attendees across Sydney and Melbourne

The region's leading programmatic advertising, ad tech and digital conference.

Past International Keynote
Rachel Mervis
Global Programmatic Capability Lead , Kimberly-Clark (US)



Reuniting Programmatic

Following last year’s sell-out Sydney summit, we’re delighted to announce that in partnership with IAB Australia, the Programmatic Summit is back on February 24th 2022 (Melbourne) and 3rd March 2022 (Sydney).

For nine years now, the Programmatic Summit has educated and connected the smartest minds in the ANZ marketing and advertising industry. The most senior and influential delegates attend to learn, network and create business opportunities.

As the global and local economy emerges from the most disruptive period in history, join us as we safely reunite the marketing and advertising community to discover and discuss what 2022 holds in store.

As advertising dollars continue to flow towards automated buying and selling of ad inventory, brands, agencies, publishers and ad tech vendors need to ensure they are across the industry trends, challenges, and opportunities that underpin the programmatic market.

Topics will cover all aspects of programmatic advertising and the summit will provide insights into how this fast-moving industry is evolving. It’s a must-attend event for both buy-side & sell-side executives within the media and advertising industry.

COVID-19 safe info


Programmatic Summit 2022

Sofitel Melbourne
ICC Sydney


Thursday 24 February 2022 (Melbourne)
Thursday 3rd March 2022 (Sydney)


Senior Client Side Marketers
Supply Side Platform’s
Agency Executives
Ad Exchanges
Data Management Platform’s
Trading Desks
Data Solution Providers
Demand Side Platform’s



Rachel Mervis

International Keynote:
Rachel Mervis

Global Programmatic Capability Lead, Kimberly-Clark (US)

Rachel leads programmatic at global FMCG juggernaut Kimberly-Clark, heading up ad technology, processes, and capability building as part of a company-wide digital transformation. KC brands are sold in 175 countries and they had $19.1 billion in sales in 2020. Her previous role was Global Programmatic Lead at Nestlé where she designed and enacted the Global Programmatic Framework covering strategy, operations, technology enablers, and capability building encompassing planning, buying, and measurement. Rachel co-ideated, planned, and launched the Global Digital Media Center of Competencies (Finalist for Best In-House Media Team, Ad Exchanger 2020) building consistent, high standards for media operations globally and developing a stronger global media community.

Three of her specific achievements with Nestlé include:
– Designing end-to-end audience first planning into creative and media
– Ideating and bringing to life a tool for always-on auditing of best-in-class programmatic operations
– Designing a comprehensive Digital Responsibility Plan to ensure quality media purchasing

Rachel was born in a small town, however, has now ventured to 40+ countries. On her bucket list is to go on a paleontology dig and see the turtle hatching in Western Australia. Rachel is also passionate about mentoring teenagers and looks forward to finding an organization to work with.

Here’s what you can expect


International and local speakers have been hand selected by an experienced Advisory Board of your peers


THE programmatic advertising conference attracting most the influential minds


Find out the latest in programmatic and get an idea of what the future holds


Create the spark that only comes from great content meeting amazing networking




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The power of the summit 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 attract the most exciting and imaginative group of people and bring them together.

Jonathan Betts

MUST ATTEND EVENT 2021's Programmatic Summit from Ashton Media addressed the key topics, had great attendance from all the key players and was where people were having the discussions that are important to the industry. A well run and must attend event within the calendar.

Nick Squires

NETWORKING POWER THAT YIELD RESULTS I would highly recommend the Programmatic Summit to anyone looking to gain an understanding of the challenges faced, opportunities to be gained or knowledge to be learnt within this digital channel. The team at Ashton Media nailed the event. The speakers were all thought leaders within the data-driven marketing industry and experts in their respective fields. The networking power of this event will yield results for anyone looking for mentorship, knowledge or to do business with the top flight of the industry, whether your brand, technology company, publisher or agency it's worth attending the event as there is agenda set for everyone.

Mark Titley

GREATEST MINDS IN DIGITAL The programmatic summit is an exceptional event bringing together some of the greatest minds in digital to share their knowledge. Would highly recommend & will be returning!

Mark Gretton

THE PLACE TO BE Definitely the place to be if you're interested in data-driven advertising.

Henrik Isaksson

HIGH CALIBER OF ATTENDEES Programmatic Summit was super well organised with a high caliber of attendees. Will definitely go again.

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Tim Stuart-Harris

Commercial Director, Ashton Media

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