities. With $48.3 billion in media investment billings across 80 markets worldwide, GroupM is the largest media investment group. GroupM has three of the world’s top five media agencies and a range of businesses innovating in advanced TV, AI-driven programmatic, eCommerce and more.

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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2021 Agency Leaders Symposium Advisory Board…Driving the agency agenda…

Nick Behr

Kaimera

Founding Partner

Peter Vogel
Peter Vogel

Wavemaker

CEO

Virginia Hyland

Havas Media Group Australia

CEO

Sue Squillace
Sue Squillace

Carat

CEO

Priya Patel
Priya Patel

DDB Sydney

Managing Director

Michael Rebelo
Michael Rebelo

Publicis Groupe Australia & NZ

CEO

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

Dan Beaumont

The Royals

Managing Partner

Nicola Lewis

BOLD APPROACH 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!

Justin Kabbani

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT 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!

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.


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.

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