FastForward Sydney announces first wave of speakers, early-bird rates
FastForward Sydney today unveils its first wave of speakers and panels.
Cricket Australia Head of Match Day Operations Antonia Beggs joins Andrew Stone, Head of Chugg Music; and veteran manager Catherine Haridy, Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers for the third edition of FFWD Sydney.
Also announced to the line-up is Poppy Reid, Managing Editor of Rolling Stone Australia and The Brag Media, parent of The Industry Observer; Shelley Bishop, Managing Director, Studios 301; David Weiszfeld, found and CEO of France-based Soundcharts; Vanessa Picken, Founder, Comes With Fries / Head of Digital, USA/Asia/ANZ, PIAS; and Chris Carey, Founder, FastForward / Head of International Marketing, TicketSwap (NL).
The two-day powwow is taking shape, with several discussion topics set for the agenda including The Future of the Media; Demystifying Digital; Battle of the Distributors; Finding Your Audience and What Next for A&R.
The programme will once again feature the FastFifteen format of rapid-fire presentations, which will drill into such themes as mental health for managers; making the most with data; thriving as an introvert; what to learn from the rise of Tones And I; and a session titled ‘Don’t call me Boomer,’ which will explore how to handle inter-generational challenges in the workplace.
Beggs, Head of Match Operations & Events at Cricket Australia, is on board to share insights into how to build and sustain massive audiences and APRA AMCOS will once more sponsor the popular Thursday night post-conference drinks.
FastForward Sydney takes place at Studios 301 on 30 April – 1 May, with $100 (plus booking fee) early-bird delegate passes available for two weeks from today (March 30).
“I love this time of year,” comments Carey in a statement. “There are so many cool things that people have been working on these past few months, it’s a challenge to squash it into 2 days. We have plenty more speakers to announce and some big keynotes still to come, so watch this space.”
This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.