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2022 events

Hollard“The Customer 360 Symposium is the CX event of the year. It’s a fantastic chance to meet experts in the field, learn about the emerging technologies and sharpen your skills. The location is also terrific and the people you meet fantastic. Thanks Ashton Media, I can’t wait to go again next year.”
Rebel Bailey, Senior Customer Experience Designer, Hollard Insurance – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2022

CHEP“Programmatic Summit is the definitive place to stay informed on the latest changes and evolutions in the Digital Advertising Landscape. Having all the leading software makers, brands, agencies, industry bodies and publishers together in one experience always ensures a diverse mix of informed opinions and perspectives.”
Mark Gretton, Chief Technology Officer, CHEP Tech – speaker of the Programmatic Summit 2022

Spark Foundry“The place to be to hear from a wide range of experts and industry leaders on a wide range of topics from privacy law to programmatic out of home. In a number of spaces with multiple challenges and no one size fits all, events that get all the brilliant minds together to share experiences and learning are paramount for progress.”
Rachida Murray, Former National Head of Digital and Technology, Spark Foundry Australia – attendee of the Programmatic Summit 2022

2021 events

Zenith“The Agency Leaders Symposium is a great opportunity for the Industry’s Leaders to get together and discuss the big issues and opportunities in our industry. Its wonderful spending a couple of days connecting with the smartest and most inspiring minds in our industry.”
Nickie Scriven, CEO, Zenith – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2021

Google“”My thoughts on the calibre of attendees is you’ve kind of got the cream of the crop here. It’s kind of the folks that are making the largest decisions. I remember last night at the dinner, I was standing in a group of people that controlled probably 80% of the entire ad marketplace in Australia and New Zealand.”
Aaron Boekestein, Head of Agency Business Australia and New Zealand, Google – partner at the Agency Laeders Symposium 2021

nbn“The MarTech Symposium continues to go from strength to strength. This year’s event was a standout for me as I felt it was extremely immersive and engaging with a fantastic variety of short, sharp and relevant presentations. I have come away more informed, more excited and with lasting relationships. Can’t wait for next year already and to share our MarTech journey.”
Mark Kessler, General Manager Digital & CRM, nbn™ Australia – attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2021

Endeavour“What a great event to connect the L&D Community from across the country. The combination of thought provoking guest speakers, networking opportunities with other L&D professionals and time built in for conversation was invaluable to come out of the “bubble” of your work environment and lift up the thinking!”
Simon Wilson, Learning & Development Partner, Endeavour Group – attendee of the L&D Symposium 2021

Foxtel“An engaging event that featured many impactful presentations and speakers. A meaningful networking opportunity is facilitated in the best possible environment.”
Kelly Parmenter, HR Director – Organisational Development & Business Partnering, Foxtel – attendee of the L&D Symposium 2021

nib Group“I am so inspired after spending two days with such a stand-out community of leaders at the L&D symposium. The symposium was brimming with ideas, energy, and thought-provoking questions. It exceeded my expectations and has given me so much to put into action for our 2022 strategy!”
Jessica Redman, Group Learning, Development & Change Manager, nib Group – attendee of the L&D Symposium 2021

Australian Super“A fantastic day hearing insights and real case studies from a diverse range of experienced practitioners and leaders in CX. A great opportunity to meet people or reconnect who are just as passionate about CX as you are, and always take away plenty of great ideas and stories.”

Katrina Harrison, Head of Customer Experience, Australian Red Cross – speaker of the Customer Connect 2021

IKEA“Ashton Media organized an amazing event at a stunning location. Great speakers, engaging moderators and excellent facilities. Highly recommend!”
Christopher Nilsson, Customer Journey Leader, IKEA – speaker of Customer Connect 2021

Jax Tyres and Auto“Great conference and the caliber of the speakers was excellent.”
Steve Grossrieder, CEO, Jax Tyres & Auto – speaker of Customer Connect 2021

MLC Wealth“A fantastic day hearing insights and real case studies from a diverse range of experienced practitioners and leaders in CX. A great opportunity to meet people or reconnect who are just as passionate about CX as you are, and always take away plenty of great ideas and stories.”

