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FastForward: Sydney

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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 foray into the Australasian market.

Join us at the Aerial UTS Function Centre 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 at youtube.com/c/fastforward_xyz

What's on?

FastForward: Sydney will feature five unique keynote conversations from industry leaders across the entertainment spectrum. The keynotes announced so far include:

• "Mobile AR & VR - Building Interactive Audiences" with David Francis (Zappar)
• "Future of Live Music in Australia" with Roger Field (Live Nation Australia & New Zealand)
• "Collaborating across Cultures & Communities" with Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire / Spinifex Gum) in conversation with Deborah Brown (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
• "Pivot to Video: Future of Live Streaming" with Jennie Sager (Twitter) in conversation with Esti Zilber (SOUNDS AUSTRALIA)

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.

Who's there?

Speakers confirmed for FastForward: Sydney include:
• Adrian McGruther Solicitor, Brett Oaten Solicitors / Artist Manager, su:ku:ya
• Alan Sherry Creative Director, Sherry Design Sydney
• Allerga Caldwell Co-Head of Sync - Creative & Marketing, BMG Australia
• Ash London Radio Host, Ash London Live - HIT Radio Network
• Ben Godding Marketing Director, AWAL
• Beth Appleton General Manager, Warner Music Australia
• Bruce Dawson Broadcast Producer Tribal Apes
• Charlotte Abroms Artist Manager, Hear Hear Group
• Chris Carey CEO, Media Insight Consulting (United Kingdom)
• Dan Palm Licensing & Creative Manager, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
• Darren Levin Creative Director, Bolster
• David Francis Head of APAC, Zappar
• David O'Rouke CEO, Nightlife Music
• Dean Ormston Head of Member Services, APRA AMCOS
• Deborah Brown Senior Dancer, Bangarra Dance Theatre
• 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
• Gemma Bastiani Campaign Advisor, Pozible
• Greg Sleigh General Manager, Commercial, Optus Stadium
• Hannah Celnikier Publicist, Positive Feedback
• Hannah Kirkpatrick Licensing Manager, Sony Music Australia
• Jake Challenor CEO, Jaden Social
• Jared Kristensen CEO, Audience Republic
• Jay Mogis Doctoral Researcher, Music Metric - QUT (Queensland University of Technology)
• Jessica Mills Head of Social - Pacific Region, WMA
• Jennie Sager Asia Pacific Director, Content Partnerships, Twitter
• Larissa Paegle Head of Membership & Fan Engagement, Parramatta Eels
• Loretta Joseph Industry Chair, Australian Digital Commerce Association - ADCA
• Mads "Shadowfax" Brown Professional Gamer, Supastellar Esports
• Michael Carmody Business Manager, Legacy Esports
• Mel Cheng Artist Manager, One Louder
• Nathan Thompson Head of Tour Marketing, Live Nation Comedy Australia & New Zealand
• Phil Morgan Chief Information Officer, Jaxsta
• Poppy Reid Managing Editor, Seventh Street Media
• Roger Field CEO, Live Nation Comedy Australia & New Zealand
• 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, PardeAll (Japan)
• Tim Kelly former Managing Director, Inertia Music
• Vanessa Picken Director, Comes With Fries

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 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.

More speakers, sessions, demos, and info for the debut edition of FastForward: Sydney will be available soon - in the meantime, if you have any questions, get in touch and email us at contact@fastforward.xyz

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