Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
The future of the music industry starts here.
Now in its third year, FastForward returns to the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam for our flagship conference, kicking off our international event series for 2018. Join us at one of Amsterdam's iconic contemporary music venues for two jam-packed days of keynotes, panel discussions, FastFifteen presentations, and intimate networking with the UK and European music business.
New to FastForward? Find out what we're about, watch the highlights from FastForward 2017 and FastForward: London, available here and here.
FastForward 2018 will feature four unique keynote conversations from industry leaders across the entertainment spectrum. The keynotes for #FFWD2018 are:
- The Artist Entrepreneur with ShaoDow, interviewed by Jess McCarten (The Rattle)
- Diversity: Complacency, Confidence, and Creativity with Genevieve O'Neil, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Live Nation Entertainment
- Gaming: The Business of Play with Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie
- Fact or Fake? The Future of News with Owen Braben, former News Editor, Sky News
Topics covered at this two-day event include Importance of Music in Shaping Culture; the Future of D2C, Merch, and Monetising Fans; Streaming 2.0: What Happens Next; the Future of Advertising; Mythbusting Secondary Ticketing; and Future of Search & Discovery.
The full program is now available online at amsterdam.fastforward.xyz
Don't forget our FastForward Socials in the evenings - a great place to meet your peers in a relaxed setting amongst Amsterdam's vibrant nightlife.
Our final, full speaker lineup is confirmed for FastForward 2018, and includes: Abhishek Sen Founder & CEO, NumberEight, Alex Kennedy Founder, Givvit, Anne Jenniskens Licensing Manager, FUGA (Netherlands), Bosun Adu Founder & CEO, Winscom Mundo Music (Nigeria), Brian Hamilton General Manager - Music & Auto, Gracenote (USA), Carly Renwarin Head of Marketing, Publicity and Ticketing, Paradiso (Netherlands), Cathelijne van Grinsven Head of Partnerships, Ticketswap (Netherlands), Catherine Lückhoff CEO, Nichestreem (South Africa), Chloe Johnson Senior Campaign Manager, PledgeMusic, Chris Carey CEO, Media Insight Consulting, Chris Evans Creative Director, Sherry Design, Chris Scott Managing Director, Communion Music, Claudia de Wolff VP Creative Content & Programming, UK & Int'l, Vevo, Dan le Sac Artist / Twitch Streamer, Daniel Lee Label Manager, NCS - AEI Group, Emmy Buckingham Membership Manager, AIM, Franz Blechschmidt Founder & MD, Smart Pricer (Germany), Genevieve O'Neil Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Live Nation Entertainment, Grazia Tribulato Head of Brand & Global Marketing Projects, Deezer, Helena Kosinski VP Nielsen Music - Global, Jeremy Pritchard Artist, Everything Everything, Jess McCarten Community Manager, The Rattle, Jessie Scoullar Founder & Director, Wicksteed Works, Dr Jo Twist OBE CEO Ukie, Julia Killer Director, Label Relations, SoundCloud, Lara Baker Director, Events & Marketing, AIM, Leanne Joseph Project Manager, AEI Group, Liz Stokes Editor, Record of the Day, Mark Douglas CTO, PPL, Matthijs Boom Co-Founder, TRIBE (Netherlands), Natascha Augustin Creative Director, Warner/Chapell Music (Germany), Nikoo Sadr Interactive Marketing Manager, The Orchard, Owen Braben former News Editor, Sky News, Pat Carr Founder & Director, Remote Control Agency, Quirijn Smits Online Marketing Manager, STMPD RCRDS (Netherlands), Renae Brown Membership & Events Coordinator, Association of Independent Festivals, Russel Coultart Managing Director, Direct to Fan Consultancy, Sam Potts Head of Radio Promotions, Columbia Records UK / Founder, BuzzJam & YGN, Sammy Andrews Founder, Deviate Digital, Sarah Allsop Senior Event Marketing Manager, The O2, Sebastian Simone Head of Digital Strategy, Warner Bros Records, ShaoDow Professional Rapper, Manga Author, and Entrepreneur, Stu Dredge Contributing Editor, Music Ally, Summer Kim Head of Business Development, CI, Tim Chambers Managing Director, TJChambers Consulting, Tina Mermiri Head of Research & Digital Analytics, Ticketmaster International, Tom Packer Director, Motive Unknown, Vaughn McKenzie CEO, JAAK.
What do I get?
Your Delegate Pass to FastForward 2018 includes:
Access to both days of program content, across keynotes, panels, and ‘FastFifteens’;
Access to the ‘FastForward Social’ exclusive networking-focussed evening parties;
Lunch, provided for both days of the conference;
Access to the growing FastForward international community;
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Proudly supported by
FastForward 2018 is proudly supported by Dutch digital distributor FUGA, French music market intelligence company Soundcharts, UK independent music trade body Association of Independent Music, global market leader in live entertainment ticketing Ticketmaster, and UK-based music licensing company PPL, joining Global Event Partners international creative agency Sherry Design, and boutique research agency Media Insight Consulting, who continue to curate the event.
**Note: Price for all Delegate Passes include lunch across both days.
For more information, head to our website: amsterdam.fastforward.xyzWATCH Sessions from FastForward 2017 in Amsterdam
If you have any queries about FastForward 2018, get in touch with the FastForward team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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