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FastForward announces 2017 dates, speakers

IQ news editor Jon Chapple, Ticketmaster's Sarah Slater and StubHub's Sam Flamand-Gloyne are among those participating in the industry conference for under-35s

By IQ on 02 Sep 2016

FastForward 2016, Amanda Rose

Future of the Music Industry panel at FF 2016

image © Amanda Rose

Millennial music industry conference FastForward, which launched earlier this year, will return to Amsterdam for its second edition next February.

Presented by Media Insight Consulting and sponsored by 7digital, the conference – aimed at under-35s working in the music industry – features keynote speeches, panel discussions and quick-fire ‘FastFifteen’ sessions exploring trends in music and technology and will once again be held at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, on 23 and 24 February 2017.

Topics to be covered include the future of radio, the future of making music, the evolution of the ticketing market, lessons from the gaming sector, developments in music marketing and changes in music and technology.

The conference has so far announced 19 participants – among them IQ news editor Jon Chapple, Ticketmaster’s director of business development, Sarah Slater, StubHub senior product manager Sam Flamand-Gloyne, Rocket Music artist manager Jazz Sherman and Media Insight CEO and FastFoward founder Chris Carey – with a further 20 to be confirmed before the event.

“I’m excited to … deliver another event where innovative voices come together to talk about the big opportunities for the music industry in the coming months and years”

Carey says: “I was very proud of the debut event. We brought people together from across the globe for a dynamic conversation about the future of the music industry.

“By keeping the event small we have been able to cultivate an environment where everyone felt they could talk to everyone, with a number of these conversations leading to closer connections between different industry sectors and deals being done.

“I’m excited to build on this foundation to deliver another event where innovative voices come together to talk about the big opportunities for the music industry in the coming months and years.”

Tickets are, as with this year, limited to 150, to “allow for deeper networking and discussion”, with delegate passes available from www.fastforward.tickets.

Read IQ’s coverage of the FastForward 2016 ‘The Future of Live Music’ panel here.


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