Why sponsor

Sponsor. Influence. Thrive..

There’s only one event that is dedicated exclusively to the demands of running a modern-day agency which is why it has attracted leaders from the most important ANZ agencies, both Hold-co’s and Independents for 12 years. The Agency Leaders Symposium offers your team the opportunity to have two days and nights with the right people and the right content, away from the daily distractions of the office in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Attendance is by invitation only, ensuring that only the most senior and influential agency executives are in attendance.

The Symposium is a unique opportunity to support the industry and the leaders of ALL your agency clients. It’s your chance to collectively shift agency perceptions, communicate your story and influence the real influencers in Adland.

It’s about building relationships, forming deeper connections and positioning your organisation as a trusted advisor to Agency Leaders as they tackle challenges within the industry.

The two-day conference agenda is a unique blend of international keynotes and local case studies, coupled with onsite activities which are geared towards natural networking, avoiding those forced interactions, unlike an exhibition.

The net result:

– An opportunity to spend two days in the Hunter Valley with a carefully curated audience of 100+ senior Agency executives, away from the daily distractions of the office.
– 12 hours of dedicated networking time built into the agenda, giving you multiple touchpoints with your future customers across the two days.
– A highly targeted environment geared to create real relationships and deliver partners maximum ROI.

There’s Presentations, VIP breakfasts and Dinners, clever onsite activations (e.g. wine tasting and Go Karting) and a variety of networking options available to ensure you capitalise on this incredible new business environment.

Whichever option you take, you’ll importantly have two full days away from the office to build relationships with ANZ’s Leaders of Adland, gain insight into their challenges, and ultimately, understand how your business can help them. But don’t take our word for it. Take 2 minutes to hear what our partners and delegates say about the Symposium experience below and understand how the format can drive results for your business.



Rydges Resort Hunter Valley
formerly the Crowne Plaza

430 Wine Country Dr
Lovedale NSW 2325


Thursday 14 November – Friday 15 November 2024


Agency Chairmen
Chief Executive Officers
Chief Operating Officers
Chief Strategy Officers
Chief investment Officers
Chief Investment Officers
Managing Directors
General Managers
Heads of Departments
Heads of Strategy
Executive Creative Directors


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Top reasons to get involved


Get unparalleled face time with hundreds of the most influential media and creative agency executives.


A collaborative setting with opportunity to articulate your expertise as a consultative peer, rather than by hard-pitching.


Into Challenges Faced By Clients – Which in turn positions you to better identify opportunities to help potential clients.


Cost effective and time efficient – no booths to build or expensive additional operational costs.



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.


Emily Wintour
Emily Wintour

Portfolio Director – Marketing & Advertising portfolio, Ashton Media

Ph: +61 475 798 806