7, Building 10, 235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
The future of the music industry starts here.
In 2017, we grew from Amsterdam to London. Now, in 2018, we're packing our bags and heading down under. Taking place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April, FastForward: Sydney marks the second international expansion of the FastForward conference series, and our first conference outside of Europe.
Join us at the Aerial Function Centre @ UTS in Central Sydney for two jam-packed days of ground-breaking keynotes, panel discussions, specialist 'FastFifteen' mini-keynote presentations, cutting-edge tech demos, and intimate networking opportunities with delegates and speakers from across the music, media, technology, and entertainment sectors.
New to FastForward? Find out what we're about, watch the highlights from FastForward 2017 in Amsterdam and FastForward: London, available here and here.
FastForward: Sydney will feature five unique keynote conversations from industry leaders across the entertainment spectrum. The keynotes include:
1 | Pivot to Video: Future of Live Streaming with Jennie Sager (Twitter) in conversation with Esti Zilber (Sounds Australia) & Cassandra Wilkins (NRL)
2 | Collaborating across Cultures & Communities with Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire / Spinifex Gum) in conversation with Deborah Brown (Spinifex Gum)
3 | Mobile AR/VR - Building Interactive Audiences with David Francis (Zappar Technologies)
4 | Future of Live Music in Australia with Roger Field (Live Nation Australasia) interviewed by Lars Brandle (Billboard)
Other topics of discussion on the program include the Future of Copyright & Artist IP; Building Artist Audiences; Future of Releasing Music; The Art of Selling Tickets; Lessons from Sport; Metadata, Transparency and Music; and the Future of Search & Discovery.
Don't forget our FastForward Socials in the evenings - a great place to meet peers and network in a relaxed setting amongst Sydney's nightlife.
Speakers confirmed for FastForward: Sydney include:
Adam Lucerne Co-founder & CEO, Playlist Pump
Adrian McGruther Solicitor, Brett Oaten Solicitor / Artist Manager, su:ku:ya
Alan Sherry Creative Director, Sherry Design Studios Sydney
Allegra Caldwell Co-Head of Sync - Creative & Marketing, BMG
Amy Harrison Professional Footballer, Sydney FC / Westfield Matildas
Ash London Radio Host, Ash London LIVE - HIT Radio Network
Ben Godding Marketing Director, AWAL Recordings AU
Beth Appleton General Manager, Warner Music Australia
Brigid Dixon Lawyer, Legal & Business Affairs, The Mushroom Group
Cassandra Wilkins Social Media Manager, NRL
Charlotte Abroms Artist Manager, Hear Hear Group
Chris Carey CEO, Media Insight Consulting (United Kingdom)
Damian Rinaldi Founder & Principal, Sonic Lawyers
Dan Palm Licensing & Creative Manager, Sony/ATV
Darren Levin Creative Director, Bolster
David Francis Head of APAC, Zappar Technologies
David O'Rourke CEO, Nightlife Music
Dean Ormston Head of Member Services, APRA AMCOS
Deborah Brown Choreographer & Director, Spinifex Gum
Eddie Robb CEO, Make It Social (United Kingdom)
Emily Scoggins Head of Marketing, The O2 (United Kingdom)
Emma Graham Senior Talent Manager, Click Management
Esti Zilber Associate Producer, Sounds Australia
Fabian Malabello Director, Boss Battle Records
Felix Riebl Artist / Songwriter, The Cat Empire & Spinifex Gum
Francis Coady General Manager, Havas Sports & Entertainment
Gemma Bastiani Campaign Advisor, Pozible
Greg Sleigh General Manager, Commercial, Perth Stadium - VenuesLive
Hannah Celnikier Publicist, Positive Feedback
Hannah Kirkpatrick Licensing Manager, Sony Music
Jake Challenor CEO, Jaden Social
Jared Kristensen CEO, Audience Republic
Jay Mogis Doctoral Researcher, Music Metric - Queensland University of Technology
Jess Hope Communications Manager, Ticketmaster Australasia
Jess Mills Head of Social - Pacific Region, WMA
Jennie Sager Asia Pacific Director, Content Partnerships, Twitter
Larissa Paegle Head of Membership & Fan Engagement, Parramatta Eels NRLC
Lars Brandle Australian Correspondent, Billboard
Loretta Joseph Industry Chair, Australian Digital Commerce Association
Mads "Shadowfax" Brown Professional Gamer, Supa-Stellar Esports
Michael Carmody Business Manager, Legacy Esports
Mel Cheng Artist Manager, One Louder
Nathan Thompson Head of Tour Marketing, Live Nation Australasia
Phil Morgan Chief Information Officer, Jaxsta
Poppy Reid Managing Editor, Seventh Street Media
Roger Field CEO, Live Nation Australasia
Scott Ryan VP Music, Gracenote Nielsen (USA)
Set Mo DJ / Producer duo
Simon Cahill Head of Digital and Business Development, Warner Music Australia
Susan Cotchin Director, International Royalties Rescue
Sweetie Zamora Head of Labels and Promotions, Remote Control Records
Takayuki Suzuki President / EnterTech Accelerator, ParadeALL (Japan)
Tim Kelly former Managing Director, Inertia Music
Vanessa Picken Director, Comes With Fries
What do I get?
Your Delegate Pass to FastForward: Sydney 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;
#FFWDxSYD specific Delegate goodies;
Proudly supported by
FastForward: Sydney is being supported by leading Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS, and leading digital agency Comes With Fries, joining Global Event Partners alternative record label AWAL, international creative agency Sherry Design, and leading global live entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment. Boutique research agency Media Insight Consulting will curate the event, in partnership with Vanessa Picken of local digital agency Comes With Fries. Leading local music business publication, The Music Network, join as exclusive media partners.
Exclusive #FFWDxSYD Accommodation Deal
FastForward: Sydney is excited to announce a special accommodation partnership with Novotel Sydney – Darling Square, located in the heart of Darling Harbour just a 10-minute walk from the conference. Ideal for our international & interstate attendees, our delegates now have access to a 10% discount on the ‘Best Available Rate’, available by emailing or calling the hotel direct and quoting “FastForward”.
**Note: Price for all Delegate Passes include lunch across both days.
For more information, head to our website: sydney.fastforward.xyz WATCH FastForward 2017 and FastForward: London
If you have any queries about FastForward: Sydney, get in touch with the FastForward team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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