Brussels 2015

AdMonsters Publisher Forum: Making Media Work - Where leading publishers shape the future of media. AdMonsters Publisher Forum is a unique event. Bringing together senior leaders in ad operations and technology at online publishers for 3 days of peer to peer discussions focusing on developing actionable solutions and best practices.


AdMonsters started in 1999 with our first Publisher Forum, then known simply as AdMonsters, and this remains our flagship conference for online publishers.

While all of our conferences are focused exclusively on forwarding the careers of digital strategists, the Publisher Forum is even more specific in its focus, with attendance limited to the most senior leaders in ad operations and technology at online publishers. Participants gather for three days of in-depth peer-to-peer discussions, focused on developing actionable solutions and best practices in response to cutting edge challenges.

Example topics include the strategic role of ad operations, data management platforms, mobile, audience targeting, yield, revenue and inventory management, emerging platforms, organizational structure, data monetization and creative executions.

FOCUS  AdMonsters is focused 100% on online ad operations and technology, nothing else. You know what you’re getting and who you’ll be with at AdMonsters, and you won’t waste precious time figuring out who you’re talking to and why they’re there. Everyone at an AdMonsters conference is there because they work directly in ops themselves or because ops is critical to their work.

QUALITY  At AdMonsters, there’s no trade show floor, and no booth to man all day – what you get is personal introductions directly to those whose influence is critical in the vendor selection process. AdMonsters participants represent the largest and deepest group of senior ad operations expertise in the world. Whether you are just entering the market or are an established solution provider, there is no other forum that can offer the same opportunity for exposure, discourse, and feedback.

COMMUNITY  The first thing we hear from first-time participants is almost always “I’m so happy to meet other people who understand what I do for a living!” AdMonsters seeks to create a meaningful and long-lasting professional community that benefits all participants. Our goal is for AdMonsters participants to leave with a new set of friends and a notebook full of answers – not to mention some new questions as well.


Registration for Publisher Forum includes

  • 2.5 day of discussion and discourse
  • Keynote addresses from industry visionaries
  • Member-led sessions and workshops
  • Small group breakouts covering a wide variety of ad op current topics
  • Sunday evening dinner and cocktail reception
  • Sponsored “Speed Dating” networking drinks reception
  • Sponsor & member dinner Monday
  • Member-only dinner Monday
  • Breakfasts and lunches during the conference
Early Bird
(prior to 8th May 2015 )
Regular Rate
(prior to 20th June 2015)
€799 €999 €1,199

* does not include hotel

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All payments must be made on or before the first day of the Summit. If you intend to pay by purchase order, it must be authorised by Rising Media in advance. Attendee substitutions are permitted without charge. Cancellations made on or before the Friday 8th May, 2015 will incur a cancellation fee of €150. No refunds will be made for cancellations made any later. If for reasons of Force Majeure the event cannot take place as scheduled the organisers reserve the right to reschedule the event to a date and place of its choosing.


What Hours does Publisher Forum Run?

Pub Forum kicks of on Sunday evening at 6pm with the opening reception and round table workshops to plan the key discussion points over the next two days. Monday is a full day, with dinner in Brussels in the evening included. We wrap up by 5pm on Tuesday evening.

Who attends the Publisher Forum?

Attendance is limited to individuals employed by online publishers/media owners, whose roles focus on ad operations and/or ad technology. Technology providers are not eligible for our Publisher Forums. Ad Sales staff at publishers/media owners are also likely to be deemed not eligible. If your company does not sell against its own inventory or manage websites running advertising then you are likely to be rejected. Please contact us if you are unsure about your eligibility.

If you are already an AdMonsters member, you will receive registration materials automatically when registration opens. If you are not already a member, please visit our membership information page.

Please note that to preserve the integrity of our unique forum, conference attendance is limited, and we do sell out regularly, so it is to your advantage to register as early as possible.

What to expect at the Publisher Forum

Most sessions are open to members only, except for Sponsor Workshops, Panels, and networking sessions.

The member session agenda is comprised of 30-60 minute sessions led by members. These sessions take the form of presentations, round-table discussions, and case studies on a wide variety of relevant topics. Some examples include ad serving technology, inventory management, organizational structure, business process automation, ad operations policies, rich/streaming media, and case studies.

The conference format for the Publisher Forum will run for an evening and two days, beginning with a cocktail reception and dinner on Sunday evening and ending at 5 PM on Tuesday. The majority of the agenda is comprised of the following:

  • one keynote by an industry visionary
  • sessions led by ad ops leaders who are also AdMonsters members
  • breakouts covering a wide variety of focused and ad-ops relevant topics; some examples include ad serving technology, inventory management, organizational structure, business process automation, ad operations policies, rich/streaming media, and case studies

Further details will become available as we approach the dates of the conference. Please see last year’s conference agenda.