Lea Wright, Head of Marketing, Workplace Super, MLC Wealth – attendee of Customer Connect 2021

MRI Software“Customer Connect, you did it again in 2021! Another brilliant event, where I walked away with pages of ideas to implement into our business. I’ve been coming to your events every year and can honestly say, your events have helped me pave the way to being a truly customer-centric business. And even now as an experience CX specialist, I never stop learning at your events. Thank you having such a great impact on my role and our our business.”
Leanne Howard, Senior Manager, Customer Experience, MRI Software – attendee of Customer Connect 2021

Australian Super“The caliber of delegates at the Customer 360 Symposium is definitely the highest of any conference that I attend. I think the seniority comes from the fact that you do get to be away from the office and it’s just an incredible opportunity.”
Christopher Cramond, Head of Analytics, Insights and Measurements, AustralianSuper – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

nib Group“Once again another standout event from Ashton. This was one of the best yet. Great content and speakers, the format is the best conference format I’ve come across and definitely make time in my calendar to attend.”
Adam Hatfield, Head of Digital, nib Group – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

Fifth Dimension“The Customer 360 Symposium is the number one event for bringing together leaders in insights and CX and a fantastic forum for sharing ideas and networking. Unlike other events there is a greater sense of building a community of people who are passionate in driving better outcomes for customers and to celebrate each others successes.”
Lyndall Spooner, Managing Director, Fifth Dimension Research & Consulting – speaker of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

Humm Group“The Customer 360 Symposium is at the top of my list for must attend conferences of 2021. This is a superb opportunity to do business while relaxing and enjoying wine and golf. The speakers were a mix of industry celebrities and best in class CX professionals. Fantastic one stop shop to get exposed to the thought provoking and intriguing content and the CX best practices. Alongside the great sessions, invaluable time was spent with my fellows to network, discuss our challenges and build strong relationships. A must do event! ”
Ayelet Mendel-Girin, General Head of Customer Experience, humm Group – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

Aussie“Fantastic conference which creates an environment of openly sharing real case studies with deliverables and results from a variety of businesses. Lovely collaboration and spirit of learning throughout all sessions with like-minded, customer-focused attendees. So many take-aways to implement in our business!”
Liz Fowler, Head of Strategy and Customer Experience, Aussie – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

Booktopia"“The Customer 360 Symposium is the pre-eminent CX event in Australia. It’s a brilliant opportunity to network with the best in the industry and hear insightful case studies to enrigh your own CX practice.”
Alex Huntley, Head of Customer Experience, Booktopia – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

Hesta“The Customer Insights Symposium this year was an absolute game changer. Hearing from thought leaders in the industry, sharing their stories and learning what works has put me in a fantastic position to lead and influence effectively in my own organisation. In particular, hearing how the customer voice influenced rapid and far reaching change for many organisations (and the speed with which they responded), has set an incredible standard for what it means to truly be customer centric. Thanks for a great symposium!”
Benjamin Warren, GM Empowered Intelligence, Hesta – attendee of the Customer Insights Symposium, part of the Customer 360 Symposium 2021

Amobee“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 Titley, Business Director, Amobee – attendee of the Programmatic Summit 2021 in Sydney

Nielsen“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.”
Jonathan Betts, Executive Director, Commercial Growth and Product Strategy, Nielsen – attendee of the Programmatic Summit 2021 in Sydney

2020 events

GroupM“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!”
Nicola Lewis, Chief Investment Officer, GroupM – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020

Inspiring, safe, smart and so so friendly! It was a great few days, it felt almost normal but very responsible normal and who knew that hanging out with people you don’t know could be such a novelty?!
Networking was this time really about talking and engaging with new people face to face. Everyone was happy and easy going and up for a good ol chat and some fun. Thank you for being brave Ashton Media and for keeping us safe.”
Jennifer Shailer, Head of Customer Experience, Australian Red Cross – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020
(via LinkedIn)

Australian Red Cross“Your team ensured it was a safe environment, we were well looked after and the buzz in the room being able to see people ‘in real life’ was incredible. The virtual activities for those not in the room complemented the in person experience.

