Forward Marketing Summit Sydney 2020

Marketing, Sales & Advertising; Information Technology - ICT

Address: ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Date: 26 to 27 Feb '20
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Forward Marketing Summit is Australia's leading conference where the greatest innovators of marketing, data and technology converge!

Our previous Sydney events have proved extremely popular, and the 2020 summit will be bigger than ever – as we bring together over 300 digital marketers, data scientists, analysts, developers and product leaders.

Together, they will share best practices of how to leverage data to supercharge the marketing function, build scalable data infrastructures, optimise marketing tech stacks and much more!

Our previous attendees come from globally-renowned companies of sectors including Banking, Computing, Electronics, News Media, Retail, Pharmaceutical and many more… So, you are guaranteed to hear an incredible range of perspectives and insights from a dynamic range of industries – register now and join us there!


  • 60+ Industry Speakers
  • 300+ Marketing & Tech Leaders
  • 8 Key Themes
  • 19 Hours of Knowledge Sharing


Key Themes & Topics

1. Omnichannel, eCommerce and mobile commerce
2. Brand marketing
3. Data science in marketing
4. Marketing management strategy
5. B2B marketing
6. Content marketing
7. Marketing technology
8. CMO leadership

Who Should Attend

Professionals in Analytics, Data Science, Marketing, Research & Development, Consumer Insights, Marketing Intelligence, Creative Design and Operations.

Forward Leading conducts in-depth market research and deliberately develop the agenda with leaders and experts who are at the forefront of marketing trends and technology to ensure that the event answers your true needs and interests.

There are keynotes, thematic tracks, panel discussions, deep-dive sessions, networking lunches and drinks designed to maximise your experience.


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Alastair Liptrot

Head of Insights and Category Development

Simplot Australia Pty Ltd

Alexander Meyer

Chief Marketing Officer

The Iconic

Angus Jones

Former Chief Marketing Officer

LG Electronics

Ankit Kapoor

Digital Product Owner

QBE Insurance

Caroline Hugall

Group Brand Strategy Director


Caroline Jee

Head Of Ecommerce (Pure Players)


Chelsea Healey

Head of Brand & Community

Luxury Escapes

Christopher Hatfield

Head of eBusiness


Craig O'Donnell

Head of Digital

Volkswagen Group Australia

Emily Jade Shum

Director, eCommerce

Next Story Group

Emily Murren

Director, Consumer Marketing


Euan Fisher

Product Data Director


Gary Anderson

Head Of Customer Experience

IMB Bank

Ian Evans

Head of Data, Analytics & Insights

World Vision

Jeff Harrison

Head of Insights


Jethro Grainger-Marsh

Head of Digital and Marketing


Jimmy Hilvert-Bruce

Digital Personalisation


Jonathan Mandel

Head of Digital Commercial

Southern Cross Austereo

Josh Slighting

Head of Data and Digital Audience

Network 10

Karl Galea

Head of Customer Experience Strategy


Kevin Azzopardi

Head Of Marketing


Kim Jerbo

Digital Creative Director

Leo Burnett

Kshira Saagar

Group Director of Data Science and Analytics

Global Fashion Group

Lawrence Mitchell

Chief Customer Officer


Lokesh Thondavada

Head of Client Engagement

AIG Australia

Louise Cummins

Marketing & Digital Innovations Director

H&R Block

Louise Sheerin

Head of Marketing

Scottish Pacific Business Finance

Malcolm Wanstall

Head of Analytics, Digital & Big Data


Marianne Mewett

Head of Digital

Australian Venue Co.

Matthew Copus

Director, Head of Analytics, Australia


Melanie Duca

Head of Digital & Operations


Melissa Laurie

Principal Client Partner, APAC Media


Michelle Francis

Head of Digital Strategy

News Corp

Mona Lolas

Board Director

Australian Marketing Institute

Morgwn Shaw

Associate Director - Digital Marketing Specialist

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Natalie Miller

Head of Brand & Communications

NSW Business Chamber

Natalie Sarich-Dayton

Director Sales and Marketing

Brownes Dairy

Nick Barnett

Former Director, Digital & Media Technology

Special Guest Speaker

Penny Parkinson

Chief Marketing Officer


Priya Kanniappan

Head of Retention Marketing

Ramona Roach

Head of Governance, Quality and Compliance

Study Group

Renaud Frisé

Head of Digital

Primo Foods

Robin Marchant

Head of Marketing, APAC

Shopify Plus

Rupesh Mahto

Director, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology


Ryan Menezes

Head of Digital & Commerce


Samantha Bartlett

Chief Marketing Officer

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Sarah Roberts

Global Head of Marketing and Communication

BAI Communications

Shayne Brian

Director of Voice - Podcast Training, Production and Distribution

Elevate Radio & Podcasts

Simon Belousoff

Head of Personalisation (Customer Transformation)

Bupa Global

Steffen Daleng

Chief Marketing Officer


Suibhne Cullen

Technical Director, Digital Lead ANZ

Mott MacDonald

Tim Burdon

Head of Acquisition Strategy and Marketing


Tim Groves

Senior Manager, Marketing Technology


Tim Johnston

Marketing Director


Tim Ryder

Marketing Director, Oceania

Monster Energy

V (Virge) Nielsen

Head of Digital Marketing Solutions

Accent Group Limited



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