Leaders Forum - Elevate - March 6-7 2024

Sydney 6-7 March 2024

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More than 65 of the nation’s data, insights and research leaders gathered at the forum in Sydney in March 2024. Members enjoyed presentations from guest speakers, including business strategist Michael McQueen, media personality Adam Spencer, B2B marketing expert Lucy Davison, Social Change Headquarters’ Mei Ling Ho and Lee Tonitto, and EY economist Cherelle Murphy. A highlight of the program was the fireside chat, Bringing the Privacy Act into the Digital Age with Commissioner Falk, hosted by Szymon Duniec, MD, ORIMA Research.

Watch a video from the Leaders forum last year….

About the 2024 Leaders Forum

Welcome to the Leaders Forum conference, ADIA’s annual landmark member-only event* for data, insights, and research industry C-Suite executives – CEOs, Managing Directors, Principals, business owners, and senior staff. Delegates will enjoy the groovy vibe of the Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo in Sydney for the 2024 Leaders’ Forum, which promises to provide you with the tools and insights required to ELEVATE your leadership. 

Elevate Your Leadership Amidst Uncertainty: Join Us at the ADIA Leaders Forum 2024!

Navigating the complexities of today’s world requires leaders who rise above challenges, innovate amidst uncertainty, and build a path to success. In the face of inflationary pressures, a cost-of-living crisis, and global turbulence, it’s easy to feel isolated at the top.

Program: ELEVATE – Planning for tomorrow’s challenges today.

Date/s: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – Future Leaders (half-day program) & Thursday, March 7 2024 – Leaders Forum (full-day program).

Location: Sydney, NSW.

Elevate Day 1WEDNESDAY, 6 MARCH 2024
12:00 pm – 5:00 pmFuture Leaders – A half-day program designed for your next-gen leaders.
Who should attend
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmWELCOME NETWORKING DRINKS AND CANAPES – ALL WELCOME – The Tilbury Hotel Courtyard
7:00 pmWELCOME DINNER – The Tilbury Hotel restaurant
(ELEVATE delegates only)
Elevate Day 2THURSDAY, 7 MARCH 2024
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmCONFERENCE NETWORKING DRINKS AND CANAPÉS, Glasshouse Bar, Ovolo
7:30 pmOFFICIAL DINNER – Sala at Jones Bay Wharf (transfer from Woolloomooloo across Sydney Harbour via private water taxi)


Invest in your greatest asset – people! 

ADIA is delighted to continue our support for next-generation leaders with our Future Leaders half-day program, dedicated to supporting, recognising, and celebrating our industry’s brightest talent and helping them become future leaders.

The Future Leaders program is open to industry – members and non-members are welcome to attend.

ADIA invites innovative and promising leaders from the data, insights, and research industry for an afternoon of in-depth professional development. 

Our Future Leaders session is designed as a highly interactive, discussion-driven event that delivers key lessons for up-and-coming leaders.  

Make sure your best talent is in the room on Wednesday, 6 March, where they will learn from industry and guest speakers on leadership issues relating to risk and legal, strategy and vision, and how to lead in an ever-changing world. 

The Future Leaders session promises new ideas, practical tools, and inspiration that the leaders of the future apply in their day-to-day operations to help your business and teams thrive. 

See here for further details as to who should attend.

Find out more

Future Leaders will focus on supporting our industry’s up-and-coming talent. Guest speakers explore – Leadership and well-being, strategy and vision, risk and legal.

Who should attend:

Small to Medium-sized company members

  • Divisional or Sectional Manager /Client
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance and development of a sub-section of the business.

Large Company (100 + employees) members

  • Director /Client Service Director/Account Director
  • Responsible for servicing several clients, developing new accounts/business, and managing resources under his/her control.

Elevate Your Leadership Amidst Uncertainty: Join Us at the ADIA Leaders Forum 2024!

Navigating the complexities of today’s world requires leaders who rise above challenges, innovate amidst uncertainty, and build a path to success. In the face of inflationary pressures, a cost-of-living crisis, and global turbulence, it’s easy to feel isolated at the top.

Immerse yourself in a day of strategic preparation and visionary thinking surrounded by a community of like-minded leaders at Australia’s exclusive Data, Insights, and Research conference for ADIA leaders.

Commencing 35 years ago as a unique haven for industry CEOs, the Forum brought leaders together to hear from speakers who lead their businesses forward and to share their experiences and concerns in a setting of openness and trust.

Immersive and rich in collective wisdom, the Forum continues that legacy with a program that promises to expand your current thinking, enrich your understanding, and fortify your organisation. Featuring the latest thought leadership, delegates will learn the latest on issues affecting their business and techniques to successfully protect and lead their teams in a world of flux. The learning experience is facilitated through exceptional keynote addresses, presentations on current issues and insightful panel deliberations.

ADIA Member. Leaders Forum 2023 Evaluation Survey.

“The coverage of topics and presenters was fantastic this year. A good mix of abstract and concrete content, personal/organisational/economic/ technological/ regulatory etc., with a pretty good future orientation to them. I found the AI one was particularly good – I’ve gotten stuck into the concept based on the examples presented, and doing so has made me so engaged and inspired… I think that’s as good as it gets with speaker impact, regardless of the theme or topic.”     

What awaits you:

  • High-impact Insights: Explore the highs and lows of Gen AI and digital transformation, gaining a strategic edge in today’s tech-driven landscape.
  • Economic Forecasting: Gain clarity on what lies ahead for the economy, equipping yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions in uncertain times.
  • Online Data Quality: Dive into the latest industry findings, arming yourself with the tools to enhance data quality and drive impactful business decisions.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Learn how to incorporate a meaningful CSR plan, aligning your organization with purpose and creating a positive impact.
  • Leadership with Purpose: Discover strategies to lead with passion and purpose, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.

Who Should Attend? 

Open to all member CEOs, Managing Directors, Presidents, Owners and C-Level Executives at Market Research / Consumer Insights / Data Analytics Agencies.

A five-star event, The Leaders Forum is a unique and exclusive haven for industry leaders. With every element of the highest calibre, the Forum is the perfect opportunity for members to come together and network, learn, share ideas, and do business, all in a stylish yet collegial setting.

The social events of the Leaders Forum are well renowned, with two private dinners and networking drinks held in luxurious surrounds boasting spectacular views – the quality of which adds a layer of excellence to the event and makes it a not-to-be-missed experience. 

* The LEADERS FORUM is exclusive to ADIA members and by invitation only. 

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