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iMedia Brand Summit: New Zealand June 20 - 22, 2018

2018 Theme: Nothing's broke, but not everything's working.

iMedia Brand Summit provides an intimate environment for senior brand marketers to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners.

The 2018 summit program (published soon) is comprised of international and local keynotes, as well as interactive roundtables and breakout sessions, that have been created by senior brand marketers through an advisory board comprised of leaders from across the industry. Here's a taste of what to expect...

If  you are a technology solution provider or agency, you can attend as a networker by purchasing your tickets directly using the below button, or enquire through the below form to find out more or about becoming a sponsor.

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Attend the Summit



Up to 50 of the most influential marketing executives from New Zealand’s leading brands are invited to spend three days and two nights at this unique New Zealand Summit, as guest of iMedia. Our delegates comprise of:

  • CMOs, CIOs and CEOs
  • Heads of Digital
  • Directors of Digital


Please subscribe to our newsletter to be informed when we will start accepting invitation requests.

Featured Speakers

  • Brad Berens

    Brad Berens

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Center for the Digital Future

  • Julia Jack

    Julia Jack

    Chief Marketing Officer


  • Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    General Manager - Direct & Partnerships

    nib New Zealand

  • Robert Hutchinson

    Robert Hutchinson

    Chief Revenue Officer


  • Bernard Powell

    Bernard Powell

    Founder & Ambassador

    Premier Group

  • Ezechiel Ritchie

    Ezechiel Ritchie

    Head of Media Sales - Australia & New Zealand


  • Errol Flanagan

    Errol Flanagan

    Brand & Customer Experience Specialist

    Marketing Cube

  • Tim Pointer

    Tim Pointer

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Uprise Digital

  • Nic Gibbens

    Nic Gibbens

    Founder & CEO

    Paper Kite Ltd

  • Andrew Cowling

    Andrew Cowling

    Growth Director

    90 Seconds

  • Hamish Brown

    Hamish Brown

    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ


  • Damian Naughton

    Damian Naughton

    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ


  • Krittika Marwaha

    Krittika Marwaha


    Videos Ninja

  • Emma Bannister

    Emma Bannister

    Founder & CEO

    presentation studio

  • Brad Guthrie

    Brad Guthrie

    General Manager

    Search Republic

  • Marijke Timmers

    Marijke Timmers

    Founder & Director

    Dara Children's Trust

  • Steven Sos

    Steven Sos

    Managing Director, Asia Pacific


  • Arnaud Calonne

    Arnaud Calonne

    Head of Sales

    Verizon Media

  • Stephen Walker

    Stephen Walker

    Business Director, Australia & New Zealand


  • Marcus Wild

    Marcus Wild

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Fisher Funds

  • Agenda

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Check in time is 3pm
    1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    As part of the brand constituency, this initial lunch is designed to 'feed' a collaborative vibe from the onset of the summit.
    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ
    Video Marketing Specialist, ANZ
    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    Free Time
    3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    A compulsory event where delegates are required to request and confirm meetings prior to the Summit. The session involves 10 x 10 minute meetings designed to float top line objectives and set up subsequent meetings after exploring synergies.
    Sponsored by:
    6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    Free Time
    6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer
    8:20 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us for Dinner & Networking
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    Join 90 Seconds for a refreshing morning of Yoga. There is no better way to start your iMedia day.
    Sponsored by:
    90 seconds
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    MC Opening Remarks & Breakfast
    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer
    9:05 AM - 9:40 AM
    9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Grab a coffee and network with like-minded, innovative brands, sponsors and networkers.
    Sponsored by:
    11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
    12:00 PM - 12:35 PM
    12:35 PM - 5:00 PM
    Activity 1
    Boating on Great Lake Taupo Cruise to the famous Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo. A full commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo.
    Sponsored by:
    Activity 2
    Tongariro River Rafting The magical waters of the Tongariro River provide one of nature's finest, fun-filled roller coaster rides. Navigate over 60 rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Safety and 'oarsome' fun are our priority. Plus, keep an eye out for the native whio.
    Sponsored by:
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Free Time
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Join us for a delicious breakfast
    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer
    8:55 AM - 9:30 AM
    9:30 AM - 10:05 AM
    10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Grab a coffee and network with like-minded, innovative brands, sponsors and networkers.
    Sponsored by:
    12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
    Closing Remarks
    Managing Director, ANZ
    Conference MC & Fashion Retailer
    12:25 PM - 1:30 PM
    This lunch session is designed to take all the learnings from the previous 2 days and formulate actionable insights and 'Close The Loop'
    Sponsored by:
    MMS Programmatic Auckland

    Advisory Board

  • Jo Bye

    Jo Bye

    Head of Digital

    Trilogy International

  • Gareth Robertson

    Gareth Robertson

    Head of Marketing

    Reckitt Benckiser, Australia

  • Christina Mossaidis

    Christina Mossaidis

    Head of Marketing

    Loyalty NZ

  • Kelly Harvey

    Kelly Harvey

    Marketing Specialist


  • James Fleet

    James Fleet

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Jones Family Business

  • Sophie Rabe

    Sophie Rabe

    Marketing Lead


  • Simon Kenny

    Simon Kenny

    Head of Communications


  • Nadia Scott

    Nadia Scott

    Head of Marketing


  • Nick Boulstridge

    Nick Boulstridge

    Head of Digital and Media Effectiveness


  • Adrian Pickstock

    Adrian Pickstock


    Interactive Advertising Bureau NZ (IABNZ)

  • Emmanuelle Elmore

    Emmanuelle Elmore

    National - Adobe experience cloud in New Zealand


  • Victoria Walker

    Victoria Walker

    Head of Marketing, Publicity & Brand

    Auckland Council

  • Robert Hutchinson

    Robert Hutchinson

    Chief Revenue Officer


  • Spencer Bailey

    Spencer Bailey

    Head of New Zealand


  • Ryf Quail

    Ryf Quail

    Managing Director, ANZ

    iMedia ANZ

  • Event Sponsors

    • Brightcove
    • 90 seconds
    • Paperkite
    • Mediaworks
    • Marketing Cube
    • Uprise Digital
    • Taboola
    • Stuff
    • Video Ninja
    • Presentation Studio
    • Search Republic
    • realestate.co.nz
    • Toluna
    • Shazam
    • AdTech
    • MMS Programmatic Auckland
    • Cyberbia
    • Marketsoft
    • Brightcove
    • Sparcmedia
    • 90 seconds
    • Upland Adestra
    • 123RF

    If you are a media agency, creative agency, digital agency, publisher or a technology platform / solution provider, you NEED to be at the iMedia Brand Summit NZ:

    Ready to get involved?

    Please email us.


    Hilton Lake Taupo
    Hilton Lake Taupo 80-100 Napier Rd, Hilltop, Taupo, New Zealand

    The conference starts on Wednesday 20 June at 1:00pm for the Brands-Only Lunch. Business Connect begins at 3:45pm which is compulsory for all attendees. Sponsors and networkers are required to arrive and register on or before 3:00pm in time for Business Connect. The conference finishes at 1:30pm on Friday 22 June.

    Hilton Lake Taupo
    80-100 Napier Rd, Hilltop
    Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
    t: 64 7-378 7080

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