A huge shout out to this incredible team who pivoted, flipped and pushed themselves to deliver the extraordinary.”

Belinda Dimovski, Director Engagement and Support, Australian Red Cross – MC and attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020
(via LinkedIn)

Venues NSW“This was a fantastic event, great networking opportunity and great content. Especially appreciated the think tanks and in particular felt the COVID restrictions were handled well as I felt safe to be at a face to face event. Look forward to attending next year and connecting to industry experts.”

Dalveen Singh, Head of Customer Experience Strategy, Venues NSW – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020

Marketspace“Thank you to the team at Ashton Media for bringing us back together and giving us the opportunity to connect and engage with one another. When we step away from our desks and our daily tasks, we have the opportunity to generate new ideas and converse in deep and meaningful discussions that help us feel more motivated and inspired.”
Zara Hall, Managing Director, Marketspace – attendee of the Customer 360 Symposium 2020

LinkedIn“Feeling energised after attending an in person event for the first time in 6 months. Thank you Ashton Media for being so brave to put on the Agency Leaders Symposium. Every Covid safety measure was upheld to the highest standards and you have shown our industry it can be done. Today’s sessions were honest, optimistic and thought provoking. Incredible diversity in the panels was also appreciated and lastly to be with so many of my colleagues and friends in the industry was just the icing on top! On and up! #AgencySym”

Lara Brownlow. Head of Agency & Channel Sales, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, ANZ – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020

(via LinkedIn)

Robert Half“Great event once again Team Ashton Media and all the more impressive you pulled it off during the pandemic. I felt very safe throughout.”
Alan Chapman, Senior Director Of Marketing & Communications – APAC & Canada, Robert Half – attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020

Outbrain“Ashton Media never disappoints with the calibre of individuals AND brands at their summits, well done. The MarTech event was very informative with some excellent content but also invaluable to have face time with CMO/Head of Tech/GM level people from brands and business like Citi, Menulog, Vodafone, Tourism Australia, Binge, UBank etc. Absolutely worth attending and I highly recommend it!”
Nathan Jackson, Head of Sales, Outbrain Australia Pty Ltd – attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020

Hardhat“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!”

Justin Kabbani, MD & Owner, Hardhat – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020

The Media Store“Taking the time out of the everyday to reflect, learn and connect was incredibly important, particularly in this current environment. Thank you Ashton Media for enlisting a variety of speakers to challenge, as well as reinforce, our thinking and behaviours as agency leaders as we seek to lead our people and clients with integrity, resilience, vulnerability and inspiration. ”

Jacquie Alley, Chief Operating Officer, The Media Store – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020

Zenith Media“Great opportunity to connect with the industry again after such a long time without physical contact. The content was top notch- of special note the keynote speaker was my highlight of the day. However all panel sessions and speakers regardless of whether they were virtual or physical were great, and the energy that Chris Savage provides as the MC is inspiring. Congratulations Ashton Media – no technical hitches + inspiring day – see you next year. ”

Kylie Sneddon, National Marketing and Commercial Director, Zenith Media – attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020

Unltd“Thank you for putting on the symposium during such challenging circumstances. You always deliver exceptionally valuable events, bring together the most insightful and sharpest minds and I always get such value from attending. Thanks for the platform, we sold our our mental health training events in 30 minutes and have had 3 new enquiries about collaborations on top. Thank you.”

Chris Freel, CEO, Unltd – speaker and attendee of the Agency Leaders Symposium 2020

Citi Group“The quality of speakers, the thought leadership, industry insights and trends you get to know and share experiences with colleagues in a relaxing environment is what drives me to this conference. Its away from work in the beautiful Hunter Valley and not rushed, provides opportunity to collaborate and network with other Marketing Leaders.”
Satya Upadhyaya, Vice President – Campaign Optimisation, Marketing Capability & Change, Citi Group – speaker & attendee of the Marketing Tech Symposium 2020


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