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News December 14, 2018

Google’s Dee Speed, Mushroom’s Brigid Dixon, among FastForward Syd first speakers

Google’s Dee Speed, Mushroom’s Brigid Dixon, among FastForward Syd first speakers

Mushroom Group lawyer Brigid Dixon, Google US’ Design Director Dee Speed, and Seventh Street Media Founder and CEO Luke Girgis are among the eight names announced to speak at FastForward Sydney.

FastForward is the brainchild of industry veteran Chris Carey, who in April 2019, is returning his global music business conference to Sydney for two days (11-12th April).

The first wave of speakers for FastForward Sydney:

  • Brigid Dixon, Lawyer, Legal and Business Affairs, The Mushroom Group
  • Chris Carey, CEO, Media Insight Consulting (UK)

  • Dee Speed, Design Director, Google (USA)

  • James Fleury, Founder and CEO, Nouvague, (UK)

  • Luke Girgis, CEO, Seventh Street Media

  • Rachel Maria Cox, Artist and Founder, Sad Grrrls Club

  • Taka Suzuki, President, EnterTech Accelerator, ParadeALL (Japan)

  • Vanessa Picken, CEO, Comes With Fries

FFWD Sydney 2019 _ First-Speakers

Just like the inaugural two-day 2018 event, FastForward Sydney will be curated by Vanessa Picken from Digital Agency, Comes With Fries.

Super Early Bird Delegate Passes are on sale now for $155. But get in fast, Carey limits the tickets to around 150 to allow for deeper networking.

FastForward first began back in late 2015 by Chris Carey (former Global Insight Director at labels EMI and Universal), with its inaugural conference taking place in Amsterdam. 2017 saw the expansion of FastForward into London, and this year saw the conference expand globally, with the inaugural Australian event taking place in April.

Founder and CEO, Chris Carey, said:

“The music industry is constantly changing, constantly innovating. Technology opens up fresh opportunities and new challenges, some to be fought and others to be capitalised upon. I’m excited to be back in Sydney to continue these conversations.

“At FastForward we will be looking at the businesses shaping the future of music and technology, exploring the impact of government policy on the music industry – for better and for worse – and tackling some of the big issues that affect the whole industry, from productivity and wellbeing to sustainability.”

FastForward Sydney takes place on 11-12th April 2019 at the Aerial Function Centre within UTS, Sydney. Tickets are on sale now from Universe.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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